Evanston Fourth of July Memories

Memories from the Evanston Fourth of July Association

2013 Parade Awards

All-Around Awards

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

Backlot Association

Pelton Plaque: awarded to the outstanding neighborhood group

Evanston Escola de Samba

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

Evanston Marching Kazoo Band

Awards by Category

Commercial Entry

  1. Duxler Auto Care
  2. West End Florist and Garden Center
  3. Baird and Warner Real Estate and Connections for the Homeless

Community Float

  1. Backlot Association
  2. Wagging Hearts
  3. Mid-USA Falun Dafa Association

Community Participating

  1. Evanston Marching Kazoo Band
  2. Moms Demand Action
  3. First Church of God Christian Life Center

Community Performance

  1. Evanston Escola de Samba
  2. Belizean American Dancers
  3. Opening Doors

Invited Band

  1. South Shore Drill Team
  2. North End Mother's Club Presents The Pipes and Drums of the Chicago Highlanders
  3. Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corp

Invited Performer

  1. Jesse White Tumbling
  2. Illinois Wheelmen
  3. Sheila Tulley Academy of Irish Dance

Motor Vehicle

  1. Windy City Miata Club
  2. Evanston Fire & Life Safety Service
  3. Illinois Regional Model A Restorer's Club (MARC)


  1. F. A. A. M.
  2. Cub Scout Pack 929
  3. YWCA Flying Fish

Past Parade Awards