Where to locate the BEST 4th of July fireworks events and other action in the South and Southwest suburbs of Chicagoland.

Local 4th of July Fireworks Events

Looking for Local South Suburban July 4th Fireworks Events? You’ve come to the right place. I love fireworks! Who doesn’t love fireworks?  This is the time of year everyone is excited to see fireworks and other fun activities for the family. I remember how our family used to drive all the way downtown Chicago and sit in Grant Park for the festivities. It was fun, but the travel times got to be a lot longer over the years and the crowds larger and larger. Nowadays, we get to attend local 4th of July events fireworks from many different South Suburban communities.

This article might be helpful: Best Restaurants in Orland Park, Frankfort, and Tinley Park

What to Bring for Local July 4th Fireworks Events

My advise on what to bring for the local 4th of July South Suburban fireworks events:

  • Stock up on plenty of liquid refreshments (non-alcoholic preferred for designated driver)
  • Bring blankets for the chilly air
  • Bring enough food to share
  • iPhone or other suitable video recording devices
  • Mosquito repellant
  • A friendly, neighborly attitude

This might be a good time to think about all the remaining holidays for 2018 and how you can better prepare. One of the things I have given attention to is how well my family is prepared for event emergencies, and others in general. I have made it a point to include an emergency kit in my car just in case I have to deal with an unexpected incident, if I can help others as well.

You might also consider this article for other events: How to Build a Survival Kit

Local 4th of July Fireworks Events

FRANKFORT: 4th of July Celebration Wednesday July 4, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fireworks at 9:00 pm, there will be live music, concessions, and kids activities.
Venue: Main Park 400 Nebraska St W Frankfort, IL 60423

HOMER GLEN: Homer Community Fest Firework Night  Thursday June 21, 2018 | 9:30 pm until midnight. Get to the Townships Sports Field for a good look. Music simulcast on FM101.3. Beer tent opens at 5:00PM.

LEMONT: Freedom Days Fireworks – July 3, 2018 | 9:30 pm Fireworks located at Legion Park.

LOCKPORT: Summer Fireworks Show – July 3, 2018 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Fireworks located at Dellwood Park.

NEW LENOX: Independence Day Celebration – July 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm Fireworks at dusk while featuring live music.

ORLAND HILLS: Party in the Park – June 23, 2018 | 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Fireworks is part of 3-day festival with food, music, and activities. This is where this video was taken from visiting a close friend in the area.

ORLAND PARK: Independence Day Celebration – July 4, 2018 | 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm Presentation of Colors & Fireworks located at Centennial Park, featuring live music.

PALOS HEIGHTS: July 3rd Bash Fireworks – July 3, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Fireworks located at Lake Katherine.

PLAINFIELD: Patriotic Picnic & Fireworks – July 3, 2018 | 6:00 pm This free event, hosted by the Plainfield Park District, includes fireworks at dusk. The location is the Plainfield Central High School.

ROMEOVILLE: Independence Day Celebration Fireworks – July 3, 2018 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Fireworks located at Village Park with food, activities, and live bands. Address is 900 W Romeo Road.

TINLEY PARK: 4th of July Celebration – July 4, 2018 | 8:00 am – 9:30 pm This is an ALL DAY event with Fireworks located at McCarthy Park, food, activities, and live bands all day.

Local Parade Events

MIDLOTHIAN: Independence Day Parade – June 30, 2018 | 11:00 am Parade kicks off at Grill’s True Value Hardware at 4751 147th Street.

MOKENA: 4th of July Parade -July 4, 2018 | 10:00 am Kicks off at the Mokena Chamber of Commerce located at LaPorte Road and Mokena Street.

OAK LAWN: 4th of July Parade  – July 4, 2018 | 10:00 am Parade kicks off at 95th Street and 51st Avenue, followed by a Party in the Park at Memorial Park.

PALOS HEIGHTS: Independence Day Parade  –  July 4, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The annual parade on Harlem Ave starts from First Midwest Bank (126th St) and heads north to 119th Street.

Fun Things To Do

The summer of 2018 is chock full of fun things to do across many of the South Suburbs and surrounding areas. Here are a few of my favorites.

mamby on the beach

Mamby On The Beach has numerous activities through the entire Chicagoland area. Lake Michigan is a big draw for the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The appeal is not only for age groups, but other cultures and interests.

There are things to do for the very active to wellness activity to sports.

Sunset Rooftop Party

Sunset Rooftop Day Party The venue is located at the The Rocking Horse Saloon and Grill in Oak Forest, IL. This event is considered one of the best kept secrets in the Chicagoland area. It is the 2nd in the series of rooftop day parties and the owners invite you to stop by and enjoy yourself. Doors open promptly at 3pm. Music by Dj Tysko from 106.3, Mr Wright and John Styles. Call 312-620-3545 to reserve a table.

Fun Places To Eat To Do


Dancing MarlinDancing Marlin Chef’s Dinner – “The Lobster Boil” event is on Wednesday June 27, 2018. This four course event is open to a very limited group, with each course with its own unique wine pairing. This is a very ‘hands-on’ dining experience. $118 per person.

The Naperville Ribfest runs from Wednesday, July 4th through Saturday, July 7th for 2018. It is hosted by the Exchange Club of Naperville, is a sizzling 4th of July  concert and festival destination, drawing tens of thousands of visitors with its internationally celebrated musical artists, family activities and carnival, award-winning rib vendors from across the country and the area’s most watched and glorious fireworks on the 4th of July!

If you liked some of the local homes you’ve seen while driving through these neighborhoods, here is sampling of the homes in the area.

If you would like to arrange a private showing, please call or text me at 708-703-0684 and I’ll set it up for you right away.

Homes For Sale in the South Suburbs

South Suburban Home Value Estimator

Home Values: Use this form to get an INSTANT ESTIMATE for your property. This house value calculator is an estimate only using the Internet to gather local real estate listings and sales in the area. When you are ready to sell your House, please call us at 708-703-0684.

View All Local Resources Posts