Freedom Days

Sandwich Park District Events

Parade July 6th 10am sharp!

The Sandwich Fourth of July parade is scheduled for July 6. Line up starts at 8:30 am at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, enter the west entrance, 1401 Suydam Road. Anyone interested in participating in the parade can download a form at or stop in the Sandwich Park District office at 1001 N. Latham Street during business hours, Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday’s 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. A form is required for each entry and will be accepted the day of the parade. The parade will begin at 10:00am sharp. Candy may be handed out, but not thrown from a vehicle, float or any entry only passed out when walking beside a entry. Super soakers and hoses are not permitted on any floats or other parade entries. Residents are asked not to use hoses to cool off any parade participants, due to injury or possible damage to equipment being used. The Sandwich Fire Department will host Water Fights for kids ages 3 to 13 beginning at 5:00 pm. Ages will be broken down into several brackets. Various community Fire Departments will compete in water fights beginning at 7:00 pm. The water fights will take place in front of the Sandwich Fire Department.

Freedom Run 5K, 1Mile Run/Walk

Saturday, July 27th 2013 at 7am

1001 North Latham Street

Sandwich, IL

The 3oth annual Freedom Run will begin at James Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham Street. The 1 mile fun run/walk will step off at 8:00 am and the 5K race at 8:30 am. These events are open to all who are physically fit and sufficiently trained. Both events are run over flat city streets. The Tot Trot is a free event available for children ages 5 and under. Pre-registration is not required. Every participant will receive an award Registration forms are available at the David A. Francis Center, in Knights Park, or online at Note: A t-shirt is provided to the first 100 entrants for the 1 mile and the 5k. Sponsors for this event are Valley West Community Hospital, Just In Time Heating Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Plumbing, and Sandwich Chiropractic. The fee for the 1-Mile is $20. The fee for the 5K is $25. Cash and checks will be accepted for registration on the day of the race from 7:00 am to 7:45 am.

Get Ready, Get Set ... GO!

Tot Trot

Children ages 5 and under are invited to tie on their running shoes and race to the finished line! All runners will receive a participation award!

  • Ages: 5 and under
  • Day/Date: Sunday, July 7th
  • Time: 7:45A start
  • Free Event - No pre-registration


Fireworks Display

Sunday, July 7th at Dark

The Sandwich Park District is pleased to sponsor the annual fireworks display located at the Sandwich Fairgrounds. Concessions will be available to purchase. Bring your blankets and chairs and save your spot for a great night of family fun for all ages to enjoy.

Thank you to the Sandwich Fair Association for the use of their beautiful grounds. Fireworks start at dark. A donation of $5.00 per family is appreciated.

Freedom Day Events:

Saturday, July 6

10:00 am, Sandwich Parade

5:00 pm Ages 3 – 15 Water Fights Sandwich Fire Department (Ages will be broken down into several age brackets)

7:00 pm Fire Department Water Fights / Surrounding area Fire Departments will compete

Sunday, July 7

7 am – 12 Noon Boy Scout Pack 345 Pancake Breakfast / Sandwich Fire Department

7:00 – 7:45 am - Freedom Run, open registrations, Knights Park

7:45 am - Tot Trot ages 5 & under, Knights Park

8:00 am -Freedom Run One Mile – Knights Park

8:30 am -Freedom Run 5K, Knights Park

1:00 pm - Walk Down Memory Lane, Sandwich Historical Society, Sandwich Fire Department Meeting Room

5:30 pm – Somonauk Blue Stockings/Sandwich Millers Vintage Baseball Game, Sandwich Fair Grounds

6:00 pm – Gates Open for Fireworks / $5.00 per family suggested donation, Sandwich Fair Grounds

6:30 pm Epic -80’s Rock Band, Sandwich Fairgrounds

Dark- Fireworks, Sandwich Fair Grounds