Folks from around the western suburbs of Chicago love to celebrate 4th of July with a bang. Many towns have parades and fireworks. Below is the 2018 guide to enjoying the 4th of July.
Firework show at Hinsdale Golf Club
- Where: Prospect Park, Chicago Avenue, Prospect Avenue, Norfolk Avenue and Oxford Avenue
- When: Wednesday 9:30 p.m.
In Clarendon Hills, residents can enjoy fireworks from Prospect Park at 9:30 p.m. Hinsdale Golf Club sets off fireworks, and while it is a private club not open to the public, you can still see the fireworks at the park on July 4.
A. 4th of July Parade
This is the granddaddy of parades! It’s also the place I proposed to my bride and got engaged!
- Where: The parade starts at Sixth and Garfield Streets, north to First Street, west – Grant Street and south – Sixth Street.
- When: Wednesday July 4th 10 a.m.,
There will be a craft fair and family entertainment at the park, as well as the Rotary Club turtle races at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., the West Suburban Concert Band will perform, and the day will wrap up by 4 p.m.
B. Craft & Art Fair
- Where: Burlington Park, Chicago Avenue and North Washington St.
- When: Monday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy after the parade
Don’t forget to stop and listen to the Chamber Orchestra on the field in front of the library.
A XL Art Fair with 100 plus vendors offer homemade goods, crafts and art. Admission – FREE. Family friendly entertainment and activities include face painting, kids inflatable games, carnival games, and the Hinsdale Rotary Club Turtle Races.
Taste of Oak Brook
Children’s activities, and lots of great food from area restauraunts
- Where: 31st St. at Oak Brook Sports Core Polo Fields
- When: Tuesday, July 3rd
Independence Day Celebration
- When: Wednesday, July 4.
- Where: Terrace View Park, Hodges Rd. near Route 83
- Where: Firework show at Ty Warner Park
- When: Wednesday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.