Carol Stream 4th of July Parade

ENTRANCE: Participants MUST enter staging area heading south on County Farm Rd.

From ARMY TRAIL ROAD only

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No one will be allowed to enter from Woodhill Avenue. 

Cars may exit east or west on Woodhill.

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If you are expecting additional people to join your group, PLAN to have someone on County Farm by Woodhill to watch for and guide your people to the group spot.

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  • 1. DIRECTIONS - will be given by volunteers in orange vests in the staging area.  PLEASE follow their instructions and remember they are volunteers.
  • 2. Parade Steps off at 10:00am sharp
  • 3. County Farm Road Closes at 8:30am Lineup begins at 8:30am 
  • 4. All parade vehicles must enter the parade staging area on County Farm Road from Army Trail Road.
  • 5. Check in will be staged at Woodhill and County Farm Road. You must be checked in by a parade volunteer and shown to the proper staging area
  • 6. Please park at Town Center at Gary & Lies. There will be 2 shuttle buses taking parade participants to Simkus for lineup. There will be a volunteer on the bus or where the bus drops you off. Please let them know who you are with and they will send you to the correct area. Shuttle buses run from 8:30-9:20am. 
  • 7. You will be lined up on Country Farm Road by a volunteer. Please stay at the area you are sent to.
  • 8. The Staging Area is a busy place on the morning of the Parade.  Please be aware of moving vehicles.
  • 9. Candy to be thrown by walkers only. Candy must be thrown all the way to the curb or beyond. The parade committee will not be supplying candy. NO CANDY IS TO BE THROWN FROM VEHICLES. Walk it to the curb to hand it out, for SAFETY REASONS.
  • 10. NO WATER GUNS OF ANY KIND ALLOWED.  POLICE WILL CONFISCATE THEM!!!
  • 11. HAVE FUN AND THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR PARADE!!!!!

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NO CARS, TRUCKS OR TRAILERS OF ANY KIND MAY BE LEFT ON COUNTY FARM ROAD.

The number one thing we want is for everyone to have fun and celebrate the holiday with your community. To help the day go as smoothly as possible though we do ask that you read and follow the following information.  

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If you have any questions prior to the parade contact CSJuly4thParade@gmail.com or reach out on Facebook. Questions on the day of the parade find a volunteer in an orange vest and we will do our best to help.

The parade route will be County Farm & Lies Road to Fountain View Drive. 

Staging for the parade will be on Country Farm & Woodhilll.

County Farm will be closed from Kelly Dr to Lies.

Note: Parade watchers will not be able to stand on the west side of County Farm & Lies for safety reasons. 

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Questions? Please email CSJuly4thParade@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook for more pictures and up to date information