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A fireworks display dazzles onlookers during Navy Pier’s annual Fourth of July celebration.
Photograph: Anthony Soave

Where to see Fourth of July fireworks in Chicago

From Navy Pier all the way out to the suburbs, Chicago's July 4th fireworks fill the sky all weekend long

By Zach Long

To discourage large gatherings, the annual Navy Pier fireworks show and displays in Chicago suburbs have been canceled this year.

If you've experienced the 4th of July in Chicago, you know that you don't have to go far to see a horizon-encompassing fireworks display. Neighborhoods like Pilsen, Humboldt Park and Logan Square are notorious for D.I.Y. pyrotechnics in the days leading up to (and after) Independence Day, usually launched from alleys and backyards. But if you're looking for more “official” Chicago 4th of July fireworks, you’ve got plenty of options. Find a rooftop bar or head to Chicago beaches to take in the rockets bursting over Navy Pier, or book it to the ‘burbs for an evening of Independence Day festivities. Don’t miss Chicago 4th of July fireworks with our guide to the best aerial displays in and around the city.

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