Evanston Fourth of July Memories

Memories from the Evanston Fourth of July Association

2017 Parade Awards

All-Around Awards

President's Cup: awarded to the best group overall (most points overall)

Evanston Girl Scouts Unit #408

Pelton Plaque: awarded to the outstanding neighborhood group

Backlot Association

Chief Judges Award: given for special merit by the chief parade judge

Cub Scout Pack 929

Awards by Category

Commercial Entry

  1. School for Little Children
  2. West End Florist and Garden Center
  3. Smylie Brothers Brewing Co

Community Float

  1. North End Mother's Club
  2. Mid-USA Falun Dafa Association
  3. Baird & Warner

Community Participating

  1. Moms Demand Action
  2. Evanston Marching Kazoo Band
  3. Evanston Fire and Life Safety Department

Community Performance

  1. Evanston Escola de Samba
  2. Evanston Township High School
  3. North End Bunco, Parcheesi, and Weight-Dropping Auxiliary

Invited Performance

  1. South Shore Drill Team
  2. Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps
  3. Bemidji High School Marching Band

Motor Vehicle

  1. Model T Club
  2. Windy City Miata Club
  3. Orange Theory Fitness


  1. Evanston Jr. Wildkit Football and Cheerleading
  2. St. Athanasius Grammar School
  3. Evanston Youth Hockey Association

Past Parade Awards