Fourth of July Parades & Fireworks – 2013

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Independence Day is approaching and Chicago and many suburbs are preparing for celebrations. In addition to parades and firework displays I’ve listed many have other festivities such as live music, a carnival, or other entertainment the same day (& some even for a couple days) so click the link to see all the details.

Before attending, PLEASE check the link. Some events may be cancelled or postponed depending on the weather, and even though I do my best there’s always the possibility I’ve made a typo.

Multiple days

Navy Pier – Every Wednesday night at 9:30 pm and every Saturday night at 10:15 pm.

Friday, June 28

Midlothian – Festivities start at 7:00 pm, fireworks start at 9:30 pm.

Saturday, June 29

Dundee – Concert in the park at 7:00 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Grayslake – Festivities start at 4:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Orland Hills – Music at 8:00 pm, fireworks start at 9:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 3

Barrington – Parade at 10:00 am.

Burr Ridge – Festivities begin at 5:30 pm, fireworks follow.

Cary – Festivities begin at 7:30, then fireworks.

Crystal Lake – Fireworks at dusk (beach admission fees apply)

Deerfield – Festivities at 5:00 pm, fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Evergreen Park – Parade at 6:30 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Hawthorn Woods – Music at 6:00 pm, then fireworks.

Lemont – Festivities begin at 4:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Lisle – Eyes to the Skies Festival July 3-7, fireworks at 9:45 pm.

Lockport – Fireworks at dusk.

Oak Brook – Taste of Oak Brook begins at 4:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Palos Heights – Festivities at 4:00 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Park Ridge – Music followed by fireworks.

Plainfield – Festivities at 5:00 pm, kids parade at 6:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Romeoville – Festivities at 7:00 pm, fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Wauconda – Festivities begin at 6:00 pm.

Wheaton – Fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Willmette – Festivities begin at 4:00 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Thursday, July 4

Aurora – Parade at 10:00 am, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Barrington – Fireworks at dusk.

Bartlett – Festival July 3-7, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Bolingbrook – Festivities begin at 2:00 pm, fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Carol Stream – Festivities begin at 6:00 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Deerfield – Parade at Noon

Downers Grove – Parade at 12:45 am, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Elk Grove Village – Fireworks at 8:30 pm.

Evanston – Festivities begin at 9:00 am, parade at 2:00 pm, fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Frankfort – Festivities begin at 5:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Glen Ellyn – Parade at Noon, festivities following, fireworks at dusk.

Glenview – Parade at 11:15 am, concert at 7:30 pm followed by fireworks

Highland Park – Parade at 10:00 am, festivities throughout the day, fireworks at dusk.

Hoffman Estates – Northwest Fest July 3-7. Parade at 9:00 am, festivities throughout the day, fireworks at 9:30 pm

Itasca – Fireworks at 9:45 pm.

Mokena – Parade at 10:00 am, festivities begin at 4:00 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm.

Morton Grove – Morton Grove Days July 3-6. Parade at 2:30 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm.

Naperville – Ribfest July 3-7, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Northbrook – Festivities throughout the day, parade at 2:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Palos Heights – Parade at Noon

Oak Lawn – Parade at 10:00 am, festivities following, fireworks at dusk.

Oak ParkParade at 10:00 am, fireworks at dusk.

Skokie – Parade at Noon, festivities at 5:00 pm followed by 3D fireworks.

Tinley Park – Festivities begin at 8:00 am, fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Wheaton – Parade at 10:00 am.

Winnetka – Parade at 10:00 am, festivities following, fireworks at dusk.

Woodstock – Fireworks at dusk.

Yorkville – Parade at 10:00 am, festivities following, fireworks at dusk.

Friday, July 5

Palatine – Festival July 3-7. Fireworks at 9:00 pm or dusk.

Saturday, July 6

Palatine – Festival July 3-7. Parade at 10:00 am.

Sunday, July 7

Crystal Lake – Parade at 1:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.
Do you have a favorite Fourth of July parade or fireworks display? If it’s not on my list I’d love to include it! Leave me a comment below. 

Comments

  1. thanks! awesome compilation!

  2. Hinsdale parade at 10 a.m/ 7/4/13

  3. We love the fireworks at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights! We went last year and sat in the parking lot. Easy to get in, and easy to get out. We will be going back again this year!

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