Fireworks displays in the suburbs, northwest Indiana

If you're looking to celebrate all things Fourth of July, here's a guide to suburban Chicago fireworks, parades and more.

Algonquin

Algonquin Founders' Days run July 28-31 and includes a carnival, kids' activities, bags tournament, parade, 5K run, ice cream eating contest and bands.

Antioch

The annual celebration starts with a Run for Freedom (8 a.m.), followed by a parade (10:30 a.m.). Games, food vendors and entertainment begin at noon. A fireworks display ends the night.

Arlington Heights

Frontier Days festival takes place 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., June 30-July 4, Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St., Arlington Heights. Free admission. The festival includes food and beverage, carnival rides and family events. The Fourth of July Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. July 4 from Dunton and Oakton.

Arlington International

Gates open at 1 p.m., racing starts at 3 p.m. The day will include live music entertainment and family activities.

Aurora

The annual parade is at 10 a.m. at Benton and River streets. The American Legion Band and Fox Valley Orchestra perform at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, from 6:15-9:15 p.m. McCullough Park will host food vendors, inflatables and the band Evolution from 7:30-9:15 p.m. Free shuttle service.

Barrington

Fourth of July Festival, July 1-4, north commuter lot of the Metra Train Station, includes food, music and family entertainment, live musical entertainment at night. The Barrington Lions Club Brat Tent is open July 2-4. A Fourth of July Parade starts at 10 a.m. July 4 from Barrington High School, and will run along Main Street, ending at the train station.

Bartlett

Bartlett Fourth of July Fest runs June 30-July 4 with a Special Needs Day, parade, carnival, bands, turtle race, tractor pull and skydivers. Fireworks music is simulcast on 98.1-FM.

Batavia

The band We're Not performs, followed by the Batavia Community Band preceding the fireworks.

Bolingbrook

The free party begins at 2 p.m. with food trucks, bands and kids activities; at 9:45 p.m. Jim Cornelison sings the National Anthem.

Buffalo Grove

The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band performs at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks.

Burr Ridge

Starting at 5:30 p.m. food vendors will be selling snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments. Parking will be available on the soccer fields (weather permitting) for $5. Also available is Reserved Parking — stop by Walker Park in the two weeks before the fireworks; $20 saves you a spot in the north or south lots.

Calumet City

The 25th Annual Freedom's Eve event begins at 6 p.m. with live music, followed by the fireworks.

Carol Stream

Billy Croft and the 5 Alarm performs a two hour concert at 7 p.m. Food and alcohol concession services. Park n' Ride is offered from the Lies Road industrial corridor from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Carpentersville

Second Time Around plays at 7:30 p.m. with fireworks to follow.

Cedar Lake

Lakefront. Park near the lake for best viewing. Free. 219-794-4122.

Chesterton

Music and food merchants will start the event at 6 p.m. and fireworks will commence at 9:15 p.m.

Chicago Heights

Live entertainment begins at 7 p.m. followed by the fireworks.

Chicago Ridge

Fireworks are the last day of Ridge Fest. Admission is $5, featuring live music, carnival rides and restaurant row.

Cortland

Fireworks are a part of Summer Fest, which runs Aug. 12-13.

Crestwood

Join the Windy City ThunderBolts for a free "Sparks in the Park" movie "Angels in the Outfield" with fireworks after the movie. Fans can bring food and drink in the park. Low-cost concessions will be available, including alcohol. Gates open at 7 p.m.

Crown Point

Crystal Lake

The 16th annual Lakeside Festival runs June 30 to July 3, and culminates with fireworks.

Darien

The Darien Lions Club 4th of July Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. and will proceed north on Cass Avenue to 71st Street. A joint fireworks display with Downers Grove and Woodridge ends the night.

Deerfield

Deerfield Family Days starts with a silent auction (5 p.m.), followed by live entertainment (6 p.m.) and raising of the American flag (7 p.m.) A fireworks display ends the night.

DeKalb

The day begins at 2 p.m. with food from local vendors. The DeKalb Municipal Band will perform in the bandshell before and during the fireworks.

Des Plaines

The Des Plaines 4th of July Parade begins at 10 a.m. on July 4 at the intersection of Oakton and Center Street. Visit www.desplaines.org.

Downers Grove

The fireworks display is presented by the Village of Downers Grove and the Village of Woodridge. There is a parade that steps off at Main and Grant streets at 12:45 p.m. and heads south to Warren Avenue.

East Chicago

The fireworks celebration is accompanied by food and live music and entertainment.

