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Celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July 2019 in Chicago

Magnificent Chicago

Magnificent Chicago

Map of the location of Magnificent Mile

Map of the location of Magnificent Mile (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy Birthday America! Today is your day to be patriotic so celebrate the 243rd birthday of the United States in Chicago.

Every star on the Chicago flag represents an important event in Chicago History

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.

Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America!

 

 

 

Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Chicago

Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Chicago

Jay Pritzker Pavillion Concert Venue

Jay Pritzker Pavillion Concert Venue

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:

 

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4th of July at the Wrigley Building in Magnificent Chicago

4th of July at the Wrigley Building in Magnificent Chicago

Check out the fireworks at Navy Pier

Fireworks at Navy Pier
FREE · 600 E. Grand Ave.

Thursday, 9:30-9:45

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.

The Bean

Patriotic Wrigley Building in Chicago

Patriotic Wrigley Building in Chicago

Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America!

Chicago River is dyed Green for Saint Patrick’s Day

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

WHO

Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Mary Stolper, Flute
John Orduna, Baritone

WHAT

Robert WendelFrom Sea to Shining Sea
Arr. Robert LowdenArmed Forces Salute
Arr. Carmen DragonAmerica the Beautiful
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky1812 Overture
John Philip SousaStars and Stripes Forever

Download Program Notes PDF

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

Carousel, one of many amusement options at Nav...

Carousel, one of many amusement options at Navy Pier (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Magnificent Mile Chicago 041

Magnificent Mile Chicago 041

Old Republic Building Facade on Magnificent Mile Chicago

Old Republic Building Facade on Magnificent Mile Chicago

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