PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — During this independence day weekend, Central Illinois towns have created events to celebrate the holiday.
- West Peoria: The Tartan Inn is throwing a parade at 9 a.m. and will have drinks and food prepared until 10 p.m.
- Chillicothe: At Three Sisters Park, there will be a firework display.
- Elmwood: There will be a celebration at Elmwood Park High School from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., while a EZFM Yacht Rock Tribute takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will go off at 9:30 p.m.
- Kingston Mines: Depending on the weather, the Rivers Edge Campground will be setting off fireworks at 9 p.m., July 3.
- Peoria: The Peoria Speedway will host fireworks and face painting at its weekly races on Saturday, July 3.
- Peoria: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Peoria is hosting a Fourth Of July Family Fun Fest Sunday, July 4, in the Le Vieux Carre Park (across from the State Street Post Office in Peoria).
- Spring Bay: An outdoor concert for the Whiskey Bent band will start at 7 p.m. and go until 11 p.m. and will cost $5. A firework display will be at the American Legion, 500 Legion Ln, at 9 p.m. on July 3.
- Eureka: At 10 a.m. on July 3, a parade will begin at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home. On July 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Eureka Lake Pavilion will have breakfast. It will cost $7 for adults and $4 for children. At 10 a.m., a church service will be held at Eureka Lake Band Stand with Pastor Doug Habegger (bring chairs or blankets to sit on). At 11 a.m., there will be food trucks, live entertainment, and family entertainment near the pavilion. At 1 p.m., a kids fishing derby hosted by Eureka Kiwanis will be held at Eureka Lake. Fireworks will be lit at dusk.
- Roanoke: The 15th Annual Fireworks Super Cruise will take place in Roanoke on July 3. The car show will start at 3 p.m. with fireworks to commence at dusk. Vendors will be available for concessions.
- Minonk: A carnival will be in town Thursday through Sunday with daily wristbands costing $25. Saturday will kick off with a kiddy parade at 9:45 a.m. and another parade at 10 a.m. The day will continue with events until fireworks at dusk. Sunday will continue with a non-sanctioned smoke-off and a cruise in.
- Pekin: Fireworks will go off at dusk at the Pekin High School Memorial Stadium. The stadium will be open at 7 p.m. on July 4 – $5 for ages 13 and up, $1 for ages 6-12, and free for children under five. Veterans and military personnel will get in for free.
- Morton: Fireworks at McClallen Field start at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 4. There are additional Morton celebrations at 2 p.m. on July 4 at 401 N Tennessee Ave. for the Morton Community 4th of July Celebration.
- Mackinaw: Brock Lake fireworks will be going off at dusk.
- Hopedale: The Hopedale Lions Club is sponsoring a variety of events on Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4, including games, a flea market, a car show, fireworks, and much more.
- Normal: Family-friendly activities to start at 5:30 p.m. at Fairview Park, 801 N Main St, live music at 6 p.m., and fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m.
- Le Roy: At 10:30 a.m. on July 4, there will be a parade at the Living Well United Senior Center.
- Bloomington: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., July 4 at Miller Park, located at 1020 S. Morris Ave., there will be a Classic Car Cruise Celebration. Fireworks will begin at dusk.
- Downs: At 4 p.m. on July 4, there will be live music at Dooley Park and fireworks at dusk. The event is free and pet-friendly.
- Chenoa: Beginning July 3, pork chop and hot dog meals, an ice cream social, and a beer truck will kick off the holiday weekend. Fireworks will be launched at dusk.
- Towanda: On Saturday, July 3, Towanda will host an “HCE Supper to go!” activity at the Community Building from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. At dusk, a fireworks show will happen. The village will also host have a Sunday, July 4, Towanda’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration includes a Flea Market and Food Concessions all day and a Parade beginning at 10 a.m.
- Havana: There will be a July 4th Celebration starting July 4 at 1 p.m. to July 5 at 3 a.m.
- Canton: The Fairview Ballpark will play host to the annual Fairview Fireworks display. Social distancing and mask-wearing when in close contact with others are recommended.
- Streator: A little later than normal, the City of Streator will celebrate the holiday July 7-11. On the last day of the celebration, the day will kick off with a parade at 12 p.m. and continue with vendors, live music and a carnival throughout the day. Fireworks will blast off from North Point Field at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.