Best Fireworks Near Me – July 2021

FireworksHere’s a look at this weekend’s fireworks displays. Note: Details could change, so it’s best to check before you go.


• July 4 at Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Blvd. This year the show will not be synchronized to music and there will not be a live musical performance. Check website for updates.


• July 4 at Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Ave.; and Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1750 Techny Road.


Friday through Sunday

Des Plaines: At 9:30 p.m. at Oakton Community College, enter off of Golf Road. Gates open at 7.

Rosemont: Following 7 to 10 p.m. concert at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place. Super Diamond performs.

Rosemont: Following Chicago Dogs games at Impact Field, 9850 Balmoral Ave. Ticket prices vary by day and seating.

Schaumburg: Following Boomers games at Wintrust Field, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road. July 4 features an extended display. Tickets are $11-$14.


Arlington Heights: Arlington Park, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., will host a Fireworks Night from 2:25 to 9 p.m. Tickets start at $37; some seating options are sold out.

Hawthorn Woods: At 9:15 p.m. at Community Park, 5 Park View Lane. Parking is limited, and will be available between 4 and 6 p.m. Reserved Premium Parking is available for Hawthorn Woods residents for $20 per vehicle; to register, visit All attendees must follow COVID-19 precautions.

Wilmette: 9:30 p.m. at Gillson Park, Lake and Michigan avenues. Visit

Saturday and Sunday

Gurnee: At 9:45 p.m. at Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway. See website for admission prices.


Buffalo Grove: At dusk; best viewing locations include Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road.

Elk Grove Village: At 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.

Libertyville: At dusk at Butler Lake Park, 835 W. Winchester Road.

Lincolnshire: At 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 to allow viewing from further away than usual and prevent crowding, from the golf course of the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, 10 Marriott Drive.

Mount Prospect: At 9:30 p.m. at Melas Park on Central Road. Part of the Mount Prospect Lions Club Annual 4th of July Festival.

Vernon Hills: At 9:30 p.m. from an island in Big Bear Lake at Century Park, Lakeview Parkway, south of Route 60.