Hey it’s Chris Miles wishing you and your’s a Happy 4th of July from all of us here at The River. Are you looking forward to seeing some local fireworks displays tonight? Not sure when and where to go? Maybe you want to catch some local parade action? Well here’s an almost complete list of displays happening here in the area.


July 4th: The parade steps off from the intersection of River and Benton Streets at 10 a.m. Fireworks activities begin at 5 p.m at River Edge Park


Grand Victoria Casino’s 4th of July Celebration
July 4: Parade at 9 a.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave.



4th of July All-American Celebration
July 4: Events begin at 3 p.m., including a BBQ buffet and live music from the Gina Glocksen Band and Semple Band; fireworks and the National Anthem at 9:25 p.m.
Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive


Joliet July 4 Celebration
July 4: Gates open at 6 p.m.; fireworks around 9:20 p.m.
Joliet Memorial Stadium, 3000 W. Jefferson St.


Downers Grove/Woodridge/Darien

4th of July Parade and Fireworks
July 4: Festivities begin with a parade at 1 p.m. in Downers Grove and end with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.
Corner of 75th Street and Lemont Road

Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn’s 4th of July Parade and Fireworks
July 4: Parade steps off at noon; fireworks at dusk
Parade in downtown Glen Ellyn; fireworks at Lake Ellyn, 645 Lenox Road


4th of July Parade & Ice Cream Social/Eyes To The Skies Festival
July 4: Parade from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds of The Museums at Lisle Station Park
Fireworks every night during Eyes To The Skies at Lisle Community Park, 1825 Short St.

St. Charles

Independence Day Festivities
July 4: Entertainment and activities throughout the day, fireworks at night
Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Avenue in St. Charles


Batavia’s 4th of July Sky Concert
July 4: Food vendors open at 5 p.m.; patriotic music at 8:15 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
326 Millview Drive, Batavia


Independence Day Fireworks
July 4: 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 5)
Prairie Point Park, 4120 Plainfield Road in Oswego


July 4th Celebration
July 4: Parade at 9 a.m. stepping off from Yorkville High School; activities start at noon; fireworks at dusk
Town Square, 301 N. Bridge in Yorkville