Elgin

The City of Elgin and Downtown Neighborhood Association's Parade starts at 9 a.m. at Slade and Douglas streets. Side Street Studio Arts presents An American Jubilee event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a pie-eating contest, dunk tank and more. The Grand Victoria Casino's Summer Concert Series continues with Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad with special guests Rare Earth and the Rascals. Fireworks will be after the concert.

Elmwood Park

In addition to fireworks, festivities include a parade (10 a.m.) and a pre-fireworks celebration with live music (5-9:30 p.m.).

Evanston

The all-day celebration begins at 9 a.m. at eight playground sites throughout the city providing games and activities, followed by a Fun Run along Central Street (1:15 p.m.). The parade down Central Street kicks off at 2 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the Palatine Concert Band performs at Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street, featuring the Palatine Concert Band; grand fireworks display at dusk, launched from Clark Street Beach. Tune your radio to 90.5 FM.

Evergreen Park

Parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. July 1 at 95th and Springfield, followed by fireworks display at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.

Flossmoor

Combined activities through Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, include a Homewood parade, which steps off at 10 a.m. on July 4, traveling down Ridge Road in Homewood to the Izaak Walton Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road, ending at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's Annual Family Fun Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Fest includes music, games, activities, with some fees apply.

Fox Lake

Celebrate Fox Lake Fireworks Spectacular and Festivities starts with a parade (2 p.m.) with games, food vendors and entertainment. A fireworks display ends the night.

Frankfort

Festivities include live music, kids games, concessions, beginning at 5 p.m.

Geneva

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Come for the Kane County Cougars ballgame, stay for the post-game fireworks.

Glencoe

In addition to fireworks, there will be a Rotary Fun Run (8 a.m.), pre-school games in Veteran's Park (10 a.m.), Glencoe's Got Talent at Wyman Green (noon), a parade (2 p.m.) that starts at Central School; Park and Ride to Lakefront Park starts a 6 p.m., park at either the village lot or train lot.

Glen Ellyn

Fourth of July activities include "Freedom Four" four-mile run at 8 a.m. and a parade at noon. From 1 to 4 p.m. at Lake Ellyn Park, there will be inflatables, carnival games, prizes, face painting, live music and concessions.

Glenview

A parade kicks off at 11:15 a.m. on Harlem Avenue and Glenview Road. Children are invited to step off the parade by bringing their decorated bike to Harlem Avenue, just north of the Glenview Public Library by 10:30 a.m. The 100-piece North Shore Concert Band performs a patriotic concert at 7 p.m. Fireworks show at dusk will be synchronized to patriotic music. Live music will follow the fireworks.

Glenwood

The village's "We the People" festival starts with a parade at 1:30 p.m. leaving from Glenwood Oaks Restaurant, proceeding east on Main Street, turning north onto Nugent Street ending at the Village Hall Complex. Festivities, from 2 to 6 p.m., include D.J., water slide, games, chess tent and over 30 artisan booths. Glenwoodie Golf Club will host pre-fireworks entertainment with a beer garden and dancing, 6 to 9 p.m., with fireworks to follow at the golf club.

Griffith

Gurnee

The annual celebration starts with live music and a fireworks display ends the night.

Hammond

The celebration includes music in the band shell beginning at 5:30 p.m., a naturalization ceremony at 6 p.m. and concludes with fireworks at dusk.

Hampshire

Hanover Park

Northwest Fourthfest is presented by Hanover Township, Hoffman Estates and the Hoffman Estates Park District. Running June 30-July 4, the festival includes bands, a carnival, arts and crafts show and huge fireworks display.

Harwood Heights

Non-members can view the display from Butera Foods Parking Lot, 4761 Nagle Ave., Harwood Heights, and the surrounding area.

Hawthorn Woods

The annual celebration starts with a concert and food vendors (6 p.m.). A fireworks display ends the night.

Hebron

Highland Park

Independence Day celebration starts with two parades (9:30/10 a.m.), followed by a festival (11 a.m.) and concert (4 p.m.). A fireworks display ends the night.

Hinckley

Part of Hometown Family Fun Fest and Fireworks celebration. The gates open at 1 p.m. with food, vendors, bags tournament, dunk tank, bingo, inflatables and more.

Hinsdale

Hinsdale's Independence Day celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. July 4 with a parade leaving from Sixth and Garfield streets. A family festival then takes place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Burlington Park, 19 E. Chicago Ave. and includes an arts and crafts fair, food vendors, kids activities and the Hinsdale Rotary Turtle Race (11 a.m.) and a concert by the West Suburban Concert Band (1 p.m.). Free.

Hobart

Enjoy entertainment and food vendors while waiting to celebrate the fireworks display.

