Chicago Fourth of July Events

You’ve got to love the Fourth of July. BBQ, fireworks – and let’s not forget the well-needed three-day weekend. With so many events in the Chicagoland area, which one do you choose? We’ve got your back on both the events and transportation with this quick event guide to an awesome Fourth of July weekend.

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Naperville Ribfest
Location: Knoch Park | 724 S. West Street, Naperville
Dates: July 1-4
Pricing: $20 General Admission | $50 Front of Stage (Standing) Access

With the Taste of Chicago not being until the following week, you might as well make your way over to the ‘burbs for this ultimate rib festival. With 20 rib vendors and plenty of festival fare and desserts, you’ve got yourself one tasty event. Music this year features classic rock and country headliners 3 Doors Down, Sheryl Crowe, and Lee Brice. Then, end the Fourth of July festival off right with a spectacular firework show.


Navy Pier Freedom Fest
Location: 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago
Dates: July 4
Pricing: $39 Tickets

If you’re still missing the City of Chicago Fourth of July show, we’ve got a reason for you to perk up. The Navy Pier has swooped in to preserve the tradition, and it’s gotten bigger and better every year with the Freedom Fest. This festival is a rooftop celebration including BBQ, a full bar, a live DJ, and of course, their classic firework show. If you’re looking for even more scenic views of the firework show, you can try viewing it from their brand new Centennial Wheel or their assortment of boat cruises.


Location: Wrigley Field | 1060 W. Addison St, Chicago
Location: U.S. Cellular Field | 333 W. 35th St, Chicago
Dates: July 4

Baseball fan? Make your way to the Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds or the Sox vs. New York Yankees games. The Cubs and Sox and doing pretty well this year, with the Cubs in the number one spot in the Central National League, and the Sox are in third place in the Central American League, which is the perfect reason to celebrate the holiday with these awesome teams.  


Mamby on the Beach
Location: Oakwood Beach | 4100 S. Lakeshore Dr., Chicago
Dates: July 2 & 3

Looking to party it up in the sun while jamming out to some star-studded music? Enjoy two days of tunes at this beach concert. Headliners include Milky Chance, Animal Collective, and Atmosphere on July 2 and Lupe Fiasco, Santigold, and Chromeo on July 3.

Whether you’d like to celebrate the holiday with good eats, awesome music, killer sports, or a breathtaking firework show, you’ve got some amazing options to choose from. Best of all, you can travel to any of these events with your feet up. Book your limo today and receive 5% OFF when you make a reservation online.

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