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2015 Independence Day Fireworks in Chicagoland



I haven’t done this in a few years, but I thought I’d consolidate a list of towns in the Chicago area that are having Independence Day fireworks. The links where I obtained this information is at the end. Have a happy & safe 4th of July!


Antioch – July 4 @ dusk @ Williams Park

Arlington Heights – July 4 @ dusk @ Arlington Heights Racetrack

Aurora – July 3 @ 9:30pm @ River Edge Park

Barrington – July 4 @ dusk @ Barrington High School

Bartlett – July 4 @ 9:30pm @ Apple Orchard Park

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

Beecher – July 4 @ 9:30pm @ Firemen’s Park

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

Bolingbrook – July 4 @ 9:15pm @ Bolingbrook Golf Club

Buffalo Grove – July 4 @ dusk @ Village Hall Campus

Burbank – June 27 @ 9:30pm @ Michael Looney Park

Burr Ridge – July 4 @ dusk @ Walker Park

Carol Stream – July 4 @ 9:20pm @ Ross Ferraro Town Center

Cary – July 3 @ dusk @ Lions Park

Channahon – July 4 @ 9:15pm @ Community Park

Chicago – July 4 @ dusk @ Navy Pier

Chicago Heights – July 2 @ 9pm @ Bloom High School’s North Soccer Field 

Crystal Lake – July 5 @ dusk @ Main Beach

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

Downers Grove – July 4 @ 9:30pm @ Zigfield Troy Golf

East Chicago – July 3 @ dusk @ East Chicago Marina Boardwalk

Elgin – July 4 @ 9:15pm @ Festival Park

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

Evanston – July 4 @ 9:15pm @ Sheridan Road & Church Street

Evergreen Park – July 2 @ dusk @ Duffy Park

Fox Lake – July 4 @ dusk @ Fox Lake

Fox River Grove – July 11 @ dusk @ Picnic Grove Park 

Frankfort – July 4 @ dusk@ Main Park

Glen Ellyn – July 4 @ dusk @ Lake Ellyn Park

Glencoe – July 4 @ 9pm @ Lakefront Park

Glendale Heights – July 8 @ 9:30pm @ Camera Park 

Glendale Heights – July 12 @ 9:30pm @ Camera Park 

Glenview – July 4 @ dusk  @ Gallery Park

Glenwood – July 4 @ dusk @ Glenwoodie Golf Course

Gurnee – July 4 @ dusk @ Six Flags Great America

Gurnee – July 5 @ dusk @ Six Flags Great America

Hawthorn Woods – July 3 @ dusk @ Community Park

Highland Park – July 4 @ dusk @ Wolter Field

Hoffman Estates – July 4 @ dusk @ Sears Centre Arena

Homer Glen – June 26 @ 9:30pm @ Township Sports Fields

Huntley – July 4 @ 9pm @ Diecke Park

Itasca – July 4 @ 9:45pm @ Hamilton Lakes 

Johnsburg – July 4 @ dusk @ Oak Park Lounge

Joliet – July 4 @ dusk @ Memorial Stadium

Kirkland – July 4 @ 9:30am @ Hiawatha High School football field

Lake Forest – July 4 @ 9:40pm @ Deerpath Community Park

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

Lansing – July 4 @ dusk @ Lan-Oak Park

Lemont – July 3 @ dusk @ Centennial Park 

Libertyville – July 4 between 9:15-9:30 @ Butler Lake Park

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

Lisle – July 2 @ 9:45pm @ 1825 Short Street (Eye to the Sky Festival)

Lisle – July 3 @ 9:45pm @ 1825 Short Street (Eye to the Sky Festival)

Lisle – July 4 @ 9:45pm @ 1825 Short Street (Eye to the Sky Festival)

