Chicago Firework Shows

Chicago Fireworks Show

There are lots of great things about Chicago, great food, great architecture, great festivals, great lakes and great fireworks! This largest city in the Midwest is a hip and happening urban setting that has a long and rich history that dates back a couple hundred years. All across Chicagoland there are plenty of events that end with a bang, a bang of fireworks. The pyrotechnic displays are especially pretty when set off over the water, either Lake Michigan or the Chicago River that runs through downtown. If you are looking for some firework watching events in the greater Chicago area, read on for some amazing options.

In terms of fireworks, it seems like the scenic Navy Pier has something going on nearly every season of the year. Seems like this venue on Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago goes ‘overboard’ when it comes to fireworks. This top tourist attractions in Chicago, doesn't just reserve its fireworks for the 4th of July, they feature about two shows a week during the summer, accompanied by music. Each firework show is different with different music, so visitors are encouraged to come back several times

Navy Pier celebrates the holidays with three spectacular lakefront firework shows. The first firework show has a rock-n-roll theme and takes place in mid-November at ushers in the holiday season following the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. On New Year’s Eve, Navy Pier offers a family-friendly firework earlier in the evening so that all the little revelers can participate in the fun. All the fun takes place at the Family Bash inside Winter WonderFest that includes ice-skating, rides, inflatable slides and more. And, at midnight on December 31st, there is a final midnight show that really razzles and dazzles the sky over Lake Michigan! 

Typically in July, the Taste of Chicago is a huge 10-day culinary event that treats guests to delicious delights from every style cooking known to man! In some years this gastronomic event has ended with a pyrotechnic night cap, so to speak, made from thousands of aerial devices and shells being launched into the night sky. An insider tip is that if you want to avoid the crowds, book a hotel with a window that face Grant Park! Another popular summer firework show in Chicago is Venetian Night which delights spectators near the end of July. The show has been on hiatus, but fans are hoping for a quick return. Literally, hundreds of thousands of folks flock to Lake Michigan to watch the lighted boat parade and dazzling firework show. A musical score for the fireworks is provided on local radio, so bring a radio and headphones.

Two Major Baseball League teams in one town means one thing, twice the firework fun! Of course, the Chicago Cubs celebrate some home games with fireworks out at the famous Wrigley Field and also host an awesome pre-game 4th of July firework show. Not to be outdone, the Chicago White Sox also feature ‘Firework Nights’ to delight guests with pyrotechnics over at US Cellular Field.

When heading out to Chicago, Illinois it’s always a good idea to check in with your hotel concierge or the Chicago Visitor’s Center for firework viewing activities. Always on the pulse of what is happening all over the city, including firework shows, you’ll find quick and accurate information from this go-to resource for entertainment. Illinois, especially the greater Chicago area, are completely dazzling places to watch fireworks light up the darkened sky and backdrop of skyscrapers. The fireworks here are so breathtaking; you’ll remember the stunning displays of sparks in the sky for many years to come.

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