- At his May 8 press conference, Governor Pritzker indicated that fireworks displays are decisions to be made at the local level.
- Based on this guidance, the Village of Orland Park is proceeding with its 4th of July fireworks show at Centennial Park, with modifications.
- Because of limited capacity as a result of social distancing measures, this year, vehicular access to Centennial Park parking lots will be restricted to those displaying
a current Village of Orland Park vehicle sticker.Orland Park, IL (June 10, 2020) – Independence Day is the most significant national holiday in the United States and celebrating it is always a highlight of the summer season. It celebrates the Declaration of Independence, adopted on July 4, 1776. The Declaration of Independence is an unassailable document that embodies everything we hold dear as Americans.Based on guidance provided by Governor Pritzker at his May 8 press conference, the Village of Orland Park is proceeding with its 4th of July fireworks show at Centennial Park, with modifications.
- Centennial Park is a large area that allows for proper social distancing measures. Of course, the ultimate decision regarding the personal risks involved and the appropriateness of attending the celebrations in-person must be made by each individual in light of all the circumstances presented by the current pandemic, and the known variability and biological behavior of the individual’s medical condition.
- Performing at 7:15 pm at Centennial Park will be Gone 2 Paradise.
- Because of the park-wide sounds system, music can be heard anywhere throughout Centennial Park.
- Those attending should maintain groups of less than 10 with social distancing of at least 6 feet between groups.
- The fireworks show will begin at 9:30 pm
- The display will incorporate higher altitude fireworks and remove low-level fireworks so that residents can enjoy the fireworks at home.
- The fireworks display and synced music will live streamed via the Village’s YouTube channel.
- Those wishing to watch the fireworks at Centennial Park should maintain groups of less than 10 with social distancing of at least 6 feet between groups.
- This year, vehicular access to Centennial Park and Centennial Park West parking lots will be restricted to those displaying a current Village of Orland Park vehicle sticker.
- Thank you to our presenting sponsor Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
“The ideals of the Declaration of Independence have emboldened us to forge our own paths as individuals and as a nation,” said Mayor Keith Pekau. “Independence Day is about celebrating the values that the country was founded upon. The Declaration of Independence was written with the theory that every person has inherent rights, called “self-evident truths.” It reads: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’“At great risk, many Americans stood up to many forms of tyranny and oppression, and however long it takes, liberty prevails,” said Pekau. “It is important that we continue to celebrate Independence Day as a reminder of our unalienable rights.”