All the 4th of July Fireworks, Parades, and Events for 2023

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It’s time to celebrate like it’s 1776! 4th of July fireworks are everywhere throughout the west and northwest 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.

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2023 4th of July Festivities in the Western Suburbs

Naperville Salute and 4th of July Fireworks Display

June 30 – July 3, 2023 | times vary

Naperville Salute
Rotary Hill: 443 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
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 for more details about this annual event held at Rotary Hill.

Naperville Fireworks
Frontier Park: 3380 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville, IL 60564
Fireworks will be on the southern part of town, held at Frontier Park on July 4. You can watch from Frontier Park, or at nearby Neuqua Valley High School.

Carol Stream’s 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

July 1, 2023 | 10:00am, evening festivities begin at 6:00pm

Carol Stream Town Center: 960 N. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, IL 60188

Celebrate the 4th of July with this long-standing Carol Stream tradition. The parade runs along Lies Road, between County Farm Road and Fountain View Drive. Visit Carol Stream Town Center starting at 6:00pm, for the Hillbilly Rockstarz concert beginning at 7:00pm. Stay for the fireworks afterwards.

Taste of Oak Brook

July 3, 2023 | 3:00pm – 10:00pm

Village Sports Core Fields: 700 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Join the fun at the Village Sports Core Fields for this annual event, and finish the night off with a beautiful fireworks display.

Independence Day Extravaganza in Lemont

July 3, 2023 | 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Centennial Park: 16028 W. 127th Street, Lemont, IL 60439

Live music, Kid Zone, food vendors and more will all be at Centennial Park before the fireworks begin around 9:30pm.

July 3rd Celebration and Fireworks in North Aurora

July 3, 2023 | 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Riverfront Park: 25 E. State Street, North Aurora, IL 60542

The fun is at Riverfront Park with an ice cream truck and live music until the fireworks show at 9:30pm. Bring your own picnic blankets and food.

Lisle Independence Day Celebration

July 3 – 4, 2023 | times vary

Live music will begin at 5:30pm on July 3 at Lisle Park District’s Van Kampen Stage. Music will continue until the fireworks at dusk. The parade will run through downtown Lisle on July 4, starting at Lisle Junior High, and ending at Village Hall. Museums at Lisle Station Park will be hosting an ice cream social after the parade, at approximately 10:45am.

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.

La Grange Country Club Fireworks

July 3, 2023 | fireworks begin at approximately 9:30pm

620 S. Brainard Avenue, La Grange

La Grange Country Club is hosting a family-friendly event on the evening of July 3 that is exclusive to La Grange Country Club members and their guests.

Romeoville Fireworks

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 at 725 Normantown Road, Volunteer Park at 1100 Murphy Drive, and Discovery Park at 300 S. Highpoint Drive.

Warrenville 4th of July Festivities

July 3 – 4, 2023 | times vary

This year’s festival theme is “Toon-tastic”, which runs for two days in Cerny Park. Warrenville’s parade kicks off the fun at 6:00pm on July 3, and ends with the fireworks display at 9:30pm on July 4. With 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. Find more details about the parade route, which runs along Main Street before winding through downtown Wheaton.

Elgin Parade and Fireworks

July 4, 2023 | all day festivities

Elgin’s annual parade kicks off at 9:00am, running south on Douglas Avenue between Slade Avenue and Highland Avenue, along with the evening festivities at Festival Park, culminating with a firework display around 9:20pm.

St. Charles July 4th Celebration and Fireworks

July 4, 2023 | all day festivities

Festivities will be happening all day at Pottawatomie Park, Mt. St. Mary Park, and Boy Scout Island. The fireworks display has been moved to Langum Park to allow for a wider range of viewing, best seen from the south side along the Fox River.

Riverside’s 4th of July Parade and Festival in the Park

July 4, 2023 | 7:30am – 1:00pm

Riverside’s festivities begin with the 45th Annual Independence Day 5k. The parade, which begins at 8:45am, will move from Big Ball Park to Guthrie Park. Once the parade is over, the festivities in Guthrie Park begin! Food, face painting, and entertainment will run until 1:00pm.

Yorkville Parade and Fireworks

July 4, 2023 | 9:00am – 1:00pm and dusk

The Yorkville 4th of July Parade will kick off at 9:00am. The parade route is posted on their website. Following the parade, Yorkville Town Square, found at 301 N. Bridge Street, 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.

Darien Lion’s 4th of July Parade

July 4, 2023 | 9:30am

The 52nd annual parade, hosted by the Darien Lions, will run along 71st Street between Cass Avenue and Clarendon Hills Road.

Westchester July 4th Parade

July 4, 2023 | 9:30am

Westchester’s annual parade will march through town on the morning of July 4.

4th of July Fireworks and Parade in Aurora

July 4, 2023 | Parade at 10:00am, Fireworks at 9:00pm

The parade winds through downtown Aurora, kicking off at 10:00am. The best views will be at the stand found in front of David L. Pierce Art and History Center, at 20 East Downer Place. In the evening, join the fun at RiverEdge Park or McCullough Park, where you’ll find DJs playing music as you await the fireworks display.

July 4th Parade in Oak Park

July 4, 2023 | begins at 10:00am

The parade will kick off on the morning of July 4th, beginning at Longfellow Park. As of June 9, 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.

4th of July Parade in South Elgin

South Elgin has made the difficult decision to cancel their 2023 parade due to lack of participation. We hope to see it return in 2024!

