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People enjoy the fireworks show Wednesday night at Cook Park in Wauconda.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Savah Blume, 6, of Palatine waves to her brother Kevin, 9, and her mother Julie as she rides the helicopter during the first day of Palatine Jaycees' 56th annual Hometown Fest at Community Park during a special needs carnival on Wednesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Jack Gargano, 3, of Rolling Meadows makes a choo -choo train horn sign to his parents Scott and Megan, right, during the first day of Palatine Jaycees' 56th annual Hometown Fest at Community Park during a special needs carnival on Wednesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Palatine brothers Jack, 6, left to right, Danny, 4, and Tommy Houser, 8, ride the Speedway during the first day of Palatine Jaycees' 56th annual Hometown Fest at Community Park during a special needs carnival on Wednesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Jason Wagner of Milwaukee enjoys ribs during the opening day of the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Erin Duffy of the band Under the Willow performs at the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Mark Link of Uncle Bub's in Westmont is one of two local rib vendors at the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Susan Sullivan finishes a parking sign for Troop 111's fundraising, during the opening day of the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

The Eyes to the Skies Festival kicked off in Lisle.

Sean Hammond photo | Staff Photographer

Rib vendor Edward Jacobs of Desperados shows his Cleveland barbecue to Ribfest Chairman Marty Walker, right, during the opening day of the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

The Eyes to the Skies Festival kicked off in Lisle.

Sean Hammond photo | Staff Photographer

The Eyes to the Skies Festival kicked off in Lisle.

Sean Hammond photo | Staff Photographer

Melony Birt of Tulsa, Ok is the first in line as she celebrates her daughter Olivia's 4th birthday at the Styx concert, during Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Opening day of the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Alison Catania, 2 of Mundelein, found a nice piece of grass to enjoy and ear of corn Wednesday night at the Mundelein Community Days festival.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Members of The Henhouse Prowlers of Chicago from left Jon Goldfine, Dan Andree, Star Moss and Ben Wright perform bluegrass music during the Mundelein Community Days Wednesday evening.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Mundelein residents from left Jenna Mounce, 11, Marissa Schwarz, 12, and Andrea Lopez, 10, enjoy the Cliff Hanger ride Wednesday night at Mundelein Community Days.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Mundelein Park District dancers perform in Kracklauer Park's gazebo Wednesday night at Mundelein Community Days.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Kids enjoy fire truck rides Wednesday night at Mundelein Community Days.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Five-year-old Caroline Gibbs of Lincolnshire and the rest of the Bolts Pom team perform during Lincolnshire's Red, White & Boom celebration Wednesday in Spring Lake Park.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Eight-year-old Amanda Bloom of Lincolnshire eats pizza during Lincolnshire's Red, White & Boom celebration Wednesday in Spring Lake Park.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Eight-year-old Kaitlin Driscoll of Lincolnshire tries out a zip line during Lincolnshire's Red, White & Boom celebration Wednesday in Spring Lake Park.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Plenty of rides for kids at Mundelein Community Days Wednesday evening.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Mallory Leno, 8, rides "The Matterhorn" with her sister, Molly, 10, during Frontier Days in Arlington Heights Wednesday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Dhira Ayyagari, 3, of Arlington Heights rides the carousel with her dad, Narsu, during Frontier Days in Arlington Heights Wednesday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Ethan Guptail, 3, and Nadia Vilchis, 1, both of Genoa, share snacks while sitting with family and friends before cooking out at the pre-Fourth of July festivities at Burlington Township Park.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Gracie Strader, 10, of Geneva laughs as their umbrella bops her big brother, Colin, 13, on the head. Gracie, Colin, and friends Hannah Schwichtenberg, 13, and her brother Connor, 10, all of Genoa, huddled under the umbrella prior to the planned fireworks at Burlington Township Park.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Harry Reinhart performs with the band "Midnight" during a pre-fireworks concert in Wheeling Wednesday evening.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

The band "Midnight," featuring Harry and Patti Reinhart, performs during a pre-fireworks concert in Wheeling Wednesday evening. They are the parents of Haley Reinhart of "American Idol" fame.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Harry Reinhart performs with the band "Midnight" during a pre-fireworks concert in Wheeling Wednesday evening.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

The Johnson and Dumele families of Cary and the Barnum family of Barrington camp out listening to rock cover band Spoken Four while they wait for the fireworks at Cary's Summer Celebration in Lions Park.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Emma Johnson, 5, of Cary gets to sing along to her favorite song "Call Me Maybe" with Shannon Stevenson of the rock cover band, Spoken Four, at Cary's Summer Celebration.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Kids do some line dancing as they wait for the fireworks to start at Cook Park in Wauconda Wednesday night.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Dan Murphy of Cary lifts his son, Ian, 2, into the air while they listen and dance to the music by rock cover band, Spoken Four, at Cary's Summer Celebration.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Shannon Stevenson, left, Becky Schneider, center, and Domingo Castillo, right, perform with rock cover band Spoken Four at Cary's Summer Celebration in Lions Park.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Families listen to rock cover band, Spoken Four, while waiting for the fireworks to start at Cary's Summer Celebration.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Gallery updated: 7/3/2013 10:38 PM

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Images of Holiday festivals around the suburbs on Wednesday, including Frontier Days in Arlington Heights, Ribfest in Naperville, fireworks in Wauconda, and much more.
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