American Independence Parade

The Waukegan Park District’s American Independence Parade will held on Sunday, July 2, 2023, stepping off at 1pm from Franklin Street and Sheridan Road traveling north to Jack Benny Drive and Sheridan Road. This year’s parade theme is “Star Spangled Celebration.” The Grand Marshal will be State Senator Adriane Johnson.

Local businesses and organizations are invited to participate in this community tradition with a parade entry. To participate in the parade, businesses and organizations must submit a completed application by Friday, June 2, 2023. Businesses and non-political organizations can participate for free. However, political candidates and organizations must pay a $100 fee to participate. Local businesses and organizations can also become sponsors of the parade.

Required Forms for Application

NOTE: A handwritten signature is required on the Parade Unit Agreement and Terms & Conditions Form. Please print the forms and upload them when completed.