Press Release!

We are very sorry to announce that the Champaign County Freedom Celebration (CCFC) will be cancelled for this year. This includes the parade, 5k race, and fireworks. The CCFC board waited as long as possible to make this decision but the recent announcement from the University of Illinois ( to cancel all summer events until further notice prompted this decision. The Champaign County Freedom Celebration started in 1949, and could not happen without the support of our community, including the University of Illinois, City of Urbana, City of Champaign, all local police departments, fire departments, public works, corporate sponsors, and support from citizens like you. As our country goes through this unprecedented crisis, we know that everyone looks forward to gathering together to celebrate our great nation. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you all on July 4th, 2021. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at

Download Vendor Application


Food, drink, & activity vendors are located at various points along the parade route and in the fireworks vendor area during the evening show.

Concessions will open at approximately 10:00 a.m and will remain open through the parade. They will reopen at 7:00 p.m. at the start of the evening entertainment and close down around 9:15 p.m. so that everyone may enjoy the fireworks


  • Cool Bliss/Popped Bliss (Parade & Fireworks)
  • Knights of Columbus (Parade & Fireworks)
  • Papa John's Pizza (Parade & Fireworks)
  • Wayne's Kettlecorn (Fireworks)
  • Kona Ice (Parade & Fireworks)
  • Piato To Go (Fireworks)
  • La Paloma (Fireworks Research Park)


  • Colonel Klink's Inflatables (Near Stage during evening program)


If you are a vendor and would like to participate in the days events, please see the The Vendor Application form above.


CCFC Vendor/Concessions Coordinator at concessions @ or call 217.531.3777

Champaign County Freedom Celebration | PO Box 452 | Champaign, IL 61824-0452
217-531-3777 Hotline | |