Fourth of July Parade & Firework Guide – 2018

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I don’t know about you, but we’re just about falling into our summer routine when the Fourth of July comes along to shake things up. I love it! Not only do I love celebrating independence and freedom, but it’s a kick in the butt. It’s a reminder that summer is filled with amazing opportunities for fun and excitement, but it’s also moving fast, so sometimes we need to relinquish the schedule and find adventure.

Looking for some explosive fun? Find parades and fireworks in your area with this Fourth of July guide! 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, through September.

Lisle– Eyes to the Skies Festival June 29-July 1. Festivities begin earlier in the day, fireworks at 9:45 pm each night of the festival, with the largest display on July 1.

 

Friday, June 29

Cary – Festivities begin at 6:30, then fireworks. (Parking is $5-$10)

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

Palatine – Parade at 11:00 am. Festival June 29-July 4.

 

Saturday, June 30

Fox Lake – Parade at 4:00 pm, followed by festivities, fireworks at dusk.

Grayslake – Festivities start at 3:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

 

Sunday, July 1

Mundelein – Parade at 2:00 pm, festivities, fireworks at 9:30 pm. Mundelein Community Days June 28-July 1.

Waukegan – Parade at 1:00 pm.

 

Tuesday, July 3

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

Palatine – Fireworks at dusk. Festival June 29-July 4.

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

Evergreen Park – Parade at 6:30 pm, fireworks at 9:15 pm.

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

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

Lockport – Fireworks at dusk.

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

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

Park Ridge– Festivities begin at 6:30 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 – Fireworks at dusk.

Wheaton – Festivities begin at 5:00 pm, fireworks at 9:00 pm.

 

Wednesday, July 4

Antioch – Festivities begin at 8:00 am, parade at 10:30 am, fireworks at dusk.

Aurora – Parade at 10:00 am.

Barrington – Parade at 10:00 am, fireworks at dusk. Fourth of July Festival June 30-July 4.

Bartlett – Fireworks at 9:30 pm. Fourth of July Fest July 4-July 8.

Bolingbrook – Festivities begin at 3:00 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm.

Buffalo Grove – Concert at 7:00 pm, fireworks at 9:15 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.

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 7:00 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 July 4-8. Festivities throughout the day and parade at 9:00 am.

Island Lake – Parade at 10:00 am, followed by festivities. Festival July 6-8.

Itasca – Live music at 7:00 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm.

Lake Bluff – Parade at 10:00 am.

Lake Forest – Festivities begin at 6:00 pm, fireworks at 9:40 pm.

Lake Zurich – Festivities begin at 10:00 am, fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Libertyville – Concert at 7:30 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Lincolnshire – Festivities throughout the day; parade at 11:00 am, fireworks at dusk. Red, White, & Boom July 3-4.

Mokena – Parade at 10:00 am, festivities begin at 5:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

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

Naperville – Ribfest July 4-7, 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. Festivities throughout the day and fireworks at dusk.

Oak Park – Parade at 10:00 am.

Palos Heights – Parade at Noon.

Round Lake Beach – Festivities begin at 6:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

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

St. Charles – Concert at 6:00 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Tinley Park – Festivities begin at 4:00 pm, fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Vernon Hills – Parade at 9:00 am. Festivities begin at 6:30 pm, fireworks at dusk.

Waukegan – Fireworks at dusk.

Wheaton – Parade at 10:00 am.

Winnetka – Parade at 10:00 am, festivities following, fireworks at 9:20 pm.

Woodstock – Fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Yorkville– Parade at 9:00 am, festivities until noon; fireworks at dusk.

Zion – Festivities begin at 8:30 am, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

 

Saturday, July 7

Crystal Lake – Parade at 1:00 pm. Fireworks at dusk (beach admission fees apply).

Hoffman Estates – Northwest Fest July 4-8. Festivities throughout the day and fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Island Lake – Festival July 6-8. Fireworks at dusk.

 

Sunday, July 8

Bartlett – Parade at 1:00 pm. Fourth of July Fest July 4-July 8.

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