Happy Birthday America! Today is your day to be patriotic so celebrate the 243rd birthday of the United States in Chicago.
A great place to watch the festivities for America’s birthday is Washington, D.C. and Trump is planning the biggest extravaganza ever! 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.
Grant Park Music Festival: Independence Day Salute
FREE · Millennium Park · 201 E. Randolph St.
Independence Day Salute
INDEPENDENCE DAY SALUTE
Prepare for a sensory feast as Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Orchestra observe the nation’s birthday with rousing marches and patriotic anthems including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, the Armed Forces Salute and more. *Important Note: No outside alcoholic beverages of any kind will be allowed into Millennium Park on July 4th*
On Thursday, July 4th 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.
Independence Day Salute
WHERE & WHEN
Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Mary Stolper, Flute
John Orduna, Baritone
Robert Wendel: From Sea to Shining Sea
Arr. Robert Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Arr. Carmen Dragon: America the Beautiful
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
John Philip Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever
This concert is part of the Festival HD series. This concert is being broadcast live on 98.7WFMT and streamed live at wfmt.com.
There are more events in and around Chicago:
Check out suburban fireworks HERE.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com