2019 4th of July Fireworks and Parades in the Southwest Suburbs

Keep the kids up late because they won’t want to miss how the southwest suburbs celebrate the 4th of July! Fireworks and parades can be found in nearly every town. There is no shortage of patriotism on the 4th of July, so make sure to raise those flags proudly and join in on the fun! Use our guide below to find tons of fireworks and parades that will keep you bleeding red, white, and blue for days.

2019 4th of July Fireworks and Parades

Homer Community Fest Firework Night (Homer Glen)
June 20, 2019 | 9:30 pm
Fireworks located at the township’s sport fields, music broadcast on 101.3 for home viewers.

Party in the Park (Orland Hills)
June 29, 2019 | 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fireworks part of 3-day festival with food, music, and kids’ activities.

Independence Day Extravaganza (Lemont)
July 3, 2019 | 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kids zone, beer garden, and fireworks located at Centennial Park.

Independence Day Fireworks and Fun (Palos Heights)
July 3, 2019 | 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fireworks located at Lake Katherine with kids activities.

Independence Day Parade and Fireworks (Evergreen Park)
July 3, 2019 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parade starts at 95th and Harding followed by fireworks at Martin B. Duffy Memorial Park.

Family-Friendly Weekend Events: January 24–26

Summer Fireworks Show (Lockport)
July 3, 2019 | 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fireworks located at Dellwood Park.

Independence Day Celebration Fireworks (Romeoville)
July 3, 2019 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fireworks located at Village Park with food, activities, and live bands.

Independence Day Parade (Palos Heights)
July 4, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Parade starts at 126th and Harlem and heads north to 119th.

Patriotic Picnic & Firewoks (Plainfield)
July 3, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Games, inflatable, a bike parade, and fireworks at dusk at Plainfield Central High School.

4th of July Celebration (Tinley Park)
July 4, 2019 | 8:00 am – 9:30 pm
Firworks located at McCarthy Park, food, activities, and live bands all day.

Independence Day Parade (Flossmoor)
July 4, 2019 | 10:00 am
Parade line-up starts at Parker Junior High.

4th of July Parade (Mokena)
July 4, 2019 | 10:00 am
Kicks off at LaPorte Road and Mokena Street.

Independence Day Parade and Family Fun Fest (Homewood)
July 4, 2019 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parade kicks off on the corner of Ridge Road and Dixie Highway, games and activities to follow parade.

4th of July Party in the Park (Oak Lawn)
July 4, 2019 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Food trucks, games, inflatables, magic show, pickleball, mudslide, and more.

Family-Friendly Weekend Events: January 24–26

4th of July Celebration (Frankfort)
July 4, 2019 | 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fireworks at 9:00 pm, live music, concessions, and kids activities.

Independence Celebration Fireworks (Joliet)
July 4, 2019 | Dusk
Fireworks located at ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium

Independence Day Celebration (New Lenox)
July 4, 2019 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fireworks at dusk while featuring live music.

Independence Day Celebration (Orland Park)
July 4, 2019 | 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Fireworks located at Centennial Park, featuring live music.

Evening Fireworks (Oak Lawn)
July 4, 2019 | Dusk
Fireworks at Richards High School.

From all of us here at Kidlist, have a great 4th of July! Be sure to keep coming back throughout the summer for more outdoor activity ideas to share with your family.

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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