What better place to be than in one of America’s greatest cities, fireworks reflecting on Lake Michigan, drinks in hand while celebrating America’s independence? There’s so much to do in Chicago for the Fourth of July, no matter if you’re enjoying the holiday with the kids, friends or family, there’s something for everyone happening in the Windy City! Here are a few of our favorite events happening for the Fourth.
Naperville Ribfest (July 1 – 4) – The only thing better than fall-off-the-bone slow smoked ribs is a combination of lip-smackingly good BBQ, a cold brew and the Gin Blossoms, Lee Brice, Sheryl Crow and many more musical performances! Plus, it’s all for a good cause.
The 3rd Annual Freedom Fest on Navy Pier’s Rooftop (July 4) – Navy Pier’s rooftop is the absolute best place to watch the fireworks show once the sun sets behind Chicago’s magnificent skyline. This Fourth of July event will feature a delicious BBQ, a full bar and music by a life DJ to keep the atmosphere pumping. The event is open to all ages, so bring the entire family along for the experience and create memories that will last a lifetime! Tickets are required, please visit https://navypier.com/ for more information.
Wendella Boats Chicago Fireworks Cruise (every Wednesday and Saturday, plus the 4th of July) – No city embraces summer quite like Chicago. Join in the celebration with friends and family on this epic fireworks cruise. Get up-close and personal every Wednesday and Saturday night with an unobstructed 360-degree view of this exciting and thunderous spectacle. For more information please visit https://www.wendellaboats.com/.
360 Chicago Observation Deck – Why not enjoy fireworks from all around Chicago from the 360 Chicago Observation Deck at Hancock Tower? Enjoy a cocktail or coffee at the brand new bar on the observation deck, located on the 94th floor while soaking up the views of panoramic Chicago.
Chicago History Museum (July 4) – The Chicago History museum hosts its 57th Annual Fourth of July celebration. Festivities include patriotic musical performances, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and a children’s costume parade led by the World’s Tallest Uncle Sam. Free admission to Illinois residents all day!
Independence Day Salute at Jay Pritzker Pavilion (July 4) – Enjoy the sounds of the 110-voice National Youth Choir of Scotland joining the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras for an evening of patriotic favorites at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. For tickets, please visit https://www.grantparkmusicfestival.com/.
Arlington Park (July 4) – Enjoy special holiday racing and entertainment on the Fourth at Arlington Park! Enjoy the Robbie Gold Band LIVE as well as Family Day activities for kids! For more information, visit http://www.arlingtonpark.com/.
We told you Chicago has a few things going on! This is just a start. Enjoy the holiday weekend and be safe! Let us know what your favorite Fourth of July activity was!
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