Independence Celebrations


Independence Day Fireworks - July 3rd

4:30 to 11:30 p.m. - Fireworks at dusk from Lake Katherine

Join us at Memorial Park for an afternoon and evening of fun!

This year's family-friendly attractions include:


Petting Zoo

Pony Wheel


Giant Slide

2 Climbing Walls

Berry Go Round

2 Obstacle Courses

Bouncer Maze

Mini Train Ride

Fireworks at Dusk

Balloon Twisters

Face Painting

Fun DH from 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Live Band (Run Forrest Run) from 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Beer Tent and Food Vendors





The City of Palos Heights is seeking sponsors and volunteers for the Independence Day Celebration. For more information, contact Ryan Sparrow, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation at (708) 480-3054 or email


Independence Day Parade - July 4th, 12:00 Noon

The annual parade on Harlem Ave starts from First Midwest Bank (126th St) and heads north to 119th Street. We'd love for you to join us! Decorate your bicycles, wagons and strollers and be a part of the holiday fun! If you and/or your group would like to enter the parade, please download and submit application  or call (708) 361-1807.