The Darien Lions Club Independence Day Parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. sharp this Friday, July 4.
Due to construction on 75st Street this year, the parade will have a new route taking a path through the Darien’s residential streets.
Following is the 2014 parade route:
Parade steps off from the Jewel parking lot at 75th Street and Cass Avenue;
North on Cass Avenue to 71st Street;
East on 71st Street until Clarendon Hills Road;
South on Clarendon Hills Road towards the finishing line at Hinsdale South High School, at 7401 Clarendon Hills Road.
Kids can also decorate their bikes in a patriotic theme and enter them in a contest. Boys and girls should be in the Jewel parking lot at 9 a.m. Trophies will be given to the best boy and girl decorated bike, then ride your bike in the parade.
While Darien won’t be hosting a fireworks show, but other nearby towns will be blasting the booms July 3, July 4 and July 5.