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Places in Chicago Where You Can Watch the 4th of July Fireworks

Updated: Jan 26, 2023

After last year's low-key Fourth of July, many of the Chicago area's fireworks shows are back in 2021. This year, many of the region's festivals and events are returning to the skies over the holiday weekend.

Cases of coronavirus have decreased across the country, and the number of people who are fully vaccinated has also risen. This means that July 4th is also a great time to celebrate. Several Chicago suburbs have indicated plans to continue with their fireworks displays. You'll find places to view the 4th of July fireworks near you in the list below.

Fireworks in Aurora

When: July 2, 2021

Where: RiverEdge Park, 360 N Broadway Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505

McCullough Park, 150 W Illinois Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506

Join the City of Aurora in celebrating Independence Day by putting on a stunning fireworks display in downtown Aurora that lives up to the "City of Lights" name!

Bartlett Fourth of July Festival

When: July 2, 2021

Where: SW Corner of Stearns & Bartlett Rd Bartlett, IL 60103

Please come and enjoy the festival that always focuses on family, fun, and fabulous fireworks to celebrate our nation's birth.

The Naperville Salute

When: July 4, 2021

Where: 443 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

The Naperville Salute is a family-friendly Independence Day celebration that honors veterans, active military, first responders, and their families. The Salute combines community, local entertainment, Family Fun, and a Fireworks Extravaganza into one spectacular event.

Fireworks Night at Arlington Park

When: July 3, 2021

Where: 2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Celebrate Independence Day at the state's largest and greatest fireworks display! The fireworks will follow a full day of racing in Arlington Heights.

Lake Zurich’s Annual Independence / Family Day at Paulus Park

When: July 4, 2021

Where: 70 East Main Street, Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

Come celebrate Independence Day with friends and neighbors at Paulus Park's annual Family Day. Free park access will be available in 2021! Fireworks are launched over the lake to cap off the day.

Bensenville Libertyfest

When: July 4, 2021

Where: Village of Bensenville, 12 S Center Street, Bensenville, IL 60106

Join us at Redmond Recreational Complex for a night full of live entertainment, food, drinks, and a spectacular fireworks display launched from the Bensenville Public Works facility to wrap up the night.

DeKalb Fourth of July Fireworks

When: July 4, 2021

Where: 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

As we celebrate our country's independence, spend the day in the park with your family with DJ entertainment, food vendors, a municipal band concert, and a fireworks display approximately 30 minutes after sunset.

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