is right around the corner. As advertised, Chicago will be changing things up with their display: 3 locations, synced to music (played on an FM station) instead of 1 location. I heard last night that some towns, due to the economy, will NOT be having fireworks. So, in an effort to inform, here are a list of towns in the Chicagoland area that are having fireworks and when they are having them. If you want to see fireworks on a certain day, try this site. It seems to have a good list.
I’ll update this list as I see more added. If you know of any that aren’t listed, please let me know!
Arlington Heights — Fireworks at Arlington Park on Saturday, July 3 at 9:30. Independence Day celebrated with Frontier Days Festival in Arlington Heights
Aurora — July 2 from 6-10 p.m. at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.
Barrington — 4th of July Festival is a four day event from June 30-July 3 at the Barrington Train Station. Main event: fireworks will kick off at Dusk on July 4th.
Bartlett – July 4th at 9:30pm.
Batavia — Fireworks will be on July 4 at 9:30 p.m. in Engstrom Park, located at Millview and West Main.
Bensenville — Fireworks will be on July 4 at 9:30 p.m. in the Redmond Recreational Complex.
Bolingbrook — July 4, 9:15 p.m. at Bolingbrook Golf Club
Buffalo Grove — The 4th of July concert and fireworks in Buffalo Grove presents a two hour pre- fireworks concert starting at 7:00 p.m. The Independence Day Fireworks Stow is at 9:15 p.m.
Crystal Lake — July 5 at dusk on the lake. $4 admission to festival.
Des Plaines — July 4, around 9 p.m. at Oakton Community College
Downers Grove — July 4, 9:30 p.m. at 75th Street and Lemont Road.
Elk Grove Village — Lion’s Club Independence Day Fireworks July 4 at 9 pm in Lions Park.
Evanston — July 4, 9:15 p.m., Clark Street Beach.
Fox Lake — July 3 at dusk at Grant High School.
Glen Ellyn — July 4 at dusk, Lake Ellyn Park
Hawthorn Woods — The fireworks display will be on July 3 at dusk in Community Park. A free family concert will be held at 6 p.m.
Hoffman Estates — The fireworks show is on Sunday night at 9:30 p.m.
Huntley — Fireworks will be held on July 4 at Huntley’s Prime Outlet Mall at dusk.
Itasca — Fireworks will be held on July 4 at Hamilton Lakes at dusk.
Joliet — July 3, 9 p.m. in downtown Joliet and July 4, 9 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
Lake Forest — The Lake Forest Festival starts at 5 p.m. on July 4 in Deerpath Community Park. Fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m.
Lincolnshire — Fireworks will be held on July 4 at 9:30 p.m. in Spring Lake Park.
Lisle — July 2-4, 9:45 p.m. at Lisle Community Park
Lombard — The Taste of Lombard will have fireworks in Madison Meadow Park on July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Morton Grove — July 4 at 9:30 p.m. in Harrer Park.
Mount Prospect — The Lions Club Festival at Melas ParK hosts a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. There is second fireworks show on Sunday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Mundelein — Fireworks will be held on July 4 at 9:30 p.m. on the festival grounds.
Naperville — July 4, 9:30 p.m. in Knoch Park (Ribfest)
Northbrook — July 4 at 8:45 p.m at Techny Park at .
Oak Lawn — July 4 at dusk at Richards High School.
Oak Park — July 4 at dusk, Oak Park and River Forest High School football stadium.
Orland Park — July 2 at 9:10 p.m.
Oswego — Fireworks will be held on July 4 at 9:30 p.m. at the Prairie Point Community Park.
Palatine — Fireworks are held at Community Park on Sunday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Park Ridge — The Park Ridge fireworks show is at Maine East High School on July 2 at dusk.
Palos Heights — July 3rd, 9:15pm, Lake Katherine, Rte 83 & 76th Ave.
Roselle — July 4 at 9:30 p.m. at Lake Park High School West Campus, 500 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Round Lake — July 4 at 9:30 p.m. at the Civic Center grounds.
Skokie — July 4 at dusk at Niles West High School.
Spring Grove — July 4 at dusk at Horse Park.
St. Charles — July 4th at 9:30 PM at Pottawatomie Park
Streamwood — Dolphin Park, S. Park Blvd., Streamwood, July 4, 9pm-11:59pm
Tinley Park — July 4 at 9:15 pm at McCarthy Park, 16801 S. 80th Avenue
Vernon Hills — July 4, 9:30 p.m. at Big and Little Bear Lakes.
Wauconda — July 4 at dusk
Waukegan — Waukegan Harbor will host a fireworks display on July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Warrenville — July 4 at 9:15 at Warrenville Recreation Center, 3 S 260 Warren Avenue
Wheaton — July 3, 9:15 p.m. at DuPage County Fairgrounds
Wheeling –July 4 at 9:15 in the Park District behind Saint Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, 181 West Dundee Rd
Wilmette — July 3, 9:30 p.m. Gillson Park.
Winnetka — July 3 at 9:15 p.m in Duke Child’s Field.
Woodridge — July 4th, at 9:30pm, Lemont & 75th St.
Woodstock — July 4th at dusk at Emricson Park.
Yorkville — July 3 at Dusk, best seen from old Countryside Center Mall.
Zion — Fireworks will be held on July 4 in Shiloh Park at 9:30 p.m.
Websites that I obtained this info from are below…