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.
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
Itasca – July 4 @ dusk @ Hamilton Lakes
Free admission; parking costs $20
Lake Forest – July 4 @ 9:35 pm @ Deerpath Community Park
Lake Zurich – July 4 @ 9:15 pm @ Paulus Park
Libertyville – July 4 @ dusk @ Butler Lake
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.
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.
St. Charles – July 4 @ dark @ Pottawatomie Park
Rain date is the next suitable evening.
Tinley Park – July 4 @ 9:15 pm @ McCarthy Park
The Village of Hawthorn Woods
Vernon Hills – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Century Park
Warrenville – July 4 @ 9:15 pm @ Cerny Park
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
Woodstock – July 4 @ dusk @ Emricson Park