Fourth of July Update & The Lake Bluff Letter - July 1, 2022

Fourth of July Update & The Lake Bluff Letter - July 1, 2022

Fourth of July Festivities

It's finally here -- a fully-featured Lake Bluff Fourth of July, including the return of the Firemen's Ball and the traditional parade route. This year’s theme is “Go 4th And March On” and the bands will be marching down Center Avenue this Monday. Here's what you need to know:


Firemen's Ball. The fun starts Sunday night as the Firemen's Ball returns to party from 6 - 11 p.m. in Blair Park with local bands Super Guapo and Bushwood. $20 tickets are available online or at the door.

Fourth of July. Check the Parade Committee's website for a handy map and any last minute updates.(All events are on the Village Green unless otherwise noted.)

  • 7 - 9:45 a.m. 49th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
  • 9:40 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:50 a.m. Children's Parade steps off from the corner of East Scranton and Walnut
  • 10 a.m. Parade steps off from Oak Ave. on East Center Ave. 
  • 6 - 8 p.m. Lake Bluff Park District's Band at the Beach, featuring Student Body, N. Sunrise Beach

Thank you to the Fourth of July Parade Committee
and all the volunteers who steward our community traditions.

Scenes from Lake Bluff

Driver's education starts early at the History Museum Auto Show. Taken by Marcus Norman. Take a great photo lately? Send it to us and you might be featured here.

Village and Community Updates

HOLIDAY REMINDERS. Village non-emergency facilities, including the Recycling Center, are closed Monday in observance of Independence Day. All landfill, recycling, yard waste, and composting pickups will be delayed by one day next week.


CROYA NEWS. Here are some upcoming events for Lake Bluff students:

  • CROYA will help set up the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 3 on the Lake Bluff Village Green. Students get a free t-shirt for helping.
  • CROYA is marching in the Fourth of July Parade. Meet on Center Ave. at 9 a.m. Students who march will receive a free limited edition t-shirt.
  • CROYA will host a mini-golf outing on Thursday, July 7 starting at 12:30 p.m. Click for information.

THAT'S THE SPIRIT. The new Elmet Vliet Community Service Award honors those who exemplify the spirit of "community above self." Make a nomination by August 1, 2022.


BLUFFINIA CONCERT SERIES. The Park District's Bluffinia concert series resumes on the Village Green starting next Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m.


SURVEY SAYS... The Lake Bluff Library is currently administering a patron satisfaction survey. Take a few minutes and let your voice be heard.


VOLUNTEERS WANTED. The Lake Bluff Criterium needs volunteers. Click here for more information.


WATER QUALITY. The Village's 2021 Water Quality Report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water.

Board and Committee Actions

For more information, visit the Village's meeting packets and videos page. Agendas and meeting materials are typically available the Friday before a meeting; videos within a week after the meeting; and minutes after they are approved at the next meeting of the public body. Not all meetings are recorded on video. Click here for details on how to participate remotely.

Recent Village Board Meeting (June 27, 7 p.m.).The Village Board:

  • Proclaimed June 2022 as Pride Month.
  • Appointed Paul Bergmann as chair of the Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Approved a site plan for "The Farm" at 921 Sherwood Drive.
  • Deferred consideration of residential variations for a pergola at 305 E. Scranton Ave.


The Architectural Board of Review will meet one week later on Tuesday, July 12.


There are no public meetings the week of July 4.

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