If you’ll pardon the bit of self-promotion, Wednesday morning I’ll be performing at Union Square Park in Springfield (we play 18th and 19th century dance music), and then cooking something on the grill and watching some fireworks that night. By the way, the Union Square Park events are free and open to the Public!
I plan on spending my electric rate refund check on horse meat.
- Captain America - Friday, Jun 29, 07 @ 10:22 am:
As you might expect from my pseudonym, July 4th is a busy day for me. You can be sure, I’ll be wearing soemthing red, white,and blue.
Marching in three parades:
Des Plaines: Jan Schakowsky
Skokie: Lou Lang
Evanston: Jan Schakowsky
The Evanston event is one of my favorite parades to watch. If I wasn’t marching in the first two parades, I’d go to the old fashioned July 4th celebration at the Chicago Historical Society -it’s always enjoyable.
Afterwards, I’ll probably go to the Evanston lakefront for some patriotic music, but I’ll probably be too tired to stay for the fireworks.
Wow, Captain America is on Jan Schakowsky’s side . . . . maybe Tony Stark was right. :)
On the 4th, we’ll be grilling and watching fireworks at night, but I’ll be taking my boys shooting in the morning. It’s kind of ironic that firecrackers are illegal in this state, so to make noise legally, they need rifles. :)
This weekend . . . . St. Louis Throwdown, baby. We’re going to hang out at the Belleville Judo Club while I get beaten up, choked and cranked. Everybody’s welcome, by the way, but if you’re not fighting, we’ll probably put a camera in your hand. http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=53778
I will be forced to adjourn to several private retreats to review the qualities of Rolling Rock and Sam Adams compared to what ever cold ones happen to show up. It will be a highly scientific approach with brats and fireworks as independent variables. Will likely put in some time saving the world during Day of Defeat Source on Steam.
Tonight: At the Springfield Marina tonight for some “illuminations” (hat tip to our Founders). Weekend: Cookouts and lazing around.
Monday and Tuesday: Work :(
Wednesday: Fireworks on the Capitol lawn.
Thursday: Vacation Day
Friday: Day off.
Thinking about catching the the train to Chicago for the Taste. Will have money now that some budget is passed. Happy 4th to everyone!
Lodge Park in Monticello for the Freedom Celebration. My family and I have been going there for 35 years. A wonderful place and one of the best fireworks displays in Illinois. God Bless America.
- ChicagoSouthSide - Friday, Jun 29, 07 @ 12:55 pm:
Keepin’ it in the ‘hood…
5k Race in Tinley Park a.m.
Marching in the Park Forest parade at 6PM. Yes, the Park Forest Running and Pancake Club will be in full force! (blatant plug: www.pfrpc.com)
In between? Making it red white and blue….start with the bubbly..that’s white, then red wine and blue…well, if it’s cool out, I’ll take a chilly dip in my pool, which should turn me blue. (yes, my pool—the $12.99 Toys R Us plastic, non blow up 6 inch deep deal–hey, it’s Something!)
Everyone have a fine Fourth!
Watching the largest fireworks display in the state from our boat on the Rock River in beautiful downtown Rockford. God Bless America and Joe Marino for organizing the greatest fireworks extravaganza in Illinois. This man, in his 80’s has been doing this for decades. We don’t call him “Mr. Fourth of July” for nothing around here. Hooray for my city in overriding the Governor’s veto yesterday too! Talk about reasons to celebrate!