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Fourth of July 2015 in Chicago: Fireworks, Parades and More in the 'Hoods

By Kelly Bauer | July 2, 2015 5:38am | Updated on July 4, 2015 8:40am
 There will be fireworks displays and parades across the city for the Fourth of July.
There will be fireworks displays and parades across the city for the Fourth of July.
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CHICAGO — There will be fireworks displays (official and unofficial), parades and concerts all over the city for the Fourth of July on Saturday.

The weather should be dry — which will be a pleasant change from a rainy June — if not necessarily warm, so this weekend is your chance to get outside and enjoy the summer.

Here's a guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades, concerts and more in Chicago's neighborhoods:

(Events are Saturday unless indicated otherwise)

Bridgeport

Sox vs. Orioles Postgame Fireworks
When: After the 7:10 p.m. Friday game
Where: U.S. Cellular Field, 333. W. 35th St., but you can catch the display from the surrounding neighborhoods without attending the game, especially if you're on the east side of the ballpark.

Downtown/The Loop

Freedom Fest
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, with shows Friday to Sunday as well
Where: Soldier Field

Odyssey, Spirit of Chicago and Mystic Blue Fourth of July Fireworks Dinner Cruises
When: Boarding at 7:45 p.m., cruise is 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Fireworks Paddle
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Starts at 1220 W. LeMoyne Ave. and goes to Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Fourth of July Fireworks
When: 9:30 p.m., but Navy Pier suggests people come earlier because the gates will close when capacity is reached.
Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Independence Day Salute
When:  7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.

Planning your own show? Patty Wetli says it'll cost you:

Seadog Fireworks Cruise
When: Boarding at 8:45 p.m., cruise is 9-10 p.m.
Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Mercury 3-D Fireworks Cruise
When: Boarding at 8 p.m., cruise 8:30-11 p.m.
Where: 112 E. Wacker Drive

Shoreline Fireworks Tour
When: Varies depending on cruise
Where: Varies depending on cruise
Various fireworks cruises available.

Wendella Summer Fireworks Cruise
When: Boarding at 8:45 p.m., cruise 9-11 p.m.
Where: Wrigley Boarding, 400-410 N. Michigan Ave.

Edgebrook

Parade, Picnic and Concert
When: The march begins at 11 a.m. The picnic begins at noon.
Where: The march starts at Edgebrook School and ends at Wildwood Park. The picnic is at the park.

Edgewater

Saddle and Cycle Club Fireworks Show
When: about 9 p.m., depending when it gets dark, Saturday
Where: The show takes place on private club grounds at 900 W. Foster Ave., but it can be seen from surrounding parks.

Hyde Park

4th on 53rd Parade
When: 9 a.m.
Where: 54th Street and Old Lake Park Avenue

Lincoln Park

Chicago History Museum's 56th Fourth of July Celebration
When: 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Starts at Uihlein Plaza, 1601 N. Clark St.

Mayfair

North Mayfair Fourth of July Parade
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Palmer Elementary School, 5051 N. Kenneth Ave.

Near West Side/West Loop

African/Caribbean International Festival of Life
When: Friday to Sunday
Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.

Sauganash

Fourth of July Parade and Picnic
When: Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and the picnic starts at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Parade starts at Kostner and Thorndale and the picnic is at Sauganash Park

Uptown

Windy City Ribfest
When: Noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday
Where: Lawrence and Broadway

Woodlawn

Chosen Few DJs 25th Picnic
When: Thursday to Sunday, but the Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic is Friday
Where: Jackson Park, 63rd and Hayes Drive

Wrigleyville

Cubs vs. Marlins Postgame Fireworks
When: After the 6:15 p.m. Saturday game
Where: Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St.

Unofficial fireworks displays:

Horner Park
Where: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Humboldt Park
Where: 1440 N. Sacramento Ave.

Legion Park
Where: 3100 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Rogers Park
Where: Between Albion and Farwell avenues

Sheridan Park
Where: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Welles Park
Where: 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Winnemac Park
Where: Winnemac Park, 5101 N. Leavitt St.

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