Where To See Fourth of July Fireworks in Chicago 2022

Don't miss the Fourth of July fireworks display in Chicago at Navy Pier. Photo courtesy of Navy Pier
Don't miss the Fourth of July fireworks display in Chicago at Navy Pier. Photo courtesy of Navy Pier

If there has ever been a summer for celebrations and fireworks, it is 2022! Because the Fourth of July is on a Monday this year, some spots have opted to have their Fourth of July fireworks displays on July 3 to celebrate Independence Eve—and some places are having fireworks displays even earlier. Those who are late to the party can also see post-4th fireworks at Soldier Field at the Chicago Fire soccer game. Be sure to check our list of the most spectacular Fourth of July fireworks shows in Chicago carefully,  so your family doesn't miss your favorite July 4th fireworks display.

From the beaches to the parks to the lake, these are the best places to view fireworks in Chicago for the whole Fourth of July weekend. In addition to seeing some super sparklers, consider celebrating the holiday with one of these Fourth of July activities that aren't fireworks.

Many suburbs limit how early you can set up your blanket or lawn chairs in the park, so be sure to check the event website before plunking down your gear. Also, if you have little kids or a child who is sensitive to loud noises, consider camping out at a quieter location slightly farther away from the launch site. 


Places featured in this article:

Walker Recreation Center

Frontier Sports Complex

Redmond Recreational Complex

Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse

Oak Park River Forest High School

Lake Park High School West Campus
Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light
Museum of Science and Industry - 9:30 AM Pick
ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo - 4:00 PM Pick
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Water Tower Water Works - various times Pick
Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo - various times Pick
Let It Shine Light Show
Northbrook Court - various times Pick
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