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Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Chicago 2022

Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Chicago 2022

Fourth of July weekend is almost here, and the Chicago area is ready to celebrate with fireworks shows.

Watch the sky light up Friday through Monday at these great viewing spots around the city:

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City of Chicago

Navy Pier
What: Summer fireworks at Navy Pier through Labor Day weekend
When: 9:30 p.m. July 2 (more dates every Wednesday and Saturday in the summer)
Where: 600 E. Grand Ave
Details: navypier.org

Cook County

Bartlett
What: Fourth of July Festival
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Community Park (corner of South Bartlett and Stearns roads)
Details: bartlett4thofjuly.com

Bridgeview
What: 3rd of July Celebration
When: 9:15 p.m. July 3
Where: Commissioners Park, 8100 S. Beloit Avenue
Details: bridgeviewparkdistrict.com

Buffalo Grove
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: 9:20 p.m. July 4
Where: Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road
Details: vbg.org

Burr Ridge
What: Pleasant Dale Park District Fireworks
When: Dusk on July 3
Where: Walker Park, 7425 South Wolf Road
Details: pdparks.org

Chicago Heights
What: Independence Day Fireworks
When: July 1
Where: Bloom High School’s North Soccer Field
Details: cityofchicagoheights.org

Des Plaines
What: Independence Day Fireworks
When: July 1
Where: Oakton Community College, 1600 Golf Road
Details: desplaines.org

Elgin
What: Fourth of July Fireworks (plus a parade and concert)
When: 9:20 p.m. July 4
Where: Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave.

Elk Grove Village
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: Dusk July 4
Where: Rotary Green, 164 Lions Drive
Details: elkgrove.org

Elmwood Park
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Evanston lakefront
Details: evanston4th.org

Evergreen Park
What: Independence Day Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 1
Where: Duffy Park, 92nd Street, and Millard Avenue

Glencoe
What: Party in the Park
When: 9 p.m. July 3
Where: Lakefront Park, 99 Park Avenue
Details: villageofglencoe.org

Glenview
What: Independence Day Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Boulevard
Details: glenviewparks.org

Glenwood
What: Fourth of July Festival
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Glenwoodie Golf Club, 19301 State Street
Details: villageofglenwood.com

Harvey
What: 4th of July Celebration
When: Dusk, July 2
Where: Municipal complex, 153rd Street and Broadway
Details: facebook.com/cityofharvey

Hoffman Estates
What: Northwest Fourth-Fest
When: Dusk, July 3
Where: NOW Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway
Details: hoffmanestates.org

La Grange
What: 3rd of July Party (country club member event)
When: 9:30 p.m. July 3
Where: La Grange Country Club, 620 S. Brainard Ave.; non-members can see the fireworks from Waiola Park, 500 S. Waiola Ave.
Details: facebook.com/lagrangecountryclub

Lemont
What: Independence Day Extravaganza
When: July 3, party begins at 4 p.m., fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Centennial Park, 16028 127th St.

Mount Prospect
What: 83rd Annual 4th of July Festival
When: 9:30 p.m. on June 30 and July 4
Where: Melas Park, 1500 West Central Road
Details: mplions.org

Northbrook
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: 9 p.m. July 4
Where: Meadowhill Park and Techny Prairie Park and Fields
Details: northbrook4thofjuly.com

Oak Lawn
What: July 4 fireworks
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Richards High School, 10601 Central Ave.
Details: olparks.com

Oak Park
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Oak Park and River Forest High School sports fields
Details: oak-park.us

Orland Park
What: Independence Day Concert & Fireworks
When: The concert starts at 7:15 p.m. on July 4, with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Centennial Park, 15600 West Ave.
Details: orlandpark.org

Palatine
What: Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest
When: Dusk, July 3
Where: Community Park, 262 East Palatine Road
Details: palatinejaycees.org

Palos Heights
What: Independence Day Family Celebration
When: Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. July 3
Where: Memorial Park, 7607 W. College Drive
Details: palosheights.org

Park Ridge
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 3
Where: Maine East High School, 2601 Dempster Street
Details: prparks.org

South Holland
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: 9 p.m. July 4
Where: South Surburban College, 15800 State Street
Details: southholland.org

Tinley Park
What: 4th of July Celebration
When: 9:15 p.m. July 4
Where: McCarthy Park, 16801 S. 80th Avenue
Details: tinleyparkdistrict.org

Wilmette
What: Fun & Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 3
Where: Gillson Park
Details: wilmettepark.org

Winnetka
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: 9:20 p.m. July 4
Where: Duke Child’s Field, 1321 Willow Road
Details: winpark.org/events

North Shore

Evanston
What: Evanston July 4 Concert and Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Dawes Park, Sheridan Road, and Church Street

Glencoe
What: Fireworks
When: 9 p.m. July 3
Where: Glencoe Beach, 160 Hazel Ave.

