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Fourth Of July Fireworks, Shows, Parades And Parties: Your Guide To Celebrating Independence Day In Chicago

The Fourth may be on a Tuesday, but there are plenty of events throughout the next week to eat, drink, cruise and watch fireworks. Here’s where to find Fourth of July events around the city:

Downtown/The Loop

Navy Pier Fireworks

There are no fireworks on July 4 at Navy Pier, but you can catch the regular Saturday and Wednesday shows.

When: 10 p.m Saturday and 9 p.m. Wednesday. Saturday will be the patriotic display. 
Where: Near 600 E. Grand Ave.

City Cruises Fourth of July Cruises

When: Times vary on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Grant Park Music Festival: An American Salute, Rhapsody in Blue

When:  6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.

4th of July Celebration on the Yacht!

When: 7:30-10:30 p.m Saturday
Where: Anita Dee Yacht Charters, 200 North Breakwater Access

Live on the Lake

When: 2-8 p.m Tuesday
Where: 700 E. Grand Ave.

Pre-July 4th Chicago Pier Pressure Yacht Party

When: 9 p.m – midnight Monday
Where: Spirit of Chicago Yacht, 600 E. Grand Ave.

4th of July Independence Day Booze Cruise

When: 8-11 p.m Tuesday
Where: Summer of George, 900 S. Wells St.

Chicago Fire vs. Nashville SC Fireworks Night

When: 5:30 p.m. July 8
Where: Soldier Field, 1410 Special Olympics Drive

South Loop

VU Chicago July 4th Backyard Bash

When: 6-11 p.m. Tuesday
Where: VU Rooftop Bar, 133 E. Cermak Road


Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Fireworks Show

When: Tuesday at dusk (7:10 p.m. game)
Where: Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W. 35th St.

Hyde Park

4th on 53rd Parade and Picnic

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday
Where: 5300 S. Lake Park Ave. 

Ukrainian Village 

Sportsman’s Club Summer BBQ

When: 4-8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sportsman’s Club, 948 N. Western Ave.

Irving Park

Annual Independence Day Celebration

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday
Where: Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave.


Sauganash 4th of July Parade

When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday
Where: Parade begins at Thorndale and Kostner

Unofficial Fireworks Displays

Horner Park
Where: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Humboldt Park
Where: 1440 N. Sacramento Ave.

Legion Park
Where: 3100 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Rogers Park Lakefront
Where: Between Albion and Farwell avenues

Sheridan Park
Where: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Welles Park
Where: 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Nichols Park
Where: 1300 E. 55th St.

One more fireworks show worth seeing is the LARGEST one in Chicagoland! (It’s in Itasca.)

As always, be safe and have a Happy Fourth of July!