On July Fourth, Navy Pier—which has firework shows all summer—will have a special red, white, and blue fireworks display. On the Fourth of July, Navy Pier is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Organizers expect large crowds filling parking garages and the pier itself so it's wise to go early and spend time there in advance of the evening celebrations.
It actually gets so crowded that they may close the pier and grounds allowing only people with approved advance tickets or official reservations entry.
But why struggle with Chicago traffic when you can catch a great fireworks show close to home!
Streamwood Date: July 4, 2019 at 9:30 p.m. Where: Dolphin Park on Park Blvd.
Bartlett Date: July 4, 2019 at 9:30 p.m. Where: South Stearns and South Bartlett Roads
There are so many places to attend fireworks in the suburbs. Check out this list here: