Where you can find fireworks in the suburbs tonight
After COVID-19 largely quieted local fireworks in 2020, the summer sky shows are back with a bang this summer.
Here's a look at Independence Day displays and others. Note: Details could change, so it's best to check before you go.
Rosemont: Following Chicago Dogs games at Impact Field, 9850 Balmoral Ave. Ticket prices vary by day and seating. www.chicagodogs.com.
Schaumburg: After the Boomers games at Wintrust Field, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road. July 4 features an extended display. Other dates include July 23 and 24; Aug. 6, 7, 27 and 28; and Sept. 3 and 4. Tickets are $11-$14. www.boomersbaseball.com.
Gurnee: At 9:45 p.m. at Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway. See website for admission prices. sixflags.com/greatamerica.
Antioch: 9:15 p.m. in downtown Antioch. Part of the Independence Day Celebration, which also includes a parade at 10:30 a.m. and a performance by Blooze Brothers at 7 p.m. at the Williams Park Pavilion, 400 Williams St. www.antioch.il.gov.
Batavia: 9:30 p.m. in the fields at Engstrom Park and Batavia High School. The 70th Annual Batavia Fireworks Sky Concert will take place from 5-10:30 p.m., including food vendors and a performance by the Batavia Community Band before the fireworks. To donate, visit bataviafireworks.org. www.cityofbatavia.net.
Bensenville: 9:30 p.m. at Redmond Recreational Complex, 735 E. Jefferson St. The evening's events also will include a music set by DJ M.B. Entertainment at 6 p.m. and tribute band Simply Elton at 7:30 p.m. www.bensenville.il.us.
Buffalo Grove: Dusk; best viewing locations include Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road. www.vbg.org
Elk Grove Village: Dusk at Rotary Green, 164 Lions Drive, next to Elk Grove High School. Part of the Lions Club Fourth of July festival, which includes a Daughtry concert at 8 p.m. elkgrove.org.
Elgin: Around 9:15 p.m. from the National Street bridge with viewing at Festival Park and the surrounding areas. There will be no parade this year or accompanying entertainment with the fireworks. cityofelgin.org.
Glen Ellyn: Dusk at Lake Ellyn, 645 Lenox Road. glenellyn4thofjuly.org.
Glenview: Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Blvd, Glenview. Check website for updates. glenviewparks.org.
Itasca: At 10 p.m. with viewing locations at Clayson Park, Happy Acres, Franzen Park and Peacock Park. Hamilton Lake's site will be closed to the public. itasca.com.
Libertyville: Dusk at Butler Lake Park, 835 W. Winchester Road. www.libertyville.com.
Lincolnshire: 9:30 p.m. Part of the Red White, and BOOM! event, which is expected to include other events throughout the day. Fireworks will be fired at a high altitude from the golf course of the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, 10 Marriott Drive, to allow viewing from further away than usual and to prevent crowding. www.lincolnshireil.gov.
Lombard: Dusk at Madison Meadow Park, 500 E. Wilson Ave. villageoflombard.org.
Mount Prospect: 9:30 p.m. at Melas Park on Central Road. Part of the Mount Prospect Lions Club Annual 4th of July Festival. Includes a carnival, bands and more. mplions.org.
Mundelein: 9:30 p.m. Prime viewing locations are the Metra parking lot on Archer Avenue and the Community Days festival grounds on Seymour Avenue near Courtland Street. Part of the Mundelein Community Days Festival planned for July 2-5 at Kracklauer Park, 116 N. Lake St. www.mundelein.org.
Naperville: Dusk at Frontier Park, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive. Naperville Responds for Veterans is hosting a fireworks display as part of the organization's new Fourth of July weekend festival, The Naperville Salute, which runs July 2-3. Designated sponsorship areas will be set up for tailgating and premier viewing. www.napervillesalute.org.
Northbrook: Dusk at Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Ave., and Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1750 Techny Road. There will be activities July 3, including live music at Village Green Park in the afternoon. On July 4, residents are encouraged to participate in neighborhood bike parades. northbrook4thofJuly.com.
Oakbrook Terrace: 8 p.m. at Terrace View Park, 17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace. The band Anchors Away performs from 8-9 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. www.oakbrookterrace.net.
Rolling Meadows: 9:15 p.m. behind the Community Center at 3705 Pheasant Drive. A larger-than-usual display is planned for this year. www.cityrm.org.
Spring Grove: Dusk at Thelen Park on Winn Road. Parking is $10 per car at Thelen Park, Horse Fair Park or Spring Grove Park. www.sg4thofjuly.com.
St. Charles: After dark at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave. Soda will perform at 6 p.m. There is a $10 parking fee for nonresidents. www.stcparks.org/july-4th-celebration.
Vernon Hills: 9:30 p.m. from an island in Big Bear Lake at Century Park, Lakeview Parkway, south of Route 60. www.vernonhills.org/100/July-4th.
Waukegan: From 9-10 p.m. at Waukegan Harbor & Marina, 55 S. Harbor Place. waukeganharbor.com.
Westmont: 4 to 10 p.m. at Ty Warner Park, 800 Blackhawk Drive. The village also is celebrating its centennial with food trucks, music, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 4 to 8 p.m. Free games and crafts for kids, age 4 to 12, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Roaming entertainers from 5 to 7 p.m. Grand Avenue Big Band performs big band music from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. To help celebrate Westmont's 100th, Whiskey Hill Brewing Co. is bringing back their popular Westmont Centennial Amber Ale, for one day only. westmont.illinois.gov or www.westmontparks.org.
Woodridge and Downers Grove: 9:30 p.m. near 75th Street and Lemont Road, Woodridge. Best views are from the parking lots along 75th Street; both villages are sponsoring the fireworks. woodridgeil.gov or downers.us.