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2012 Chicago Area July 4th Fireworks Shows

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UPDATED 07/4/2012 – 1:15 p.m.

Are you looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area?

Here is a list of options for 2012:

Antioch has canceled its fireworks due to dry conditions.

Arlington Heights will launch a fireworks show the evening of July 4 at the Arlington Park Race Track, 2200 Euclid Avenue.

Aurora will have a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. on July 4, on the grounds of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1500 W. Sullivan Road.

Bartlett will have a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. on July 4, in Apple Orchard Park.

Barrington will have fireworks at dusk on July 4, in downtown Barrington by the North Train Commuter Lot. The fireworks are most viewable from the lawn of Barrington High School.

Bensenville will have fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on July 4, behind the Public Works building on Jefferson Street.

Bolingbrook will have a fireworks show starting shortly after 9:15 p.m. on July 4, at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.

Buffalo Grove will launch a fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m. on July 4 at the Village.

Burr Ridge will have a fireworks show at dusk on July 3, in Walker Park.

Carol Stream will have a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. on July 4, at the Ross Ferraro Town Center. 7/3 UPDATE: This event has been canceled.

Cary has canceled the show it had planned for July 3 at Lions Park.

Channahon is hosting a fireworks show at Community Park at 9:15 p.m. Before the fireworks, there will be a parade, dunk tank, face painting, and dodgeball, starting at 6 p.m.

Chicago will launch a fireworks show at Navy Pier on July 4 at 9:00 p.m.

Chicago Heights will have a fireworks display on July 3 at 9 p.m. at the soccer field at Bloom High School.

Crystal Lake will feature a fireworks concert on July 1 at Crystal Lake Main Beach.

Deerfield will launch a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. on July 3 in Brickyards Park.

Downers Grove will launch a fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. on July 4 at 75th Street and Lemont Road.

Elk Grove Village will have fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m. on July 4, in Lions Park.

Evanston will launch a fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m. on July 4 at Clark Street Beach east of downtown.

Evergreen Park: Independence Day parade at 6:30 on July 3, following by fireworks at dusk at Duffy Park.

Fox River Grove will launch a fireworks show at dusk on July 7 at Picnic Grove Park. 7/3 UPDATE: This event has been postponed until Sept. 8.

Geneva The Kane County Cougars minor league baseball team will have a postgame fireworks show on July 4, following their 6:30 p.m. game at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, on Kirk Road, south of Roosevelt Road.

Glenview will host a Twilight Concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Glenview Park Golf Club at 800. Shermer Road on July 4 and a fireworks show will follow the concert.

Highland Park will launch a fireworks show the evening of July 4 at the Velodrome located on Maple Avenue west of Northbrook Junior High School and Waukegan Road.

Hoffman Estates will launch a fireworks show beginning at dusk July 4 at Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway. Hoffman Estates combined with the City of Elgin, Hanover and Hanover Township.

Homer Glen will have firework at 9:30 June 22. The viewing area for the fireworks will be on the Township Sports Field, located behind the township offices.

Itasca will have a fireworks show between 9:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. on July 4 at Hamilton Lakes near Thorndale Avenue and Interstate 355. They will also have live music before the fireworks show, starting at 6 p.m.

Lake Forest will have a fireworks show at 9:35 p.m. on July 4, at Deerpath Community Park.

Lake Zurich will have fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m. on July 4, in Paulus Park.

Libertyville will have fireworks at dusk on July 4, in Butler Lake Park.

Lincolnshire will have fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on July 4, in the Village of Lincolnshire.

Lockport will have fireworks at 9 p.m. on July 1, in Dellwood Park.

Lombard will have fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on July 4 at Madison Meadow Park.

Momence (Kankakee County): July 4 at dusk at Island Park.

Morton Grove fireworks, as part of Morton Grove Days, take place on July 4 at dusk in Harrer Park.

Mount Prospect will launch a fireworks show beginning at dusk July 4 in Melas Park on Central and Busse Roads.

Mundelein will have a fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m. July 4, in Kracklauer Park. (UPDATE 7/3: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED)

Naperville will launch a fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. on July 3 in Knoch Park.

