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||Contact:|
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.|
- Navy Pier Free