After the most low-key 4th of July in recent history last year, we're looking forward to something a lot closer to normal in 2021—and that means many of Chicagoland's long-running fireworks shows are returning to the skies for the holiday weekend. We'll get the bad news out of the way first: Navy Pier's iconic Independence Day show isn't happening this year (though you can still check out twice-weekly fireworks displays at the Pier throughout the whole summer). Still, several of Chicago's nearby suburbs have announced plans to move forward with their fireworks shows and the City of Chicago is hosting its own lakefront show on July 3. We'll keep this list updated with all the spots you can catch glittering fireworks in and around Chicago in 2021. Remember to pack a blanket and check out city websites for safety guidelines before heading out!
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