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  • Fireworks shows will light up suburban skies in honor of Independence Day.

    Fireworks shows will light up suburban skies in honor of Independence Day.

  • Fireworks shows will light up suburban skies in honor of Independence Day.

    Fireworks shows will light up suburban skies in honor of Independence Day.

  • See fireworks on Friday, July 3, following the Kane County Cougars home game against the Clinton LumberKings in Geneva.

    See fireworks on Friday, July 3, following the Kane County Cougars home game against the Clinton LumberKings in Geneva.
    Daily Herald file photo

  • Fourth of July fireworks are planned for Friday, July 3, at Community Park in Palatine.

      Fourth of July fireworks are planned for Friday, July 3, at Community Park in Palatine.
    Daily Herald file photo by Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • See fireworks Friday, July 3, at Cook Park in Wauconda.

      See fireworks Friday, July 3, at Cook Park in Wauconda.
    Daily Herald file photo by Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald staff report

Fireworks will light up suburban skies in the coming days, in honor of Independence Day.

Here is our guide to local fireworks:

Antioch

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Williams Park, Williams Road and Route 83, Antioch. antioch.il.gov. Free.

Arlington Heights

Dusk on Saturday, July 4, at Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. Racing, live music and activities for the whole family begin at 3 p.m. Tickets at arlingtonpark.com. $4-$18 general admission; special packages available.

Aurora

9:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St., Aurora and McCullough Park, Illinois Avenue and Lake Street, Aurora. Activities run 6 to 10 p.m. at both RiverEdge Park and McCullough Park. Concerts and other activities. Fireworks can be seen from both parks. aurora-il.org. Free.

Barrington

Dusk on Saturday, July 4, at Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St., Barrington. barrington-il.gov or (847) 620-4666. Free.

Bartlett

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Apple Orchard Park. 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. village.bartlett.il.us. Free.

Batavia

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Engstrom Park, Main and Millview streets, Batavia. Savor the Flavor food vendors open from 5 to 9:30 p.m. bataviafireworks.org. $5 donation for parking at both high school parking lots (off Wilson and Main), the Ace Hardware parking lot and the Wilson Business Center on West Wilson Street.

Bensenville

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Redmond Recreational Complex, 735 E, Jefferson, Bensenville. Before the fireworks show, Heartache Tonight, an Eagles tribute band, performs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. bensenville.il.us. Free.

Buffalo Grove

9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Rotary Green Park, just north of the post office at Buffalo Grove and Old Checker roads, Buffalo Grove. The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band performs a two-hour, pre-fireworks concert. Designated viewing areas are the Buffalo Grove Golf Course and Willow Stream Park. vbg.org. Free.

Carol Stream

9:20 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Carol Stream Town Center, 910 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. Arrive early at 6 p.m. for food from Chicago area food trucks. facebook.com/vilofcarolstream. Free admission.

Cary

Dusk on Friday, July 3, at Lions Park, 1200 Silver Lake Road, Cary. Rain date is dusk Thursday, July 9. (847) 639-6100 or carypark.com. Parking $5 on grass; $10 on pavement.

Chicago

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. navypier.com. Free.

Crystal Lake

Dusk on Sunday, July 5, Main Beach Crystal Lake, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake. crystallakeparks.org. $2 per person.

Deerfield

Dusk on Friday, July 3, Brickyards Park, off Kates Road, on Fountainview Drive, Deerfield. (847) 945-5000. Free.

Elgin

Dusk on Saturday, July 4, Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave., Elgin. Fireworks follow show by Herman's Hermits With Peter Noone, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and Gary Lewis & The Playboys. For ticket information, visit grandvictoriacasino.com. Ticket prices start at $5.

Elk Grove Village

Dusk on Saturday, July 4, at Community Park, 164 Lions Drive, Elk Grove Village. Country singer Kenny Rogers performs at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk. elkgrove.com. Free.

Fox Lake

Dusk on Saturday, July 4. The site has moved from Fox Lake to Nippersink Lake, with the best viewing spot to be located at the Lakefront Park in Fox Lake. foxlake.org. Free.

Geneva

Fireworks follow the Kane County Cougars baseball team's home game against the Clinton LumberKings on Friday, July 3, at the First Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva. Game begins at 6:30 p.m. kccougars.com, Special packages, including food and soft drinks, $22-$30.

Glendale Heights

9:30 p.m. Wednesday July 8, and Sunday, July 12, Camera Park, 101 E. Fullerton Ave., Glendale Heights. glendaleheights.org. Free.

Glen Ellyn

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, in Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. glenellyn4thofjuly.org. Free.

Great Lakes

10:45 p.m. Friday, July 3, and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, on Ross Field, at Naval Station Great Lakes, 601 D Street., Gate 3, Great Lakes. mwrgl.com. Free.

Gurnee

10 p.m. Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5, at Six Flags Great America, 1 Great American Parkway, Gurnee. Fireworks are part of the park's July 4th Fest. For park admission fees, visit sixflags.com.

Hawthorn Woods

Dusk on Friday, July 3, Community Park, 5 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods. vhw.org. Free.

