Get ready for the fanfare, Americana, hotdogs, and fireworks because the fourth of July is quickly approaching!

This year we decided to look in to the four places around the Chicagoland area that we felt offered not only accessibility, but also a different type of flair as it related to the celebration aspect surrounding the day. Don’t worry however, because we know the importance of a grand fireworks display and have taken that into consideration as well!

Four Accessible places to celebrate the fourth of July

1. Chicago Navy Pier  (July 2nd) 

Get there early! You’ll be glad you did so you can get an early jump on the crowds that are sure to form. The good news is there are a multitude of fun ways to occupy your time as you wait for the fireworks to begin. With over fifty different options for food and drink, games, and even the world famous Crystal Garden, you will enjoying all there is to offer and take in. Fireworks begin at 10pm. Entry is free, parking is not. 600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 


2. Six Flags Great America 

This year’s three day bash sponsored by Coca-Cola culminates in a grand celebration on July 4th. Again, our advice is to get here early! You will have the entire day to take in everything that Great America offers from games, to shows, to attractions, and many different places to eat. Be sure to visit the Coca-Cola studio as well as try the new fourth of July patriotic punch! Fireworks begin promptly at 9:45 pm. There is a fee for admission as well as parking.  1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL 60031


3. Taste of Oak Brook (July 3rd)

Bring the entire family for a special evening of food from selected Oak Brook restaurants and a spectacular fireworks display. The Taste of Oak Brook will be held on Sunday, July 3rd, from 3:00 – 9:00 PM and will feature cuisine from some of the finest restaurants in Oak Brook and the surrounding area. There is a fee to park and you will need to purchase tickets for use at the Event. They are describing this year’s fireworks display as spectacular! Something I am sure you will not want to miss. Fireworks will begin approximately at 9:30pm
Oak Brook Polo Fields 700 Oak Brook Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

4. Aurora, IL 

Head to the City of Lights to see some AMAZING display of lights in the sky! With two locations offered this year for viewing you will not only find plenty of room to accommodate everyone, but you will also find many activities with games, vendors, and even DJ’s. Gates open at 7pm. Public parking is available at various points throughout the downtown area. Fireworks will begin at dusk.
RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, and McCullough Park, 150 W. Illinois Ave.


Wherever you find yourself celebrating the fourth of July, be sure to have fun, stay hydrated, and remember to stand in awe of the fireworks that brings us all back to our youth.