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Registration Open: Remembrance Ceremony on Independence Day

Highland Park Independence Day Remembrance Ceremony: Registration Information

Remembrance Ceremony 10:00AM – Registration Required
Edgewood Middle School, 929 Edgewood Rd, Highland Park, IL

The City of Highland Park will host a remembrance ceremony at 10:00 AM. The program will be available in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language, and will include remarks from Mayor Nancy Rotering, faith leaders, and music. The remembrance ceremony will be open to the public via advance registration only to ensure venue capacity. To protect the privacy of individuals in attendance, the ceremony will be held indoors. In addition to the in-person remembrance ceremony, a remembrance video message will be available to view the morning of July 4, 2024 on the City's web site at

All guests entering the Remembrance Ceremony event area must pass through metal detectors and are subject to visual inspection, bag check, and additional security measures by the City of Highland Park and its Police Department staff. Please see the Security & ADA Notice for more information. 

In the event that the ceremony reaches max capacity and registration is closed, you may email, subject line "Wait List" to be put on a wait list should any tickets become available for this event. You must include your name, address, number of tickets being requested, and names of all individuals attending with you to be added to the wait list.

Click here to register for the Remembrance Ceremony.

To view additional Independence Day information, including information about the Independence Day Parade and Fourth Fest, click here.

The City recognizes that community members may benefit from professional support in considering participation in Independence Day activities. The City's Resiliency Division provides assistance including short-term counseling, resources and referrals, case management and needs assessments, and more. For information about support services available through the Resiliency Division, please contact Resiliency Manager Madeline Kati, LCSW, at / 847.926.1036.