Since this blog was so popular last year, I figured I’d return to it over the holiday weekend to let you know where you can catch some of the best local fireworks displays in the Chicagoland area. I hope you’ll all be able to get out to view some of these fantastic shows.
Evanston: July 4th at 9:15 pm at Clark Street Beach (Clark Street and the lakefront). Palatine Concert Band will be playing from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at Dawes Park. View Evanston’s site for more info. I have to say, even though I do work in the Evanston area and am probably a little biased, that this show is absolutely fantastic year after year!
Glenview: July 4th starting at 7:30 pm at the Glenview Park Golf Club at 800 Shermer Road. View the park district site here.
Skokie: Skokie is planning a Picnic in the Park concert beginning at 6:00 featuring music. They’ll also have food and drinks. The fireworks show is at dusk on July 4th at Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton Street.
Wilmette: Wilmette is also planning their fireworks display for tomorrow, July 3rd. The show is at Gillson Park at Lake Avenue and Lake Michigan and starts at 9:30. Starting at 4 pm tomorrow, Wilmette is having a Tastefest and carnival rides for the kids. View their Web site for more information.
Buffalo Grove: You’ll be able to view their fireworks from three locations starting at 9:15 pm July 4th. You can see them at the Buffalo Grove Golf Course, Rotary Village Green, or Willow Stream Park. Starting at 7 pm, the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will be playing a concert at the Rotary Village Green. More details here.
Libertyville: Fireworks begin at 9:30 on July 4th at Butler Lake Park, located on Lake Street west of Milwaukee Avenue. In the Butler Lake Band shell, the Libertyville Village Band will play a concert at 7:30 pm. View their site.
I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend. Visit me online if you need anything!