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2019-07-10 16:37:34
Celebrate Freedom in Champaign – Urbana

It’s time to celebrate our nation’s freedom in Champaign – Urbana this week! There’s a number of great ways to make this 4th of July a day to remember. There are events all week that will help you and your family celebrate Independence Day in Champaign – Urbana. Here are a few events to put on your calendar.

Champaign County Freedom Celebration

Begins with 7:30 a.m. registration for Youth Run and 5K Race/Walk near First and Kirby, with run at 8:30 a.m., race/walk at 9:05 a.m. 11:05 a.m. 9:10 that night: announcements, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ invocation, and retiring of our nation’s flag. Fireworks at 9:15. All activities free.

Clark Park Neighborhood Fourth of July Parade

9-10 a.m. at McKinley and Daniel. Small neighborhood’s annual parade around the park, with St. Peter’s United Church of Christ kazoo band. Snacks provided.

Sholem Fourth of July

1 a.m.-7 p.m. at Sholem Aquatic Center (2205 W. Sangamon Drive, C). Face painting, watermelon-eating contest, adult cannonball contest, free ice cream-eating contest, concession food and drink specials all day.

Fourth of July at the Pool

11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center (1401 N. Broadway Ave.). There will be giveaways, cannon-ball and wall-climbing contests, various afternoon activities. $6 for residents, $9 non-residents.

Oakwood Fourth of July Celebration, Parade and Fireworks | Oakwood Park

Parade at 11, entertainment and food begins at the park at 4:30 pm, fireworks at dusk. Take the provided shuttle to and from the park.

Sibley Area 4th of July | Lake Park

Parade at 11:30 am, fishing derby, frog jumping contest (with real frogs!) and more. The day wraps up with fireworks over Lake Sibley.


Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

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