Darien Lions Club
4th of July Parade 

Celebrating Our 43rd Anniversary - 2014

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This page last updated 07/10/14

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The Darien Lions Club sponsors the 4th of July Parade for the enjoyment of all Darien residents and visitors. 

Click here to see this year's 2014 Independence Day Parade pictures.


Announcers were on hand to describe all of the Parade's entries at the main reviewing stand, and trophies were presented to the winning entries.   


Interested in taking part in the 4th of July parade?

On behalf of the Darien Lions Club, Iím pleased to invite you to participate in our 43rd annual Independence Day Parade.  Come out and join us in this celebration of our nation's independence.

 Show our appreciation for all groups and individuals that work so hard to make both the United States and Darien terrific places to live.

Note: Due to the 75th Street expansion program and construction occurring throughout 2014 this year's parade route will be altered from the previous year's route.  The parade participants will lineup this year in the Jewel parking lot at 75th and Cass Ave.  The parade will proceed north on Cass Avenue to 71st Street.  At 71st Street the parade will head east until Clarendon Hills Road where it will go south towards the end point at Hinsdale South High School.  Pick up of participants after the parade will be at Hinsdale South High School.

Parade entrants will assemble in the Jewel Parking lot beginning at 8:15am for the Parade lineup. The Parade will begin PROMPTLY at 9:30am and follow the parade route described above.  It will be the responsibility of each participant to provide their own vehicle for the Parade. Signs for vehicles will be provided only for officials from the City of Darien and Lions Club Honorees. All other participants are expected to provide signage for their own entry. It is recommended that parade participants provide water bottles or any refreshments of their choosing for anyone representing their organization.  As you know the 4th of July can be very hot so please make sure that your members are hydrated.  No water will be provided to parade participants by the Lions Club. 

All entrants must complete and submit a Parade Application form and return a signed copy acknowledging the Parade Rules to the parade chairman by June 14th. Please complete the form with your comments for the Master of Ceremonies to read when passing the Reviewing Stand in the parade. Please email this form to: DarienLionsParade@gmail.com (preferred) or send to the Parade Chairman along with your signed Parade Rules form. The forms can be downloaded from the following link:


Visit our website often for updated information. Feel free to contact us via phone or email if any questions or issues.

The Lions Club is asking for Voluntary Contributions to help offset our Parade costs.  Mail your checks payable to the Darien Lions Club and send to the Parade Chairmanís address listed below.   

The Darien Lions look forward to seeing you at the Parade! Should you have any questions donít hesitate to email or call the contact information listed below.

Your 2014 Parade Chairman,

Lion Jeff Mikula (Chairman)                 Lion Art Donner (Co-Chairman)
8920 Middleton Road                             7548 Cambridge Road
Darien, IL. 60561                                      Darien, IL. 60561
630-427-2014                                             630-985-1541  

Email : darienlionsparade@gmail.com  




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