Village of Orland Park Celebrates July 4th Weekend

Village of Orland Park Celebrates July 4th Weekend
Posted on 07/01/2016

The Village of Orland Park will host a number of events to celebrate America’s birthday.

“Celebrating the fourth of July in Orland Park goes back decades,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “And, each year, the village likes to offer something for everyone with music, our annual run, fun at the pool and the best fireworks in the south suburbs.”

The community’s celebration begins with the annual Liberty Run/Walk on Friday, July 1 at 7 p.m. Day of registration opens at 5 p.m. at the 153rd Street Train Station.

The festivities continue on Sunday, July 3 with the free outdoor concert featuring The City Lights Orchestra at Centennial Park West from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas and picnics to Centennial Park West located at Park Station Boulevard and Somerglen Lane in the Collete Highlands Subdivision near 159th Street and 107th Avenue. Free parking is available at the adjacent Metra train station accessible via Jillian Road from 108th Avenue.

Also on Sunday, July 3, the village’s Centennial Park Aquatic Center will host its Flick-N-Float at 8:30 p.m. showing “Kung Fu Panda 3,” sponsored by Central Credit Union of Illinois. Normal admission fees apply.

The holiday weekend comes full circle on Monday, July 4 with more festivities at the village’s Centennial Park, 15600 West Avenue. Live music will be provided by The Breakfast Club from 7:15 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. followed by the presentation of colors and the village’s annual fireworks show.

“The village’s events are a great way to enjoy the holiday without leaving town,” said Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the village’s Recreation and Parks Committee. “It promises to be a great weekend celebrating our great nation.”

The July 1 Liberty Run/Walk is a two mile, chip timed race or a one mile walk through Centennial Park. All participants will receive race t-shirts, free admission to Centennial Pool for July 1, 2, 3, or 4 and entry into the post-race raffle drawings. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers overall and in each age group. The Kids’ Run for Fun 50 Yard Dash, for children ages four to eight, will be held at 7:30 p.m.

“We invite everyone to come together as a community as we celebrate America’s birthday,” McLaughlin said. “Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy some great outdoor entertainment."

Questions about the Village of Orland Park’s July 4th Weekend festivities is available by calling the Recreation Department at 708/403-7275. Residents are reminded that village offices and the Secretary of State Office at the Village Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4. Garbage pick up in the village will be one day later beginning Monday, July 4.