Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

4th of July Parade

The annual 4th of July Parade will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, with step-off at 10:00 a.m. This year's theme is "Party on Aurora" in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Wayne's World.


The parade route will begin at Benton and River, head east on Benton, north on Broadway, west on Galena, south on Stolp, and west on Downer ending at River Street. The Reviewing Stand will be in front of the Paramount Theatre at 23 East Galena for best viewing.


Lots C, I and L are closed. Lots B, D, G, Q and R may be accessed until 9:30 a.m. on the 4th. Those five lots will re-open again at approximately 11:30 p.m. Please reference our map for a visual representation.

More Information

If you would like information on attending the parade, please contact the City's Special Event's Division at (630) 256-3370 or email