4th of July Parade
Businesses and organizations, we need your support to have the 4th of July parade!
Register early to save your spot. The fee is a financial donation to the South Elgin Food Pantry or non-perishable food items (you can bring day of the parade). This event relies on community involvement, so help spread the word and get everyone involved so our parade can be a huge success this year! The registration deadline is June 8, 2023. For the application packet, click here.
Due to significantly diminished participation numbers, 2022’s 4th of July Parade was canceled and replaced with a 4th of July Celebration at Panton Mill Park.
Thank you to all who turned our 4th of July event into a celebration. Much gratitude to our volunteers, participants, performers (South Elgin High School Marching Storm, Elite Dance Academy, National Karate School, Fox Valley Young Marines, local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, singers Russell Hoke and Nicole Cooper and emcee Village President Steve Ward), South Elgin DQ, Christ United Methodist Church of South Elgin (free popsicles and water!), Gail Borden Public Library and all who came down and enjoyed the morning. It isn't lost upon us that our celebration took place simultaneous to the tragedy in Highland Park. Our hearts break for the families torn apart by another senseless tragedy. We share these photos of July 4 not as as an attempt to dismiss or avoid the horror of Monday's shooting, but to remain tethered to the joys, social bonds, talents, smiles and human decency that provide us hope. #SouthElgin