If you couldn’t swing a July 4th weekend getaway, don’t sweat it—Chicago’s the place to be for America’s birthday. Between the great Independence Day deals at Chicago’s best restaurants to having Chicago’s gorgeous beaches and waterfront bars all to yourself, staying in the city is the way to go. Have the best holiday weekend ever with our complete guide to the Fourth of July in Chicago.
4th of July fireworks and events
4th of July fireworks photos
Perfect summer outfits and accessories
Bright ideas for 4th of July outfits
As invitations to Fourth of July picnics, cookouts, and rooftop parties pile up, respect the flag and keep your swag. Look chic and cool while also showing your USA pride by pairing any of these subtle red, white and blue fashions for the perfect Independence Day outfit.
The tackiest American flag clothing and accessories
We get it. You love America, and you love showing off your star-spangled pride with patriotic clothes and accessories. 4th of July? You've got it all over you. And that's fine, because let's face it: tackiness is just another part of being 'Merican. So embrace it this summer with the tackiest getups we could find, including flag-themed board shorts with Solo cups for stripes and ping-pong balls for stars, or spangled lip tattoos (yes, that is a thing). Whether you're screaming "USA! USA!" at a World Cup match, selfie posing at a summer concert or raging on Independence Day, we've got you covered. Go big or go home, because, YOLO, bro.
Stylish barbecue accessories for outdoor entertaining
If you plan on hitting one of the city’s park barbecues this summer, you’ll want to be prepared with these stylish barbecue accessories. We searched home decor stores like Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel and Ikea for grilling goods that possess both form and function.