Girl Scout

Beautiful weather greeted marchers and spectators for Evanston’s Fourth of July parade Friday.

Girl Scout
A Girl Scout, and her bug, on the group’s parade float.

More than 130 groups — many of them familiar to regular parade goers — marched or rode in this year’s event —

Ridgeville Band
The Ridgeville Band was one of several that played from flatbed trucks.

taking almost two hours to making their way down the Central Street route to Ryan Field.


Giordano Dance School performers.

Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s made it a pleasant afternoon.

Dance Ensemble

The Dance Ensemble float.


Even spectators’ pets seemed to enjoy the show.

Veggie oil car

Social causes were also on display — including a car that runs on used vegetable oil.


And the Democratic Party of Evanston got big applause with its Obama banner.

The Evanston Community Media Center will air its coverage of the parade at 5 p.m. every Saturday in July on cable channel 6. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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