Lockport – July 3 @ dusk @ Dellwood Park

Lombard – July 4 @ 9:30pm @ Madison Meadow Park 

Midlothian – June 26 @ 9:30pm @ Memorial Park

McHenry – July 4 @ dusk @ Petersen Park

Momence – July 4 @ dusk @ Island Park

Morton Grove – July 4 @ dusk @ Harrar Park

Mt. Prospect – July 4 @ dusk @ Melas Park

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

Naperville – July 4 @ 9pm @ Knoch Park

Northbrook – July 4 @ dusk @ Velodrome

Northlake – July 3 @ 9:30pm @ West Leyden High School 

Oak Brook – July 3 @ dusk @ Oak Brook Sports Core Grounds

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

Oak Lawn – July 4 @ dusk @ Richards High School

Oak Park – July 4 @ dusk @ River Forest High School

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

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

Palatine – July 3 @ dusk @ Community Park

Palos Heights – July 3 @ 9:15pm @ 76th Avenue & College Drive

Park Ridge – July 3 @ dusk @ Maine East High School

Pingree Grove – July 11 @ dusk @ baseball fields near Cambridge Lakes Dr. & Wester Blvd.

Plainfield – July 3 @ dusk @ Plainfield Central High School

Rolling Meadows – July 4 @ 9:15pm @ Salk Park Community Center 

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

Roselle – July 3 @ dusk @ Lake Park High School West

Rosemont – July 2 @ MB Financial Park

Round Lake Beach – July 4 @ dusk @ Cultural Center

Sandwich – July 5 @ dusk @ Sandwich Fairgrounds

Schaumburg – September 3 @ dusk @ Boomers Stadium

Skokie – July 4 @ dusk @ Niles West High School

Sleepy Hollow – July 4 @ dusk @ Sabatino Park

South Holland – July 4 @ 9:10pm @ Veterans Memorial Park

Spring Grove – July 4 @ dusk @ Horse Fair Park

St. Charles – July 4 @ dusk @ Pottawatomie Park

Streator – July 4 @ 9:30pm @ Streator Township High School football field 

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

Sugar Grove – July 25 @ dusk @ Volunteer Park

Summit – July 3 @ 9:15pm @ Summit Park 

Thornton – July 4 @ dusk @ Hubbard Park

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

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

The Village of Hawthorn Woods – July 3 @ dusk @ Community Park

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

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

Wauconda – July 3 @ dusk @ Cook Park

Waukegan – July 4 @ 9:30pm @ Downtown Waukegan

Westmont – July 4 @ 9:30pm @ Ty Warner Park

Wheaton – July 3 @ dusk @ Graf Park

Wheeling – July 3 @ 9:15pm @ Chicago Executive Airport

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

Wilmington – July 5 @ dusk @ North Island Park

Winnetka – July 4 @ 9:15pm @ Duke Childs Field

Woodridge – July 4 @ 9:30pm @ Zigfield Troy Golf

Woodstock – July 4 @ dusk @ Emricson Park

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

Yorkville – July 4 @ dusk @ just south of Menards

Zion – July 4 @ 9:30pm @ Shiloh Park



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Independence Day 2011

Fireworks on the Fourth of July

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Since I did this last year, 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. I decided to organize them by when they occur, so they’re listed by date first (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 9th), then by town alphabetically. You may just want to search the page for a specific town. Also, please note that some towns will not have fireworks due to budget cuts. Some of those are listed at the very bottom, as they have other Independence Day events going on.

July 1st

Summer Celebration, Friday, July 1 at Lions Park, 1200 Silver Lake Road, Cary. Music by Final Say at 7 p.m.; food available for purchase. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date for fireworks is dusk Friday, July 8. Free. Parking $5 on grass; $10 on pavement. Visit

When:  July 1st, July 2nd, July 3rd (Finale) @ 9:45PM
Where:  Lisle Community Park (Eyes to the Skies Festival), west side of Rt.53, south of Odgen Avenue
Parking / Information:  Of all of the fireworks displays in DuPage, this is of my favorites. The Eyes to the Skies festival is a great time, but not overcrowded. For parking and more information, please visit

July 2nd

Arlington Heights 
Frontier Days will be held June 30 to July 4 at Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St. The hours are 5 to 11 p.m. June 30; 5 to midnight July 1; noon to midnight July 2 and 3; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4. Frontier Days includes a carnival, food, musical performances and the annual Frontier Days Stampede and Kid’s Dash on July 3. The Fourth of July parade steps off at 10 a.m. July 4 at Highland and Oakton, travels east on Highland to Dunton and south on Dunton to Miner and east on Miner to Recreation Park. Arlington Park will host “Racing, Music and Fireworks” July 2. Races begin at 4 p.m. and the fireworks, which will last 30 minutes set to music, will take place around dusk. Admission is $10.

