Fourth of July weekend events in the Fox Valley
Aurora Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora: Dusk, Monday, July 4, on property bounded by Edgelawn Drive, Sullivan, Randall and Indian Trail Roads. Free. Co-sponsored with the village of North Aurora. (630) 256-3370.
Batavia Fourth of July Fireworks, Monday, July 4, at Batavia High School, 1200 W. Wilson St., Batavia. "Savor the Flavor" food vendors from 5 to 9:30 p.m.; music by Field Day from 7 to 9:15 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. $5 donation for parking. Visit bataviafireworks.org.
Burlington's Independence Day program and fireworks, Burlington Park, off South Street and Deutsch Road, Burlington: Fireworks at dusk Sunday, July 3. Air Force Brigadier General Joseph A. Lanni will speak at the program at 8:30 p.m. Rain date Sunday, July 10. (847) 867-4061.
Cary Summer Celebration, Friday, July 1 at Lions Park, 1200 Silver Lake Road, Cary. Music by Final Say at 7 p.m.; food available for purchase. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date for fireworks is dusk Friday, July 8. Free. Parking $5 on grass; $10 on pavement. Visit carypark.com.
Lakeside Festival today, June 30, through Monday, July 4, at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, featuring music, food, beer and wine, a carnival, a bike parade and ice cream eating contest, and a Baggo tournament. Parade at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 3. Free admission to the carnival midway; regular admission $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, free for children 12 and younger. Visit lakesidelegacy.org.
Independence Day fireworks at dusk Sunday, July 3, on Main Beach, Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake. Nonresident parking $5. Visit clchamber.com or crystallakeparks.org.
Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin Fourth of July parade steps off at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4, at the corner of Slade and Douglas avenues. The theme is "Toys on Parade." Grand marshals are teachers Amy Baldini, Gloria Helin and Dee Burns Maroney. Last year's parade featured more than 110 units, 25 floats, 150 different parade vehicles, 2,600 participants and took more than 50 volunteers to coordinate. Call (847) 488-1456 or visit downtownelgin.org.
Fox River Grove
Fox River Grove fireworks, Picnic Grove Park, off the Fox River, Fox River Grove: Dusk, Saturday, July 9. No entry to the park after 9 p.m. and no parking at the park. Shuttle bus service will be available. (847) 639-3170; foxrivergrove.org
Huntley fireworks at Huntley Outlet Center, 11800 Factory Shops Blvd.: Dusk, Monday, July 4. (847) 515-5200.
Pingree Grove parade, starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 2, on Wester Boulevard. Independence Day celebration -- featuring music, activities, food and inflatables -- follows near the baseball fields, 1100 Wester Blvd. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (847) 464-5533 or villageofpinegreegrove.org
St. Charles Fourth of July fireworks, Monday, July 4, at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. The Fox Valley Concert Band performs in the amphitheater from 4-5:30 p.m.; Red Woody (classic and alternative hits), 6 p.m. to dusk. Fireworks start at dusk off Boy Scout Island. Free. Visit stcparks.org.
Sleepy Hollow Fourth of July activities, Monday, July 4, at Sabatino Park, Winmoor Drive and Willow Lane, include: fun run, fishing derby, parade (at noon), food and entertainment, pie eating contest and raffle drawing.
Fireworks at 9 p.m.; fireworks parking lots open at 7 p.m.; $5 donation to park for fireworks. (847) 574-8116 or shsc-il.org or sleepy-hollow.il.us.
• South Elgin Fourth of July parade, 10 a.m. Monday, July 4. Steps off from Wedgewood and Spring streets, to Water Street, State Street, to Middle Street, Cherry Street, and ends at South Elgin Lions Club, 500 Fulton St. Features more than 80 groups including the South Elgin VFW Post 2327, South Elgin High School marching band, Mike Kenyon's Cows, Mike Worthington and South Elgin's original Fire Engine #1 and many others. Visit southelgin.com or call (847) 622-0003.
• Red, White and Blue Dollar Day, Fox River Trolley Museum, 361 S. LaFox St. (Route 31), South Elgin: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 4. All riders pay $1 this day only, as museum celebrates its 44th birthday. Children 3 and younger ride free. foxtrolley.org.
Sugar Grove Community Fourth of July bike parade, 1 p.m. Monday, July 4, at John Shields Elementary School, 85 Main St. Lineup begins at 12:30 p.m. Anyone can march, walk, ride, or stroll in the parade. Decorate your bikes, wheel chairs, strollers and wagons. Visit sugar-grove.il.us/