5k Fun Run
Breakfast in the Park
The Northbrook community has enjoyed a Fourth of July celebration every year since at least 1949, when a newspaper article reported that 150 spectators attended a small parade. A fireworks program began in the mid-1950s. The early shows were a joint effort of the Northbrook Jaycees and the American Legion and took place at Glenbrook North High School.
In 1966, the Northbrook parade attracted national attention. That was the year that the Park District, YMCA, scouts, and civic and neighborhood groups carried 1,000 transistor radios while marching from Greenbriar School to Village Green Park. The radios were tuned to a local radio station playing patriotic music.
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