If you are new to Chicago, Illinois, you are in for quite a show this Fourth of July. If you pick the right location, you will not only have the perfect view of the firework, but also find plenty of music and other fun things to do. When the sun goes down, though, the sky will light up will a dazzling display in many areas of the city. Here’s a few to consider.
HEAD TO THE NAVY PIER
The Navy Pier at 600 E. Grand Ave. is where the city puts on the biggest show. It is a day long festival full of Grammy-award winning entertainment and food. You will want to get there early because parking will be tight. Local garages are offering discounts, but the spots will fill up fast. The pier will close once it reaches capacity, too. The fireworks begin around 9:30.
Take a short drive to Glencoe on the Fourth to enjoy a day of art, entertainment and of course, fireworks. Glencoe is about a 20-minute drive from the Chicago apartments near the river. The festival offers a Glencoe’s Got Talent show, crafts and a Shout Out dance party. The fireworks start at 9. Bring something to sit on, comfortable shoes and plenty of bug spray.
If you want to stay closer to home, the Oak Park Independence Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Longfellow Park. You can spend the day enjoying some fresh air and sun in the neighborhood before heading out to one of the two fireworks show in the area. There will be displays at the Oak Park and at the River Forest High School football stadium at dusk.
The Fourth of July is a two-day affair when you live in Chicago, Illinois. There are a few venues that are lighting up the skies on July 3rd, instead, such as Plainfield. Start your celebration early with the Patriotic Picnic at Plainfield Central High School on W. Fort Beggs Dr. There will be a bike parade, entertainment, face painting and maybe even a few superheroes. The show starts at dusk.
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