It’s the 4th of July weekend! That means fireworks will light up the sky throughout the country (and in some backyards).
We have compiled a comprehensive list of local community fireworks shows that can have you seeing colors dance in the sky Friday through Monday.
Have a happy, beautiful and safe 4th of July holiday!
Friday, July 2
*Evergreen Park: Parade starts at 6:30 p.m., then fireworks shoot off at dusk at Duffy Park around 91st and Richmond.
*Lockport: Games and live music begins around 6:15 p.m.; fireworks to follow.
*Morton Grove: A carnival starts at 5 p.m. at Harrer Park on Dempster; entertainment at 6 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.
*Orland Park: Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. with fireworks at 9:10 p.m.
*Park Ridge: The party starts at 6:30 p.m. at Maine East High School on Dempster St. with a fireworks show when it gets dark enough.
Saturday, July 3
*Fox Lake: Fireworks begin at dusk in Millennium Park at Rollins Road and Grand Avenue after a night of entertainment.
*Grayslake: The Family Picnic and Fireworks is slated for 3 to 11 p.m. in Centennial Park with a fireworks show at dusk.
*Hawthorn Woods: Enjoy classic rock with your fireworks at Community Park, Old McHenry and Quentin Rd. Family concert is set for 6 p.m.
*Lake Zurich: The celebration takes place at Paulus Park on Rand Road from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with fireworks at dusk.
*Oak Brook: Enjoy the Taste of Oak Brook at the Village of Oak Brook Polo Grounds from 4 to 9 p.m. There will be children’s activities from 4 to 8 p.m. Fireworks take off at dusk. Rain date for fireworks is July 4.
*Palos Heights: Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.at Lake Katherine, Rte. 83 and 76th Ave.
*Wheaton: Starting at 6 p.m. and ending with a fireworks show at dusk, DuPage County Fairgrounds on Manchester Rd. is the place to be.
*Wilmette: Carnival and Tastefest start at 4 p.m.; the Grand Fireworks display takes off around 9:30 p.m. at Gillson Park.
*Yorkville: Parade starts at 9 a.m.at Yorkville High School; fireworks start at dusk and will be best seen from old Countryside Center Mall.
Sunday, July 4
*Antioch: A parade steps off on Holbeck Drive at 11 a.m.; activities to follow including a fireworks show at Williams Park.
*Barrington: Before fireworks at dusk, check out the antique fire truck and listen to live music at Barrington High School.
*Batavia: The “Sky Concert” will begin at 9:30 pm. at Engstrom Park, Millview and West Main.
*Bensenville: Live music before the show includes American English, a Beatles cover band. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at the Redmond Recreational Complex.
*Bolingbrook: The Taste of Bolingbrook will be held from 1 to 8:30 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
*Buffalo Grove: Enjoy a two-hour performance by the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band before the 9:15 p.m. fireworks show at the Buffalo Grove Golf Course.
*Chicago: The big downtown display at the Taste of Chicago has been canceled, but the lakefront will offer quite a show at 9 p.m. at Navy Pier, on the North Side from Foster to Montrose, and on the South Side from the 63rd Street Beach to Promontory Point. The 15-minute show will correlate with music on 101.9-FM The Mix.
*Clarendon Hills: Prospect Park is the place to be from 7 to 9 p.m. for fun; fireworks blast off at Hinsdale Golf Club after that.
*Des Plaines: The 175th Des Plaines parade will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Oakton Community College, which will then offer children’s games and pony rides starting at 5 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m.
*Downers Grove: Parade kicks off at 12:15 p.m. at Main and Warren with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at 75th St. and Lemont Rd.
*Elk Grove Village: Lions Park is the place to be for fireworks around 9 p.m.
*Elmwood Park: The Freedom Festival starts at 7 p.m. with fireworks around 9:30 p.m. at Elmwood Park High School.
*Evanston: There’s a parade at 2 p.m., then fireworks will be shot off from Clark Street Beach at 9:15 p.m.
*Glen Ellyn: Parade at 2 p.m. in the downtown area; fireworks at dusk in Glen Ellyn Park.
*Glencoe: This community has stuff planned all day: a fun fair at Veterans Memorial Park at 8 a.m.; an art fair at Wyman Green from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; family games from 10 a.m. to noon at Kalk Park; “Glencoe’s Got Talent” at Wyman Green from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; a carnival from noon to 4 p.m. at Village Court; a parade at 2 p.m.; BBQ at the Beach at 6:30 p.m. and a fireworks show around 9 p.m.
*Great Lakes: A two-day festival (July 3-4) culminates in a spectacular laser light show at 9:30 p.m. on July 3 and a fireworks show at 9:3o p.m. on the 4th at Ross Field on Sheridan Road.
*Highland Park: Parade starts downtown at 11 a.m.; Fourth Fest at Sunset Woods Park follows with a petting zoo, pony rides, food and music. Fireworks scheduled for dusk at Wolters Field.
*Hoffman Estates: There’s an Independence Day carnival from July 1-5 and a fireworks show on the Village Hall Grounds at Hassell Road around 9:30 p.m.
*Itasca: Fireworks will burst at dusk at Hamilton Lakes.
*La Grange: Waiola Park is the place to view fireworks set to launch by 9:30 p.m. from the La Grange Country Club.
*Lake Forest: The Lake Forest Festival starts at 5 p.m. at Deerpath Community Park with a fireworks display by the Lake Forest Symphony at dusk.
*Lincolnshire: The two-day event at Spring Lake Park on Oxford Drive culminates with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
*Lombard: There’s a Taste of Lombard going on here; the fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m.
*Morton Grove: The parade is at 2:30 p.m. at Central and Dempster and ends at Harrer Park, where the fireworks show starts around 9:30 p.m.
*Mount Prospect: Parade at 1 p.m. at Prospect Ave. and Emerson St.; fireworks at Melas Park at 9:30 p.m.
*Mundelein: The Mundelein Community Days run July 2-5 with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on the 4th. at Kracklauer Park. The town is using a new fireworks company for its show this year.
*Naperville: This community claims to have a 30-minute fireworks show beginning at 9:30 p.m. at Knoch Park.
*Northbrook: A mile-long parade starts at 2:25 p.m. from Western and Cherry; fireworks around 8:45 p.m. at the Northbrook Velodrome, Meadowhill Park.
*Oak Park: Parade at 1 p.m. at Longfellow Park; fireworks at dusk in the stadium of Oak Park and River Forest High School.
*Oswego: Prairie Point Community Park is the place to see fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
*Palatine: The Hometown Fest is partying down from July 1-5; the fireworks show will be on the 4th around 9:30 p.m. at Community Park.
*Roselle: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Lake Park High School West Campus on Bryn Mawr Ave.
*Round Lake: Live music will fill the air from 6 to 9:30 p.m.; fireworks after that at the Civic Center Grounds.
*Skokie: The parade in downtown Skokie starts at noon; live music kicks off at Niles West High School at 5 p.m.; fireworks at dusk. The first 10,000 people get a free pair of 3-D glasses.
*Spring Grove: The theme of the parade at noon downtown is the Wizard of Oz; fireworks at dusk at Horse Park.
*St. Charles: Fireworks at Pottawatomie Park around 9:30 p.m.
*Streamwood: Dolphin Park on S. Park Blvd. is the place to be around 9 p.m. for a fireworks display.
*Tinley Park: The Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza is set for 9:15 p.m.at McCarthy Park on 80th Ave.
*Vernon Hills: The party will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at Century Park with live music from J.P. and the Cats. Fireworks shoot off around 9:30 p.m. over Big Bear and Little Bear Lakes.
*Wauconda: The celebration begins at 6 p.m. at Cook Park with fireworks at dusk.
*Waukegan: Take in the view of the fireworks along the waterfront at Waukegan Harbor around 9:30 p.m.
*Wheeling: Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. in the Park District behind Saint Joseph The Worker Catholic Church on W. Dundee Rd.
*Winnetka: A parade is set for 1 p.m.; the Fourth Fest is slated for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; a fireworks display is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. at Duke Child’s Field.
*Woodridge: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.at Lemont and 75th St.
*Woodstock: Emricson Park at dusk will be the place for fireworks.
*Zion: An all-day party ends with a fireworks show around 9:30 p.m. at Shiloh Park.
Monday, July 5
*Crystal Lake: The parade takes off at 1 p.m. from the Municipal Building to Lakeside Legacy Arts Park with fireworks at dusk over the lake.
*Glenview: There’s a bike parade from 9 to 11 a.m.; an Independence Day parade at 11:30 a.m.; a Twilight Show at 7:30 p.m.at the Glenview Park Golf Club; and a fireworks show at dusk.