Here is the Fourth of July fireworks guide for residents and visitors near Arlington Heights. Note that Palatine’s fireworks display is Friday, July 5, 2013; and Wheeling’s fireworks display is TONIGHT — Wednesday, July 3, 2013. If you have to be at Frontier Days late on the Fourth of July, it might be easier to get to the Mount Prospect fireworks display at Melas Park. Mount Prospect has two displays — one on the Fourth of July and one on Sunday, July 7, 2013.
Many locals avoid entering Melas Park, and set up their lawn chairs and blankets along Northwest Highway near the Davis Street underpass, but road construction along Northwest Highway this year could produce a traffic nightmare and cause dust to fly in the area. Plus some favorite viewpoints spots might be disrupted by excavation.
— Melas Park/Mount Prospect Fireworks Alert from The Cardinal
Arlington Heights Fireworks — Thursday, July 4, 2013
Arlington Park Racetrack [Zip Code 60004, 60005]
Join Arlington Park for a fun filled July 4th featuring racing, music and and fireworks. Live racing will begin later in the day than normal (Special Post time 3:00 p.m./Gates open at 1:00 p.m.) followed by Chicagoland’s major fireworks display for an Independence Day Fireworks Celebration. Celebrate July 4th Fireworks and Horse racing at Arlington. See Arlingtonpark.com/tickets/fireworks for latest details.
Many people set their blankets and lawn chairs just outside Arlington Park for a spectacular free display of the Arlington Park fireworks. Many locals view along Northwest Highway near Wilke Road … or all along Wilke Road, just south of Arlington Park … or near Trackside along Euclid Avenue at the northwest corner of Wilke Road and Euclid Avenue … or at the Cook County Circuit Court lawn at the southwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road.
UNOFICIAL Arlington Heights location at Nickol Knoll/Payton Hill. For a little quieter setting, people perch on top of Nickol Knoll and Payton Hill at 3800 North Kennicott Avenue, just northeast of Route 53 and Dundee Road. Buffalo Grove’s fireworks display is the closest and provides the biggest booms, but you can see about 20 or more different fireworks displays — depending on visibility. It’s fun to guess what city fireworks you are seeing. If the night sky is clear enough, you can also see a beautiful view of the City of Chicago skyline and even lakefront fireworks at Navy Pier and all along the north shore. For the complete list of Chicagoland fireworks display, See The Cardinal Chicagoland Fireworks 2013 Schedule and Locations
Barrington fireworks Thursday July 4, 2013 at dusk
Barrington High School [Zip Code 60010]
Buffalo Grove — Thursday July 4, 2013 — as always!
Rotary Village Green, Lake Cook Road & Raupp Blvd [Zip Code 60089]
Elk Grove Village fireworks — Thursday July 4, 2013
Lions Park, Lions Drive & Elk Grove Boulevard at Dusk
200 Rev Morrison Blvd [Zip Codes 60007, 60009, 60143]
Hoffman Estates Fireworks — Partnering with Elgin, Hanover Park and Hanover Township at Sears Center [Zip Code 60010, 60067, 60169, 60173, 60192, 60194, 60195]
Northwest Fourth-Fest — Thursday, July 4, 2013
Sears Center — I-90 at Route 59
Itasca fireworks — Thursday, July 4, 2013 dusk
Thorndale Ave and Rte 53 [Zip Code 60143]
Mount Prospect fireworks at Melas Park Thursday July 4, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday July 7, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. [Zip Codes 60056, 60057, 60058]
Mount Prospect official website …
Many locals set up their lawn chairs and blankets along Northwest Highway near the Davis Street underpass, but road construction along Northwest Highway could produce a traffic nightmare and cause dust to fly in the area. Plus some favorite viewpoints spots might be disrupted by excavation.
Palatine fireworks — Friday, July 5, 2013 — 9:20PM
Community Park Palatine Rd and Hicks Rd
[Zip Codes 60067, 60074, 60078, 60094, 60095, 60173, 60195]
Schaumburg — no village fireworks in July
[Zip Codes 60159, 60168, 60173, 60179, 60193. 60194, 60195, 60196]
Three night games with fireworks …
Wednesday July 3, 2013 after the game with the Southern Illinois Miners
Thursday July 4, 2013 after the game with the Southern Illinois Miners
Friday July 5, 2013 after the game with the River City Rascals
Boomers Stadium; 1999 South Springinsguth Road
in Schaumburg, Illinois 60193
Night game fireworks displays of Melrose Pyrotechnics presented by 104.3 K-HiTS!
Village of Schaumburg Fireworks are at Septemberfest 2013
Wheeling fireworks — ARE BACK Wednesday July 3, 2013
Just west of Village Hall [Zip Code 60089, 60090]
Nickol Knoll: 4th of July Fireworks at Payton’s Hill in Arlington Heights.
Fourth of July Fireworks at Melas Park — great fireworks finale.
Arlington Park Fireworks & National Anthem, Star Spangled Banner.
Biggest Chicagoland fireworks show in 2013 is at Arlington Park Racetrack in Arlington Heights.