It’s time to celebrate like it’s 1776! 4th of July fireworks are everywhere throughout the western suburbs, so get ready to ooh and aah at the skies this Independence Day. To round out the festivities, you’ll also find parades, festivals, and family 5ks. Don’t see your town’s plans yet? Check back, as we’re continually updating the list as plans are announced this summer.
The information below is updated as of May 12, 2023.
Naperville Salute and 4th of July Fireworks Display
June 30 – July 3, 2023 | times vary
The official schedule for Naperville Salute has not been released yet, but in years past, it is filled with local bands, family fun, and food. Check their website for the full schedule. Fireworks will be at Frontier Park. You can watch from Frontier Park, or at nearby Neuqua Valley High School.
Carol Stream’s 4th of July Parade
July 1, 2023 | 10:00am
Celebrate the 4th of July with this long-standing Carol Stream tradition.
Independence Day Extravaganza in Lemont
July 3, 2023 | 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Live music, Kid Zone, food vendors and more will all be at Centennial Park before the fireworks begin at dusk.
Taste of Oak Brook
July 3, 2023 | 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Join the fun at Oak Brook Polo Field for this annual event, and finish the night off with a beautiful fireworks display.
Independence Day Fireworks in Burr Ridge
July 3, 2023 | 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Food vendors will be in Walker Park selling snacks and refreshments, and fireworks begin at dusk. Reserved parking available for $20.
July 3, 2023 | 9:30pm
Romeoville is doing three simultaneous fireworks displays on July 3, designed to avoid crowding and see the fireworks. The locations of each show are Lukancic Middle School, Volunteer Park, and Discovery Park.
Warrenville 4th of July Festivities
July 3 – 4, 2023 | times vary
This year’s theme is “Toon-tastic”, with the fireworks display, parade, and the annual Firecracker 5k, there’s a lot to celebrate this year in Warrenville.
Wheaton Independence Day Celebration Fireworks and Parade
July 3 – 4, 2023 | times vary
Once darkness falls on July 3, enjoy a great fireworks display over Graf Park. The annual parade through the streets of downtown Wheaton steps off at 10:00am on July 4.
Yorkville Parade and Fireworks
July 4, 2023 | all day
The Yorkville 4th of July Parade will kick off at 9:00am. The parade route is posted on their website. Following the parade, the town square will be host of various activities, running until 1:00pm. The fireworks show will take place at dusk, near the corner of Route 47 and Countryside Parkway.
Elgin Parade and Fireworks
July 4, 2023 | all day festivities
Elgin’s annual parade kicks off at 9:00am, along with the evening festivities at Festival Park, culminating with a firework display around 9:20pm.
July 4th Parade in Oak Park
July 4, 2023 | 10:00am
The parade will kick off on the morning of July 4th. As of May 12, 2023, plans for a fireworks display are still in the works. Check their website for the most up-to-date information.
Independence Day Parade in Villa Park
July 4, 2023 | parade kicks off at 10:00am
The parade theme for 2023 is “Reflections”, with a route approximately 2 miles long through Villa Park.
July 4, 2023 | 10:00am – 10:00pm
The parade is back and kicks off at 10:00am. Food, DJ, and live music entertainment begin at 6:00pm at Redmond Recreational Complex. The annual fireworks display takes place from the Bensenville Public Works facility at approximately 9:30pm.
Hinsdale’s Fourth of July Parade and Festivities
July 4, 2023 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
The parade is followed a new route last year, more details can be found on their Facebook page. The post-parade festivities run from 11:00am – 3:00pm at Burlington Park.
Clarendon Hill’s 4th of July at the Pool
July 4, 2023 | 11:30am – 5:00pm
Immediately following the parade, keep the party going at Lions Park Pool.
4th of July Fireworks and Parade in Aurora
July 3, 2023 | Parade in the morning, Fireworks at 9:00 pm
Join the fun at RiverEdge Park or McCullough Park where you’ll find DJs playing music as you await the fireworks display. The parade kicks off at 10:00am.
Glen Ellyn’s 4th of July Parade and Fireworks
July 4, 2023 | 12:00pm – 9:00pm
The parade winds through downtown Glen Ellyn, with the fireworks display taking place at Lake Ellyn Park. Don’t forget the Freedom Four 4Mile Run on the morning of the 4th.
Independence Day Parade in Downers Grove
July 4, 2023 | starts at 1:00pm
Downers Grove celebrates their annual parade heading south down Main Street.
Westmont’s Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2023 | 4:00pm
Fireworks in Ty Warner Park cap off an evening of fun including food vendors, games, music and more. Fireworks start at 9:30pm.
North Riverside July 4th Celebration
July 4, 2023 | 10:00am and 6:30pm – 9:00pm
The parade, which kicks off at 10:00am, will move toward Veterans Park, with evening festivities at Village Commons. Visitors will find music, food, and drinks for sale, then the fireworks start at approximately 9:15pm, provided by Riverside Golf Club.
Downers Grove and Woodridge Fireworks
July 4, 2023 | fireworks at approximately 9:30 pm
The Villages of Downers Grove and Woodridge are teaming up to put on a fireworks display that evening at 75th Street and Lemont Road.
2023 4th of July Festivities TBA
- Bolingbrook’s 4th of July Festivities and Fireworks
- Brookfield 4th of July Parade and Party in the Park
- Darien Lion’s 4th of July Parade
- La Grange Country Club Fireworks
- Lisle Independence Day Parade
- Lombard Fireworks
- Oakbrook Terrace 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
- Oswego Independence Day Fireworks
- Riverside’s 4th of July Parade and Festival in the Park
- 4th of July Parade in South Elgin
- St. Charles July 4th Celebration and Fireworks
- Westchester July 4th 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.
Elmhurst hosts a 4 (miles) on the 4th race (CARA’s 2015 Race of the Year) which kicks off at 7:15 am; there’s a kids’ 1k race at 8:25 am. Run early, celebrate all day!
For details viisit http://4on4th.com/
Thanks for sharing Camille!
Do you know if this Cicero’s having their fireworks celebration on Saturday evening..
Hi, Margaret — I don’t see any information online about Cicero’s fireworks, I’m sorry! I am guessing they are not happening.