The Fourth of July is already next week, which means that it’s time to stock up on sparklers, fire up the barbecue and iron out your Fourth of July plans! Few things bring a town together like a Fourth of July celebration. We gathered up a few of the best events in the area so that you can start planning how you’ll celebrate our country’s 243rd birthday. From parades to fireworks to festivals, you’ll have a blast celebrating the Fourth of July in our community.
Celebrate Independence Day at Arlington Park for a day of racing, family fun, live music and fireworks! The fireworks display at Arlington is over 30 minutes long making it the largest and longest fireworks display in Arlington Heights.
When: Begins at 4:15 pm on Sunday, July 1
Address: 2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Don’t miss out on one of the best events of the year in Wheeling. There will be 13 food trucks, balloon artists, face painters, a kiddie train, great food, live music by Gone Country and Infinity. Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm.
When: 5 pm – 10:00 pm on June 30
Address: 1020 Plant Rd, Wheeling
This is a two day celebration July 3 – 4. Live music and fireworks on July 3; carnival rides, pancake breakfast, dog show, parade, 5k and more on July 4.
When: 5 pm – 10 pm on July 3; 8 am – 1 pm on July 4
Address: Brickyards Park – 375 Elm St, Deerfield
Join Vernon Hills in celebrating the Fourth of July at the parade at 9 am & return later in the evening at 9:30 pm for fireworks set over Big Bear and Little Bear Lake in Vernon Hills.
When: 9 am parade and 9:30 pm fireworks on July 4
Address: Century Park, 10001 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills
When: Fireworks and concert on July 3 beginning at 6 pm, and parade at 10 am on July 4
Where: Community Park, 42 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods
Excellent viewing from the Buffalo Grove Golf Course, Rotary Village Green or Willow Stream Park.
When: Concert at 7 pm and fireworks at 9:30 pm on July 4
Join for a fun-filled day! Activities include music, entertainment, games, rides, swimming, food and fireworks.
When: 10 am – 10 pm on July 4
Where: Paulus Park – 200 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich
Wishing everyone a fabulous Fourth of July Holiday!