Chicago Fourth Of July 2015

The Fourth of July celebrations are just around the corner, and that means fireworks! Who doesn’t love a great firework show to celebrate our country’s independence? We knew that ever since the city stopped shooting them off in Grant Park after the Taste, it was going to be an event we would all truly miss, but that doesn’t mean you are out of luck. In fact, there are plenty of Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks you can head out to and enjoy this 2015.

Yet, you might ask yourself, where do I go to see such an amazing spectacular light show of fire? Well, we've got you covered. It doesn’t matter if you live in Lakeview at 3130 N. Lakeshore Dr., in Lincoln Park at 1940 N. Lincoln, in the Gold Coast at 1000 N. LaSalle, or in River North up in 750 N. Rush, there’s a spot for you. So enough babbling about these great places, let’s take a look at where and what you can do this coming Independence Day!

Navy Pier

This is the front runner in downtown Chicago fireworks since the end of Grant Park’s show. This is the main one to hit if that’s what you’re looking for this year. However, the crowds pile up tremendously at the Pier, even during the day. So we recommend getting there early, or for our Gold Coast residents, head over to Oak Street Beach for a more relaxing view.

Board an Evening Cruise

Don’t feel like staying on land this year? Then we recommend boarding the Odyssey Cruise line, Shoreline Sightseeing Company, Mystic Blue, or the Spirit of Chicago. Don’t wait too long, though, these babies book up fast!

Fireworks Party

Get the perfect view of the Fourth of July fireworks from the rooftop of Navy Pier at Freedom Fest. This includes music, BBQ, and a cash bar. Only $17 to head in!

Evanston Fireworks

If you hit the Purple Line, you can easily head up to Clark Street Beach for the fireworks in Evanston. It's a bit of a hike, but it will get you away from the crowds and congestion that is Navy Pier!


That’s right, people. This will be the first year Wrigley Field sets off a 4th of July fireworks show. You can expect to see the fireworks after 6:15 p.m. this Saturday for the Cubs vs. Marlins post-game. Since this will be the first time, we are guessing you should be able to see them anywhere near or around the stadium itself, so if you plan on going out in Wrigleyville Saturday, make sure you step outside your favorite bar and look up!

There are plenty of places you can still go and enjoy some fireworks, food, and music to celebrate the Fourth this year. We hope to see some of you out in the city this coming Saturday and have happy and safe Fourth!