July 2 – The celebration includes the ‘Taste of Grayslake,’ live entertainment, a live animal show and music. The fireworks show is at dusk of Saturday.

Pistakee Bay Fireworks, dusk July 2, in front of the Oak Park Lounge, 801 W. Oak Grove Road, Johnsburg. Come by boat or car. Information: 815-385-9872.

Leyden Township
Saturday, July 2nd –  Veterans’ Park District Fireworks show (in Northlake). It’s on Saturday, July 2nd.

Lisle Fireworks
When:  July 1st, July 2nd, July 3rd (Finale) @ 9:45PM
Where:  Lisle Community Park (Eyes to the Skies Festival), west side of Rt.53, south of Odgen Avenue
Parking / Information:  Of all of the fireworks displays in DuPage, this is of my favorites. The Eyes to the Skies festival is a great time, but not overcrowded. For parking and more information, please visit

Independence Day Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. July 2, Petersen Park on McCullom Lake Road, McHenry. Always Frantic band will start to play at 7 p.m. Food available for purchase. Sponsors: McHenry Area Jaycees and the City of McHenry. Information: 815-363-2100 or

Pingree Grove
Pingree Grove parade, starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 2, on Wester Boulevard. Independence Day celebration — featuring music, activities, food and inflatables — follows near the baseball fields, 1100 Wester Blvd. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (847) 464-5533 or

July 3rd

Fireworks, dusk July 3, best viewed from the lawn of Barrington High School at Lake Cook and Hart roads. For information, visit:

The Village of Bensenville, along with The Village of Addison, The City of Elmhurst and The City of Wood Dale present the only Festival in Four Towns — CARNIVAL RIDES & GAMES FOR ALL AGES, FOOD VENDORS FROM AROUND THE REGION, PONY RIDES / MAGIC SHOWS / FREE ICE SKATING and fireworks on TWO nights — Sunday July 3 at 9:30 and Monday July 4 at 9:30

Burlington’s Independence Day program and fireworks, Burlington Park, off South Street and Deutsch Road, Burlington: Fireworks at dusk Sunday, July 3. Air Force Brigadier General Joseph A. Lanni will speak at the program at 8:30 p.m. Rain date Sunday, July 10. (847) 867-4061.

Crystal Lake
Lakeside Festival today, June 30, through Monday, July 4, at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, featuring music, food, beer and wine, a carnival, a bike parade and ice cream eating contest, and a Baggo tournament. Parade at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 3. Free admission to the carnival midway; regular admission $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, free for children 12 and younger. Visit

Independence Day fireworks at dusk Sunday, July 3, on Main Beach, Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake. Nonresident parking $5. Visit or

Deerfield July 3 Sunday, July 3rd – Brickyards Park   Noon Poster contest entries due at Koenig & Strey and the Italian Kitchen.
5:00 p.m. GATES OPEN: Concession sales begin (Food and Soft Drinks Available)
6:00 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment by Bizar Entertainment!
7:00 p.m. Raising of the Flag by the American Legion and singing of the National Anthem
9:15 p.m. FIREWORKS: A new and thrilling display!

Fox Lake
Celebrate Fox Lake, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 2, parade starts at Grant Community High School, Grand Avenue and Route 49, Fox Lake. Festivities follow at Millennium Park with an arts and crafts show, live music, entertainment, games, children’s activities and food. Fireworks are planned for Sunday, July 3 over the lake.s Information: 847-587-7474; or

Great Lakes Naval Base
July 3-4   This is the 100th anniversary year for Great Lakes and the base is celebrating its centennial year. The celebration is open to the public at Great Lakes Naval Station on Saturday – Monday, July 2 – 4. The two day festival includes music, entertainment, illusionists, bingo, jugglers, kid’s activities, food and more. The spectacular fireworks shows light the skies two nights this year, on Sunday (7/3) and Monday (7/4) nights.

