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July 4th parade to showcase diversity

The many dimensions of Oak Park will be on display when the annual July 4th parade steps off at 10 a.m. on July 4 from Longfellow Park at Ridgeland Avenue and Adams Street. Parade participants march north on Ridgeland Avenue to Augusta Street and disperse at Whittier School. The route offers many viewing opportunities along the way. Local organizations and businesses are invited to bring a float, march, play music, carry banners, ride bicycles, skate, drive vintage cars or just dress up to commemorate the nation’s birthday. Groups interested in participating can register on the Village website at For more information or to volunteer to help out at the parade, call 708.358.5408, email or visit