Fourth of July Fireworks

Things to do , Festivals Navy Pier , Streeterville Monday July 4 2016 Free
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Photograph: Anthony Soave
A fireworks display dazzles onlookers during Navy Pier’s annual Fourth of July celebration.

The city of Chicago ditched its official fireworks show a few years back, but Navy Pier picks up the slack with its explosive Independence Day celebration. Revelers can head down to the pier or Millennium Park for an up-close view, but if you're not a fan of crowds you'll want to hit the lakefront or find a friend with a rooftop by the shore.

Venue name: Navy Pier
Address: 600 E Grand Ave

Cross street: at Streeter Dr
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 10am–8pm; Fri, Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–7pm. See website for extended seasonal hours.
Transport: Bus: 29, 65, 66.
Price: Free
Event website:
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