All the Chicago and suburban fireworks shows 2022

All the Chicago and suburban fireworks shows 2022

If you’re looking for fireworks shows in the Chicago region for Fourth of July, or all summer long on Navy Pier, we have the list.

Fireworks displays were hugely popular last summer — Independence Day weekend was one of the first times people felt safe gathering outdoors to celebrate — but not every town was up and running. More shows are back for 2022.

Downtown Chicago fireworks at Navy Pier are every Wednesday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at 10 p.m., including Saturday, July 2; more at navypier.org.

Chicago-area communities are listed below with their pyrotechnics plans, 76 in all, most for Independence Day weekend with July 4 falling on a Monday this year. If no time is mentioned, most displays begin at dusk at about 9:30 p.m. and last about half an hour. We will keep updating this list but please check with your local show before you go, or email us if we’re missing one:

Arlington Heights: The local Frontier Days Festival at Recreation Park (500 E. Miner St.) is back for 2022; www.frontierdays.org. But the village has not yet announced plans for fireworks; www.vah.com

Aurora: The city of Aurora will host a July 4 fireworks display best viewed from RiverEdge Park (360 N. Broadway Ave.) with music from DJ Suave Smooth; and McCullough Park (150 W. Illinois Ave.) with music from DJ Pena; www.aurora-il.org

Barrington: The celebrations in northwest suburban Barrington begin July 1 at dusk with fireworks at Barrington High School (616 W. Main St.). Downtown parade begins at 10 a.m. July 4; www.barrington-il.gov

Bartlett: The town’s Fourth of July Festival is on for July 4 in Community Park (corner of South Bartlett and Stearns Roads). Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. and finish at around 10 p.m.; www.bartlett4thofjuly.com

Batavia: The “Batavia Sky Concert” will be 9:30 p.m. July 4 with fireworks set to music. A concert by the Batavia Community Band begins at 8:30 p.m.; bataviafireworks.org/show-details

Beecher: The Fourth of July Commission in the town of Beecher will host the 4th of July Festival from July 1-4. Look for fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 4 at Firemen’s Park, 675 Penfield St.; www.villageofbeecher.org

Bensenville: The usual Independence Day Parade kicks off Bensenville’s “LibertyFest” celebration at 10 a.m. on July 4 starting at Town Center (12 S. Center St.) and ending at the Redmond Recreational Complex (545 John St.). There will be live entertainment, food, drinks and a fireworks show. Music begins at 6 p.m. with DJ M.B. Entertainment, followed by Libido Funk Circus at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from the Public Works facility at 9:30 p.m.; www.bensenville.il.us

Burr Ridge: The Pleasant Dale Park District’s fireworks will be at dusk on July 3 in Walker Park (7425 S. Wolf Road). Food vendors will be there at 5:30 p.m. offering snacks and nonalcoholic drinks. Parking passes ($20) on sale; pdparks.org

Carpentersville: Coming June 25, a concert (7 p.m.) and fireworks (9:30 p.m.) at Meadowdale Park and Shopping Center, corner of Mall and Kennedy Drives; www.dtpd.org

Crystal Lake: Fireworks and a 7 p.m. concert will be July 3 at Main Street Beach (300 Lakeshore Drive); admission to the beach is $5 after 2:30 p.m.; www.visitmchenrycounty.com

Deerfield: The annual Deerfield Family Days is back for 2022 with fireworks at dusk July 3, parade at noon July 4; www.deerfield.il.us

DeKalb: Come to Hopkins Park (1403 Sycamore Road) for music and festivities starting at 2 p.m. July 4, fireworks will start about 30 minutes after sunset; www.dekalbparkdistrict.com

Des Plaines: The city plans a fireworks display July 1 at Oakton Community College (1600 Golf Road), with gates opening at 7 p.m.; www.desplaines.org

Downers Grove: The fireworks show will be 9:30 p.m. July 4 (corner of 75th Street and Lemont Road), presented by the Village of Downers Grove and the Village of Woodridge; events.downers.us/independence-day

Elburn: The Lions Club of Elburn will present a fireworks show July 9 at Lions Park (500 Filmore St.); rain date is July 10. Food and nonalcoholic concessions will be available; www.elburnlions.com/fireworks-show

