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7.1.2023 | What You Need To Know This Holiday Weekend

FARMERS’ MARKET INDOORS — The Homewood Farmers Market on Saturday, July 1, will take place in the Homewood Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road. Village officials cite the possibility of rain as the reason for the move. outdoors on Martin Square. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FIREWORKS — Local fire department officials urge residents to enjoy community sponsored fireworks shows rather than setting off fireworks at home, which is dangerous, illegal and can upset neighbors and pets who are sensitive to loud sounds.

Here are the shows planned in our area over the next few days.

Harvey
Saturday, July 1. Parade at 3 p.m. The parade route will go from 155th and Wood to 155th and Broadway. The carnival at 155th and Broadway will feature a kids’ zone and bouncy houses, a train ride for younger kids, a gaming truck and small carnival rides for elementary age kids as well as a trampoline station for teenagers. Fireworks planned but time not listed on promotional material.

Hazel Crest
Saturday, July 1. Festivities start at 4 p.m. at 3000 170th Place. A DJ will provide music. Fireworks at dusk. (Cancelled because of storms in the weather forecast.)

Chicago Heights
Monday, July 3. Family-friendly viewing area located on Bloom High School’s north field opens at 6 p.m. Food vendors, craft vendors music and more. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fireworks at dusk.

Tinley Park (updated)
Tuesday, July 4. Celebration at 2:30 p.m. in the north parking lot of the 80th Avenue Metra train station, 18001 S. 80th Ave. Live music, food and beverages. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Frankfort
Tuesday, July 4. DJ at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. at Main Park, 200 S. Locust St.

Glenwood
Tuesday, July 4. Parade at 1 p.m. from Glenwood Oaks Restaurant, 106 N. Main St. east to village hall. Music, food and vendors at Glenwoodie Golf Course at 6 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk.

South Holland
Tuesday, July 4. Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park, 500 E. 160th Place. Kiddie Bike Parade at 12:15 p.m. Live music from noon to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Fireworks shortly after dusk.

Thornton
Tuesday, July 4. Fireworks at sundown. The public can view from Hubbard Park, 200 N. Wolcott. Concessions will be available.

JACKSON STATION IMPACTED — Taking the train to the Loop? Be aware that 2 of the three Metra Electric access points to the Jackson/Van Buren Street Station are now closed until after the NASCAR event July 1 and 2. The path between Jackson Street and the platforms and the path through the “Paris Metro” entrance at Van Buren on the east side of Michigan Avenue are closed. The access points at Van Buren on the west side of Michigan Avenue will remain open and Metra Electric service will not be impacted.

METRA SCHEDULE TUESDAY — Metra will operate a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. Alcohol will be prohibited on all Metra trains.

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