Park Ridge Park District

July 3rd Fireworks Celebration - CANCELLED

Event date: 7/3/2020 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Export event

July 3rd Fireworks Celebration - CANCELLED

Bring a picnic to Maine East High School (no alcoholic beverages or grills allowed) and relax before the fireworks begin. Enjoy the evening catching up with friends and family. Join the Park District’s party staff and DJ for an Interactive Dance Party at 6:30pm. Arrive early and get a great spot!

Preferred Parking
Watch one of the best fireworks displays around without having to search hours for a parking spot! We have reserved preferred parking in the Maine East High School parking lot just for you. So get your pass and relax while making a contribution towards the fireworks show. Family style tailgaters are encouraged to participate - no alcoholic beverages or grills allowed. Directions and pass will be mailed to you prior to the event. Spaces are limited. Registration deadline: June 12. Spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis on
the night of the event. No early admission; preferred parking begins at 6:00pm.

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Ages All Ages
Class Number 4150101-01
R/NR $20/$30 per parking spot

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