Happy Birthday America! Today is your day to be patriotic so celebrate the 241sh birthday of the United States in Chicago.
A great place to watch the festivities for America’s birthday is Washington, D.C. but if you happen to be in Chicago, check out these events.
On America’s Birthday, we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence which occurred on July 4, 1776.
For this Fourth of July, Chicago celebrates with plenty of events that salute the birth of our nation’s independence and honor its history.
There are spectacular fireworks at Navy Pier that illuminate the lakefront with a fantastic concert in Millennium Park. Attend a baseball game or the annual Ribfest.
Here are some of the events in Chicago:
Check out the fireworks at Navy Pier
Fireworks at Navy Pier
FREE · 600 E. Grand Ave.
Enjoy a spectacular show of pyrotechnics with a special holiday fireworks display along the downtown lakefront. At Navy Pier beginning at 9:30 pm on Tuesday, July 4, colorful fireworks will light up the sky with a mix of patriotic music in the background. Don’t forget, also at Navy Pier all summer long, catch the free fireworks on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
PLEASE NOTE: Navy Pier expects to see some of its biggest crowds and at certain points, may reach capacity and close its gates to ensure the safety and comfort of all guests. Plan your visit accordingly and arrive early if you have advance tickets/reservations for performances, dinner or cruises.
Freedom Fest 2017 at Navy Pier
Tickets from $39 · 600 E. Grand Ave.
The 4th Annual Freedom Fest is a July 4th event like no other. You are going to celebrate this national holiday on the Navy Pier’s 27,000 square foot rooftop all night long. This event is good for all ages so make sure you bring along the family to really enjoy the night! Enjoy amazing views of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and all of Chicago’s best sights from the Navy Pier’s rooftop. This event is going to feature delicious BBQ food items to satisfy your July 4th cravings. As you view Chicago with your loved ones, you are going to enjoy this year’s top hits provided by your live DJ. Dance and celebrate all night long to your live DJ as you celebrate the most memorable Chicago July 4th night.
Grant Park Music Festival: Independence Day Salute
FREE · Millennium Park · 201 E. Randolph St.
On Tuesday, July 4 from 6:30-8:00 pm, the Grant Park Music Festival presents its annual holiday concert. Bring your family and friends and celebrate the Fourth of July under the stars in Millennium Park at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion with an evening of patriotic favorites, including Stars and Stripes Forever, the 1812 Overture and more. An encore performance will be held on Wednesday, July 5 at 6:30 PM at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive.
There are more events in and around Chicago:
Here’s a list of suburban fireworks HERE.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com