FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS: 2021
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West Frankfort Community Park dusk
Harrah’s Parking Lot (100 East Front Street) – 9:15
$5 cash only entry fee. Proceeds benefit a local school supply drive.
DuQuoin State Fairgrounds 9:15 pm
Golconda Marina – Dusk
Family activities on the courthouse lawn begin at 5:00. A free concert by Mason Ramsey begins on the courthouse lawn at 6:30. A boat parade, followed by fireworks, happens at the Golconda Marina at dusk.
Lake of Egypt
Start at Dusk, Pyramid Acres Marina
Goreville — Saturday, July 3
City Park – 9:00
Freedom Fest parade starts at 10:00 a.m. A car show at the high school parking lot begins at 1:00. Live music at 6:00. Family activities and vendors will be set up all day at the park.
Music, food trucks,
Fireworks just after dusk
$15 per car charged at gate
no outside food
SIU Banterra Center – 9:15
For the best viewing, spectators should park and watch the display from the Banterra Center parking lots 18 and 56. Overflow parking will be directed to lot 89, north of the Banterra Center.
At 6:00 p.m., campus road closures will begin and parking lots 37 and 52 will close. All cars must be removed by 6:00 p.m. Douglas Drive, from Evergreen to Lincoln, and Saluki Drive, from Douglas to Arena Drive, will be closed. The roads will reopen following the fireworks display.
Parking along Route 51 or other roadways to view the fireworks is prohibited.
Riverside Park- dusk
Live music begins at 5:00. Food available for purchase
Mt. Vernon — Sunday, July 4
Mt. Vernon Airport – Dusk
Kids Zone and food vendors begin at 5:00. Live music begins at 7:00
Saline County Fairgrounds – 9:00
Cannon Park 9pm
Parking is on the south end of the park; access off of West Grand and Cannon Drive.
Herrin Memorial Park – Dusk
Marion Knights of Columbus (1600 West White Street) – Dusk
Three nights of entertainment: July 2, 3, and 4. Carnival opens every night at 5:00. Live music every night at 7:00. Fireworks are July 4 at dusk.