This article originally published on June 16, 2020 and we have received updated information included below.
While most fireworks displays have been cancelled for this year, there are still a few happening in Chicago’s suburbs! The displays that are still moving forward seem to be planning to have the fireworks launched higher this year so they can be seen from further away, helping cut down on crowds.
Which Local Fireworks Displays are Happening in 2020?
Bolingbrook 4th of July Fireworks Display
The drive-up fireworks this year will be shot up higher so they can be seen from a greater distance around the Bolingbrook Golf Club (2001 Rodéo Drive). While the usual event at the golf club will be cancelled, families can park on nearby roads and lots to watch the 30-minute show from a safe distance. The fireworks will start at dusk and all parking will begin at 7:30 pm. Parking will be allowed in the lots of the Bolingbrook Golf Club as well as in nearby lots such as Plainfield East High School, and JFK Middle School. Legal street parking is also available for viewing access.
Naperville 4th of July Fireworks Display
Fireworks in Naperville will be at Frontier Sports Complex at 9:30 pm on Saturday, July 4. You can watch from a field within the park or from your car (there are 906 parking spaces at the complex). An additional 1,000 parking spaces will also be available at Neuqua Valley High School, 3220 Cedar Glade Drive. Spectators are encouraged to practice social distancing at all times. For those wishing to watch the show from home, NCTV17 will be providing a live broadcast of the event.
The fireworks will begin at dusk and will be shot off near the corner of Route 47 and Countryside Parkway. Any fireworks updates or cancellations will be notified through the United City of Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/YorkvilleParksandRec/).
Oswego Independence Day Fireworks
Fireworks will be in Prairie Point Park at dusk, around 9:00 pm. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. You will be required to wear face masks and sit six feet apart from other groups. Weather information and other real-time updates for the show will be available on the Village of Oswego’s Facebook page. Click here for more details about parking and more.
Romeoville is doing three simultaneous fireworks displays on July 3, designed to allow residents to stay home and see the fireworks. The parking lots near the firework launching points will be closed to encourage people to watch at home.
Orland Park Fireworks
Orland Park is moving forward with its 4th of July fireworks show at Centennial Park; however, the announcement states that “vehicular access to Centennial Park and Centennial Park West parking lots will be restricted to those displaying a current Village of Orland Park vehicle sticker.” The fireworks will be higher than usual so that they can be seen at home or from further away. See the announcement for full details.
The Pleasant Dale Park District fireworks in Burr Ridge have been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, September 5, 2020 and are subject to change based on the Restore Illinois plan.
Independence Day fireworks and parades that have been cancelled this year
The following fireworks displays have been officially cancelled:
- Free Family Activities and Fireworks (Aurora)
- Carol Stream Parade (Carol Stream)
- Downers Grove Parade and Fireworks (Downers Grove)
- Glen Ellyn Parade and Fireworks
- Lombard Fireworks
- Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival Fireworks
- Oakbrook Terrace 4th of July Celebration (announced as “postponed”)
- Taste of Oak Brook Fireworks
- Oak Park Parade and Fireworks
- St. Charles July 4th Celebration and Fireworks
- Ty Warner Park July 4th Celebration and Fireworks (Westmont)
- Villa Park 4th of July Parade
- Warrenville Fourth of July Celebration
- Wheaton Independence Day Celebration Fireworks and Parade
A very safe and happy 4th of July from our Kidlist family to yours! Keep checking back throughout the summer for more great outdoor family fun.