July 4, 2023 Events
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Schedule of events for July 4, 2023:
- Remembrance Ceremony (10:00 AM, City Hall)
- Community Walk (11:00 AM, City Hall or St. Johns & Elm)
- Independence Day Community Picnic (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Sunset Woods Park)
- Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band Concert & Entertainment (5:00 PM Entry / 7:30 PM Concert, Wolters Field)
- We Are Highland Park Drone Show (9:30 PM, Wolters Field)
Q&AAdditional information is provided in the Q&A, which will continue to be updated as planning continues:
- Q&A: Security Protocols
- Q&A: General Questions
- Q&A: Registration & Check-in
- Q&A: Support
- Q&A: Remembrance Ceremony
- Q&A: Community Walk
- Q&A: Evening Entertainment at Wolters Field
- Q&A: Volunteering & Donations
Security ProtocolsThe City has implemented a wide-ranging security plan that deploys internal law enforcement personnel alongside officers from area jurisdictions. The City has been working with partner agencies from the federal, State and county as part of its security plans and leverages partnerships for enhanced security measures, including helicopter surveillance, metal detectors, and bag limits/bag checks. Understanding that the increased visibility of these security measures may recall trauma for some attendees, the City has provided further details on what to expect in a Q&A.
Accessibility accommodations include live ASL/Spanish interpretation and limited seating at the Remembrance Ceremony and vehicular transportation for the Community Walk upon request. Questions about access or requests for any reasonable accommodations that will facilitate full participation in the events should be directed to the City’s ADA Coordinator Emily Taub at email@example.com or 847.926.1005 by June 20, 2023. The City will make reasonable efforts to accommodate questions or requests received by June 20, 2023.
The planning process has been informed by conversations and feedback with victims’ families and individuals who were injured, as well as input from community members, elected officials, and staff, many of whom attended the parade. Cognizant that individuals build resiliency in their own time and in line with guidance from the Department of Justice, community members are encouraged to “opt-in” to the activities that are most comfortable for them. These multiple opportunities for the community to gather will give individuals the option to choose how best to engage; the City and Park District encourage all community members to be understanding of neighbors who may have a different comfort level.
Information regarding July 4, 2023 activities will be shared by both the City and Park District as planning continues. Updates from the City are available at www.cityhpil.com, and updates from the Park District are available at www.pdhp.org. Individuals are welcome to share their feedback via email to the City at firstname.lastname@example.org.