Look! Up !

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s the !!

On Wednesday, July 4th, the city’s Independence Day celebration begins with the annual parade through town. Neighborhoods, streets, families, and civic groups will march to show off their take on this year’s theme, “America’s Super Heroes.” So Avengers, Assemble! Get your friends and neighbors together and give us maximum effort: George Washington in cape and tights, or Captain America in…well, his regular outfit. Whatever the theme means to you, we want to see it on display. Kids are encouraged to put on their helmets and ride their bikes in the parade as well. Groups should register at the gazebo on starting at 9 am, then line up on heading south. The parade kicks off at 10, heads down Wyoming Avenue, north on Springfield Pike, then turns on Wentworth and Burns before returning to the gazebo on Wyoming for the awards ceremony and games for the kids. The winning group will be treated to a Party At The Pool!

But Holy Summer Fun, Batman! Even after the parade, there are events all day long! The Wyoming Family Aquatic Center will be free for all residents from noon til 5 pm, and the obstacle run takes place at 1 pm in North Park.

Then ZAP! BOOM! POW! Head over to for the evening events. There will be games, slides, and bounces for the kids starting at 5:30 pm. Music group 2ndWind will play a concert as the sun goes down, and at 9:45, Rozzi’s Famous will light up the sky.

For more details about parking, Muddy Pig registration, and shuttles to and from Oak Park, check out the latest issue of Word On Wyoming.

Excelsior!