Fourth of July calendar, including fireworks
Here's a list of area events celebrating Independence Day, including fireworks shows:
INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SHOW, dusk July 4, Huntley Outlet Mall, 11800 Factory Shops Blvd., Huntley. Information: 847-515-5262 or www.huntley.il.us.
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & PICNIC, 10 a.m. July 04, starting at Burnett Road between Darrell and River roads, Island Lake. Picnic immediately follows the parade at Veterans Park on Route 176 for free food and family activities. Information: 847-526-5049 or www.villageofislandlake.com.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION, noon July 4, Horse Fair Park, 8105 Blivin, Spring Grove. "Back to the Past" theme parade starts at noon. Disc jockey from 1 to 6 p.m. at Horse Fair Park followed by "Bloodline Blues" in the evening. Fireworks at Thelen Park at dusk. Parking: $5 per vehicle or $10 for prime parking and views of the fireworks. Information: 815-276-3366 or www.sg4thofjuly.org.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION, July 4, Wonder Lake. Parade, Kids Zone and games will begin at 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.
FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS, dusk July 4, Emricson Park, 900 W. South St., Woodstock. Information: 815-338-4300 or www.woodstockil.gov.
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & FIREWORKS, 10 a.m. July 4, 616 W. Main Street, Barrington. Parade starts at Barrington High School and ends at the train station downtown. Fireworks at dusk best viewed from the lawn of the high school. For information, visit: www.barrington4thofjuly.com.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION, 3 p.m. July 4, Veteran's Memorial Park, north of Walworth Avenue between Terrace Street and Richmond Road, Delavan, Wis. "Let Freedom Ring!" theme. The parade will step off at 7th Street and proceed to Veteran's Park where there will be a carnival, food, music and more. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. over Lake Comus. Information: 262-728-5585 or www.ci.delavan.wi.us.
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE, 9 a.m. July 4, steps off at corner of Slade and Douglas Avenues, Elgin. The theme of this year’s parade is “Red, White and Food” – a celebration of Elgin’s great tastes and unique flavors. Information: 847-488-1456 or www.downtownelgin.com.
INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS DISPLAY, dusk July 4, at the lakefront, Fontana, Wis. Annual Village of Fontana/Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce event. Information: 262-275-6136 or www.villageoffontana.com.
4TH FEST, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4, Six Flags Great America, 1 Six Flags Parkway, Gurnee. An all-day and night patriotic celebration featuring rides, attractions, live entertainment, food and more. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Admission: $61.99 adults, $41.99 children, free for children 2 and younger. Ticket discount information available online. Parking: $20 per car. Information: 847-625-7545 or www.sixflags.com/greatamerica.
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