Glenview
What: Glenview State Bank Twilight Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4 
Where: Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Blvd.

Lake Forest
What: 15th Annual Lake Forest Fireworks and Festival
When: 9:45 p.m. July 4
Where: Deerpath Community Park, 400 Hastings Road in Lake Forest

Northbrook
What: Northbrook 4th of July
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Fireworks at Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Ave.; and Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1750 Techny Road

Skokie
What: 3-D Fireworks Festival
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Niles West High School, 5701 W. Oakton St.

Wilmette
What: Festivities and fireworks show
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Gillson Park, 101 Lake Ave.

Winnetka
What: Winnetka 4th of July Fireworks
When: 9:20 p.m. July 4
Where: Duke Child’s Field, 1321 Willow Road

DuPage County

Bensenville
What: LibertyFest 2022
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Redmond Recreational Complex, 545 John Street
Details: bensenville.il.us

Burr Ridge
What: Fireworks display
When: Dusk, July 3
Where: Walker Park, 7425 Wolf Road

Downers Grove/Woodridge
What: 4th of July Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Corner of 75th Street and Lemont Road
Details: events.downers.us/independence-day

Glendale Heights
What: Glendale Heights Fest
When: July 17
Where: 101 East Fullerton Avenue
Details: glendaleheightsfest.com

Glen Ellyn
What: Glen Ellyn’s 4th of July Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Glen Ellyn Road
Details: glenellyn4thofjuly.org

Itasca
What: Independence Day Fireworks
When: 10 p.m. July 4
Where: Hamilton Lake, I-390 and Park Boulevard
Details: itasca.com

Lisle
What: Lisle’s Independence Day Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 3
Where: Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle
Details: villageoflisle.org

Lombard
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Madison Meadow Park, East Madison Street and South Ahrens Avenue
Details: villageoflombard.org

Naperville
What: Naperville Salute and Fourth of July Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 3
Where: Frontier Park Sports Complex, 3380 Cedar Glade Dr., Naperville
Details: napervillesalute.org

Oak Brook
What: Taste of Oak Brook
When: 9:30 p.m. July 3
Where: Oak Brook Polo Grounds
Details: oak-brook.org

St. Charles
What: Fireworks at Pottawatomie Park
When: July 4: Dusk, July 4
Where: Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Avenue in St. Charles

Warrenville
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Cerny Park, 4S150 River Road
Details: warrenville.il.us

Westmont
What: Independence Day Celebration
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Ty Warner Park, 700 Blackhawk Drive
Details: westmontparks.org

Wheaton
What: Independence Day Celebration
When: Dusk, July 3
Where: Graf Park, 1855 Manchester Road
Details: wheatonparkdistrict.com

Kane County

Huntley
What: Independence Day Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Deicke Park, 11419 IL-47
Details: huntley.il.us

Fox River Valley / Kendall County

Aurora
What: Aurora’s Fourth Of July Celebration fireworks
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Best viewing can be found at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway (gates open at 7 p.m.), and McCullough Park, 150 W. Illinois Ave.
Details: aurora-il.org

Batavia
What: Batavia’s 4th of July Fireworks Sky Concert
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Best viewing at Batavia High School, 1201 Main St., or Engstrom Park, 326 Millview Drive.
Details: bataviafireworks.org

Sandwich
What: Sandwich Freedom Days
When: Dusk, July 2
Where: Sandwich Fairgrounds
Details: sandwichfair.com

Oswego
What: Independence Day Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Prairie Point Park, 4120 Plainfield Road
Details: gooswego.org

Yorkville
What: Independence Day Celebration
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Fireworks will be shot off near the corner of Route 47 and Countryside Parkway; the viewing party is at the Yorkville American Legion Parking Lot, 9054 E Veterans Parkway
Details: yorkville.il.us

Lake County

Barrington
What: Barrington Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 1
Where: Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St.
Details: barrington-il.gov

Buffalo Grove
What: Buffalo Grove Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road

Deerfield
What: Deerfield Family Days fireworks
When: Dusk, July 3
Where: Brickyards Park, 375 Elm St.
Details: deerfield.il.us

Fox Lake
What: Celebrate Fox Lake
When: Dusk, July 2
Where: Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Boulevard
Details: foxlake.org

Gurnee
What: Coca-Cola July 4th Fest
When: July 2-4; fireworks all 3 nights
Where: Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway
Details: sixflags.com/greatamerica

Highland Park
What: Concert & Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Wolters Field, 1080 Park Ave. W.

