Fourth of July events (with map)

Your guide to Independence Day celebrations in and around McHenry County

Following is a list of Fourth of July events in the area.

BARRINGTON

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS, dusk July 3, best viewed from the lawn of Barrington High School at Lake Cook and Hart roads. For information, visit: www.barrington4thofjuly.com.

CARY

KICK OFF TO THE FOURTH OF JULY, 7 p.m. July 1, Lions Park, Silver Lake Road, Cary. Music by Final Say starting at 7 p.m. followed by a fireworks display at dusk. Food available for purchase. Free admission. Parking: $5 on grass, $10 on pavement. Park will open at 6:30 p.m. Host: Cary Park District. Information: 847-639-6100.

CRYSTAL LAKE

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & FIREWORKS, 1 p.m. July 3, parade travels down Dole Avenue to the Lakeside Festival grounds at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road. Fireworks at dusk over the lake. Information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesidelegacy.com.

ELGIN

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE, 9 a.m. July 4, steps off at corner of Slade and Douglas Avenues, Elgin. “Toys on Parade” theme. Information: 847-488-1456 or www.downtownelgin.com.

FOX LAKE

CELEBRATE FOX LAKE, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 2, parade starts at Grant Community High School, Grand Avenue and Route 49, Fox Lake. Festivities follow at Millennium Park with an arts and crafts show, live music, entertainment, games, children’s activities and food. Fireworks are planned for Sunday, July 3 over the lake.s Information: 847-587-7474; www.discoverfoxlake.com or www.keepthespartalive.com.

HUNTLEY

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS, dusk July 4, Prime Outlets Mall parking lot, 11800 Factory Shops Blvd., Huntley. Information: 847-669-9100.

ISLAND LAKE

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & PICNIC, 10 a.m. July 4, parade starts at Burnett Road, Island Lake. Picnic immediately follows the parade at Veteran’s Park for food, fun, games and crafts. Information: 847-526-8764.

JOHNSBURG

PISTAKEE BAY FIREWORKS, dusk July 2, in front of the Oak Park Lounge, 801 W. Oak Grove Road, Johnsburg. Come by boat or car. Information: 815-385-9872.

LAKE GENEVA, WIS.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, July 3, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Highways 12 & 50, Lake Geneva, Wis. Family fun with arts and crafts, picnic foods, live music, water ski show, children’s activities and more (fees apply to various events). Fireworks at dusk. Requesting those attending the fireworks display to donate two non-perishable food items for the local food pantry. Information: 262-248-8811 or www.grandgeneva.com.

McHENRY

INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS, 9:30 p.m. July 2, Petersen Park on McCullom Lake Road, McHenry. Always Frantic band will start to play at 7 p.m. Food available for purchase. Sponsors: McHenry Area Jaycees and the City of McHenry. Information: 815-363-2100 or www.mchenryjaycees.org.

SPRING GROVE

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION, noon July 4, Horse Fair Park, 8105 Blivin, Spring Grove. “Home Town Heroes” theme parade starts at noon followed by games, family fun, live music. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Parking: $5 per vehicle all day. Information: 815-675-2121 or www.springgrovevillage.com; 815-678-7742 or www.rsgchamber.com.

WONDER LAKE

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION, July 3, Wonder Lake. Parade, Kids Zone and games start 1:30 p.m. Ski show at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Sponsored by Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce. Information: 815-728-0682 or www.wonderlake.org.

WOODSTOCK

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS, dusk July 4, Emricson Park, between South and West Jackson streets, Woodstock. Seating on the sledding hill. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Parking: $5. Donations accepted from walk-ins. Information: 815-338-4300 or www.woodstockil.gov.

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