Brookfield 4th of July Parade

July 4, 2023 | 10:00am

Check their website for additional information about the parade and post-parade festivities.

Bensenville’s LibertyFest

July 4, 2023 | 10:00am – 10:00pm

The parade is back and kicks off at 10:00am, starting at 12 S. Center Street and ending at Redmond Recreational Complex. 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 717 E. Jefferson Street, beginning at approximately 9:30pm.

Hinsdale’s Fourth of July Parade and Festivities

July 4, 2023 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

The parade, beginning at 10:00am, is following along Garfield Street, to 1st Street, to Grant Street. The post-parade family-friendly festivities run from 11:00am – 3:00pm at Burlington Park, with the craft fair running from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Clarendon Hill’s 4th of July at the Pool

July 4, 2023 | 11:30am – 5:00pm

Immediately following the parades, keep the party going at Lions Park Pool.

North Riverside July 4th Celebration

July 4, 2023 | 10:00am and 6:30pm – 9:00pm

The parade, which kicks off at 10:00am, ends in 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.

Glen Ellyn’s 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

July 4, 2023 | 12:00pm – 10:00pm

The parade has moved along Fawell Boulevard this year, between Lambert Road to Park Boulevard. The fireworks display takes place at Lake Ellyn Park at dusk. Don’t forget the Freedom Four 4Mile Run on the morning of the 4th.

Oakbrook Terrace 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

July 4, 2023 | 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Oakbrook Terrace’s 4th of July parade kicks off at 12:00pm from City Hall. Residents and their guests are invited to attend the picnic from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Attendees must have a wristband. The concerts and fireworks celebration, which begin at 6:00pm in Terrace View Park, are open to the general public.

Independence Day Parade in Downers Grove

July 4, 2023 | starts at 1:00pm

Downers Grove celebrates their annual parade heading south down Main Street.

Bolingbrook’s 4th of July Festivities and Fireworks

July 4, 2023 | 3:00pm – 9:00pm

Bolingbrook Golf Club at 2001 Rodeo Drive, is home to Bolingbrook’s annual 4th of July festivities. Music, activities and food trucks are available until the fireworks show begins at approximately 9:00pm.

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.

Downers Grove and Woodridge Fireworks

July 4, 2023 | fireworks at approximately 9:30pm

The Villages of Downers Grove and Woodridge are teaming up to put on a fireworks display that evening at 75th Street and Lemont Road.

Oswego Independence Day Fireworks

July 4, 2023 | approximately 9:30pm

Oswego’s annual fireworks display will be held at Prairie Point Community Park.

Lombard Fireworks

July 4, 2023 | fireworks will begin when the sky is dark

Lombard’s annual fireworks display will be at Madison Meadows Park.

2023 4th of July Festivities in the Northwestern Suburbs

4th of July Parade in Hoffman Estates

July 1 – 2, 2023 | times vary

The 4th of July parade will take place along Illinois Boulevard on the July 1, with the fireworks starting at 9:30pm on July 2.

Bartlett’s 4th of July Festival

June 30 – July 4, 2023 | times vary

This multi-day event features a carnival, live music, delicious food, games and much more. Bartlett Lions’ 4th of July Parade will go through the streets of downtown Bartlett on July 2.

Community Fireworks in Des Plaines

July 2, 2023 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Fireworks will be over Oakton College on July 2 at dusk, with festivities beginning at 7:00pm. The Independence Day Parade will be on July 4 through downtown Des Plaines.

Barrington’s 4th of July Fireworks and Festivities

July 2, 2023 | 9:30pm – 10:00pm

The Village of Barrington will host fireworks at Barrington High School on July 2, with the 4th of July Parade kicking off at 10:00am on July 4.

July 3rd Fireworks Celebration in Park Ridge

July 3, 2023 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Music and entertainment will start at 6:30pm before the fireworks display at Maine East High School.

Elgin Fourth of July Parade, Concert, and Fireworks

July 4, 2023 | 9:00am – 10:00pm

Elgin’s annual parade steps off at 9:00am, and concludes near Village Hall. Head to Festival Park beginning at 4:00pm, for food trucks and live music, until the fireworks show at approximately 9:20pm.

Elmwood Park’s 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2023 | 9:00am – 10:00pm

Elmwood Park’s parade kicks off at 9:00am and ends in the Village Circle. Head to festivities at Elmwood Park High School before the fireworks display at approximately 9:30pm.

Frontier Days 4th of July Parade in Arlington Heights

July 4, 2023 | 10:00am

The 4th of July parade, which travels down Dunton Avenue ending at Recreation Park, is just one part of the Frontier Days festivities, which runs from June 30 – July 4.

Independence Day Parade (Prospect Heights)

July 4, 2023 | 10:30am – 12:00pm

Prospect Heights’ annual parade takes place along Willow Road from St. Alphonsus Liguori to Hebron Church.

4th of July Celebration in Glendale Heights

July 4, 2023 | 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Join the festivities at GH20, running all day long.

Itasca Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks

July 4, 2023 | 5:30pm – 10:30pm

The fireworks show will start over Hamilton Lakes at 10:00pm. Until then, enjoy food vendors and music. Admission to Hamilton Lakes is free, but parking is $25 per car.

Buffalo Grove Fourth of July Fireworks and Concert

July 4, 2023 | starting at 7:00pm

This patriotic concert will be held at Willow Stream Park, which will have perfect view of the fireworks when they are set off from Buffalo Grove Golf Course.

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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