Hoffman Estates

Northwest Fourthfest is presented by Hanover Township, Hoffman Estates and the Hoffman Estates Park District. Running June 30-July 4, the festival includes bands, a carnival, arts and crafts show and huge fireworks display.

Homewood

Parade steps off at 10 a.m. on July 4, traveling down Ridge Road to the Izaak Walton Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road, ending at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's annual Family Fun Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., which includes music, games, activities. Some fees apply.

Huntley

Kenosha

Celebrate America starts with the Kenosha Pops (7 p.m.). A fireworks display ends the night.

La Grange

Fireworks: 9:30 p.m., July 3.¿

LaGrange Country Club, 620 S. Brainard Ave.

Non-members can watch the display from Waiola Park, 47th and Waiola.

La Porte

Admission is $5 per car or $1 per pedestrian.

Lake Bluff

Fourth of July Celebration kicks off with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast (7 a.m.-9:45 a.m.) on the Lake Bluff Village Green, followed by the Children's Parade, which marches down East Scranton Avenue and Walnut. The Fourth of July Parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Oak and Center avenues. After the parade, the First Annual Kiwanis Hamburger & Hot Dog Cookout (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) takes place on the Village Green.

Lake Forest

The annual festival starts with a concert (6 p.m.). A fireworks display ends the night.

Lake Station

Lake Villa

The annual celebration starts with a Run for Freedom (8 a.m.), followed by a parade (10:30 a.m.). Games, food vendors and entertainment begin at noon. A fireworks display ends the night.

Lake Zurich

The annual Independence/Family Day starts with the park and beach opening (10 a.m.), Taste of the Summer and beer tent (11 a.m.). Carnival rides and live entertainment start at 1 p.m. A fireworks display ends the night.

Leland

Fourth of July Festival runs July 3-4. On July 3: steak fry, band, movie in the park. July 4 activities include a 5K, parade at 9 a.m., kids' events, vintage baseball game, bags tournament, food vendors and bands.

Lemont

Independence Day Extravaganza at 2 p.m. includes kids games, inflatables, basketball clinic, D.J., live music and beer garden, followed by fireworks.

Libertyville

The annual celebration starts with music (7:30 p.m.). A fireworks display ends the night.

Lincolnshire

2016 Red, White & Boom starts with a pancake breakfast (7 a.m.), 5K Run/Walk (8 a.m.) and parade (11 a.m.). Food vendors, carnival begin at noon. A fireworks display ends the night.

Lisle

Fireworks run every night of the Eyes to the Skies festival, which includes hot air balloons, bands, a carnival, craft fair, parade and children's activities.

Lockport

Dellwood Park, 18th St. and Lawrence Ave. Free. 815-838-1183

Lombard

Shuttle service to and from Madison Meadow will run from 7-11:30 p.m. from Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St., Madison Elementary School, 150 W. Madison St., and Pleasant Lane School, 401 N. Main St.

Merrillville

$5 per car for residents; $8 per car for non-residents. Live music, vendors, and a beer garden will be at the park with fireworks to end the evening.

Michigan City

The day long festivities include visiting the beaches, enjoying the splash park, exploring the Old Lighthouse Museum, and the Washington Park Zoo.

Mokena

Activities at the Main Park include a parade at 10 a.m., which steps off at La Porte and Wolf roads. Family activities will be held throughout the day at the park, including the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry re-enactment at 6:30 p.m. and Encore Concert Band performance at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks.

Montgomery

Highlights of Montgomery Fest include live music, a carnival, food vendors, free pony rides and a petting zoo, fishing derby, car show and parade.

Morton Grove

Morton Grove Days takes place July 1-4 and includes carnival rides, games, a beer garden, live entertainment, food, children's activities and a Fourth of July Parade (2:30 p.m. July 3) in addition to fireworks.

Mount Prospect

The Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival takes place June 30-July 4 and features food and beverage tents, carnival rides, live music and fireworks. The 4th of July Parade (1 p.m. July 4) leaves from the corner of Emerson Street and Prospect Avenue.

Mundelein

Mundelein Community Days, July 1-4, features live music, food, arts and crafts, a car show and carnival rides and fireworks. The parade takes place at 2 p.m. July 3 and will form in the Mundelein Metra Station parking lot.

Munster

A Fourth of July Parade is at 2 p.m. July 4 from Calumet Avenue to Ridge Road.

Naperville

Fireworks conclude Ribfest, which runs July 1-4 and includes a carnival, ribs, bands like Sheryl Crow and Gin Blossoms, and children's activities. Enter the park for free beginning at 7:30 p.m. to watch the fireworks, or find several locations nearby to watch.

