Chicago proper may be without a Fourth of July fireworks display in 2020, but plenty of suburbs are celebrating. Photo courtesy of Valparaiso Parks & Recreation
Chicago proper may be without a Fourth of July fireworks display in 2020, but plenty of suburbs are celebrating. Photo courtesy of Valparaiso Parks & Recreation

Where to See Fourth of July Fireworks Near Chicago in 2020

While Chicagoans will miss the sight and sound of fireworks exploding over Lake Michigan in 2020, many suburbs have made plans to continue their annual Fourth of July Fireworks shows. Families who can make their way to the western or southwestern suburbs can find places to watch from large fields or even parked cars, drive-in style. Many of these suburbs are launching fireworks to greater heights, hoping more residents enjoy the show from home, which may be a better option with little ones, anyway.

If you plan to venture out, each locality asks guests to follow social distancing guidelines, including staying six feet apart and wearing masks whenever possible. Some fireworks displays are limiting audiences to residents to avoid large crowds of out-of-town guests, while others have moved shows to spaces that allow guests to sit farther part. Two suburbs, Burr Ridge and Oak Brook Terrace, have postponed their fireworks shows until late summer or early fall, depending on conditions from COVID-19 at that time.

If the view of these sparklers eludes you, consider celebrating the holiday with one of these Fourth of July activities that aren't fireworks.


Frontier Sports Complex
3415 Book Road
Naperville, IL

Volunteer Park
1100 Murphy Dr
Romeoville , IL 60446

Lukancic Middle School
725 Normantown Rd
Romeoville, IL 60446

Discovery Park
300 S. Highpoint Dr.
Romeoville, IL 60446

Bolingbrook Golf Club
2001 Rodeo Drive
Bolingbrook , IL 60440

Prairie Point Park
4120 Plainfield Road
Oswego, IL 60543

Centennial Park
15600 West Ave
Orland Park, IL 60462

Route 47 and Countryside
Route 47 and Countryside
Yorkville, IL

Joliet Memorial Stadium
3000 W, Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435

Hickory Creek Metra Station
9430 Hickory Creek Dr.
Mokena, IL 60448

Urschel FIeld
63 Lafayette St
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Walker Recreation Center
7425 S Wolf Rd
Burr Ridge, IL

Terrace View Park
1 Parkview Plaza
Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181
Model Railway Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden - various times Pick
Cosley Zoo Pumpkin Fest
Cosley Zoo - various times
Dinos Everywhere!
Brookfield Zoo - various times
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