Some of us may not be able to wait till Wednesday, July 4, for the firework action. Thankfully, Arlington Park is hosting their longest fireworks display ever on Sunday, July 1. Starting at dusk, the show will last over a half hour and there are various ticket and seating packages you can choose from. Prices vary depending on whether you reserve a seat or not, and general admission tickets are $22 and do not include the seat reservation. Act fast because they tend to sell out.
Village of Hoffman Estates
If you’re the kind that wants it all -- fireworks, a multi-day carnival, parade, live music, and more -- then take the trip out to Northwest Fourth-Fest. Hanover Township is once again partnering with The Village of Hoffman Estates for this four-day 4th festival. Admission is free, and the fireworks will go off on July 7 at 9:30pm.
Take the Purple or Red lines and connect to the elusive Skokie Express Yellow line at the Howard CTA stop in order to get to this suburb’s 3D Fireworks Festival on July 4. Be one of the first 10,000 guests to arrive at the festival’s venue, Niles West High School, and you’ll receive a pair of 3-D glasses for the firework spectacle. The event begins at 5pm and ends at 10pm and, oh, admission is free here, too.