Celebrate Fox Lake

Saturday, July 1, 2023 

Celebrate Fox Lake takes place on the Saturday before Independence Day and includes a parade, celebration at Lakefront Park with live music, food and drink, and fireworks to cap off the night. 

Event Schedule

11:00 a.m. Parade

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Car Show

5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Live Entertainment, food, drink and activities

9:30 p.m. Fireworks launched off Nippersink Lake 

For questions, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (224) 225-1404. 

No outside drinks, coolers or pets.

Food Vendor Applications

Parade Applications


Thank you to our event sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsor

HIGH RES PIC2023 Celebrate Fox Lake Music

Live music will be performed during the evening on July 1 at Lakefront Park. 

Join us for the concert by Grammy elected Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Australian born artist Michael Charles and His Band will take you on a guitar driven journey through thirty-nine years and forty releases of original music. The precision and level of energy will leave you astounded by the driving force, the contemporary blues, rock, and the soulful ballads of Michael Charles.

Celebrate Fox Lake Parade

The Celebrate Fox Lake Parade starts at Grant Community High School (285 E Grand Ave) and makes it's way down Grand Avenue into Downtown Fox Lake, IL.  Participants are encouraged to decorate their floats in red, white, and blue! The parade will begin at 11 A.M.

For questions regarding the Celebrate Fox Lake Parade, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (224) 225-1404.  

2022 Celebrate Fox Lake Parade Winners Organization Name
1st Place Grant Community Baseball & Softball
2nd Place Grant Community High School Marching Bulldogs
3rd Place Knights of Columbus
Mayor's Choice  Gavin Involvement Group
Celebrate Fox Lake Parade Map

Classic Car ShowCAR SHOW (3)

Location: Millenium Park - 23 Rollins Road

Showtime: 9:00 am - 2:00 p.m.

Top rides presented awards at 1:30 p.m.

$20 registration, register on site

Bikes, Cars, Trucks and Vans.  

Proceeds to benefit the Fox Lake Public Safety Foundation


Celebrate Fox Lake Fireworks

Location: North end of Nippersink Lake

Estimated start time: 9:30 p.m. - 9:50 p.m. (After Dusk)

Fireworks Map