Chicago Area Fireworks and Parades for the Fourth of July 2012

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Looking for a fireworks display or parade to see this week? There are several in the Chicago area! All the events listed below are FREE!

Before attending, PLEASE check the link. Because of dry conditions some events may be canceled and although I’ve listed the starting time for the fireworks displays, many of these locations have festivities starting earlier.

** I’m doing my best to keep this list updated. If you know of a show that has been canceled or postponed, please let me know by email at or leave a comment below. Thanks!


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  1. Scott Brown says:

    Some of us who live in the far south suburbs of Chicago didn’t see any notice of fireworks displays in our area, consequently we had to sit at home and watch TV trying to be surprised and delighted by the intermittent striking and tossing of matches.

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