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 Parades and Fireworks Displays in 2022
Independence Day Extravaganza (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.
Independence Day Fireworks (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Charles July 4th Celebration and Fireworks
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
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.
Fourth of July Festivities (Hinsdale)
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.
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 Celebration (Westmont)
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 (North Riverside)
July 4, 2022 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm
The parade 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.
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.
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.