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WHEATON FIREWORKS & PARADE | The Wheaton Park District Share Plans for its 4th of July Celebration


WHEATON FIREWORKS | The Wheaton Park District Share Plans for its 4th of July Celebration


Celebrate with Wheaton's Independence Day Festivities July 3 & 4

The Wheaton Park District will be hosting Independence Day festivities on July 3 and July 4, 2024. The City of Wheaton encourages everyone in the community to take part! Please note that there will be temporary road closures and parking restrictions for these events.


WHEATON FIREWORKS

The fireworks display will be on Wednesday, July 3, at Graf Park, 1855 Manchester Road, at approximately 9 p.m. The evening will also feature small carnival rides, DJ entertainment, giveaways, and more, which will begin at 5:30 p.m.


During this time, motorists can expect traffic delays on:


-North County Farm Road, between West Roosevelt Road and Geneva Road

-Manchester Road, between East Street (Winfield) and North Gables Boulevard

-Surrounding neighborhood side streets near the DuPage County Fairgrounds


Please use extra caution for pedestrians who are going to and from this event and follow parking regulations and posted signs. Please note that some areas near Graf Park and the DuPage County Fairgrounds will be marked "Temporary No Parking," which will be enforced starting at noon on Wednesday, July 3.


WHEATON PARADE

The parade will be held on Thursday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m. The parade route will begin at Main Street and Hawthorne Boulevard, traveling south on Main Street, then turning west (right) onto Union Avenue, continuing south (left) on Wheaton Avenue, turning east (left) on Front Street, and concluding at Cross Street.


Roads temporarily closed from approximately 9 a.m. to noon include:


-Main Street, between Geneva Road and Liberty Drive

-Wesley Street, between Washington Street and Main Street

-Union Avenue, between Main Street and West Street

-Harrison Avenue, between Wheaton Avenue and Cross Street

-Hale Street, between Karlskoga Avenue and Union Avenue

-Wheaton Avenue, between Franklin Street and Front Street

-Seminary Avenue, between West Street and Scott Street

-Wesley Avenue, between West Street and Hale Street

-Front Street, between West Street and Cross Street


These streets will be staffed with uniformed police officers and personnel to assist and direct traffic during this time. Residents, citizens, and motorists are being asked for their cooperation in not moving the barricades to ensure participants' safety.


Motorists may experience temporary traffic delays and choose to alter their travel routes to avoid these areas.


There will also be no parking signs posted on the following streets on July 3, 2024:


-Union Avenue, both sides of streets between Wheaton Avenue and Main Street

-Wheaton Avenue, both sides of streets between Union Avenue and Front Street

-Front Street, both sides of streets between Wheaton Avenue and Cross Street


Residents, citizens, and motorists are being asked for their cooperation and compliance in not parking in these designated areas from July 3 at 9 p.m. to July 4 at noon, following the conclusion of the parade.

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