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Independence Day 2012

06 Jun
English: Fireworks on the Fourth of July

Fireworks on the Fourth of July (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since I did this last year (and had a LOT of hits), I thought I should once again compile a list of towns that are having fireworks in the Chicagoland area. Please note that I have not verified all of these, but rather combined a bunch of site’s info into this list. The most up-to-date version is here (It’s a lot simpler to update just one list, than 2). If you happen to run across a town’s display that I haven’t posted yet, please comment below with a link to where you found that information. Also, if I’ve found that a town is having a festival during the holiday, I’ll hyperlink the website to the town. Have a happy & safe 4th of July!

Antioch – July 4 @ @ dusk @ Williams Park

Arlington Heights – July 4 @ dusk @ Arlington Park Race Track
The amazing fireworks display, which will run more than 30 minutes, will be synchronized to a mixture of patriotic and popular music, and will encompass the entire infield area of the racecourse. Check out the video of last year’s fireworks show! The first 10,000 in attendance will receive 3D Fireworks Glasses, and the first 1,000 kids will receive a complimentary Firecracker Popsicle.

Aurora – July 4 @ dusk @ Hamlin Park

Barrington – July 4 @ dusk @ Barrington High School

Bartlett – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Apple Orchard Park
Music on 98.1 FM

Batavia – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Enstrom Park

Bensenville – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Redmond Recreational Complex

Buffalo Grove – July 4 @ 9:15 pm @ Rotary Village Green

Burlington – July 3. Rain date is July 6.

Carol Stream – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Ross Ferraro Town Center

Carpentersville – June 30 @ dusk @ Meadowdale Park

Cary July 3 @ Lions Park
Park opens at 6:30 pm; Band performs at 7:30 pm; Fireworks to follow!
Food & beverages will be sold onsite
Parking $5 (grass) / $10 (pavement)
Rain date for fireworks is July 6

Chicago – June 30 @ 10:15 pm @ Navy Pier

Chicago – July 4 @ dusk @ U.S. Cellular Field (after White Sox game)

Chicago – July 4 @ 9:00 pm @ Navy Pier

Chicago – July 7 @ 10:15 pm @ Navy Pier

Crystal Lake – July 1 @ dusk @ Crystal Lake Main Beach

Deerfield – July 3 # 9:15 pm @ Brickyards Park

Downers Grove – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ 75th St & Lemont Rd.

Dundee Township – June 30 @ 9:30 pm @ Meadowdale Park/Shopping Center, Carpentersville
Join us for a night of music and fireworks! Following our concert in the park the firework show will begin at approximately 9:30 pm, weather permitting.

Elgin

Evanston – July 4 @ 9:15 pm @ Clark Street Beach

Forest Park – July 4 @ 9:35 pm @ Deerpath Community Park

Fox Lake – July 7 @dusk @ over the Chain O’ Lakes, Fox Lake

Fox River Grove – July 7 @ dusk @ Picnic Grove Park
No entry to the park after 9 p.m. and no parking at the park. Shuttle bus service will be available.

Geneva – June 29 @ dusk @ Fifth Third Bank Ballpark (after Cougar game)

Geneva – June 30 @ dusk @ Fifth Third Bank Ballpark (after Cougar game)

Geneva – July 4 @ dusk @ Fifth Third Bank Ballpark (after Cougar game)

Geneva – July 5 @ dusk @ Fifth Third Bank Ballpark (after Cougar game)

Geneva – July 6 @ dusk @ Fifth Third Bank Ballpark (after Cougar game)

Glen Ellyn – July 4 @ dusk @ Lake Ellyn

Glendale Heights – July 11 & July 15 @ dusk @ Camera Park

Glenview – July 4 following the concert that starts at 7:30 pm @ Glenview Park

Grayslake – June 30 @ Central Park @ 9 pm
In conjunction with the Central Park fireworks show, the Aquatic Center stays open an additional two hours to give customers the opportunity to watch the fireworks as they swim in the pool or picnic on the lawn. With its location right next to Central Park, the Aquatic Center makes the perfect spot to watch the show!

