Skokie 4th of July Celebration

Friday, July 3, 6 to 8 p.m., Downtown Skokie - Music!
Enjoy live music from The Wind Gypsys while discovering the beauty and history of classic cars, hotrods, muscle and vintage automobiles at the Gazebo at the southeast corner of Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue. Click here to find out more!

Saturday, July 4, Noon, Downtown Skokie - Parade!
The Skokie Fourth of July Parade route starts at Oakton Community College, goes onto Oakton Street in Downtown Skokie and concludes at Oakton Park. The parade takes place rain or shine. This year the parade will have its first Grand Marshal, Christian Stolte, co-star of NBC's hit drama Chicago Fire.

Saturday, July 4, beginning at 5 p.m., Niles West - spectacular Fireworks!
Enjoy an evening of family festivities at Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton Street. Grounds open at 5 p.m. Musical entertainment begins at 6 p.m. End the evening with a spectacular, 3-D fireworks celebration scheduled for dusk.

Sunday, July 5, 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Village Hall Parking Lot - the best Farmers' Market around!
Bring the family to the Skokie Farmers' Market on Sunday, July 5 for the season's best produce, baked goods, cheeses, plants and more and a chance to meet Skokie Police officers and view the Community Outreach Police Substation (COPS) vehicle, meet members of the Consumer Affairs Commission and enjoy music by two local musicians. Click here for more information.

Holiday Refuse/Recycling Schedule

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, refuse and recycling collections that usually occur on Thursday will take place on Wednesday, July 1. Refuse and recycling collections that usually occur on Friday will take place on Thursday, July 2.

COPS Vehicle Out in Community

The Community Outreach Police Substation (COPS) vehicle will be out and about in Skokie during summer 2015!

This week, the COPS vehicle will be located at Lamon and Louise on July 2 from 3:45 to 6:45 p.m. This schedule is subject to change based on public safety activity.

Come on out, meet your neighbors and talk to Skokie Police officers and volunteers about crime prevention, Neighborhood Watch, the new Many Cultures, One Community - Keeping Skokie Safe campaign and other happenings in the community.

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