Independence Celebration

6:00 pm

July 3, 2018

All are invited to celebrate our nation’s birthday with the free INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre On Tuesday, July 3 from 6:00-10:00 pm.

Rock in the evening with three bands on the pavilion leading up to the 9:30 pm fireworks. Best place to see them – in a beautiful park setting along the waterway downtown Joliet.

Enjoy food from a variety of vendors, along with a beer and wine tent north and south of Jefferson Street. Bring blankets and chairs for grass seating. Parking is free around the park. Get there early to get the best spot.

Please note: NO outside alcohol and NO pets. Glow vendors must pay for a park permit that is required to be displayed.

OUTDrejas (winner of the park’s 2017 Battle of the Bands)

•7:15-8:30 pm
Junkyard Dawgs

•8:45-10:00 pm
Hot Mess (featuring Up to Date with Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk on drums!)

•9:30 pm

•The event is FREE!

•Stop by the Park’s booth to get an ORIGINAL Park souvenir from 1976!

•Bring your blankets or chairs and sit on the lawn in front of the pavilion.

•Enjoy a variety of food from Chicago hot dogs, funnel cakes, pizza, tacos, jambalaya wraps, rootbeer floats, desserts & more from these fine food vendors: Cabana’s Pizza, Candy & Corn, Cheesecake by James, Duchess Funnel Cakes, J&J Parks, N’Awlins Edibles, Parmesans, Taco Maui and the Bicentennial Park’s “Billie Dogs.”

•Beer, wine, and vodka lemonades are also available for purchase with ID.

•This is a great FAMILY FRIENDLY celebration on the river.

•Great Pokemon Go Joliet hot spot!

•You can also take the historic walk in the park before or during the concert. There are historical markers honoring Joliet pioneers and their life along the river.

•Take a selfie with the colorful butterfly mural on the back of the building. Each posted selfie on social media helps fund service animals through the Blue Line Heroes Foundation.

The Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre is located at 201 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432. For more events, call 815-724-3760 or visit


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