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Fireworks to Blast Off Around Chicagoland All Weekend

July 02, 2010

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.

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