Hawthorn Woods
Music and fireworks will be featured beginning at 6:30 p.m., July 3 at Community Park, 42 Park View Lane.. Bring your own picnic or choose food and drinks from local vendors. A parade will be held July 4 followed by a flag ceremony. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Falkirk and Lagoon streets near Village Hall.

Lake Geneva, WI
Independence Day Celebration, July 3, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Highways 12 & 50, Lake Geneva, Wis. Family fun with arts and crafts, picnic foods, live music, water ski show, children’s activities and more (fees apply to various events). Fireworks at dusk. Requesting those attending the fireworks display to donate two non-perishable food items for the local food pantry. Information: 262-248-8811 or

Lake Zurich
July 3 – The family day at Paulus Park begins on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. The day of entertainment includes live music,children’s activities and the Taste of Summer. Fireworks are on Sunday at 9:15 p.m. $3 admission for non member adults and children 4 and older

Lisle Fireworks
When:  July 1st, July 2nd, July 3rd (Finale) @ 9:45PM
Where:  Lisle Community Park (Eyes to the Skies Festival), west side of Rt.53, south of Odgen Avenue
Parking / Information:  Of all of the fireworks displays in DuPage, this is of my favorites. The Eyes to the Skies festival is a great time, but not overcrowded. For parking and more information, please visit

The Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest will take place June 30 to July 4. The event includes a carnival, food, musical entertainment and an arts and crafts expo. For more information, go to The parade will begin on Cedar Street at 10 a.m. July 2. The fireworks show will be held on July 3 at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Palos Heights
July 3rd – 2:30pm parade, 3:30pm festivities and 9:15pm fireworks at Palos Heights – Memorial Park. Petting Zoo, pony wheel, moonwalk, giant slide, adrenaline rush obstacle course, inflatable catapiller, Velcro wall, bungee run, mini golf, Pop’s hot dog eating contest and of course fireworks! Parade is on Harlem Ave., festivities at Memorial Park, 76th St. and College Dr. and fireworks at Lake Katherine, 123rd and 72nd Ct.

Park Ridge
July 3 events held at Maine East High School in Park Ridge. Children’s entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m., a big band will start playing around 8 p.m. and perform until it’s dark enough for the fireworks show to begin around 9:30 p.m., according to the City of Park Ridge.

The Village of Hawthorn Woods
The 4th of July Parade will be at 10 am on Monday. The parade begins at Falkirk and Lagoon and Carlisle intersection and ends at the Village Hall Barn. The 4th of July fireworks show is on Sunday, July 3 at Community Park.

July 3 – The Independence Day Parade, themed “Hometown, USA,” steps off on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Food vendors and cbegin serving at 11:30 a.m. Children’s games, a petting zoo and pony rides will be avilalbe for 2;30 – 5:00 p.m. in Bowen park. The Waukegan Band will play a program of American music. TheThe 4th of July Fireworks are on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on the Waukegan Lakefront.

Wheaton Fireworks
When:  July 3rd @ 9PM
Where:  DuPage County Fairgrounds, County Farm Rd and Manchester
Parking / Information:  There is a decent amount of parking onsite, but it is recommended you get there early to find a spot. The lots usually open by 6:30PM. This is one of the better firework displays in DuPage.

July 3 – Independence Day 2011 festivities, take place Sunday, July 3, in Gillson Park. The annual Fun Run/Walk for Fun—beginning and ending in Gillson Park—will also be held on Sunday, July 3.  Games and rides for children, entertainment, roving performers, and a TasteFest are all part of the festivities beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 3. A traditional concert of patriotic music by the Palatine Concert Band is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Wallace Bowl. It will be preceded by a sneak preview of this summer’s Starlight Theatre musical feature, Carousel, at 7:15 p.m. The Grand Fireworks display lights up the sky at 9:30 p.m.

Wonder Lake
Fourth of July Celebration, July 3, Wonder Lake. Parade, Kids Zone and games start 1:30 p.m. Ski show at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Sponsored by Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce. Information: 815-728-0682 or

July 4th

July 4 – The July 4th Parade kicks off the celebration on Monday, July 4, at 10am on Main Street. A children’s Fun Fair follows at Williams Park. There is also a 5K run, picnic, entertainment and a fireworks show at dusk.

