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No Fourth of July fireworks in Chicago this year

The city has confirmed there will be no fireworks display on the 4th of July in the city of Chicago this year.

In years past, large world-class displays would light up the lakefront, attracting more than a million people and stopping traffic along Lake Shore Drive.

The city has offered no explanation but reminds residents that Navy Pier holds its twice-a-week fireworks display every Wednesday and Saturday through Labor Day, including Wednesday, July 3, and Saturday, July 6.

Responding to our story, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events Director of Communications, Madeline Long added,

“As has been the case for several years, the City does not host fireworks for the July 4th holiday. Navy Pier continues to host their spectacular Independence Day fireworks display, which will occur on July 3rd this year.”