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Celebrate Your Chicago July 4th with the Family

Celebrate Your Chicago July 4th with the Family

Your favorite summer holiday July 4th is fast approaching and it’s time for you to start looking for plans. There are so many different things to do in Chicago this year for July 4th that it can definitely get a little hard to pick out what to do. To help you out with your search we put together some of the best Chicago July 4th events going on. From parades, festivals, and events there’s something that’s sure to please you and the family this year. Have a look at these Chicago July 4th events and celebrate with a view of the fireworks and an unforgettable experience.

Chicago July 4th Events 2017

4th Annual Freedom Fest

Take your night to the iconic Navy Pier with an event that’s perfect for families to celebrate. The Freedom Fest at the Navy Pier’s Rooftop has been bringing families together to celebrate July 4th year after year. Going into its fourth year now, the 4th Annual Freedom Fest is an event like no other. Party the night away on the 27,000 square ft. rooftop to the sounds of one of Chicago’s top DJs. DJ Metro, the official DJ of the Chicago Bulls will be spinning your favorite hits all night long. Dance with the kids on the Navy Pier’s rooftop while taking in views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. Listen to this year’s top tracks from the Top 40, House, Dance, and Pop charts and enjoy delicious BBQ food. Keep your stomachs filled with all of the July 4th BBQ foods available for purchase.

Wash down your food with a drink from the fully stocked cash bar on the rooftop and then get ready for the highlight of this event. The Navy Pier’s Rooftop will give you the best vantage point to view the July 4th fireworks as they launch over Lake Michigan. Fill your eyes with a view of the Chicago July 4th fireworks that you’ve never experienced and create memories that will last a lifetime with your family. Tickets for this event begin at $39. Check out our Freedom Fest photos from last year below and book your tickets by clicking the link!

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Northwest Fourth-Fest

Make your way to the Sears Centre Arena and enjoy one of the biggest Chicago July 4th celebrations. This event features a carnival, a craft fair, and concerts. More than 40 different ticketed rides are offered with admission to the festival being free. Food, beverages, and ride admission are available for an additional cost. Enjoy many different food vendors selling your favorite festival foods. Enter a pie-eating contest, climb a rock wall, and even visit an animal exhibit. The Northwest Fourth-Fest is perfect if you’re looking for an event to keep the kids busy all day long. More information on the Northwest Fourth-Fest will be available soon with the events beginning on June 30 and ending on July 4th.

Highland Park 4th of July Celebration

Bring the kids out to Highland Park and enjoy a day full of parades, activities, and fireworks. Kicking off this July 4th celebration is the Children’s Bike and Pet Parade at 9:30 a.m. The main parade begins shortly after at 10 where you can watch floats, enjoy live music, watch group performances, and even grab free giveaways! When the parade is over, head over to the Fourth Fest at Sunset Woods Park. The Fourth Fest will have carnival rides, live music, pony rides, a petting zoo, and even rides. Enjoy food from any of the Highland Park restaurants and watch the fireworks while floating. Hidden Creek AquaPark will be hosting the Float & Watch Fireworks as you watch the fireworks fill the sky and relax in the pool.

Fourth of July in Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn hosts a day full of Chicago July 4th festivities. The celebration starts off with the Freedom Four Four-Mile Run at 8 in the morning. The run is one of the biggest events of the running season and helps to raise money for scholarships. A July 4th parade follows the morning run with music, floats, and marchers. When the parade ends, make your way to Lake Ellyn Park for a day fill of kid-friendly activities. An inflatable obstacle course, penny carnival games, face painting, and prizes are all yours for just $3. Enjoy purchasable concessions throughout the park and watch the fireworks fill up the night sky. With a day full of fun and activities, Glen Ellyn is definitely a Chicago July 4th hotspot.

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