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4th of July 2019 Events and Weather in Park Forest

3-wheel hot rod July 4th 2017
A 3-wheel hot rod takes to the streets in the 2017 4th of July parade. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Fourth of July in Park Forest includes a parade, a free concert in the DownTown, and, of course, fireworks.

The celebration for July 4th begins at 6 p.m. with a parade stepping off from the corner of Main Street and Orchard Drive. The parade will proceed north to Westwood Drive then continues westbound on Westwood Drive to Lakewood Boulevard.

The final turn is at Lakewood Boulevard ending just past Central Park. 

Following the parade, a concert takes place in the DownTown from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

family and friends gathered to watch parade on July 4th 2017
Family and friends gathered at the beginning of the parade route on July 4, 2017. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Finally, a 15-minute fireworks display caps off Park Forest’s most popular event of the summer.

4th of July Weather Forecast

As of this writing just after midnight on July 4th, the National Weather Service in Chicago forecasts a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10 a.m. Then, expect mostly sunny skies, with a high near 87. Light and variable winds will become south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

AccuWeather, on the other hand, is predicting a “shower or thunderstorm around, mainly later; storms will be slow moving and bring heavy rain. The temperature will hit a high of 87 with a RealFeel of 97, according to AccuWeather.

Night on 4th of July will bring a shower or thunderstorm in the evening; otherwise, it will be mainly cloudy and humid.

We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July.

The beginning of the parade route:

Event information for this article came from the Village of Park Forest’s website.

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