On Monday, July 4th, the festivities will begin with a children’s
walking parade at 10 a.m.
All children are invited to decorate their bikes or wagons as well
as themselves in a patriotic theme and come join the fun. There will
be judging of best costumes in a variety of age levels. There will
also be a pet category for the best-dressed animal in the parade.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on the south end of Scully Park in
Lincoln. Judging of costumes will start at 9:30 a.m. and the parade
will kick-off at 10 a.m.
Children, and adults, as well as pets, will journey from Scully Park
to the Lincoln Park District Recreational Center. The path will
include starting on Decatur Street at the park, turning right onto
McLean Street and walking to Wyatt Avenue, turning left onto Wyatt
and walking to the Park District.
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When everyone arrives at the Park District,
prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Immediately
afterward, kids are invited to participate in a water fight with
the Lincoln Fire Department on the front lawn of the Park
District. Children should come with the expectation of getting
really wet before the battle is done.
The Park District will have the Aquatic Center open for the
remainder of the day.
At dusk, the community is invited to the Park District for a
free fireworks show. Come early as a DJ will be on hand with
music and concessions will be open with food and beverages. The
fireworks take place on the back driving range greens at the
Park District. There is plenty of room for lawn chairs and
blankets so be sure to come prepared. And, bring the frisbee as
well as the pets! There is plenty of room for play as well as
plenty of time before the fireworks begin.