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 (covid19.illinois.edu) 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 info@july4th.net.


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The Champaign County Freedom Celebration Committee is supported 100% by volunteers. We are looking for community members to get involved as volunteers or serve as committee members to help coordinate our local Independence Day festivities!

Do you have a team of co-workers, students or people in your organization (scouts, church, club, etc.) willing to help out? We’d love to have you participate! Most of the volunteer opportunities have flexible hours on July 3rd, 4th and 5thView details here. 

If you are interested in volunteering, serving on a committee, or just need more information, please fill out the Volunteer Signup form below, or email our Volunteer Coordinator. Looking forward to seeing you!

See the volunteers for this year's Freedom Celebration. 

  • Help with the 5K race/walk
  • Supervise parade units as a parade marshal
  • Serve food and beverages to our volunteers
  • Pick up route debris after the parade
  • Set up chairs and tables at Senior Tent
  • Enforce street barricades throughout the day
  • Direct parking lot traffic
  • Other tasks are available...you choose!

Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Champaign County Freedom Celebration | PO Box 452 | Champaign, IL 61824-0452
217-531-3777 Hotline | info@july4th.net | www.july4th.net