Can't turn the 4th of July into weekend getaway this year? Don't worry about it—Chicago is a great place to celebrate America's birthday, whether you prefer fireworks, festivals or a relaxing afternoon in Chicago parks. With the 4th of July falling on a Thursday in 2019, you're probably going to have some extra days off to experience Chicago's best restaurants or to plan a staycation at a cool boutique hotel. If you're looking for something more patriotic, you can make the trip to Navy Pier or a nearby suburb to catch some stunning fireworks display (there's a good chance that you'll see some in your neighborhood, too). Have the best holiday weekend ever with our guide to the Fourth of July in Chicago.