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Chicago area fireworks 2012, by date

English: Fireworks on the Fourth of July

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

Here are the fireworks for 2012 in the Chicagoland area, listed by date. If you want to find a particular town’s fireworks, I suggest that you hit Ctrl+F on your keyboard and type in the town you’re looking for. Otherwise, click on the date that you want, and you’ll be redirected to towns that are having fireworks on that day.

Please be aware that because of the dry conditions, some towns are cancelling or postponing their scheduled fireworks. I’ll do my best to update this post as I’m able to, but you may want to check your town’s website for the most up to date information.

June 28, June 29, June 30, July 1, July 3, July 4, July 5, July 6, July 7, July 8, July 11, July 14 & July 15


Thursday, June 28th

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


Friday, June 29th

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

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.


Saturday, June 30th

Burbank – June 30 @ 9:30 pm @ Michael Looney Park

Carpentersville – June 30 @ dusk @ Meadowdale Park

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

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.

Franklin Park – @ 9:30 pm @ West Leyden High School

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

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!

Hazel Crest – June 30 @ dusk @ Oak Hill Park

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.

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

Wilmington – June 30 @ dark @ North Island Park. There is an admission fee of $1.


Sunday, July 1st

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

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.

Lockport – July 1 @ 9:00 pm @ Dellwood Park


Tuesday, July 3rd

Burlington – July 3. Rain date is July 6

Burr Ridge – July 3 @ dusk @ Walker Park

Calumet City – July 3 @ 9:15 pm @ Thornton North High School

Cary – July 3 @ Lions Park Cancelled
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

Chesterton, IN  July 3 @ dusk @ Indiana Dunes State Park

Chicago Heights – July 3 @ 9 pm @ Bloom High School

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

East Chicago, IN – July 3 @ dusk off the boardwalk of the East Chicago Marina

Evergreeen Park – July 3 @ Duffy Park

Great Lakes Naval Station – July 3 @ 11pm @ Ross Field

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

Hebron, IN  July 3 @ dusk on the grounds of Hebron High School

LaGrange – July 3 @  LaGrange Country Club. Best viewed from Waiola Park

Lake Geneva – July 3 @ Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

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

Merrillville, IN – July 3 @ dusk @ Hidden Lake Park

Munster, IN – July 3 @ 9 pm in Centennial 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.

Palatine – July 3 @ 9:20 pm

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

Park Ridge – July 3 @ 9:15 pm @ Maine East High School

PlainfieldJuly 3 @ Renwick Park Cancelled on 6/29

Romeoville – July 3 @ 9:15 pm @ Village Park

Schaumburg – July 3 @ dusk @ Boomers Stadium (after Boomers game)

Schereville, IN – July 3 @ dusk @ Rohrman Park

Wauconda – July 3 @ dusk @ Cook Park Cancelled on 6/29

Wheaton – July 3 @ dusk @ Graf Park Cancelled on 7/2 due to storms

Whiting, IN – July 3 @ 10 pm @ Whiting Park

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


Wednesday, July 4th

Antioch – July 4 @ @ dusk @ Williams Park Cancelled

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

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

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

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

Clarendon Hills – July 4@ Prospect Park

Crown Point, IN – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ the Lake County Fairgrounds

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

Elk Grove Village – July 4 @ 9:15 @ Lions Park

Elmwood Park – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Elmwood Park High School

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

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

Frankfort – July 4 @ 9:00 pm @ Main Park

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

Glen Ellyn – July 4 @ dusk @ Lake Ellyn

Glencoe – July 4 @ 9 pm @ Glencoe Beach

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

Great Lakes Naval Station – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Ross Field

Highland Park – July 4 @ 9 pm at Wolters Field

Hobart – July 4 @ dusk @ Festival Park

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

Huntley – July 4 @ dusk @ Prime Outlet Huntley Outlet Center

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

Joliet – July 4 @ dusk @ SilverCross Field

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

Lake Station – July 4 @ dusk @ Riverview Park

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

Lansing – July 4 @ Lan-Oak Park

LaPorte, IN – July 4 @ dusk @ the LaPorte County Fairgrounds

Libertyville – July 4 @ dusk @ Butler Lake

Lincolnshire – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Spring Lake Park

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

Mokena – July 4 @ dusk @ Main Park

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

Mt. Prospect – July 4 @ dusk @ Melas Park

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

Northbrook – July 4 @ dusk @ Meadowhill Park

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

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

Oak Lawn – July 4 @ dusk @ Richards High School

Oak Park – July 4 @ dusk @ OPRF High School

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

Oswego – July 4 @ 9:30 pm @ Prairie Point Park

Park Forest – July 4 @ 9:15 pm @ Village Green on Main Street. Not at Central Park due to construction

Portage, IN – July 4 @ dusk @ Trumble Field at Willowcreek Middle School

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

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.

Spring Grove – July 4 @ Horse Fair Park

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

Streamwood – July 4 @ 9:15pm @ Dolphon Park

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

Valparaiso, IN  July 4 @ dusk @ Thomas Jefferson Middle School

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

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

Waukegan – July 4 @ dusk @ Silver Park

Westmont – July 4 @ dusk @ Ty Warner Park

Winnetka – July 4 @ 9:15 pm @ New Trier High School

Woodstock – July 4 @ dusk @ Emricson Park

Wonder Lake – July 4 @ dusk @ Wonder Lake

Yorkville – July 4 @ dusk north of Club 47

Zion – July 4 @ dusk @ Shiloh Park


Thursday, July 5th

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


Friday, July 6th

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

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


Saturday, July 7th

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

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

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

Johnsburg – July 7 @ dusk @ Oak Park Lounge

Pingree Grove – July 7 @ 9:30 pm


Sunday, July 8th

Mt. Prospect – July 8 @ dusk @ Melas Park

Sandwich – July 8 @ dusk @ Sandwich Fairgrounds


Wednesday, July 11th

Glendale Heights – July 11  @ dusk @ Camera Park


Saturday, July 14th

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


Sunday, July 15th

Glendale Heights – July 15 @ dusk @ Camera Park


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/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/06/18/chicago-area-july-4th-fireworks-shows/

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Independence Day 2012

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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