The generosity of Evanston businesses and citizens continues an Evanston tradition!

The Evanston 4th of July Celebration is organized by the Evanston 4th of July Association — a private, volunteer group. The Association is not part of the City of Evanston and receives no monetary support from the City. All aspects of the Celebration are funded by voluntary contributions from businesses and individuals.

The Evanston 4th of July Association provides a full and comprehensive day of city-wide activities beginning with the morning sports and playground games, continuing the afternoon parade, and ending with the evening concert at Dawes Park and our award winning musical fireworks extravaganza.

Some of the costs for the day include:

Please consider making a tax deductible gift to continue our Independence Day tradition.

Buy Ad Space in our 4th of July Program

CLICK HERE to download the Program Sponsorship Form

If you would like to discuss your gift with a member of the Association’s fundraising committee, or are interested in sponsoring a band in the parade or an entire program, please send an email to with your contact information.

Donate by Check

Make checks payable to:

Evanston 4th of July Association
P.O. Box 1898
Evanston, IL 60204-1898

Donate by Credit or Debit

Secure donation through Paypal:

Support the Evanston 4th of July Association while you shop!

We are now part of the eScrip Program! eScrip allows you to generate funds for the Evanston Fourth of July Association through merchants such as Macy's, Eddie Bauer and others. A large number of restaurants are also a part of eScrip, so eat out and donate at the same time. When you register your Customer Loyalty/Grocery Club Card and/or your credit cards, the Association receives 2% (or more) of your purchases as a donation from that merchant. The more Evanstonians who register, the more donations the Association receives!

There is no cost to you as a customer. All you need to do is register your card. Please take 5 minutes to register on eScrip to benefit the Evanston Fourth of July Association.

Here's what to do:

  1. Go to eScrip's registration page
  2. Designate the group - Evanston Fourth of July Assn - ID #500015707
  3. Register your grocery club card from a participating merchant and your debit/credit cards

That's it! Visit eScrip merchants to shop and earn.

Thank you for your support in celebrating our country's birthday with fun and style!