Family Guide to July Fourth in Lake County

With the fireworks, parades, cookouts, festivals, and concerts the Fourth of July is one of the most fun-filled times of the year. Here in Lake County, we have a variety of events to help you celebrate the nation’s birthday with your kids. So gather your sparklers and get dressed in your best Americana apparel and head to one of these events.

Fourth of July in Lake County

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July Fourth Fireworks in Lake County

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Please remember to click through and to check host sites before heading out. Fireworks can be canceled or delayed due to weather and Little Lake County is not responsible for changes.

Saturday 29 June

  • Fox Lake – Lakefront Park
  • Grayslake – Central Park fireworks
  • Gurnee/Six Flags – Six Flags Great America will hold a fireworks display when the park closes at 10 p.m.  Make sure you’re at Hometown Square, Southwest Territory, or County Fair for some of the best views of these firework shows.
  • Round Lake Beach – Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center

Wednesday July 3

  • Deerfield – Brickyards Park
  • Gurnee/Six Flags – Six Flags Great America will hold a fireworks display when the park closes at 10 p.m.  Make sure you’re at Hometown Square, Southwest Territory, or County Fair for some of the best views of these firework shows.
  • Hawthorn Woods – Community Park
  • Lake Villa – Lakes Community High School
  • Wauconda – Cook Park on Bangs Lake

Thursday July 4

  • Antioch – Williams Park
  • Barrington – Barrington High School
  • Glencoe – Lakefront Park
  • Great Lakes – Ross Field, Naval Station Great Lakes
  • Gurnee/Six Flags – Six Flags Great America will hold a fireworks display when the park closes at 10 p.m.  Make sure you’re at Hometown Square, Southwest Territory, or County Fair for some of the best views of these firework shows.
  • Highland Park – Wolters Field
  • Lake Forest – Deerpath Park
  • Lake Zurich – Paulus Park
  • Lincolnshire – Spring Lake Park
  • Mundelein – Krackular Park
  • Vernon Hills – Big Bear and Little Bear Lake, Century Park
  • Zion – Shiloh Park

Friday July 5

  • Gurnee/Six Flags – Six Flags Great America will hold a fireworks display when the park closes at 10 p.m.  Make sure you’re at Hometown Square, Southwest Territory, or County Fair for some of the best views of these firework shows.

Saturday July 6

  • Gurnee/Six Flags – Six Flags Great America will hold a fireworks display when the park closes at 10 p.m.  Make sure you’re at Hometown Square, Southwest Territory, or County Fair for some of the best views of these firework shows.
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July Fourth Festivals in Lake County

Festivals are listed in chronological order, please click on links for full information. Events are subject to change and cancellation at any time. If festivals span multiple days, links are provided for the first day only.

Wednesday, July 3

  • Deerfield – Deerfield Family Days July 3 – 4 Brickyards Park
    Live entertainment, arts & crafts, dog show, flower show, rides, games, petting zoo and more.
  • LincolnshireRed, White, and Boom! July 3- 4 Spring Lake Park
    Rides, Games, food, entertainment, Cardboard regatta and more.

Thursday July 4

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July Fourth Parades in Lake County

Thursday, 4 July 

  • Antioch – Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. from ACHS
  • Barrington – The parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. from Barrington High School
  • Deerfield – Bike Parade at 9:00 a.m., Full parade at noon stepping of from Deerspring Pool.
  • Glencoe – 3:00 p.m. starts at Central School
  • Hawthorn Woods – The parade starts at Falkirk and Carlisle at 10:00 a.m.
  • Highland Park – Children’s Bike and Pet parade are at 9:30 a.m. at St. Johns and Laurel Avenues. Full Parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m. from that same corner.
  • Lake Bluff – The biggest parade in Lake County runs through downtown Lake Bluff and kicks off with the children’s parade at 9:15 a.m. followed by the main parade at 10:00 a.m.
  • Lincolnshire – 11:00 a.m. Starting at Swim Club on Riverwoods and Yorkshire Drive.
  • Vernon Hills – Parade steps off at 9:00 a.m. at the corner of Deerpath and Atrium Drive.

Sunday, 7 July

  • Mundelein – Kicks off from the Mundelein Metra Station at 2:00 p.m.
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Where will you be spending July Fourth with your family?

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About Tracy Rubel 89 Articles
Tracy dreams of someday being considered a “cool” mom and she can still remember the days when she had time to put on makeup in the morning. She is a young, single, stay-at-home mom to an awesome little boy named Jayden. She recently graduated college with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has lived in various parts of Lake County her whole life. Every day, she and her son set off in her Jeep, rocking a pair of oversized sunglasses, in search of a new and exciting adventure to go on. In her free time she enjoys photography, reading, dancing, yoga, shopping, and pinning kid’s activities on Pinterest. She truly believes that if she was given enough Starbucks that she could rule the world.

2 Comments

  1. I believe Lake Villa is having their fireworks on the 3rd at Lakes community High School. May want to confirm this with them.

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