Hoffman Estates

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. northwestfourthfest.com. Free.

Huntley

9 p.m. Saturday, July 4, over Deicke and Warrington parks, Huntley. Rain date is Sunday, July 5. huntley.il.us. Free.

Itasca

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Hamilton Lakes, 333 Pierce Road, Itasca. itasca.com. $20.

Lake Forest

9:40 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Deerpath Community Park, 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-6700 or cityoflakeforest.com. $15-$20 for the Lake Forest Festival activities.

Lake Zurich

9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Henry J. Paulus Park, 200 South Rand Road, Lake Zurich. lakezurich.org. $2 for residents; $7 for nonresidents.

Libertyville

Dusk on Saturday, July 4, Butler Lake Park, Lake Street, Libertyville. The Village Band performs concert of patriotic music and other favorites prior to fireworks show. libertyville.com. Free.

Lincolnshire

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Spring Lake Park, 49 Oxford Drive, Lincolnshire. lincolnshirecommunity.org. Free.

Lisle

9:45 p.m. Thursday, July 2, through Saturday, July 4, Lisle Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle. eyestotheskies.org. $8. Free for ages 6 and under, military personnel on July 4 and to Lisle residents before 3 p.m. July 4.

Lombard

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Madison Meadow Park, at Madison Street and Ahrens Avenue, Lombard. villageoflombard.org.

Mount Prospect

Dusk on Wednesday, July 1, and Saturday, July 4, Melas Park, 1500 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect. (847) 870-6622 or mtprospectlions.com. Free.

Mundelein

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, over festival grounds at Kracklauer Park, at Seymour Avenue at Division Street, Mundelein. mundelein.org. Free.

Naperville

Dusk on Saturday, July 4, as part of Naperville Exchange Club Ribfest, Knoch Park, 7245 West St., Naperville. ribfest.net. Free admission after 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4.

Oak Brook

Dusk on Friday, July 3, Oak Brook Sports Core Fields, 700 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook. (630) 368-3000. Admission is free; parking is $10.

Oakbrook Terrace

8 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Terrace View Park, Route 83 and 22nd Street, Oakbrook Terrace. The band Together performs. Fireworks at 9 p.m. (630) 941-8300. Free.

Palatine

9:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, at Hometown Fest, Community Park, Palatine and Oak, Palatine. palatinejaycees.org. Free.

Rolling Meadows

Dusk on Saturday, July 4, at Salk Park, behind the Rolling Meadows Community Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive. ci.rolling-meadows.il.us. Free.

Roselle

Dusk on Friday, July 3, Lake Park High School West Campus, 500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Roselle. Prior to fireworks, Mission Church sponsors Party in the Park. Cover band Sixteen Candles performs at 6:45 p.m. roselle.il.us. Free.

Rosemont

Dusk on Thursday, July 2, MB Financial Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Concert featuring Pride of Lions band precedes the fireworks at 7 p.m. rosemont.com. Free.

Round Lake Beach

Dusk on Saturday, July 4, Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. rlapd.org or (847) 546-8558. Free.

Schaumburg

Fireworks follow the Schaumburg Boomers baseball team's home games Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. Game times are 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, and 6 p.m. Saturday, July 4. (847) 461-3695, or boomersbaseball.com. Tickets start at $7.

Sleepy Hollow

9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Sabatino Park, Thorobred Lane, Sleepy Hollow. Parking opens at 7 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, July 5. shsc-il.org. Admission $5 per car.

St. Charles

Dusk on Saturday, July 4, Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. Show begins at dusk off Boy Scout Island. Fireworks can be best viewed at Pottawatomie Park or Ferson Creek Park. stcparks.org. Free.

Streamwood

9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Dolphin Park, 880 S. Park Blvd., Streamwood. Rain date is Sunday, July 5. (630) 736-3800 or streamwood.org. Free.

Vernon Hills

Dusk on Saturday, July 4, Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. vernonhills.org. Free.

Warrenville

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Cerny Park, River Road and Forest View Drive, Warrenville. (630) 393-9427 or warrenville.il.us. Free.

Wauconda

Dusk on Friday, July 3, Cook Park, 600 N. Main St., Wauconda. waucondaparks.org. Free.

Waukegan

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, on the lakefront, downtown Waukegan. (847) 599-2525 or waukeganil.gov. Free.

Westmont

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Ty Warner Park, 801 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont. (630) 963-5252 or westmontparks.org. Free.

Wheaton

9 p.m. Friday, July 3. Graf Park, 1701 Manchester Road, Wheaton. wheatonparkdistrict.com. Free.

Wheeling

9:15 p.m. Friday, July 3, Chicago Executive Airport, 1020 Plant Road, Wheeling. rocknruntherunway.com. Free.

Woodridge

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, The villages of Downers Grove and Woodridge co-host a fireworks show at 75th and Lemont roads, Woodridge. (630) 434-5500 or downers.us. Free.

Woodstock

9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Emricson Park, 1313 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock. Park can be accessed through walk-in gates on West Jackson and South streets. woodstockil.gov. Free, but donations welcome. Parking for $8 is available at South Street entrance to the park.

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