Where to Celebrate the 4th of July on the North Shore! | Chicago North Shore Moms


4th of July celebrations are back… well, ok, only in some cities… But can you believe it’s been two years?! CNSMoms has this very special day covered so you and your family can plan ahead with the what and where of the day. Yay!


Oh it’s totally on! Here’s where you can play:

Wilmette 2021 Fun & Fireworks

July 3rd, 2021

4pm @ Gillson Park Schedule:

4-8 P.M.  Food Trucks | 4:30-6:30 P.M. – Band #1 | 7-9 P.M. – Band #2 | 9:30 P.M. – Fireworks


Northfield 4th of July Celebration

July 4th, 2021

11am @ Willow Park Schedule:

11-2 P.M. Family Fun! Inflatables/Giant Slides, Crafts, Games, Family Races, Egg Toss, Bike Decorating Contest, Food & Beer Tent.


Winnetka’s Fourth of July Celebration

July 4th, 2021

The parade begins at 10am: Skokie Playfields, 540 Hibbard Road | Ends: Village Green, 525 Maple Street

Fourthfest is 2-3pm @ Skokie Playfields, 540 Hibbard Road. Activities include:

  • Giant slide
  • Inflatables + rides
  • Sports activities
  • Balloon artist
  • Crafts
  • And more!

Fee: $17.76 resident / $25 non-resident


Glencoe: Celebrate Independence Day in Glencoe!

No Fireworks but….

Preschool Games, 9-11 AM, Kalk Park

Family Games, 11 AM-1 PM, Kalk Park

Village Independence Day Parade, 1 PM, Downtown Glencoe

Steel Drums at the Beach, 1-4 PM, Glencoe Beach (Season Pass Holders Only)


Highland Park’s Safe and Festive 4th

No fireworks but…. Here are a few festive events to help celebrate – registration required.

Saturday, July 3:

Free: Firecracker Family Boot Camp, 10:30-11:15 @ Recreation Center of Highland Park

$30/vehicle: Drive-in Movie: The Sandlot (PG), begins at sunset @ Recreation Center of Highland Park

Sunday, July 4:

$4/player: Mini-golf Independence Day special, 8am-6:30pm @ Highland Park Golf Learning Center

$10/person: Virtual Fireworks & Float, 8-10pm @ Hidden Creek AquaPark


Glenview’s Fireworks at Gallery Park

July 3rd, 2021 Bike Paraged, 9:30am @ Gallery Park

July 4th, 2021 Reverse parade, 12pm @ Community Park West

July 4th, 2021 Twilight Fireworks, 5:30-10pm @ Gallery Park


Northbrook 4th of July

Fireworks* at Meadowhill Park and Techny Prairie Park and Fields, *Blankets encouraged, chairs not allowed in some areas.


Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks

July 4th, 2021

5pm @ Deerpath Community Park: Live music, fireworks, food & bev, kids activities. Purchase tix online, link above.


Lake Bluff 4th of July Celebration

The parade is on and begins at 10am (details in link above).


Nope, not here but maybe next year.

Evanston – Evanston 4th of July Virtual Celebration

Skokie – Canceled

Highland Park fireworks & parade canceled but other activities are available, see above.

Buffalo Grove – Canceled


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