2021 Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks to Light Up the Sky

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Keep your eyes on the sky this Fourth of July! The western suburbs have quite a few 4th of July fireworks displays returning in 2021, and even a few parades, too! Watch marching bands stroll the streets of downtown neighborhoods, then pull up your lawn chair to oooohhh and aaaahhhh over the colorful firework displays. We’re grateful to be able to spend Independence Day celebrating with family and friends again this year.

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Where to See Parades and Fireworks Displays in 2021

4th of July Fireworks in Aurora
July 2, 2021 | 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.

La Grange Country Club Fireworks
July 2, 2021 | 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.

Naperville Salute and 4th of July Fireworks Display
July 2 – 4, 2021 | 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 9:30pm on July 4. You can watch from a Frontier Park, or at nearby Neuqua Valley High School.

Brookfield 4th of July Parade
July 3, 2021 | 10:00am
The annual 4th of July Parade will kick off at 10am at Grand and Garfield and end at Grand and Prairie. Party in the Park, usually at Kiwanis Park, is not happening this year.

Lisle Fireworks
July 3, 2021 | 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.

Wheaton Independence Day Celebration Fireworks and Parade
July 3 – 4, 2021 | times vary
Once darkness falls on July 3, enjoy a great fireworks display over the DuPage County Fairgrounds. The annual parade through the streets of downtown Wheaton steps off at 11:00am on July 4. Festivities will not be at Graf Park in 2021.

Pleasant Dale Park District Independence Day Fireworks (Burr Ridge)
July 3, 2021 | Dusk
Food vendors will be in Walker Park selling snacks and refreshments, and fireworks begin at dusk. Reserved parking available for $20.

Warrenville’s Fourth of July Celebration
July 3 – 4, 2021 | times vary
With fireworks at 9:15pm on July 3, 2021, and the annual Firecracker 5k on the morning of July 4, there’s a lot to celebrate this year. The parade will not be running, but hopes to return in 2022.

Yorkville Parade and Fireworks
July 3, 2021 | 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.

Romeoville Fireworks
July 3, 2021 | 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.

Hinsdale Independence Day Parade
July 3, 2021 | 10:00am
The parade will wind through the streets of Hinsdale, ending at Sixth and Grant Street. More details can be found on their Facebook page. The post-parade event will not be taking place in 2021.

One Aurora, One America, Aurora’s Annual 4th of July Parade
July 4, 2021 | 10:00am
This annual parade will be winding through the streets of downtown Aurora, with a parade route posted to their website.

Lisle 4th of July Parade
July 4, 2021 | 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.

North Riverside Parade and Fireworks
July 4, 2021 | 10:00am, fireworks at 9:15am
The parade begins at 10am, starting on 9th Avenue and 26th Street and ending at Veterans Drive. Fun Fest is from 6-9pm with music, food, and drinks for sale, then the fireworks start at approximately 9:15pm, provided by Riverside Golf Club.

Fourth of July in Glen Ellyn
July 4, 2021 | Parade at 12:00 pm, fireworks at dusk over Lake Ellyn
While not hosting their food truck picnic this year, Glen Ellyn is excited to see their 4th of July parade and fireworks returning in 2021. Don’t forget the Freedom Four 4-mile run on the morning of July 4.

Westchester July 4th Parade
July 4, 2021 | 12:00pm
Westchester’s annual parade will march through town on the morning of July 4. The parade route ends at the Gazebo on Crestwood.

Oakbrook Terrace 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
July 4, 2021 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm, fireworks at dusk
Picnic is being hosted at Terrace View Park – corner of Route 83 & 22nd Street, with reservations required. Fireworks display will be at dusk. Find out more details on their Facebook page.

Westmont Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
July 4, 2021 | 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Fireworks in Ty Warner Park cap off an evening of fun including food vendors, a petting zoo, games, music and more. Fireworks start at 9:30pm.

St. Charles July 4th Celebration and Fireworks
July 4, 2021| all day festivities, fireworks at dusk
Pottawatomie Park will open for people to picnic, swim, play mini golf. The band, Soda, will begin at 6:00pm, and fireworks display kicks off at dusk.

LibertyFest in Bensenville
July 4, 2021 | begins at 6:00pm
Food, DJ and live music entertainment begin at 6:00pm at Redmond Recreational Complex. Annual fireworks display takes place from the Bensenville Public Works facility at approximately 9:30pm. The parade will not be held this year.

Lombard Fireworks
July 4, 2021 | begin after dusk
Bring your own snacks to Madison Meadow Park to watch the fireworks. In years past, the city has run shuttles, so keep an eye on the village website for more details.

Oswego Independence Day Fireworks
July 4, 2021 | 9:00pm
Fireworks will be in Prairie Point Park at dusk, around 9:00pm. Check their website for details about parking and more.

Elgin Fireworks
July 4, 2021 | approximately 9:15pm
Elgin will not be hosting their annual parade, or evening festival. In their place, there will be contests. The day will end with fireworks at Festival Park.

Downers Grove and Woodridge Fireworks
July 4, 2021 | 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. The annual parade will not take place in 2021.

Bolingbrook 4th of July Fireworks Display
July 4, 2021 | festivities begin at 6:00pm, fireworks at 9:15pm
With a smaller version of previous years festivities, family-fun can still be found at Bolingbrook Golf Club starting at 6:00pm. The fireworks will start around 9:15pm.

Darien Lyons Parade
July 5, 2021 | 9:30am
Darien’s 50th 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.

Independence Day Celebrations TBD in 2021

Independence Day Celebrations Not Running in 2021

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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