Fourth of July is right around the corner and we have the perfect guide for you! From fireworks to festivals, cookouts and much more! Fourth of July is the biggest holiday in Chicago with festive events that honor the nation. Here are some Fourth of July activities to do in Chicago below, check them out!

Navy Pier

Navy Pier July 4th Chicago

Navy Pier fireworks is by far the most popular and largest collection of fire works held in Chicago on the 4th of July. Not only do you get to watch the fireworks, there are also fun rides to go on.  The Navy Pier Centennial Wheel, Navy Pier Wave Swinger and the Navy Pier Lighthouse. If you’re not a fan of rides don’t worry! There’s also miniature golf! Enjoy Fourth of July with your family at Navy Pier!

Historical Atrractions 

The Field Museum July 4th Chicago

Celebrate the country’s independence with a visit to a few attractions that focus on American History. Learn about Independence Day during the daytime and end with awesome fireworks out by the lake at night! The Field Museum is a perfect activity to do with your family on the Fourth of July. For more information on this attraction please click here.

Cruises & Sightseeing Boat Tours

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Enjoy the Fourth of July afternoon with a relaxing boat tour on Lake Michigan to explore the the city from the water. Experience the amazing views of your city while cruising around the skyline and navy pier! The Chicago Architecture River Cruise is a very popular waterborne activity and is perfect for families and friends on the Fourth of July! You won’t want to miss out on this relaxing experience!

Navy Pier Freedom Fest 

Navy Pier Freedom Fest July 4th Chicago

Celebrate the Fourth at the Freedom Fest rooftop as you wait for the fireworks to set off! Enjoy the amazing views of the lake on the rooftop and of course, the fireworks! A live DJ will be there to keep the Fourth of July Party going all night. Enjoy some great BBQ with your family and friends! This event will have everything you need for your festive filled day!

Grant Park Music Festival -Independence Day Salute 

Grant Park Music Festival July 4th Chicago

Enjoy one of the city’s most popular festivals during the Fourth of July. Visit the Grant Park Music Festival for their annual Independence Day concert. Enjoy music from the City’s top talents. Performances are held at the pavilion form 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  Enjoy the famous tunes “Stars and Stripes Forever” and “The 1812 Overture”.

Now that you have the inside details on events and fun activities to do on the Fourth of July in Chicago, plan your day now!  Don’t forget to watch the fireworks at night and wear your red, white and blue!

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