Elgin: Parade at 9 a.m. July 4. Starting at 4 p.m., food trucks will be parked along Grove Street. The city will host a concert at 7 p.m. at Festival Park (132 S. Grove Ave.) The night will end with a fireworks display at about 9:20 p.m. on the Fox River; www.cityofelgin.org

Elk Grove Village: The village plans to host a July 4 celebration this year, with a concert by KC and the Sunshine Band at 8 p.m. on Rotary Green (164 Lions Drive) and fireworks afterward, sponsored by the Lions Club; www.elkgrove.org

Evanston: The Evanston Fourth of July Association has announced a parade and Fourth of July fireworks for 2022, details to be announced; evanston4th.org

Fox Lake: “Celebrate Fox Lake” has a parade at 11 a.m., then an event 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 2 at Lakefront Park (71 Nippersink Blvd.) with fireworks at dusk; www.foxlake.org

Fox River Grove: The town’s annual fireworks event opens 5 p.m. July 9 at Picnic Grove Park; www.facebook.com/frgliving

Frankfort: The celebration begins at 5 p.m. July 4 at Main Park (200 S. Locust St.) with live music, giant inflatables, carnival games, face painting and concessions. Fireworks are scheduled for dusk; www.frankfortparks.org

Glen Ellyn: The Fourth of July Parade begins at noon, fireworks at dusk at Lake Ellyn Park (645 Lenox Road); www.glenellyn4thofjuly.org

Glenview: Northwest suburban Glenview has a July 4 fireworks show (9:30 p.m.) in Gallery Park (2001 Patriot Blvd.) with music beginning at 5 p.m.; glenviewparks.org

Grayslake: The town’s fireworks will be part of the Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 25 in Central Park (250 Library Lane); www.glpd.com

Gurnee: Fireworks July 2-4 inside the Six Flags Great America theme park (1 Great America Parkway) with regular park admission; sixflags.com/greatamerica. Also village fireworks for Gurnee Days Aug. 6-7; www.facebook.com/VillageofGurnee

Harvey: The city is bringing back its 4th of July Celebration this year with a parade at 3 p.m. July 2, live music and festivities on Broadway and fireworks at dusk. The best view of the fireworks is from the municipal complex at 153rd St. and Broadway; facebook.com/CityofHarvey

Hawthorn Woods: Fireworks are planned for 9:15 p.m. July 3 at Community Park (5 Park View Lane); www.vhw.org/249/Fireworks

Hoffman Estates: The “Northwest Fourth-Fest” runs July 1-3, including the Fourth of July parade July 2 and fireworks July 3 at NOW Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway; www.hoffmanestates.org

Huntley: Independence Day party begins 7 p.m. with fireworks 9:30 p.m. July 4 in Deicke Park (11419 IL-47); www.huntley.il.us

Itasca: After a two-year hiatus, the Village of Itasca will host a pyrotechnics spectacular and music-filled evening at Hamilton Lakes, located west of O’Hare Airport (intersection of I-390 and Park Boulevard). Beginning 4 p.m. July 4, fireworks at 10 p.m.; www.itasca.com

Joliet: Joliet Slammer baseball games include fireworks all summer long, including the nights of July 1-3 at DuPage Medical Group Field (1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive); www.jolietslammers.com. Also on July 3, a community Independence Celebration will begin with live music at 6 p.m. at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park (201 W. Jefferson St.), fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; www.joliet.gov

La Grange: The local at La Grange Country Club has announced its “American Celebration” for July 3, with fireworks planned for 9:30 p.m. and best viewed by nonmembers from Waiola Park at the corner of 47th Street and Waiola; www.facebook.com/LaGrangeCountryClub

Lakemoor: The town will hold a Fourth of July parade starting 9 a.m. July 4, fireworks are planned Aug. 13 during Lakemoor Fest; www.lakemoor.net

Lake Forest: The 15th Annual Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks will be July 4 at Deerpath Community Park (95 Deerpath). This year’s music is from Tommy DeCarlo, singer of Boston with special guest Rudy Cardenas of “American Idol.” Gate open for a concert at 5 p.m., fireworks will be about 9:40 p.m.; tickets at lfparksandrec.com