Oak Brook will have fireworks on July 3 at Polo Grounds off of 31st Street between Spring and York Roads

Oak Forest will feature a fireworks show the evening of July 4 as part of the 25th Annual Oak Festival at 159th Street and Central Avenue.

Oak Lawn will launch a fireworks show the evening of July 4 at Richards High School.

Oak Park is launching fireworks at dusk on July 4 at the stadium of Oak Park-River Forest High School, East Avenue and Lake Street.

Orland Park will launch a fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m. July 4 in Centennial Park.

Oswego is shooting off fireworks at 9:30 pm at Prairie Point Community Park, 4120 Plainfield Road.

Palatine will host a fireworks show starting at approximately 9:20 p.m. July 3 as part of the city’s Hometown Fest.

Palos Heights will launch a fireworks show on July 3 starting at 9:15 p.m. on Lake Katherine.

Park Ridge will launch a fireworks show the evening of July 3 at Maine East High School at the intersection of Dempster Street and Potter Road.

Plainfield will NOT have fireworks. The show has been canceled.

Rolling Meadows will launch a fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m. July 4 at Salk Park on Pheasant Drive.

Romeoville will have fireworks at 9:15 p.m. July 3, at Village Park on Romeo Road.

Round Lake has cancelled its July 4 fireworks show, and rescheduled the event for Sept. 2.

Schaumburg will have fireworks at dusk July 3, at Boomers Stadium.

Skokie has a July 4 party at Niles West High School on Oakton Street from 5 p.m. until dusk, with a 3D fireworks show at dusk.

St. Charles will have a fireworks show at dusk July 4 that can be viewed from Pottowatamie Park or Ferson Creek Park.

Streamwood’s fireworks display is set for 9:15 p.m. July 4 at Dolphin Park, located at 880 S. Park Blvd.

Tinley Park will launch a fireworks show beginning at 9:15 p.m. July 4 in McCarthy Park on South 80th Avenue.

Warrenville will hold a parade and fireworks show July 4 in the Cerny Park as part of a two-day July 4th celebration that starts Tuesday, July 3.

The Wauconda Park District is hosting fireworks display on July 3 at 9:15 p.m. at Cook Park. (This show has been postponed)

Waukegan will have a fireworks shows at 9:30 p.m. on July 4, at the Waukegan lakefront area.

Wilmette will launch a fireworks shows at 9:30 p.m. on July 3 at Gillson Park at Lake and Michigan Avenues.

Woodridge will have a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. on July 4, at the Zigfield Troy Golf Course.

Wheaton has canceled its July 3 fireworks show and July 4 parade, due to major damage from the storm on July 1.

Wheeling has not scheduled a show this year.

Wilmington will have fireworks beginning after dark on June 30, in North Island Park. There is an admission fee of $1.

Vernon Hills will have fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 4, in Century Park.

Zion will have a fireworks shows at dusk July 4, in Shiloh Park.

Northwest Indiana

LaPorte, Ind. will host a fireworks display beginning at dusk July 4 at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds.

Crown Point, Ind. is launching a fireworks show starting at dusk July 4 at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

East Chicago, Ind. is launching a fireworks show beginning at dusk July 3 off the boardwalk of the East Chicago Marina.

Merrillville, Ind. will launch a fireworks show starting at dusk July 3 at Hidden Lake Park.

Schererville, Ind. will host a fireworks show beginning at dusk July 3 at Rohrman Park.

Munster, Ind. is hosting a fireworks display beginning at 9 p.m. July 3 in Centennial Park.

Whiting, Ind. will launch fireworks starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Whiting Park.

Portage, Ind. is launching fireworks at dusk Wednesday in Trumble Field at Willowcreek Middle School.

Valparaiso, Ind. will host a fireworks show beginning at dusk July 4 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

Hebron, Ind. is launching fireworks at dusk July 3 on the grounds of Hebron High School.

Chesterton, Ind. will host a fireworks show at dusk on July 3 at Indiana Dunes State Park.

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