Let Your Imagination Take You There
The breeze flutters as blankets are unrolled, frisbees fly, and picnic baskets abound with fruit, potato salad, and sandwiches.
Splash! So cold!
Drinks are yanked from iced coolers while beer flows from kegs in the beer garden. You can almost feel the fun on your skin as laughter echoes through parks and kids play on playgrounds. You can hear the cheers as the Kane County Cougars take the field and the sun sets against the Chicago skyline. Suddenly…
The night sky explodes over the lakes, bursting with the most vibrant reds, blues, yellows, and greens.
Crowds cheer as sparks fly, fizzle, and whirl, painting a brilliant atmosphere of light against the moon and stars. Energy skyrockets and you can feel the buzz as hundreds of people watch, awestruck.
This is the setting for one of our most delightful American holidays and events –
Fourth of July Fireworks!
Here at Farmington Lakes, we want to show you the best fireworks displays near Oswego, Illinois, to make absolutely sure you have a grand time this Independence Day.
Links are provided below, so unfold that lawn chair and take a seat – or jump for joy – for the best fireworks displays our area has to offer:
Just east of us in Naperville, The Naperville Salute boasts food, beer, local bands, and a salute to our beloved veterans. The festival before the show will be held at Rotary Hill (440 Aurora Ave.) on July 2-3. The fireworks will blast off on July 4th at Frontier Park (3380 Cedar Glade Drive). First Responders, Active Military, their families, and others will all be honored, and the festival encompasses the Riverwalk and Downtown Naperville. Sunday fireworks are free, and tickets for the Salute are $15 here.
The town of Yorkville is planning a weekend Fourth of July Celebration on July 3rd, and includes a parade that starts on Game Farm Road, ending on Church Street at the water tower. This begins at 9am followed by family activities in Town Square (301 N. Bridge) until 1pm. Fireworks begin at sundown around 9pm at the corner of Route 47 and Countryside Parkway.
If you want to get further out in the countryside a bit, the annual Sandwich Freedom Days is coming back this year on July 3rd at Sandwich Fairgrounds (1401 Suydam Road) in Sandwich, Illinois. The parade starts at 10am, with the festival starting at 3pm. It is $5 to get in and fireworks will start after dark.
For an ongoing list of other Fourth of July shows and events in the Chicago area, check out the Chicago Tribune’s article on where to see fireworks here.
Leave us a comment if you have questions or know of other displays in the area!