How to Enter the 2017 Parade

    Registration for the 2017 Parade is now closed




    In order to be more environmentally conscious, the Evanston 4th of July Association will NOT be sending out paper entries this year unless organizations specifically request them.

    To request a Paper Entry Form, please email us at parade@evanston4th.org or leave a message with your NAME, ORGANIZATION NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and FULL MAILING ADDRESS at 847-637-5236.


  1. Pay your entry fee

    $125 - Commercial and Business Entries, Political Candidates
    $100 - Non-Profit Organizations, Individuals, and Community Groups
    $ 50 - Dignitaries & Elected Officials- INVITED ONLY

      Parade Entry Category
      Group Name:

      *****IMPORTANT*****
      Be Sure to indicate your Entry Name in the "Add Special Instructions to Seller" Prompt
      when you are reviewing your donation on the PayPal or Credit Card form.
      IF YOUR DO NOT ADD YOUR GROUP NAME TO THE INSTRUCTIONS, WE HAVE NO WAY OF MATCHING YOUR PAYMENT TO YOUR GROUP!

    • If online payment is not possible, mail your check to:
      • Evanston 4th of July Association
        P.O. Box 1898
        Evanston, IL 60204


  2. Read Parade Instructions and Position Information

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS 2017 PARADE INSTRUCTIONS.


    Positions will be sent out 1 week before the parade.

    By applying to participate in the Parade you agree to distribute the Parade Instructions sheet to all of your members who participate in the Parade. By participating in the Parade, each of your members will be agreeing to abide by the safety rules, standards of conduct and other provisions of the Parade Instructions Sheet.

Please note: All parade units must clear a 12 foot high by 13 foot wide underpass during the parade.
Other viaducts used before or after the parade may be even lower. You need to check these as you plan your entry.
For safety's sake, nothing may pass from parade to spectators.

We cannot guarantee parade positions. Early parade positions may only be given to entries with large numbers of young children.

For more information contact us: parade@evanston4th.org