Nichols Park Advisory Council, South East Chicago Commission, Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Park District proudly present “An Old Fashioned Fourth of July!”
Official Parade Route
Parade staging: 54th and Old Lake Park (Hyde Park Bank Parking Lot), Bike decorating at 9 a.m., Assembly 10 a.m., Step-off 11 a.m.
East on 54th Street, south on Lake Park Avenue, east on 55th Street, north on Hyde Park Boulevard, west on 53rd Street to Nichols Park
Join us for the 25th Anniversary All Community Parade! Step off with Grand Marshall Nancy Stanek, State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25) as Uncle Sam, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle as the Statue of Liberty, Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) as Miss Liberty and Ald. Sophia King (4th) as Harriet Tubman. The parade will also include Bagpipers, Kenwood and King high school bands and majorettes, bikes and buggies, horses and a fire truck.
Official Park Program
An afternoon of family fun: Nichols Park on 53rd Street at Kenwood, until 4 p.m.
Music stage in the plaza: Patriotic Sing-a-Long with the Gilbert and Sullivan Co., Steve Thomas and the Hyde Park Hot Five Plus Two and Bryant and the Blues Kings.
Performances on the south lawn: Fitzgerald Martial Arts, Kenwood School of Ballet, Tsukasa Taiko Drummers, Chaturanga, Zumba, Hyde Park Players, Technique Gems and Hyde Park School of Dance.
Food and drink: Benefits Murray and Shoesmith elementary schools.
Children’s activities: Petting zoo, bouncy houses, face painting, origami, make a mummy, Madeline ring toss, clown bean bag, seed spit, fish pond, chess, magicians and prizes.