Aurora Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora: Dusk, Monday, July 4, on property bounded by Edgelawn Drive, Sullivan, Randall and Indian Trail Roads. Free. Co-sponsored with the village of North Aurora. (630) 256-3370.

July 4 –  Barrington’s 4th of July Parade is on Monday, July 4, at 10:00 a.m. The parade, themed “Traditions & Memories,” travels on Main Street from Barrington HIgh School to the train station. The Barrington Community Band plays from noon to 2 p.m. Fireworks, at dusk, can best be seen from Barrington High School at Lake Cook and Hart Road.

Batavia Fourth of July Fireworks, Monday, July 4, at Batavia High School, 1200 W. Wilson St., Batavia. “Savor the Flavor” food vendors from 5 to 9:30 p.m.; music by Field Day from 7 to 9:15 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. $5 donation for parking. Visit

The Village of Bensenville, along with The Village of Addison, The City of Elmhurst and The City of Wood Dale present the only Festival in Four Towns — CARNIVAL RIDES & GAMES FOR ALL AGES, FOOD VENDORS FROM AROUND THE REGION, PONY RIDES / MAGIC SHOWS / FREE ICE SKATING and fireworks on TWO nights — Sunday July 3 at 9:30 and Monday July 4 at 9:30

Buffalo Grove
The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will perform their traditional Independence Day concert at 7 p.m. July 4 at Rotary Green, Buffalo Grove and Old Checker roads. The concert will be timed to conclude at the start of the Buffalo Grove Fireworks presentation, 9:15 p.m. For music to accompany the fireworks, tune to 88.1 FM.

July 4 – Lakefront Fireworks at 9:15 pm – The 2011 musical fireworks extravaganza will be launched from Clark Street Beach and can be viewed from any part of the lakefront area east of Downtown Evanston. Simply find a place to watch, tune your radio to 90.5 FM, and sit back to enjoy the show.

Glen Ellyn
When:  July 4th (dusk)
Where:  Lake Ellyn, North Park Blvd and Forest Avenue
Parking / Information:  Free parking is available in the lot between Park Blvd and Montclair Ave south of the train tracks. Parking is limited. More information is available here.

Great Lakes Naval Base
July 3-4   This is the 100th anniversary year for Great Lakes and the base is celebrating its centennial year. The celebration is open to the public at Great Lakes Naval Station on Saturday – Monday, July 2 – 4. The two day festival includes music, entertainment, illusionists, bingo, jugglers, kid’s activities, food and more. The spectacular fireworks shows light the skies two nights this year, on Sunday (7/3) and Monday (7/4) nights.

Highland Park
July 4 – The celebration on Monday, July 4, begins with a parade at 10:00 am in downtown Highland Park. The Parade is followed by Fourth Fest at Sunset Woods Park, which includes a petting zoo, pony rides, food and music. Fireworks by the City of Highland Park are at dusk at Wolters Field.

Huntley fireworks at Huntley Outlet Center, 11800 Factory Shops Blvd.: Dusk, Monday, July 4. (847) 515-5200.

July 4 – The Village of Itasca and Hamilton Lakes present the largest fireworks display outside of Chicago, with internationally known headliners and local music acts!  The family-friendly event is held in an open field surrounded by gently rolling hills in the Hamilton Lakes office campus, 25 miles northwest of Chicago. Attendees enjoy ample parking and plenty of space for blankets. Location: Hamilton Lakes Office Campus at: I290 & Thorndale Ave. in Itasca, IL Phone: 630.773.0835 Festival Hours Sunday, July 4: 6:00pm – 10:00pm  Live music begins at 6pm with Vertigo (U2 Tribute band) and continues at 8 with World Class Noise. The United States Army will be providing a military display and several interactive exhibits. Vendors will be selling food, drinks and adult beverages. Admission to the event is free. On-site parking is $20 per car. The fireworks are set to begin between 9:45 and 10pm, and last approximately 25 minutes.