Lake Zurich: The annual Family Day at Paulus Park (200 S. Rand Road) begins 10 a.m. July 4. The day culminates in fireworks launched over the lake at about 9:15 p.m.; lakezurich.org

Libertyville: The village Independence Day fireworks will be 9:30 p.m. July 4 at Butler Lake Park (835 W. Winchester Road), with concert by the Village Band at 7:30 p.m.; libertyville.com

Lincolnshire: The town’s “Red, White and BOOM!” festival is planned for July 3-4 with parade and fireworks July 4 in the Spring Lake Park neighborhood; www.lincolnshireil.gov

Lisle: The village will have July 3 fireworks at Lisle Community Park (1825 Short St.), starting with live music on the Van Kampen Stage. Then a parade 10 a.m. July 4; www.villageoflisle.org

Lockport: Fireworks July 3 in Dellwood Park (corner of Woods Drive and Highway 171); www.lockportpark.org

Lombard: The village plans to host Fourth of July Fireworks at dusk on July 4 at Madison Meadow Park (E. Madison Street and S. Ahrens Avenue); www.villageoflombard.org

McHenry: The city’s fireworks will be July 10 as part of Fiesta Days at Petersen Park (4300 Petersen Park Road); mchenryfiestadays.com

Mount Prospect: The local Lions Club has announced that the 83rd Annual 4th of July Festival will be June 30 to July 4 at Melas Park (1500 W. Central Road) with fireworks both June 30 and July 4 at 9:30 p.m.; mplions.org

Mundelein: The 2022 Mundelein Community Days Festival is scheduled to take place July 1-4 at Kracklauer Park (116 N. Lake St.) with bands and a carnival; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 4; www.mundelein.org

Naperville: The hometown Naperville Salute will be at Rotary Hill (440 Aurora Ave.) July 1-4, with live music and food vendors; www.napervillesalute.org. As reported by Naperville News 17, the fireworks will again be at Frontier Park (3380 Cedar Glade Drive).

New Lenox: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 4 at New Lenox Village Commons (101 Veterans Parkway), with music by Whiskeyfist from 6 p.m.; www.newlenox.net

Northbrook: Fireworks at 9 p.m. July 4 at the usual location of Meadowhill Park and Techny Prairie Park and Fields, corner of Voltz and Waukegan Roads. Plus other events all day; northbrook4thofjuly.com

Oak Brook: The annual Taste of Oak Brook is back for 2022 with parking at Oak Brook Polo Grounds, 700 Oak Brook Road. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 3; oak-brook.org

Oak Lawn: Fireworks July 4 at Richards High School (106th Street and Central Avenue); www.olparks.com

Oak Park: The Village of Oak Park plans a parade at 10 a.m. July 4, with fireworks at dusk at the sports fields of Oak Park and River Forest High School near East Avenue and Lake Street; www.oak-park.us

Orland Park: Independence Day concert (7:15 p.m.), Presentation of Colors (9:15 p.m.) and July 4 fireworks (9:30 p.m.) in Centennial Park (5600 West Ave.); orlandpark.org

Oswego: The annual Fourth of July fireworks will be held at dusk on July 4 at Prairie Point Park (4120 Plainfield Road); parking is also available at Oswego Public Works, the Oswego Senior Center rear lot, Eastview Elementary, Traughber Junior High School, Prairie Point Elementary and Oswego High School); gooswego.org

Ottawa: Fireworks after 9 p.m. July 4 on the Fox and Illinois Rivers at Ottawa Township High School (211 E Main St.); pickusottawail.com

Palatine: Fireworks return this summer to the Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest, which runs June 30 to July 4 in Community Park (262 E. Palatine Road). Fireworks at dusk July 3; palatinejaycees.org

Palos Heights: The “Independence Day Celebrations” event includes a band at 7 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m. July 3 in Memorial Park (7607 College Drive), then a parade at noon July 4 on Harlem Avenue; palosheights.org

Park Ridge: Fireworks are back this summer July 3, beginning with a band at 8 p.m. and fireworks at dusk, at Maine East High School (2601 Dempster St.); www.prparks.org

