Happy Independence Day Weekend, Antioch!
The Fourth of July weekend is always an exciting time in our village. Every year, our Independence Day festivities bring out thousands of people celebrating the birth of our great nation. I wanted to provide you with a rundown of everything that is happening on Tuesday. Please note Village Hall will be open on Monday but closed Tuesday for the holiday, reopening at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
Tuesday, July 4th festivities:
8 a.m. – Antioch Run for Freedom 5k, hosted by the State Bank of the Lakes. Registration is still open for the race. Find out more and register here: https://www.sbotl.com/runforfreedom.html
10:30 a.m. – Fourth of July Parade. This year’s theme is “Broad Stripes, Bright Stars, and Brave Hearts.” We’ve updated this year’s “NO Siren Zone” at the beginning of the parade for those who may be sensitive to loud noises. The “No Siren Zone” runs from the beginning of the parade at Route 173 to Orchard Street. The parade will continue along Main Street up to Poplar Avenue.
12 Noon to 5 p.m. – $1 swimming at the Antioch Aqua Center.
3 p.m. – The Fourth of July Party at the Park starts at Williams Park. Winnie Cooper will play from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., then Melloncourgar will play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Both of these bands are a lot of fun! In addition to the music, there will be food trucks selling food and dessert at Williams Park during the music and fireworks. The Rotary Club will hold a duck race raffle and have kid activities (dunk tank, face painting, hula hoop contests) in the park.
9:15 p.m. – The fireworks show begins!
Our Fourth of July events are a joint effort between the Village of Antioch and Antioch Township. Thank you to all the staff, volunteers, and community groups who make this fun day the fun and exciting event it is!
God Bless America!
Scott J. Gartner
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Upcoming Village Events:
July 6, 2023, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Farmers Market (Main and Orchard)
July 6, 2023, – There will be no It’s Thursday concert on Thursday July 6th
July 7, 8, &, 9 2023, 7 p.m. – 93XRT Decades Weekend at the bandshell
(The concerts are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.)
July 9, 2023, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Food Truck FEASTival on Toft
June 13, 2023, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Farmers Market (Main and Orchard)
June 13, 14, 15, & 16, 2023 – Antioch Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Summer carnival