Lake Forest
July 4 – Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation is hosting the 5th annual Festival and Fireworks on Monday, July 4, 2011 at Deerpath Park.  The fun starts at 6 p.m. on July 4th when rocking bands take the soundstage. Sixteen Candles will start the evening off with Rick Springfield as the main headliner. Activities happen all through the evening and the fireworks display starts around 9:30 p.m. Bring your own food and beverages or purchase vendor tickets at the Festival. The celebration is at Deerpath Park.

July 4 – Libertyville’s July 4th celebration is on Monday at Butler Lake Park. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. The Village Band plays in the bandstand. Fireworks start at dusk (9:30 p.m.)

July 4 Two day event is at Spring Lake Park on Sunday at 4:00 – 10:00 pm and Monday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The activities include live entertainmenet, food, beer tent, carnival games and a classic car show. The fireworks show is on Monday night July 4.

When:  July 4th @ 9:30PM
Where:  Madison Meadow Park (Taste of Lombard), Meyers Rd north to Madison St west
Parking / Information:  Limited onsite parking is available. Additionaly limited parking on nearby city streets. More information can be found on the Taste of Lombard website.

July 4 – Parade, fireworks and live entertainment by the Tailspin Band (Oldies)at 6pm and the Encore Community Band later in the evening at 7:30pm.
North on Wolf Road from LaPorte Road to Revere Rd. 708.479.2468

Morton Grove
July 4   9:30pm  In Morton Grove, a fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m. in Harrer Park, at 6250 Dempster St, Morton Grove, IL 60053 at Fernald Avenue.

July 4   Mundelein Community Days runs from Friday -Monday, July 1-4. Most of the events are held on or near the fairgrounds, including a carnival, games, contests musical performers and more. Fireworks are set for Monday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m. The 4th of July parade will be held on Sunday, July 3th at 2:00 pm. starting at the Village Hall and proceeding down Haley Street to the High School.

July 4 – One of the largest and most magnificent displays in the Chicagoland area, the Ribfest/Fourth of July fireworks show runs for almost 30 minutes straight and is sure to wow the most fervent fireworks aficionados.  Naperville’s Independence Day fireworks extravaganza will take place in Knoch Park on Monday, July 4, at 9:30 p.m. Residents can also tune into 95.9 FM The River to hear a musical simulcast during the fireworks show.  Please remember, the park may close at or around the free entry period due to capacity. Come early!

Oak Lawn
July 4th – Fireworks start at Dusk at Richards High School, 10601 S. Central Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois. What a way to finish the day! You will love the Grand Finale – FIREWORKS !!! Bring your entire family and friends and witness the spectacular fireworks show provided by Melrose Pyrotechnics, who have been entertaining the residents of Oak Lawn with their fabulous fireworks display for over 20 years. The fireworks are choreographed to a musical soundtrack and the fireworks show is about 20 minutes in length. You don’t want to miss it. General seating will be available in the bleachers at the Richard’s High School football stadium. VIP seating on the field only. If you cannot make it to Richard’s High School, bring a blanket or lawn chair and sit back in the open field at the South Side Baptist School located at 5220 W. 105th Street and enjoy the show.

Round Lake
July 4 – The Round Lake Independence Day celebration, held at the Cultural & Civic Center on Monday, July 4, begins at 6:00, with a patriotic concert by the Park District’s Community Band. At 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. the Incognito’s will perform music from the 50′ through the 90′s. Fireworks begin at about 9:30 p.m.

St. Charles
St. Charles Fourth of July fireworks, Monday, July 4, at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. The Fox Valley Concert Band performs in the amphitheater from 4-5:30 p.m.; Red Woody (classic and alternative hits), 6 p.m. to dusk. Fireworks start at dusk off Boy Scout Island. Free. Visit

July 4 – The Village of Skokie 2011 Independence Day festivities kick off on Monday, July 4 at noon with a parade on Oakton Street beginning at the Oakton Community College parking lot, heading east from Downtown Skokie to Oakton Park. The parade takes place rain or shine. The celebration continues into the evening with a concert and fireworks display at Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton Street with a “Picnic in the Park,” featuring food, drinks and music. The concert begins at 6 p.m. The Village of Skokie is known for its breathtaking fireworks display and this year is no exception. The spectacular 3-D Fireworks Fest begins at dusk. Skokie’s traditional customized 3-D fireworks glasses will be distributed to the first 10,000 visitors.

Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow Fourth of July activities, Monday, July 4, at Sabatino Park, Winmoor Drive and Willow Lane, include: fun run, fishing derby, parade (at noon), food and entertainment, pie eating contest and raffle drawing. Fireworks at 9 p.m.; fireworks parking lots open at 7 p.m.; $5 donation to park for fireworks. (847) 574-8116 or or

Spring Grove
Fourth of July Celebration, noon July 4, Horse Fair Park, 8105 Blivin, Spring Grove. “Home Town Heroes” theme parade starts at noon followed by games, family fun, live music. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Parking: $5 per vehicle all day. Information: 815-675-2121 or; 815-678-7742 or

Tinley Park
July 4 – Free 4th of July celebration featuring live music, children’s games and activities, food tent, beer tent, bingo, and fireworks. Location: McCarthy Park Contact Phone: (708) 342 4200 Website: Hours: 4pm 10pm

Vernon Hills
July 4 The 4th of July Parade steps off at 9:00 a.m. At the corner of Deerpath and Atruim, just south of Highway 60 (Town Line Road). Evening festivities run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., with music by J.P. And the Cats. At approximately 9:30 p.m.Honorable Mayor Roger Byrne will set the skies over Big Bear and Little Bear Lake ablaze with color as Melrose Pyrotechnics, Inc presents a dazzling aerial display of fireworks.

Warrenville Fireworks
When:  July 4th @ 9:15PM
Where:  Cerny Park, off River Rd just north of Ferry Rd
Parking / Information:  Parking available as posted on the streets, at the south parking lot of Bower Elementary School and the Ferry & River Rd. parking lot of AT&T. More information can be found here.

Fourth of July Fireworks, dusk July 4, Emricson Park, between South and West Jackson streets, Woodstock. Seating on the sledding hill. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Parking: $5. Donations accepted from walk-ins. Information: 815-338-4300 or

July 4. The Fireworks display is on Monday night.

July 9th

Fox River Grove
Fox River Grove fireworks, Picnic Grove Park, off the Fox River, Fox River Grove: Dusk, Saturday, July 9. No entry to the park after 9 p.m. and no parking at the park. Shuttle bus service will be available. (847) 639-3170;

No fireworks

Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin Fourth of July parade steps off at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4, at the corner of Slade and Douglas avenues. The theme is “Toys on Parade.” Grand marshals are teachers Amy Baldini, Gloria Helin and Dee Burns Maroney. Last year’s parade featured more than 110 units, 25 floats, 150 different parade vehicles, 2,600 participants and took more than 50 volunteers to coordinate. Call (847) 488-1456 or visit

Island Lake
Fourth of July Parade & Picnic, 10 a.m. July 4, parade starts at Burnett Road, Island Lake. Picnic immediately follows the parade at Veteran’s Park for food, fun, games and crafts. Information: 847-526-8764.

Lake Bluff
4th of July Celebration – Lake Bluff celebrates on Friday with Taste of Lake Bluff The 4th of July Parade begins on Monday at 10:00 a.m.

South Elgin
• South Elgin Fourth of July parade, 10 a.m. Monday, July 4. Steps off from Wedgewood and Spring streets, to Water Street, State Street, to Middle Street, Cherry Street, and ends at South Elgin Lions Club, 500 Fulton St. Features more than 80 groups including the South Elgin VFW Post 2327, South Elgin High School marching band, Mike Kenyon’s Cows, Mike Worthington and South Elgin’s original Fire Engine #1 and many others. Visit or call (847) 622-0003.

• Red, White and Blue Dollar Day, Fox River Trolley Museum, 361 S. LaFox St. (Route 31), South Elgin: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 4. All riders pay $1 this day only, as museum celebrates its 44th birthday. Children 3 and younger ride free.

Sugar Grove
Sugar Grove Community Fourth of July bike parade, 1 p.m. Monday, July 4, at John Shields Elementary School, 85 Main St. Lineup begins at 12:30 p.m. Anyone can march, walk, ride, or stroll in the parade. Decorate your bikes, wheel chairs, strollers and wagons. Visit

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