2018 4th of July Fireworks and Parades in the Southwest Suburbs

America’s birthday can not be properly celebrated without fireworks and parades. Patriotism is never on greater display than it is on 4th of July. The southwest suburbs are full of opportunities to celebrate with parades and fireworks in nearly every town. Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, and your nearest and dearest to sit back, relax, and enjoys the celebrations! Use our guide to find the best opportunity for your family to see fireworks and parades!

2018 4th of July Fireworks and Parades

City of Berwyn Independence Day Fireworks (Berwyn)
July 1, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fireworks located at J. Sterling Morton High School West Stadium, children’s activities and music by school band.

Fireworks! (Chicago Heights)
July 4, 2018 | 5:00 pm- 9:30 pm
Fireworks located at Blooms Field, music in the Family Fun Zone for early attendees.

Independence Day Parade and Fireworks (Evergreen Park)
July 3, 2018 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parade starts at 95th and Harding followed by fireworks at Martin B. Duffy Memorial Park.

Independence Day Parade (Flossmoor)
July 4, 2018 | 10:00 am
Parade line-up starts at Parker Junior High.

4th of July Celebration (Frankfort)
July 4, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fireworks at 9:00 pm, live music, concessions, and kids activities.

Homer Community Fest Firework Night (Homer Glen)
June 21, 2018 | 9:30 pm
Fireworks located at the township’s sport fields, music broadcast on 101.3 for home viewers.

Independence Day Parade and Family Fun Fest (Homewood)
July 4, 2018 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parade kicks off on the corner of Ridge Road and Dixie Highway, games and activities to follow parade.

Independence Celebration Fireworks (Joliet)
July 3, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fireworks located at Bicentennial Park, food and kids games.

Freedom Days Fireworks (Lemont)July 3, 2018 | 9:30 pm
Fireworks located at Legion Park.

Summer Fireworks Show (Lockport)
July 3, 2018 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fireworks located at Dellwood Park.

Independence Day Parade (Midlothian)
June 30, 2018 | 11:00 am
Parade kicks off at Grill’s Hardware at 4751 147th Street.

4th of July Parade (Mokena)
July 4, 2018 | 10:00 am
Kicks off at LaPorte Road and Mokena Street.

Independence Day Celebration (New Lenox)
July 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Fireworks at dusk while featuring live music.

4th of July Parade (Oak Lawn)
July 4, 2018 | 10:00 am
Parade kicks off at 95th Street and 51st Avenue, followed by a Party in the Park at Memorial Park.

Party in the Park (Orland Hills)
June 23, 2018 | 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fireworks part of 3-day festival with food, music, and activities.

Independence Day Celebration (Orland Park)
July 4, 2018 | 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Fireworks located at Centennial Park, featuring live music.

July 3rd Bash Fireworks (Palos Heights)
July 3, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fireworks located at Lake Katherine.

Independence Day Fireworks and Fun (Palos Heights)
July 3, 2018 | 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fireworks located at Lake Katherine with kids activities.

Independence Day Parade (Palos Heights)
July 4, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Parade starts on Harlem Avenue.

Patriotic Picnic & Firewoks (Plainfield)
July 3, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Independence Day Celebration Fireworks (Romeoville)
July 3, 2018 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fireworks located at Village Park with food, activities, and live bands.

4th of July Celebration (Tinley Park)
July 4, 2018 | 8:00 am – 9:30 pm
Firworks located at McCarthy Park, food, activities, and live bands all day.

About the Author

Jill Kowalski
Jill is the mom of two energetic little girls, ages two and four, who keep her seriously busy. She and her husband grew up in Orland Park and are now raising their family there as well. When Jill and her family have free time, they love to check out local parks or drop-in at fests where their girls can take over a dance floor. She is always looking for cheap, yet entertaining and worthwhile things to do. When she is not wrangling her kids, Jill has a passion for starting, and sometimes finishing, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, trying out random recipes she finds on Pinterest, and organizing every nook and cranny of her life.

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