"There are more people here then I've seen in a long time," said Marsha Lieberman, celebration attendee.
It's the 54th annual Chicago History Museum's Fourth of July celebration.
"It's sort of like going back to the 50s or something, it's really family oriented, it's great," said Cal Fox, celebration attendee.
Many families came to enjoy the beautiful day and historic tradition. There was even a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
"The unanimous declaration of the 13 United States of America. When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands that have connected them with another," read Rabbi Jodi Kornfeld, Beth Chaverim Humanistic Jewish Community.
The crowd then celebrated the nation's independence with musical performances, and a children's parade led by the world's tallest Uncle Sam.
It truly was a celebration all around.
"It's just a community day it's so fun to be in Chicago," said Virginia Fox, celebration attendee.