The 4th of July fireworks at Navy Pier this year have officially been canceled because of Covid-19, but suburbs throughout Chicagoland are still celebrating with fireworks displays. The Chicago Tribune says these shows will be "mostly high-altitude pyrotechnics that local residents can see from a distance, some by staying in their own front yards." Here are just some of those shows:
Bolingbrook:The town has announced it will have a fireworks show for residents only, at dusk July 4 at Bolingbrook Golf Club (2001 Rodéo Drive). No festival on the grounds of the club but parking for drive-in viewing will be available nearby.
Bridgeview:A free drive-up fireworks display is planned for 9:15 p.m. July 3 at Seatgeek Stadium (7000 S. Harlem Ave.), presented by Bridgeview Park District.
Joliet:The annual fireworks celebration will be 9:15 p.m. July 4 at Memorial Stadium (3000 W. Jefferson St.). Spectators can watch from their cars, the stadium will remain closed.
Naperville:The Fourth of July fireworks display presented by Naperville Responds for Veterans will be 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 4 at the Frontier Sports Complex (3380 Cedar Glade Drive),instead of the usual Knoch Park. Attendees can watch from fields in the surrounding area, in the cars at the complex parking lot, or from the parking lot at Neuqua Valley High School (3220 Cedar Glade Drive).
Northbrook:The annual Independence Day fireworks display has been postponed to Sept. 5.
Orland Park:The village will have a July 4 concert and fireworks display in Centennial Park (15600 West Ave.). Only vehicles with a Village of Orland Park sticker will be allowed at the park, Centennial Park West or the 159th Street Metra station. The Jimmy Buffett cover band Gone 2 Paradise performs 7:15 p.m., played through the park sound system. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., synced music live-streamed via the village’s YouTube channel. Spectators must maintain social distancing and gather in groups of 10 or fewer.
Romeoville:The village will celebrate Independence Day at 9:30 p.m. July 3 with three fireworks shows based from Volunteer Park (1100 Murphy Drive), Lukancic Middle School (725 Normantown Road), and Discovery Park (300 S. Highpoint Drive). The parking lots at these sites will be closed and attendance restricted; residents are encouraged to watch from home.
Schaumburg:Local baseball team the Schaumburg Boomers are hosting drive-in fireworks displays 9:30 p.m. July 2, 3 and 4 in the West Lot of Boomer Stadium (1999 Springinsguth Road). Tickets ($20 and up) are sold out at www.boomersbaseball.com.