4th of July Parties & Events in Chicago Near You

We’re about to get into the swing of the biggest 4th of July parties, events, and fireworks shows, and trust me when I say Chicago’s got it going on.

We know how to party out here. These are a few of the 4th of July parties and events in Chicago where you can celebrate our freedom on Independence Day this year.


Chicago 4th Of July Events, Cruises, Food, & Fireworks Shows

What to Eat

4th Of July Events Near You At Rooftop Bars, Cruises, & Parties

What to Drink


4th of July Parades, Picnics, Festivals, Concerts, & Parties in Chicago

WHere to Celebrate

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Chicago


  • Aon Summer Fireworks @ Navy Pier. July 6 at 10:15 pm. Free admission.
  • Best Views of Navy Pier Fireworks @ Offshore. 7-10 PM. General Admission: $150 per guest; includes open bar access with signature cocktails and an assortment of food stations | VIP Marina Table or VIP Lounge (For Groups of 14): $3,000 and $3,500, respectively; includes early entry at 6:30 pm, a reserved table with Chef selected menu items and cocktails personally served at the table
  • Skydeck Chicago
  • A Boat Cruise – Odyssey Cruises, Shoreline Sightseeing Company, Mystic Blue, Seadog Cruises, Spirit Cruises
  • Museum Campus – Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, 12th Street Beach, Northerly Island
  • Nearby Beaches – North Avenue Beach for a party, Montrose Beach for more privacy, or Clark Street Beach in Evanston for unbeatable views from across the city

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