New Lenox

Come early for live entertainment starting with a classic rock cover band, Wildfire at 7 p.m., followed by the American Legion Band at 8:30 p.m.

Niles¿

Parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Notre Dame College Prep, 7655 W Dempster St, Niles, and proceed to Grennan Heights Park. Post-Parade entertainment (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), including live music, a children's water play area, games and pony rides, will take place in Grennan Heights Park, 8255 N. Oketo Ave.

Norridge

Non-members can watch the display from Butera Foods Parking Lot, 4761 Nagle Ave., Harwood Heights, and the surrounding area.

North Aurora

North Aurora Days festival runs Aug. 5-7 with games, food, live music and a car show.

Northbrook

The day includes a breakfast (7:30-11 a.m.) hosted by the Rotary Club. at Village Green Park, Shermer and Meadow roads; a Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk (7:30 a.m.) and a Liberty Lap Fun Run for ages 4-10 (8:30 a.m.), both at Techny Prairie Park and Fields; a Mini-Golf Tournament (9 a.m.-noon) at Sportsman's Country Club; a police vs. fire department softball (10 a.m.) at Village Green Park; Rotary Club Rubber Ducky Race (11:30 a.m.); bike parade (2:15 p.m.) and a mile-long parade at 2:30 p.m., Cherry Lane and Western Avenue and fireworks at dusk at Meadowhill Park and Techny Paririe Park and Fields.

North Chicago

The two-day Naval Station Great Lakes Fourth of July Celebration starts with a carnival, games, food vendors and entertainment (3 p.m.). A fireworks display ends the nights.

Oak Brook

In addition to fireworks, Taste of Oak Brook takes place 4-9 p.m. and includes live music, food and kids entertainment including balloon artists, face painting, stilt walkers and a petting zoo.

Oak Forest

The 5-day festival begins June 30 with different entertainment and activities each day. Carnival games and food are additional cost. On July 4, the festival opens at 3 p.m. with bingo, carnival rides and live music, featuring Different Pulse at 3 p.m., Rat Boys at 6 p.m., and Third Degree at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks.

Oak Lawn

Daytime activities include a parade at 10 a.m. starting at 95th and 51st streets, and festivities at Centennial Park, 9230 Nashville Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including giant inflatable slide, bingo, touch a truck and concessions. Cost is $5 wristband for ages 3 and up, includes admission to all pools.

Oak Park

In addition to fireworks, a 4th of July Parade steps off at 10 a.m., July 4 from Longfellow Park at Ridgeland Avenue and Adams Street. The parade marches north on Ridgeland to Augusta Street, turning east to disperse near Whittier Elementary School at Harvey Avenue.

Orland Park

Festivities begin with a concert featuring the Breakfast Club at 7:15 p.m., followed by the presentation of colors and the national anthem at 9:15 p.m., then fireworks.

Oswego

All fireworks viewers are encouraged to use the Traughber Junior High School, Eastview Elementary, Prairie Point Elementary and the parking lots of Oswego High School. Best viewed from PrairieFest Park and Prairie Point Elementary School.

Palatine

Fireworks: 9 p.m. July 3.

Palatine Community Park, 262 E. Palatine Road. www.palatinejaycees.org.

The Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest takes place June 30-July 4 and includes fireworks, entertainment, food vendors, beer wine and pop, bingo, parade (11 a.m. July 2), carnival, car show, business expo and craft fair.

Palos Heights

Family activities begin at 4:30 p.m. and include a deejay, food vendors, face painting, balloon twisters, touch a truck, mini train ride, pony rides and petting zoo. The '90s cover band, Run Forest Run, will perform at 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., with a break for fireworks at dusk. Parade is July 4 at 12 p.m. along Harlem Ave. from 126th to Rt. 83.

Park Forest

Evening festivities begin with a parade at 6 p.m. It will wind around Central Park starting at Main Street and Orchard Drive. A free concert follows at 7 p.m. on the Village Green featuring the band BBI, then fireworks.

Park Ridge

In addition to fireworks, the event, running 6-10:30 p.m., includes DJ & Children's Entertainment (6:30-8 p.m.), live music starting at 8 p.m.. Bring a picnic (no alcoholic beverages or grills allowed) and relax before the fireworks begin. Reserved parking is available at the school for $16 for residents, $28 for nonresidents.

Pingree Grove

The Independence Day celebration runs July 8-9 and includes food, music, parade, car show, craft and vendor fair and more.

