Woodridge 4th Of July Festivities!

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July 4, 2024 - Castaldo Park - 11 am to 3 pm

Join the Woodridge Special Events Committee at the annual Woodridge 4th of July Picnic at Castaldo Park! This long-standing tradition began on July 4, 1968, as part of the State of Illinois' Sesquicentennial (150th) Anniversary. Bring your chairs, blanket, and picnic games and come out to enjoy a day in the community. 


  • Free entry
  • Enjoy a brat, hotdog, chips, popcorn, ice cream, beer, or soda ($1 - 4 for food/drinks, $5 beer)
  • Trackless train rides available for children 
  • DJ


  • Castaldo Park is located at 3024 71st St, Woodridge, IL 60517
  • ADA accessible parking & drop off ONLY at the park lot
  • No parking in the ComEd easement West of the park
  • Limited street parking 
  • It is highly recommended that event attendees park at the Woodridge Park District Fred C. Hohnke Community Center (2600 Center Drive) and Village Hall (5 Plaza Dr). A bus shuttle will leave every 15 minutes from these parking lots. Shuttling begins 30 minutes before the event (10:30 am) and stops 1 hour after the event (4:00 pm).


The Village of Woodridge Public Works Department and the Woodridge Police Department will do their best to help manage the flow of traffic in this area with parking and traffic signage. Note that the Woodridge Police Department may add additional street restrictions or change street restrictions based on capacity. 

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  • Parking is restricted on both sides of 71st street from Route 53 to Roberts Dr.
  • Parking is restricted on one side of 71st street from Woodridge Drive to Roberts Dr.
  • Parking is restricted on one side of Nadelhoffer Ct.
  • Parking is restricted on both sides of Roberts Dr. leading up to Williams Dr.
  • Handicap Parking and shuttle pick-up/drop-off only at Castaldo Park Main Parking Lot


This event is not made possible without the generous support from neighbors and friends in our community. The Woodridge Special Events Committee is still looking for volunteers! If you are interested in helping, please contact Marilyn Ristic at (630)-963-1975 or hmristic@comcast.net. 


July 4, 2024 - 75th St. & Lemont Rd. - At Dusk (Approximately 9:30 pm)

This year's Woodridge-Downers Grove Fireworks display will take place at dusk (approximately 9:30 pm) at 75th Street and Lemont Road. The best place to view the show is at the parking lots along 75th Street and Lemont Road. Grab a chair and come watch the show!