Here are a list of all of the 4th of July celebrations/fun in the area.
BARRINGTON LIONS BRAT TENT July 2-4
201 S Spring St | Downtown Barrington
All Ages | Free Daytime Admission | $5 Evening Admission 18+
Food Vendors | Beer Tent | Live Music | Face Painting | Rock Wall
Fireworks on July 4th at dusk.
CARY PARK DISTRICT’S SUMMER CELEBRATION, 6:30 to 10 p.m. July 1, Lions Park Bandshell, 1200 Silver Lake Road, Cary. Live music, food and fireworks. The Allstars perform at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks to follow. Parking: $10 pavement, $5 grass. Information: 847-639-6100 or www.carypark.com.
Lakeside Festival – Taste By The Lake
June 30 – July 3
Lakeside Arts Park/Dole Mansion | Crystal Lake
All Ages | $5 for ages 13+ | $2 for seniors 65+ | Active Military Free with Military ID | Free carnival admission
Food Vendors | Beer Tent | Carnival | Baggo Tournament | Live Music | Storyteller
CRYSTAL LAKE INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, 1 p.m. July 3, stepping off at City Hall, 100 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. The parade will proceed down Dole Avenue and end at the Lakeside Festival grounds. Fireworks at dusk over the lake at Main Beach. Information: 815-459-1300 or www.crystallake.org.
INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS, dusk July 3, Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake. Hosted by the Crystal Lake Park District. There also will be a 7 p.m. concert featuring the Crystal Lake Community Band and Voices in Harmony. Fireworks rain date is July 10. Admission: $3 a person after 2:30 p.m. Information: 815-459-0680 or www.crystallakeparks.org.
CELEBRATE FOX LAKE/JULY 4TH CELEBRATION, 2 p.m. July 2, parade steps off from Grant High School, 285 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake. Following the parade, festivities begin at 3 p.m. at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd., with family activities, games, craft and vendor show, food, beer tent and more. Rock and dance party band Dupage Band will be playing from 6 to 9 p.m. Fireworks display at dusk. Information: 847-587-3944 or www.foxake.org.
FOX RIVER GROVE
FIREWORKS, 6 p.m. July 9, Picnic Grove Park, Birch Lane, Fox River Grove. Also featuring live music, food and drink. No entry after 9 p.m. No pets. No parking in or near the park. Free shuttle buses at Victoria Woods/Hunters Farm, Foxmoor Route and South Route. Shuttle bus location directions at www.foxrivergrove.org. Information: 847-639-3170.
INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS, dusk July 4, Deicke Park, 11419 S. Route 47, Huntley. Rain date is July 9. Information: 847-515-5200 or www.huntley.il.us.
4TH OF JULY PARADE & PICNIC, 10 a.m. July 4. Parade route runs from Burnette Road at Kemper Valve and ending at Veterans Park, 3720 Greenleaf Ave., Island Lake. Free family picnic will follow the parade from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with hot dogs, soda, water, popcorn, games and prizes, crafts, disc jockey, pony rides (for a small fee) and more. Information: 847-526-8764 or www.villageofislandlake.com.
PISTAKEE BAY FIREWORKS, dusk July 3, Oak Park Lounge, 801 W. Oak Grove Road, Johnsburg. There also will be food and live music. Information: 815-385-6023 or www.johnsburg.org; 815-385-9872 or www.facebook.com/pistakee-bay-fireworks.
SPRING GROVE 4TH OF JULY, noon July 4, parade begins at the area of Winn Road and Highview Street proceeding north on Winn Road, east on Main Street, north on Blivin Street and into Horse Fair Park. There will be a variety of family activities and food available after the parade at the park. Live music by Stupidville from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Parking: $5 Horse Fair Park; $10 Thelen Park. Information: 815-675-2121, www.springgrovevillage.com or www.sg4thofjuly.com.
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION, 10 a.m. July 3, flag ceremony at the Triangle, Wonder Lake. The parade starts at 1:30 p.m. from Christ the King Church, then to the Wonder Center Beach Triangle. Kids Zone and games start at 1 p.m. by the Chamber of Commerce. Open house at 2:30 p.m. at the Fire Station. The Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team will perform at 4 p.m. at Center Beach. Fireworks at dusk over the lake. Information: 815-728-0682 or www.wonderlake.org.
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS, 9 p.m. July 4, Emricson Park, 900 W. South St., Woodstock. Parking entrance at South Street. Pedestrian entrances at South and Jackson streets. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Parking: $8; donations accepted from walk-ins. Information: 815-459-8440 or email@example.com.
Information pulled from http://www.nwherald.com