FREE Chicago Fireworks for Independence Day – July 2 This Year

Come on out and enjoy the 4th of July Chicago Fireworks show on July 2 this year.  Because the Fourth of July is on a Monday this year, some spots have opted to have their Fourth of July fireworks displays on July 2nd or 3rd to celebrate Independence Eve—and some places are having fireworks displays even earlier. Those who are late to the party can also see post-4th fireworks at Soldier Field at the Chicago Fire soccer game. Be sure to check our list of the most spectacular Fourth of July fireworks shows in Chicago carefully,  so your family doesn’t miss your favorite July 4th fireworks display.


Grant Park Music Festival (July 2, 2022)
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park hosts Independence Day Salute within the Grant Park Music Festival. There will be lots of patriotic favorites between 6:30 and 8 pm, such as the Armed Forces Salute, the 1812 Overture, and the grand finale Stars and Stripes Forever. This festival is free of charge and available for the whole family!


Celebration on Navy Pier (July 2, 2022)
Navy Pier also offers a family-friendly celebration called Live on the Lake! The free concert series is scheduled from 1 pm through 9 pm. The festive program features OSTON, The Shades, and Creedence Revived. Navy Pier fireworks are the most popular part of the holiday. Normally, you can watch the show from the Navy Pier or book a lake cruise to marvel at this special spectacle over Lake Michigan in the most comfortable way.



Check here for all the suburb fireworks shows around Chicago.  Chicago-area communities are listed below with their pyrotechnics plans, 76 in all, most for Independence Day weekend with July 4 falling on a Monday this year. If no time is mentioned, most displays begin at dusk at about 9:30 p.m. and last about half an hour. We will keep updating this list but please check with your local show before you go, or email us if we’re missing one:


Chicago’s fireworks



Chicago: Navy Pier Independence Day Fireworks & Celebration

  • Saturday, July 2 (more dates every Wednesday and Saturday in the summer)
  • 9:30 p.m. fireworks show
  • Navy Pier
  • 600 E. Grand Ave.
  • Chicago, IL 60611

Chicago 4th july fireworks

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