Romeoville: Three simultaneous firework shows at 9:30 p.m. July 3 at Lukancic Middle School (725 Normantown Road), Volunteer Park (1100 Murphy Drive) and Discovery Park (300 S. Highpoint Drive); romeoville.org

Rosemont: The west suburban Parkway Bank Park has announced a lineup for its “Rockin’ In The Park” free concert series at 5501 Park Place; concerts July 4 and other nights have post-show fireworks; rosemont.com

Round Lake: Fireworks will be July 3 near the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center (2007 Civic Center Way), with bands and festivities; www.rlapd.org

Sandwich: The annual Sandwich Freedom Days is back with fireworks July 2 at Sandwich Fairgrounds (1401 Suydam Road); www.sandwichfair.com

Schaumburg: The popular way to see fireworks in Schaumburg is to catch a Schaumburg Boomers baseball game at Wintrust Field (1999 S. Springinsguth Road). There will be fireworks after select home games with an extended show July 4; www.boomersbaseball.com

Skokie: The town hosts a downtown parade at noon July 4, then a “3D Fireworks Festival” at Niles West High School (5701 W. Oakton St.); www.skokie4th.org

South Holland: Fireworks are slated for 9 p.m. July 4 at South Suburban College (15800 State St.). Lot opens 7 p.m.; www.southholland.org

Spring Grove: The July 4 celebration will include a noon parade at Main Street and fireworks at dusk. Views from Thelen Park (8516 Winn Road) and Spring Grove Park (2102 Main St.), parking fee $15; www.sg4thofjuly.com

St. Charles: The St. Charles Park District is planning fireworks dusk July 4, launching from Boy Scout Island, best viewing at Pottawatomie Park (8 North Ave.), Pottawatomie Golf Course and Ferson Creek Park. Live music begins 6 p.m.; www.stcparks.org/july-4th

Tinley Park: The park district’s big “Celebrate 4th of July” event at Tinley Junction (16801 S. 80th Ave.) includes the band Mellencougar at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.; www.tinleyparkdistrict.org

Vernon Hills: The parade is back and steps off at 9 a.m. July 4 at the corner of Deerpath and Atrium Drive. Fireworks are planned for about 9:30 p.m. in the area around Big Bear and Little Bear Lake and Century Park; www.vernonhills.org

Wauconda: The fireworks celebration is July 3 at Bangs Lake with a rain date of July 9; www.wauconda-il.gov

Waukegan: Fireworks will be 9 p.m. July 4 at Waukegan Harbor and Marina (55 S. Harbor Place); waukeganharbor.com

Warrenville: As organized by the Warrenville Friends of the 4th, the celebration kicks off with a parade 6 p.m. July 3. Then fireworks will be July 4 at Cerny Park (4S150 River Road); www.warrenville.il.us

Westmont: The Independence Day Celebration will begin 3 p.m. July 4 with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Ty Warner Park (700 Blackhawk Drive). Also food trucks, music and more; www.westmontparks.org

Wheaton: Independence Day will be celebrated with fireworks July 3 in Graf Park (1855 Manchester Road), plus a downtown parade at 10 a.m. July 4; wheatonparkdistrict.com

Wilmette: “Fun & Fireworks” is planned for July 3, festivities and music begin 5 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Gillson Park (entrances from Lake and Michigan Avenues and Sheridan Road); www.wilmettepark.org

Winnetka: Fourth of July fireworks are back for 2022, slated for 9:20 p.m. at Duke Child’s Field (1321 Willow Road); www.winpark.org/events/

Woodstock: Fourth of July fireworks begin at dusk in Emricson Park (1313 Kishwaukee Valley Road with parking fee; use South Street entrance); www.woodstockil.gov

Yorkville: The town is planning a July 4 celebration with a parade starting 9 a.m. on Game Farm Road. Fireworks begin at dusk at the corner of Route 47 and Countryside Parkway; www.yorkville.il.us

Zion: The Independence Day Celebration is June 30 with fireworks (9:30 p.m.) and live music (7:30 p.m.) at the Zion Park District Bandshell (2400 Dowie Memorial Drive); zionparkdistrict.com

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