4th of July in Spring Grove

Our Independence day celebration begins at Noon with an impressive parade.  Lots of folks return for the 4th to catch up with family and old friends, you never know who you'll run into!  Many will tell you to stake out your spot early along the parade route, you don't want to miss any of our youth groups, families or local businesses showcasing their decorating talents.

Immediately following the parade head over to Spring Grove's Horse Fair Park.  Located at 8105 Blivin St in downtown Spring Grove, Horse Fair Park provides an amazing place for families to meet, enjoy eats from local establishments, a frosty beverage, kids games, organized games and so much more!

Sorry, there are no pets in Horse Fair Park during the 4th of July events.

Finally we like to end our celebration with a !BANG!...  Fireworks begin at dusk and are shot off over Thelen Park but can be seen from all over town!


For safety reasons there is no parking on Main Street and Blivin Street in town on July 4th.  Parking is available at Horse Fair Park, Thelen Park and Spring Grove Park. 

Thelen Park and Horse Fair Park open at 9am for parking, both are close to the parade route.  Thelen Park is $10 per vehicle and Horse Fair Park is $8 per vehicle.  Parking passes are good all day for both of these lots.  Show your parking pass from Horse Fair Park at Thelen and parking is just an additional $2.

VIP Parking at Thelen Park! 

Enjoy our Fireworks show with a VIP view!  Park near the parade start and have VIP parking for the Fireworks!  Thelen Park is first come first served and can fill quickly, you may leave if you like but parking availability is not guaranteed if you leave and want to return. 

Spring Grove Park will open at 6pm and  is just $8 per car.

Proceeds from parking benefits 100% of the fireworks. 


Kids games

Provided by Boy Scout Troop 349. 


3 on 3 Double Elimination Basketball

Run by Chris Leathers/Your World Fitness

~Entry fee, $40 per team (max 5 players per team, must be at least 14 years old)

~Team check in 1pm, Captains meeting 1:50pm, Tip off 2pm

~Cash prizes will go to top 3 teams.

~Sign up at Your World Fitness (815) 675-9999


*volunteers needed to run* please email us if you are interested!



Let the fun begin with a 9-hole mini golf course for kids or adults

Bounce Houses will also be provided for kids entertainment






Starting off the day will be Graham and Maeve from 1:15pm to 2:15pm.


Next up is WaxLips from 1:30-3:30, you can follow them here.


Finally from 5pm until 9pm enjoy Rock, Pop, and Country Hits from the 70s to the present with FlashDrive!  Like them on Facebook.



Fireworks are provided by Pistakee Bay Fireworks.  They will begin at approximately 9:12pm from Thelen Park.  Sorry NO coolers, pets or sparklers allowed in the park.



Coors Light, Miller Lite, Leinenkugels Summer Shandy, Sam Adams, PBR, and MGD as well as Palm Breeze Spritzers are provided for the adults.

Enjoy food from local establishments such as:

  • Ice cream from Tropical Chill

  • Sweet Corn and Nachos served up by Scout Troop 190 and Venturing Crew 340

  • Funnel Cakes from Mr. Funnel Cake

  • Hot Dogs and Hamburgers provided by RBBA

  • And don't forget Hernandez Street Tacos, yum!




The parade begins at Noon sharp beginning at the area of Winn Rd. and Highview St. proceeding North on Winn Rd., East on Main Street, North on Blivin St. and into the Horse Fair Park.

For more detailed information, road closures, parking information or to submit an entry for the parade please click on the parade tab, located underneath the Parade Registration tab.


Find us: 

P.O. Box 704 Spring Grove, IL 60081


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