Independence Day Schedule of Events at Nelson Park

Independence Day Schedule of Events at Nelson Park

Staley Run White & Blue presented by Tate & Lyle. Compete in a 1/2 mile kids run, 5k run, or a 2-mile walk/run. Three-deep awards in each age division for runners. Registration includes admission to Overlook Adventure Park from 9 -11 a.m.!

Race Time: Kids Run at 7: 30 a.m. / Races and Walk begin at 8 a.m.
Race Day Registration: 6:30 – 7:15 a.m.

Teamed for Defense, Armed Forces and First Responders Appreciation ceremony Sponsored by Ameren Illinois

10am:  Meet-and-greet opportunity with first responders and and Black Hawk helicopter and first responders’ vehicle tours.  Free.  No ticket required. Taking place rear of Devon Amphitheater.

11am:  Ceremony with guest speakers and presentation of colors at Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater.  Free.  No Ticket Required.

Food Trucks and Concessions

Parked at the read of Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater. Open to the public. Including Notorious PIG, Allen Concessions, Pig Out Concessions.

Performances of the Band Pizzazz

Throughout the day at Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater.  Free. No Tickets Required.

Evening Performances at the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater Presented by Earthmover Credit Union- Free but TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. Get tickets at  Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater.

5pm – Performance of Best of Summer Stock (B.O.S.S.)

6pm – Red Carpet Riot


Fireworks expected to begin at dusk (approx 9pm.)

To view fireworks from inside Amphitheater will require a free ticket. Get tickets in advance.  Only 2500 will be issued. Get tickets HERE

To View fireworks in Nelson Park does not require a ticket.