Fourth of July events in McHenry County

The following Fourth of July events and fireworks are taking place in the McHenry County area. Dates, times and locations are subject to change or cancellation.


CARY PARK DISTRICT'S SUMMER CELEBRATION, 7:30 p.m. July 3, Lions Park, 1200 Silver Lake Road, Cary. Celebrate summer with music, food and fireworks. Performance by Spoken Four at 7:30 p.m. followed by a fireworks display at dusk. Rain date for fireworks is July 11. Free admission. Park opens at 6:30 p.m. Parking: $5 grass, $10 pavement. Information: 847-639-6100

Crystal Lake

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & FIREWORKS, 1 p.m. July 7, stepping off at City Hall, 100 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. Parade will turn south on Dole Avenue and end at the Lakeside Festival grounds. The fireworks will take place at dusk over the lake. Information: 815-459-1300

Fox River Grove

FIREWORKS CELEBRATION, 6 to 9:30 p.m. July 6, Picnic Grove Park, Birch Lane, Fox River Grove. Food and music followed by a fireworks display. Free admission and free shuttle service from Victoria Woods, Foxmoor or Metra parking lot. Information: 847-639-3170 or


HUNTLEY FIREWORKS SHOW, which usually takes place on July 4 at the Huntley Outlet Center has been rescheduled to Aug. 31 (Labor Day weekend). This change has been made due to heavy construction at the Interchange and roadwork taking place on freeman Road. Call the village of Huntley for information: 847-515-5200.

Island Lake

JULY 4TH PARADE & PICNIC, 10 a.m. July 4, parade on Burnett Road between Darrell and River roads, Island Lake. Free picnic at noon at Veterans Memorial Park. There will be music, pony rides, crafts, games, prizes and more. Hosted by the village of Island Lake and Island Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Information: 847-604-4522.


PISTAKEE BAY FIREWORKS, dusk July 6, in front of the Oak Park Lounge, 801 W. Oak Grove Road, Johnsburg. Fireworks over the bay. Come by boat or car. Information: 815-385-9872.


FIREWORKS DISPLAY, dusk July 6, Petersen Park, on McCullom Lake Road, McHenry. Information: 815-363-2100 or

Spring Grove

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION, Noon July 4, Horse Fair Park, 8105 Blivin, Spring Grove. Luau-themed parade starts at noon. Music by Mr. Myers band. Fireworks at Thelen Park at dusk. Parking: $5 Horse Fair Park or $10 Thelen Park with views of the fireworks. Information: 815-675-2121

Wonder Lake

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION, July 4, Wonder Lake. Featuring a 10 a.m. Boy Scouts flag ceremony at the Triangle; 1:30 p.m. Mardi Gras parade beginning at Christ the King Church; 2:30 p.m. Kids Zone events at Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce; 4:30 p.m. Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team show at Center Beach; and fireworks over the lake at dusk. Information: 815-728-0682


FIREWORKS DISPLAY, dusk July 4, Emricson Park, 900 W. South St., Woodstock. Information: 815-338-4300 or

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