Several events are scheduled in Rochelle and other communities today as area residents celebrate the July 4th holiday.
In Rochelle, the parade starts at 10am from City Hall. This year's route begins at 6th Street and 6th Avenue.
The parade moves down 6th Avenue to Lincoln Highway. It then moves down Lincoln Avenue to 9th Street.
The parade then goes down 10th Avenue and ends at Cooper Park.
The Rochelle Municipal Band will play at 8 this evening at the Atwood Park Band Shell. The fireworks show will begin at around 9:30.
Other July 4th events include:
**Mt. Morris: The "Let Freedom Ring Festival" continues today through July 5th
**Grande Parade begins at 2 this afternoon
**There will be a fireworks show at dusk
**Davis Junction: The veteran's memorial honors all community members who are enlisted
or served in active duty at 1pm on Saturday
**A fireworks show will take place at dusk
**Byron: Fireworks show at dusk at Byron Dragway on River Road
**Amboy: Concert from 7 until 9 on Main Street
**Fireworks at dusk from the sports park
**Winnebago: July 4th parade will take place at 10am
**Fireworks show at dusk
**Rockford: Parade begins at 6:30 in the downtown area
**Fireworks show at 9:30
**Cherry Valley: Parade begins at 1pm
**Fireworks at dusk
**Dixon: Petunia Festival has fireworks at 9:30 Sunday evening