Fireworks 2020: 4th of July Chicago area shows, events

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Fireworks traditionally light up the skies over Naperville on the Fourth of July, and the city was determined to celebrate this year's Independence Day regardless of COVID-19 restrictions.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC7 Eyewitness News compiles a yearly list of Chicago-area 4th of July fireworks displays and offers its list for the city and suburbs for 2020.

This list may not include all municipalities.

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Drive-up Fireworks in Bridgeview

9:15 p.m., July 3

Where: Seatgeek Stadium

7000 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview

The lot opens at 7:30 p.m., and the event is free

Schaumburg Boomers fireworks

9:30 p.m. July 2, 3 and 4

Tickets required for drive-in or indoor viewing

1999 South Springinsguth Road

Schaumburg, IL

Chicago is offering a virtual house music festival and a virtual "Independence Day Salute" concert. At-home salsa dance parties will also take place across the city. DCASE and the Chicago Park District are inviting residents to plan socially distant dance parties of up to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors with a live broadcast that includes a dance lesson and salsa music.

Due to COVID-19, the Evanston Fourth of July Association decided to replace its traditional 4th of July activities with an alternative VIRTUAL CELEBRATION.

11AM Show: Go Behind the Scenes of the 4th Celebration & Parade

2PM VIRTUAL Parade: Live Stream/Radio Broadcast - Tune in on Facebook & Youtube Live and WCGO Radio 95.9FM

8PM Show: Virtual Band Concert & Fireworks Show

Visit for more info

Orland Park Independence Day

9:30 p.m., July 4

Where: Centennial Park

15600 West Ave.

Only vehicles with Orland Park vehicle stickers will be allowed into the park's parking lots

Performing at 7:15 pm at Centennial Park will be Gone 2 Paradise

Those attending should maintain groups of less than 10 with social distancing of at least 6 feet between groups.

The display will incorporate higher altitude fireworks and remove low-level fireworks so that residents can enjoy the fireworks at home.

The fireworks display and synced music will live streamed via the Village's YouTube channel.

Orland Park, IL 60462


Naperville fireworks

9:30 p.m., July 4

Where: Frontier Sports Complex

3380 Cedar Glade Dr.

Those attending can watch from a field in the park or from their vehicles in parking spaces in the complex; additional parking will be available at Neuqua Valley High School

NCTV17 will provide a live broadcast of the event

Naperville, IL


74th Annual July 4th Celebration


Where: ATI Field at Memorial Stadium

3000 W Jefferson St,

Joliet, IL, 60435

Please note, spectators will not be allowed inside the stadium to watch this summer's 4th of July show.

Romeoville Independence Day

9:30 p.m., July 3

Where: Volunteer Park, LUkancic Middle School, Discovery Park

1100 Murphy Dr., 725 Normantown Road, 300 S. Highpoint Dr.

Residents encouraged to view fireworks from home; attendance at sites will be restricted

Romeoville, IL


Batavia VFW 4th Parade

VFW hosting parade on property to give kids a chance to participate

10:30 a.m., July 4

Where: 645 S. River St., Batavia

After the parade, there will be hot dogs, chips and soda free for kids 8 years old and younger. $5 a plate for everyone older than 8. There will also be fire trucks in the main lot that kids can tour.


Virtual Waukegan American Independence Parade: Shoebox Edition

1 p.m. July 4

The 2020 Waukegan American Independence Parade will go on... virtually featuring decorated shoeboxes (or any boxes) by local families, businesses, and organizations.

Visit for more information

4th of July Fireworks at Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove

6 to 10 p.m., July 4

Where: 909 English Prairie Road, Spring Grove

This is hosted in partnership with Richmond-Spring Grove Area Rotary Club. The farm opens for parking at 6 p.m. There is parking for thousands of cars.

The cost is $20 per car, and phase 4 social distancing will be in place. People will be encouraged to stay in their cars or set up chairs in front of their cars. There will be food trucks there, and golf carts will drive through the parking areas selling beer, kettle corn and donuts.


East Chicago Fireworks

9:30 p.m., July 3

Kosciuszko Park Ball Park area.

Central High School

EC Fire Dept. 3350 Michigan Ave.

Block Jr. High School

West Calumet Complex

Do not go to the locations, instead watch from home

Hammond 4th celebration

9:30 p.m., July 4

Clark MS/HS

Morton HS

Eggers MS

Gavit MS/HS

Residents should not go to locations but watch from home


Valparaiso Fireworks

Gates open at 7:30 p.m., July 4

Where: Urschel Field

Tickets are required and are limited to city residents

Fireworks will also be livestreamed; visit Valparaiso Facebook page for link


Yorkville 4th of July Celebration


Where: corner of Rt 47 and Countryside Parkway

Yorkville, IL 60560

Oswego Independence Day

9 p.m.

Where: Prairie Point Park

4120 Plainfield Rd,

Oswego, IL 60543

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