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Independence Day Parade

Independence Day Parade

Sunday, July 4, 2021


Join us for the 2021 Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade! 

Presented by the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce and brought to you by the City of Crystal Lake, and the Crystal Lake Lions Club we are inviting the community to the Annual Independence Day Parade on Sunday, July 4, 2021 a 1:00pm!

We will adhere to the Covid-19 restrictions based on the State of Illinois' mitigation requirements at the time and date of the event. We may need to limit the number of participants/floats/groups/acts in the parade due to these restrictions.  All entries will be received on a first come, first serve basis and we will use this system to determine who will participate should we need to limit. In the event of cancellation, the Chamber will issue the participants a full refund.

In order to participate in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade on Sunday, July 4th, 2021, the Chamber will need the following:

1) Certificate of Liability Insurance: Must specify: "Participation in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade on July 4, 2021".

2) Certificate Holder: Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, 427 W. Virginia St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014  

2) Hold Harmless Agreement

3) Proof of vehicle insurance (if applicable)

All Certificates of Insurance, Hold Harmless Agreements, and proof of Vehicle Insurance (if applicable) must be signed, dated, and be uploaded/received in the Chamber office by May 28th, 2021.

Click here to download the Crystal Lake Chamber Hold Harmless Agreement 2021.

Nominate a Parade Grand Marshal!

Click here to: Nominate a Grand Marshal for parade.   Deadline for submission is extended to May 25, 2021.

Would you like to earn 4 volunteer hours? 

We need Parade Marshals! Click here for details! (Must be 18 years or older)

Register here to be a Parade Marshal!

Parade Registration will close on May 28, 2021. NO EXCEPTIONS.

The parade follows its historical 1.8 mile route beginning at City Hall, proceeding down Dole Avenue, and ending at South Elementary School. 

Trophies and new cash prizes will be awarded, as follows:

Showstopper Float $500
1st Place Float$400
2nd Place Float  $300
3rd Place Float  $200
Best Musical Act - Professional Division (outside of school setting)$150
Best Musical Act - High School/Middle School Division$150

A special thank you to our Sponsors: 
City of Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake Chamber

Crystal Lake Lions Club
Home State Bank

Advocate Aurora Healthsystem
Mercyhealth Healthsystem

100 Woodstock Street

Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
Event Contact
Donna Sather
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