Fourth of July Parades & Fireworks – 2016

Fourth of July Parades and Fireworks 2016

The Fourth of July is a celebration of independence and freedom, but also of family and summer. Plan to attend some of these parades and fireworks shows to make your Fourth truly explosive!

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. Most events are free, but some do charge a fee for parking. See the websites for admission or parking fees.

Multiple days

Navy Pier – Every Wednesday night at 9:30 pm and every Saturday night at 10:15 pm, and additional nights for special events. The Independence Day show is on Monday, July 4 at 9:30 pm.

Friday, June 24

Midlothian – Festivities start at 6:00 pm, fireworks start at 9:30 pm.

Saturday, June 25

Dundee – Concert in the park at 7:30 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm (show may be 30 minutes early or 30 minutes late depending on weather; rain date is Sunday, June 26 at 9:00 pm.)

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

Orland Hills – Fireworks start at 9:30 pm. Party in the Park June 24-26.

Friday, July 1

Evergreen Park – Parade at 6:00 pm, fireworks at 9:00 pm.

Cary – Festivities begin at 6:30, then fireworks.

Saturday, July 2

Lisle– Festivities begin at 5:30 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm. Eyes to the Skies Festival June 29-July 3.

Navy Pier – Fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Palatine – Parade at 11:00 am. Festival June 30-July 4.

Sunday, July 3

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

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

Deerfield – Festivities at 5:00 pm, fireworks at dusk. Deerfield Family Days July 3-4.

Hawthorn Woods – Music at 6:00 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Hoffman Estates – Northwest Fest June 30-July 4. Festivities throughout the day and fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Lemont – Festivities begin at 2:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Lisle– Festivities begin at 5:30 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm. Eyes to the Skies Festival June 29-July 3.

Lockport – Fireworks at dusk.

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

Palatine – Fireworks at dusk. Festival June 30-July 4.

Palos Heights – Festivities at 4:30 pm, fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Park Ridge– Festivities begin at 6:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

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

Romeoville – Festivities at 6:00 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Wauconda – Festivities begin at 6:00 pm, fireworks will follow.

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

Monday, July 4

Aurora – Parade at 10:00 am.

Barrington – Parade at 10:00 am, fireworks at dusk. Fourth of July Festival July 1-4.

Bartlett – Fireworks at 9:30 pm. Fourth of July Fest June 30-July 4.

Bolingbrook – Festivities begin at 2:00 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm.

Carol Stream – Parade at 10:00 am.

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

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

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

Elk Grove Village – Concert at 8:00 pm; fireworks to follow.

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 – Parades at 9:30 & 10:00 am, festivities throughout the day, fireworks at dusk.

Hoffman Estates – Northwest Fest June 30-July 4. Parade at 9:00 am.

Itasca – Live music at 5:30 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm.

Mokena – Parade at 10:00 am, festivities begin at 6:30 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Morton Grove – Morton Grove Days July 1-4. Parade at 2:30 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Naperville – Ribfest July 1-4, 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.

Oak Park – Parade at 10:00 am.

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.

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

Woodstock – Fireworks at dusk.

Yorkville– Parade at 9:00 am, festivities throughout the day, fireworks at dusk.

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