Deerfield will start celebrating the as fireworks cap off an evening of picnicking and entertainment beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Brickyard Park kicking off the 49th annual Deerfield Family Days.
For those who want a head start are already on sale. A complete schedule of events is available on the Village’s website.
The park will open at 5 p.m. Tuesday with food and soft drinks available for those who do not bring their own. At 6 p.m. Bizar Entertainment will start its show with a disc jockey. At 7 p.m., the American Legion leads the flag raising ceremony and the Star Spangled Banner is played before the deejay continues.
The fireworks are scheduled to begin approximately 9:15 p.m.
While most Family Days activities will be at Jewett Park, there are also events at and . The annual parade starts at noon at and finishes at . The Parade is sponsored by the Lions Club.
Twin events at 8 a.m. start the Fourth with the annual Pancake Breakfast at Jewett Park sponsored by Rhapsody Café and 10K race—and 5K walk—put on by Deerfield Rotary at Walden School. The breakfast lasts until 10:30 a.m.
The Deerfield Community Concert Band plays at 11 a.m. at Village Hall.
The annual bike parade will form at Rosemary Terrace and Deerfield Road at 8:30 a.m. and last for 30 minutes while the dog show runs from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at Jewett Park. “It’s the dog with the best costume and best trick,” Mayor Harriet Rosenthal said describing the tenor of the show.
Arts and crafts activities will take place at Jewett Park from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be mechanical rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, a flower show and corporate booths from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jewett Park.
With the Deerfield Public Library closed for renovation, the Village has ordered extra portable toilet facilities in Jewett Park.