UPDATED: 4th of July Fireworks, Parades, Events for 2022

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The information below is updated as of 7:15 pm on July 4, 2022.

The excitement is palpable over 4th of July weekend. With parades lining the streets and fireworks filling the sky, the western suburbs certainly know how to celebrate Independence Day. Below, you’ll find the details about 4th of July fireworks, parades, and celebrations in towns from Western Springs to Elgin. However you choose to celebrate, we hope you spend the weekend doing what you love most.

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Where to See 4th of July Parades and Fireworks Displays in 2022

Naperville Salute and 4th of July Fireworks Display
July 1 – 4, 2022 | times vary
Naperville will be hosting their Naperville Salute event at both Rotary Hill and Frontier Park. Festivities at Rotary Hill will take place in July 2 and 3, and include local bands, family fun, and food. Check their website for the full schedule. Fireworks will be at Frontier Park at dusk on July 3. You can watch from Frontier Park, or at nearby Neuqua Valley High School.

Carol Stream’s 4th of July Parade
July 2, 2022 | 10:00am
Celebrate the 4th of July with this long-standing Carol Stream tradition.

Independence Day Extravaganza in Lemont
July 3, 2022 | 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, 2022 | 3:00pm – 9:00pm
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, 2022 | 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.

La Grange Country Club Fireworks
July 3, 2022 | Fireworks at 9:30pm
Bring a blanket and/or chairs to Waiola Park or somewhere nearby to watch the La Grange Country Club fireworks. Parking can be tough, so we suggest going early or bringing a picnic dinner.

Romeoville Fireworks
July 3, 2022 | 9:30pm
Romeoville is doing three simultaneous fireworks displays on July 3, designed to allow residents to stay home and see the fireworks. The locations of each show are Lukancic Middle School, Volunteer Park, and Discovery Park.

Lisle Fireworks
July 3, 2022 | 9:30pm
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Community Park for a fireworks show that will last approximately 25 mintues. The Village of Lisle website has parking suggestions.

Warrenville 4th of July Festivities
July 3 – 4, 2022 | times vary
With a parade back in 2022, the fireworks display, 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, 2022 | 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, 2022 | 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.

St. Charles July 4th Celebration and Fireworks – CANCELLED
July 4, 2022 | all day festivities, fireworks at dusk
Pottawatomie Park will open for people to picnic, swim, and lay mini golf. Music will begin at 6:00pm, and fireworks display kicks off at dusk.

Elgin Parade and Fireworks – CANCELLED
July 4, 2022 | all day festivities
Elgin’s annual parade returns in 2022 in the morning, along with the evening festivities at Festival Park, culminating with a firework display around 9:20pm.

Riverside’s 4th of July Parade and Festival in the Park
July 4, 2022 | all day
The fun starts with the parade, then festivities continue with live music afterwards in Guthrie Park.

Darien Lion’s 4th of July Parade
July 4, 2022 | 9:30 am
Darien’s 51st annual Independence Day Parade starts at 75th and Cass, then proceeds north on Cass Avenue to 71st Street. The parade heads east to Clarendon Hills Road, then south where it ends at Hinsdale South High School.

Lisle Independence Day Parade
July 4, 2022 | 10:00am
Honor those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom at the Lisle parade, which begins at Lisle Junior High School and ends at the Museums at Lisle Station Park. Please note that candy will not be thrown at the parade this year. The Village of Lisle website outlines the parade route.

Westchester July 4th Parade
July 4, 2022 | 10:00am
Westchester’s annual parade will march through town on the morning of July 4.

4th of July Parade in South Elgin
July 4, 2022 | 10:00am
This year’s parade theme is “A Hometown Tradition”, celebrating patriotic fun in South Elgin.

July 4th Parade in Oak Park
July 4, 2022 | 10:00am
The parade will kick off on the morning of July 4th. As of June 7, 2022, 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, 2022 | parade kicks off at 10:00am
The parade theme for 2022 is “Unifying Our Freedom”.

Bensenville’s LibertyFest
July 4, 2022 | 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 nnual fireworks display takes place from the Bensenville Public Works facility at approximately 9:30pm.

Hinsdale’s Fourth of July Parade and Festivities
July 4, 2022 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
The parade is following a new route this year. More details can be found on their Facebook page. The post-parade festivities are returning to Burlington Park in 2022.

Brookfield 4th of July Parade and Party in the Park
July 4, 2022 | 10:00am – 10:00pm
The parade kicks off at 10am at Garfield and Grand and ends at Village Hall. Then head to Kiwanis Park for live music. Feel free to bring food!

Clarendon Hill’s 4th of July at the Pool
July 4, 2022 | 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 4, 2022 | 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, 2022 | 12:00pm – 9:00pm
The parade and fireworks display are both back in 2022, 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, 2022 | starts at 1:00pm
Downers Grove welcomes back their annual parade this year.

Oakbrook Terrace 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
July 4, 2022 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm, fireworks at dusk
Picnic is being hosted at Terrace View Park – corner of Route 83 & 22nd Street, with wristbands required. Fireworks display will be at dusk.

Bolingbrook’s 4th of July Festivities and Fireworks
July 4, 2022 | 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Bolinbrook Golf Club is the place to be on July 4th. DJs, live music and food vendors will keep the fun going all evening, with the fireworks starting at dusk.

Westmont’s Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2022 | 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, 2022 | 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.

Lombard Fireworks – CANCELLED
July 4, 2022 | begin after dusk
Bring your own snacks to Madison Meadow Park to watch the fireworks. In years past, the city has run shuttles, but they will not be running in 2022.

Oswego Independence Day Fireworks
July 4, 2022 | 9:30pm
Fireworks will be in Prairie Point Park at dusk, around 9:30pm. Check their website for details about parking and more.

Downers Grove and Woodridge Fireworks – CANCELLED
July 4, 2022 | 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.

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.

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