Plainfield

Part of the town's Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks festival, the event celebrates the military and includes a bike parade, big trike races, inflatables, face painting, touch a truck, dance performance, DJ and the retiring of the colors led by the American Legion.

Portage

Romeoville

The celebration begins at 6 p.m. with activities, food and live music from Fletcher Rockwell and Wedding Banned.

Round Lake Beach

The annual celebration starts with music (6 p.m./7:30 p.m.). A fireworks display ends the night.

Sandwich

Sandwich Freedom Days includes a 5K run and a parade.

Schaumburg

The Schaumburg Boomers play the Normal CornBelters at 6:30 p.m. The Jesse White Tumblers and Myron Noodleman also perform after the game.

Schererville

Enjoy music, food and fun that begins at 7 p.m. prior to the fireworks display.

Shabbona

Sheridan

Fourth of July Celebration July 1-4 includes farmer's market, bake sale, bounce houses, movie in the park, parade, car show, petting zoo, pony rides and watermelon eating contest.

Skokie

Skokie's Fourth of July parade kicks off at noon July 4 in downtown Skokie and features marching bands, tumblers, live animals, drill teams, clowns and vintage automobiles. At 5 p.m. the festivities move to Niles West High School and features food, drinks and live bands until dusk when the fireworks begin.

Sleepy Hollow

July 4 events begin at 8 a.m. with a fun run, followed by a fishing derby, car show, live entertainment, games, bags tournament, pie eating contest and more.

South Holland

A full day of events starting at 11 a.m. includes a rib fest, farmer's market, inflatables, dunk tank, BMX bike show and the South Holland Municipal Band at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks.

South Elgin

Spring Grove

The annual celebration starts with a parade (noon) and followed by games, food vendors and entertainment. A fireworks display ends the night.

St. Charles

Streamwood

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Corn Boil runs July 28-31 and features live music, food, a carnival, bingo and a KidZone with children's events.

Tinley Park

Afternoon activities start with the National Anthem at 4 p.m. followed by live entertainment, kids games, inflatables and a food and beer tent. Peter Oprisko will perform at 4:15 p.m., followed by Final Say at 5:30 p.m.

Valparaiso

A morning 4K run starts the day at Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the day wraps with music to kick-off the Fourth of July evening events at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks following.

Vernon Hills

The annual celebration starts with a parade (9 a.m.) and entertainment (6:30 p.m.) A fireworks display ends the night.

Wadsworth

The annual celebration starts with a Run for Freedom (8 a.m.), followed by a parade (10:30 a.m.). Games, food vendors and entertainment begin at noon. A fireworks display ends the night.

Wanatah

Warrenville

Warrenville's Independence Celebration runs July 3-4 and includes a parade July 3 as well as live music. July 4 starts with a Firecracker 5K run, followed by a children's parade, flag ceremony, kid's activities, water fights, horseshoes contest, bands and concessions.

Wauconda

Independence Day celebration starts with food and music (6 p.m.). A fireworks display ends the night.

Waukegan

The annual celebration has a fireworks display.

Westchester

www.westchester-il.org

West Chicago

West Chicago's Railroad Days runs July 7-10 and includes a carnival, bands, beer garden, parade and fireworks.

Westmont

Westmont's July 4th celebration begins at 4 p.m. July 4 with food vendors, kids' crafts, a petting zoo, face painting, Westmont Community Band, balloon artists, kid's games, free cake, watermelon eating contest, band and fireworks.

Wheaton

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Wheaton's Independence Day celebration will be July 3-4. The carnival will open at 4 p.m. July 3. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. July 4.

Whiting

Willow Springs

Walker Park, 7425 S. Wolf Road., Free. 708-467-3700.

Wilmette

www.wilmettepark.org

In addition to fireworks, the celebrations will include carnival games, food and live music from 4:30-9 as well as post-fireworks music.

Winnetka

In addition to fireworks, a Fourth of July parade, 10-11 a.m., steps off from the intersection of Elm Street and Glendale Avenue then heads east through town to the Village Green, 525 Maple St. A flag-raising ceremony, children's flag parade and family races follow the parade. Prior to the fireworks, Fourthfest begins and includes games, food, and live music.

Woodridge

The fireworks display is presented by the Village of Downers Grove and the Village of Woodridge. There is a parade that steps off at Main and Grant streets at 12:45 p.m. and heads south to Warren Avenue.

Woodstock

Yorkville

The Yorkville Big Band will perform at 8 p.m. at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home. There is a parade at 9 a.m.

Zion

The annual celebration starts with a Little League All-Star game (9 a.m.), followed by a fishing derby (10 a.m.) and food vendors (3 p.m.). A fireworks display ends the night.

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