Fourth of July Parades & Fireworks – 2014

Chicago Area 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Guide

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, July 4 at 9:30 pm.

Saturday, June 28

Midlothian – Parade at 3:00 pm, festivities start at 4:00 pm, fireworks start at 9:30 pm.

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

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

Orland Hills – Fireworks start at 9:30 pm. Party in the Park June 27-29.

Wednesday, July 2

Lisle – Festivities begin at 5:00 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm. Eyes to the Skies Festival July 2-6.

Thursday, July 3

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

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 dusk. Deerfield Family Days July 3-4.

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

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

Lemont – Festivities begin at 4:00 pm, fireworks at dusk. Freedom Days June 29-July 3.

Lisle – Festivities begin at 3:00 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm. Eyes to the Skies Festival July 2-6.

Lockport – Fireworks at dusk.

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

Palatine – Festival July 3-7. Fireworks at dusk.

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

Park Ridge – Festivities begin at 6:30 pm, fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Plainfield – Festivities 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, fireworks will follow.

Wheaton – Festivities begin at 5:30 pm, fireworks to follow.

Friday, July 4

Aurora – Parade at 9:15 am, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Barrington – Parade at 10:00 am, festivities begin at 11:30, fireworks at dusk.

Bartlett – Festival July 3-6, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

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

Carol Stream – Parade at 10:00 am.

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

Navy Pier – Fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Deerfield – Festivities begin at 8:00 am. Parade at Noon. Deerfield Family Days July 3-4.

Elk Grove Village – Fireworks at dusk.

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

Hawthorn Woods – Parade at 10:00 am.

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

Hoffman Estates – Northwest Fest July 3-6. Parade at 9:00 am, festivities throughout the day, fireworks at 9:30 pm

Itasca – Live music at 7:15 am, fireworks at 9:45 pm.

Lisle – Festivities begin at Noon, fireworks at 9:45 pm. Eyes to the Skies Festival July 2-6.

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

Morton Grove – Morton Grove Days July 3-5. Parade at 2:30 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Naperville – Ribfest July 3-6, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Northbrook – Festivities throughout the day, parade at 2:15 pm, fireworks at dusk.

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

Oak Park – Parade at 10:00 am, fireworks at dusk.

Palos Heights – Parade at Noon.

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.

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

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

Woodstock – Fireworks at dusk.

Yorkville – Parade at 9:00 am, festivities following, fireworks at dusk.

Saturday, July 5

Lisle – Festivities begin at Noon, fireworks at 9:45 pm. Eyes to the Skies Festival July 2-6.

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

Sunday, July 6

Crystal Lake – Festivities begin at 1:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Lisle – Festivities begin at 5:00 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm. Eyes to the Skies Festival July 2-6.

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