Lake Forest
What: 15th Annual Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks
When: 9:40 p.m. July 4
Where: Deerpath Community Park, 95 Deerpath
Details: lfparksandrec.com

Lake Zurich
What: Independence/Family Day at Paulus Park
When: 9:15 p.m. July 4
Where: Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road
Details: lakezurich.org

Libertyville
What: Libertyville Village Band and Fireworks
When. 9:30 p.m.
Where: Butler Lake Park, 500 Lake St. in Libertyville
Details: libertyville.com

Mundelein
What: Mundelein Community Days Fireworks Show
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Kracklauer Park, 116 N. Lake St.
Details: mundelein.org

Round Lake
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 3
Where: Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way
Details: rlapd.org

Vernon Hills
What: Vernon Hills Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4.
Where: Big Bear Lake in Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway
Details: vernonhills.org

Wauconda
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 3
Where: Bangs Lake
Details: wauconda-il.gov

Waukgean
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: 9 p.m. July 4
Where: Waukegan Harbor and Marina, 55 South Harbor Place
Details: waukeganhbarbor.com

Zion
What: Independece Day Celebration
When: 9:30 p.m. June 30
Where: Zion Park District Bandshell, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive
Details: zionparkdistrict.com

McHenry County

Cary
What: Summer Celebration and fireworks
When: Dusk, July 1
Where: Lions Park, 1200 Silver Lake Road

Crystal Lake
What: Parade and Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 3
Where: Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive

Fox River Grove
What: Independence Day Fireworks
When: 5 p.m. July 9
Where: Picnic Grove Park
Details: facebook.com/frgliving

Huntley
What: Independence Day Fireworks Show
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Deicke Park, 11419 Route 47

McHenry
What: Fiesta Days
When: Dusk, July 10
Where: Main Park, 10925 West La Porte Road
Details: facebook.com/mokena.parkdistrict

Spring Grove
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Thelen Park and Spring Grove Park
Details: sg4thofjuly.com

Woodstock
What: Fourth of July Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Emricson Park, 1313 Kishwaukee Valley Road
Details: woodstockil.gov

Will County

Beecher
What: 4th of July Festival Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: Firemen’s Park, 675 Penfield Street
Details: villageofbeecher.org

Bolingbrook
What: 4th of July Fireworks
When: 9:15 p.m. July 4
Where: Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive
Details: bolingbrook.com

Channahon
What: Independence Day Celebration
When: 9:15 p.m. July 3
Where: Community Park, 23304 W. McClintock Road

Frankfort
What: Fourth of July Celebration
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Main Park, 200 S. Locust Street
Details: frankfortparks.org

Lockport
What: Fireworks show
When: Dusk, July 3
Where: Dellwood Park, Route 171 and Woods Drive
Details: lockportpark.org

Joliet
What: Joliet Slammers Fireworks Fest
When: Post-game fireworks after Slammers games Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3
Where: Duly Health and Care Field, 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Details: joliet.gov

What: Independence Celebration at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park
When: Dusk, July 3
Where: Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre, 201 West Jefferson Street
Details: joliet.gov

What: The City of Joliet and Joliet Junior College fireworks
When: 9:15 or 9:30 p.m. July 4 (entry starts at 6 p.m.)
Where: JJC Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road
Details: joliet.gov

Mokena
What: Village of Mokena 4th of July Fireworks
When: Dusk, July 4
Where: Main Park, 10925 W. LaPorte Road

New Lenox
What: Independence Day Celebration fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m. July 4
Where: New Lenox Commons, 101 Veterans Parkway in New Lenox
Details: newlenox.net

Romeoville
What: Independence Day celebrations with three simultaneous fireworks shows
When: July 3. All three shows start at 9:30 p.m.
Where: 3 locations — Discovery Park, at 300 S. Highpoint Drive; Volunteer Park, at 1100 Murphy Drive; and Lukancic Middle School, at 725 Normantown Road
Details: romeoville.org