When And Where To Watch 2020 4th Of July Fireworks In The Chicago Area

Shannon Blum
July 02, 2020 - 11:53 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Independence Day is almost here and what better represents the holiday than fireworks?!

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic many Fourth of July fireworks shows were canceled, including Navy Pier; but a few still remain - some with new protocols and guidelines in place.

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Here's a list of all the places and times you can watch fireworks in the Chicago area:

Friday, July 3

Bridgeview: The Village of Bridgeview is hosting a free Drive-Up Fireworks display at SeatGeek Stadium, located at 7000 S. Harlem Ave., on Friday,  presented by the Bridgeview Park District. The parking lot opens at 7:30 pm. and the fireworks display begins beings at approximately 9:15 p.m. Follow the Village of Bridgeview on Facebook or Twitter for real-time traffic/capacity updates. When you arrive tune in 89.5 or 97.3 FM for announcements and information. Bridgeview said a six-foot distance must be maintained between guests and everyone is required to wear a face covering if you are within six-feet of another patron or party. Cost: Free. Time: approximately 9:15 p.m. MORE INFO.

Matteson: Village President Sheila Chalmers-Currin and the Board of Trustees present a high-altitude, stay-at-home fireworks show in Matteson on Friday. The fireworks show will take place at a central location in the village and can be viewed from homes and various areas of the community. Due to COVID-19, the village is not recommending any specific viewing sites. Cost: Free. Time: 9 p.m.

Romeoville: The village will celebrate Independence Day at 9:30 p.m. July 3 with three fireworks shows based from Volunteer Park, located at 1100 Murphy Drive; Lukancic Middle School, located at 725 Normantown Road; and Discovery Park, located at 300 S. Highpoint Drive. The parking lots at these sites will be closed and attendance restricted; residents are encouraged to watch from home. Choreographed music will be available on Star 96.7 FM Radio. Cost: Free. Time: 9:30 p.mMORE INFO.

Saturday, July 4

Bolingbrook: The town announced it will have a drive-in fireworks show. The fireworks will be viewable from the area around the Bolingbrook Golf Club, located at 2001 Rodéo Drive. There will be no festival on the grounds of the club, but parking for drive-in viewing will be available nearby. The pyrotechnics in Bolingbrook have been asked to raise the height of the fireworks for greater viewing around the area. Cost: Free. Time: approximately 9 p.m.

Huntley: Everyone is invited to celebrate Independence Day at Huntley's annual fireworks show! The party starts at 7 p.m. with Huntley Community Radio's Party in the Park. Enjoy the food, games, music and more. Then at about 9:30 p.m. the area's best fireworks show begins. The fireworks show takes place in Deicke Park, located at 11419 Route 47. Cost: Free. Time: 9-10 p.m.

Joliet: The annual fireworks celebration will be 9:15 p.m. July 4 at Memorial Stadium, located at 3000 W. Jefferson St. The Joliet Park District parking lot will be open for the fireworks; however, Memorial Stadium and Inwood Golf Course will be closed to the public. Spectators are asked to watch from their cars. Cost: Free. Time: approximately 9:15 p.m.

McHenry: The City of McHenry will have two fireworks displays for residents to watch from their homes; the shows have been moved from the usual Petersen Park, to Knox Park/Municipal Center and Fox Ridge Park, which will both be closed to vehicles and pedestrians. The show is set for about 9:30 p.m., and will run for 20 to 25 minutes. Cost: Free. Time: approximately 9:30 p.m.

Mokena: The village has announced a Fourth of July fireworks display on property owned by concrete company Ozinga Bros. Inc., with drive-in viewing at the nearby Hickory Creek Metra station. Time and details to be determined.

Naperville: The Fourth of July fireworks display presented by Naperville Responds for Veterans will be 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 4 at the Frontier Sports Complex, located at 3380 Cedar Glade Drive, instead of the usual Knoch Park. Those interested in attending in person can watch from a field within the park or from their vehicles in one of the 906 parking spaces at the complex. An additional 1,000 parking spaces will also be available at Neuqua Valley High School, located at 3220 Cedar Glade Drive. Spectators are encouraged to practice social distancing at all times. For those wishing to watch the show from home, NCTV17 will be providing a live broadcast of the event. Cost: Free. Time: approximately 9:30 p.m.

Orland Park: The village will have a July 4 concert and fireworks display in Centennial Park, located at 15600 West Ave. Only vehicles with a Village of Orland Park sticker will be allowed at the park, Centennial Park West, or the 159th Street Metra station. The Jimmy Buffett cover band Gone 2 Paradise performs 7:15 p.m., played through the park sound system. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., synced music live-streamed via the village’s YouTube channel. Spectators must maintain social distancing and gather in groups of 10 or fewer. Cost: Free. Time: 9:30 p.m. MORE INFO.

Oswego: The west suburban village will have a fireworks show 9:30 p.m. July 4 at Prairie Point Park, located at 4120 Plainfield Road. Spectators must maintain social distancing and residents are encouraged to watch from home if they can. Parking is available at nearby Traughber Junior High School, Eastview Elementary, Prairie Point Elementary and Oswego High School. Accessible parking will be available at the Oswego School District’s bus lot, 100 Plank Road. Cost: Free. Time: 9:30 p.m. MORE INFO.

Yorkville: The Kendall County city will have a fireworks display at dusk July 4, shot from near the intersection of Route 47 and Countryside Parkway, with surrounding streets closed from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to view from their homes or vehicles from a distance. Cost: Free. Time: dusk MORE INFO.

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