Great Lakes Naval Base

Hawthorn Woods – July 3 @ dusk @ Hawthorn Woods Community Park

Highland Park – July 4 @ the Velodrome

Hoffman Estates – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Sears Centre Arena

Huntley

Island Lake

Itasca – July 4 @ dusk @ Hamilton Lakes
Free admission; parking costs $20

Johnsburg

Lake Bluff

Lake Forest – July 4 @ 9:35 pm @ Deerpath Community Park

Lake Zurich – July 4 @ 9:15 pm @ Paulus Park

Leyden Township

Libertyville – July 4 @ dusk @ Butler Lake

Lincolnshire

Lisle – June 29 @ 9:45 pm, June 30 @ 9:45 pm & July 1 @ 9:45 pm
July 1st will be presented and timed with a musical score.
Fireworks will launched north of the hot air balloon field.

Lombard – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Madison Meadow Park
with music simulcast on 101.5 FM

McHenry – July 3 @ Peterson Park
Rain date July 5th.

Mokena

Morton Grove – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Harrer Park
Rain date is July 5.

Mt. Prospect – July 4 @ dusk @ Melas Park

Mt. Prospect – July 8 @ dusk @ Melas Park

Mundelein – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Kracklauer Park

Naperville – July 3 @ 9:30 pm @ Knoch Park
Free Public Access Entry time will be 7:30pm. One of the largest most magnificent displays in the Chicago land area, it runs for almost 30 minutes straight and is sure to wow the most fervent fireworks aficionados. The works begin July 3rd at 9:30 and are simulcast with music and broadcasted on FM 95.9 The River.

Oak Brook – July 3 @ dusk @ the Village of Oak Brook Polo Grounds
Rain date for the fireworks display is July 4th.

Oak Brook Terrace – July 4 @ 9:15 pm @ Terrace View Park

Oak Forest – June 28 @ dusk @ 159th & Central

Oak Forest – July 4 @ dusk @ 159th & Central

Oak Lawn – July 4 @ dusk @ Richards High School

Orland Hills – June 30 @ 9:30 pm @ Kelly Park

Orland Park – July 4 @ 9:15 pm @ Centennial Park

Palatine – July 3 @ 9:20 pm

Palos Heights – July 3 @ 9:15 pm @ Lake Katherine

Park Ridge – July 3 @ Maine East High School

Pingree Grove – July 7 @ 9:30 pm

Rolling Meadows – July 4 @dusk @ Salt Creek Park

Round Lake – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center Rescheduled to 9/2/12

Schaumburg – July 6 @ dusk @ Boomers Stadium (after Boomers game)

Skokie – July 4 @ dusk @ Niles West High School

Sleepy Hollow – July 4 @ 9 pm @ Sabatino Park
$5 donation to park for fireworks. Rain date July 7.

South Elgin

Spring Grove

St. Charles – July 4 @ dark @ Pottawatomie Park
Rain date is the next suitable evening.

Sugar Grove

Tinley Park – July 4 @ 9:15 pm @ McCarthy Park

Vernon Hills

The Village of Hawthorn Woods

Vernon Hills – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Century Park

Warrenville – July 4 @ 9:15 pm @ Cerny Park

WaucondaJuly 3 @ dusk @ Cook Park Cancelled on 6/29

Waukegan – July 4 @ dusk @ Silver Park

West Chicago – July 14 @ dusk @ Reed-Keppler Park

Westmont – July 4 @ dusk @ Ty Warner Park

Wheaton – July 3 @ dusk @ Graf Park

Wilmette – July 3 @ 9:30 pm @ Gillson Park

Wonder Lake

Woodstock – July 4 @ dusk @ Emricson Park

Zion

Sites: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120513/entlife/705139988/

http://fireworksinillinois.com/

http://chicagofree.info/2012/06/18/free-4th-of-july-independence-day-fireworks-in-chicago-area-2012/

http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/13444432-423/2012-chicago-area-fireworks.html

http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/2012/06/15/chicagoland-and-northwest-suburban-fireworks-2012-schedule-arlington-park-in-arlington-heights-wednesday-july-4/


 
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3 responses to “Independence Day 2012

  1. Southern California WordPress

    July 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Love your blog. I’ve saved it in my bookmarks to follow-up with tomorrow.

     

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