News and Announcements

Village of Glencoe & Glencoe Park District Partner to Provide 4th of July Fun

Vehicle Parade, House Decorating Challenge, Virtual Glencoe's Got Talent, and Rotary Fun Run Planned

Friday, June 12, 2020

Village of Glencoe & Glencoe Park District Partner to Provide 4th of July Fun

The Village of Glencoe and Glencoe Park District have partnered to provide fun, socially distant Independence Day activities after the unfortunate cancellation of Glencoe’s traditional 4th of July celebrations due to the COVID-19 crisis. Glencoe’s new events for Saturday, July 4 include a Village and Park District vehicle parade, a patriotic house decorating challenge, a virtual Glencoe’s Got Talent and a Rotary Fun Run.

For this year’s Glencoe 4th of July parade, the Village and Park District are coming to you! Rather than gathering in downtown Glencoe, the parade (including Public Safety and Public Works vehicles, as well as Park District trucks and equipment) will work its way through the community between 1-3 PM. HERE is a map of the event!

Step out on your front porch and wave your flags as the parade passes by! Since the Village is focused on keeping the community healthy and safe, parade vehicles will not stop, and no candy or other materials will be handed out. On-lookers are asked not to congregate on sidewalks and to remain on their property as the parade vehicles pass by.

Residents are also encouraged to celebrate their patriotic spirit by decking out their homes and front lawns as part of an Independence Day decorating challenge! A map of all participating homes is available HERE for the Glencoe community to enjoy.

This year’s Rotary Fun Run will be a virtual one, with participants able to run or walk two miles anytime between July 3-5. Runners and walkers will be encouraged to raise funds for Special Olympics. Participants who raise $50 for Special Olympics will receive a special 2020 4th of July commemorative hat, and those who raise $100 will receive a 4th of July t-shirt. Once you complete your two mile run/walk, submit proof of it using Map My Run (or an alternative) to Liz Visteen at The first 100 people to send in their time will receive a 4th of July finisher ribbon. Runners can donate to the Rotary’s Special Olympics fundraiser or email Liz with a link to their own fundraising page here:

Glencoe's Got Talent will still take place on July 4, but online! The annual show will feature talented performers under the age of 18, and will be held from 11 AM-12:30 PM via Zoom and broadcast live on Facebook.  

Contact Management Analyst/Deputy Village Clerk Jordan Lester at or Special Events and Active Adults Program Manager Liz Visteen at with questions.

Watts Preview