- Editor’s Note: This article is compiled through a search of website and social media pages for the communities of Kane County, IL. If we missed any, or if you have a Fourth of July event in Kane County you’d like to promote, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NOTE NO. 2: We’re reposting this on July 9 as a reminder that two fireworks shows — in Elburn and Pingree Grove are set for July 10!
There’s a lot to celebrate with this year’s Fourth of July — reopening of the state after the COVID-19 pandemic, the numbers of people who are now vaccinated, the freedom to move about the country and visit with loved ones and the general goodwill that goes with this most-American holiday.
Here’s a roundup of fireworks shows and other events taking place on the Fourth of July weekend 2021.
Fourth of July Parade
Celebrating One Aurora, One America, the City of Aurora’s Annual Fourth of July Parade will step-off at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 4, 2021, in downtown Aurora!
Learn more about the route, parking, rules at the parks and more at www.aurora-il.org/
- The parade will begin at the intersection of Benton Street and River Street
- March east on Benton Street to Broadway (IL Route 25)
- March north on Broadway (IL Route 25) to Downer Place
- March west on Downer Place to River Street, where the parade will conclude
The Reviewing Stand will be placed in front of the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, located at 20 East Downer Place, for best viewing.
Parking is available in various Downtown public parking lots, not including lots located along the parade route.
Click here to view the Downtown Aurora Public Parking Map – Downtown Aurora Public Parking
Join the City of Aurora as we celebrate Independence Day by living up to our “City of Lights” name with a spectacular fireworks display on the evening of Friday, July 2, 2021, in downtown Aurora!
Best viewing is available at RiverEdge Park (gates opening at 7 p.m.) and McCullough Park.
RiverEdge Park: 360 N Broadway Ave.
DJ Suave Smooth will be spinning at RiverEdge Park from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
McCullough Park: 150 W. Illinois Ave.
DJ Pena will be spinning at McCullough Park from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
For more information on this event, please contact the City of Aurora Special Events Division:
(630) 256-3370 | Events@aurora.il.us
70th Annual Fourth of July Sky Concert
On Sunday, July 4, the City of Batavia will host its 70th annual fireworks Sky Concert on the fields at Engstrom Park and Batavia High School.
Starting at approximately 5 p.m., food vendors will offer a variety of foods.
The Batavia Community Band will provide a patriotic concert prior to the 9:30 p.m. firing off a beautiful fireworks show set to popular music past and present. No taxpayer dollars are ever used to pay for these fireworks which are totally funded by individual, business, and organization donations, along with fundraisers such as the Citywide Garage Sales the first weekend in May.
Due to the pandemic, most fundraising opportunities were not able to be held this past year. Therefore, any and all donations are incredibly important this year to help pay for the fireworks, sound system, lighting, etc., which all make the fireworks show such a beloved event in the Fox Valley area.
Go to bataviafireworks.org to donate, or drop off a check to Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave., addressed to the Batavia Fireworks Committee.
On the fields before, during and after the fireworks show, please look for volunteers in bright yellow T-shirts who will gladly take your cash donations.
Elburn Fireworks Show July 10
The Elburn fireworks show is supported by community donations and run entirely by volunteers. If you would like to donate or be a sponsor, please click on the link below.
Contributions will be used to support the Elburn Lions fireworks show. Questions about whether the contribution is tax-deductible should be referred to your tax-preparation specialist. Any funds not used for a future fireworks show will be invested in Elburn Lions community projects and initiatives.
The Elburn Lions Club will offer food and non-alcoholic drinks for sale near the viewing area. Attendees are encouraged to patronize local businesses that will be open prior to and after the show. Non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks will also be sold in the clubhouse, though alcoholic drinks will not be permitted to leave the facility. Alcohol, dogs, guns, coolers and grills are not permitted on the park grounds.
Parking will be available on the west side of Lions Park. There will be no charge to park on our grounds though a free will offering will be appreciated. Parking in the neighborhood surrounding Lions Park may be restricted.
Fourth of July Fireworks
Elgin is presenting a Fourth of July fireworks display at Festival Park on Sunday, July 4.
Unlike previous years’ events, this summer’s fireworks display will not have any supporting entertainment or other amenities. This event will simply be an opportunity for persons to gather in Festival Park and other nearby locations for viewing.
The fireworks display is scheduled to begin between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. and will be lasting 20 to 30 minutes.
Fourth of July Parade
There will not be the traditional Fourth of July Parade this year, but alternative activities are planned. Please see the contests listed below.
Cougars Are Away July 4
When the Kane County Cougars have a home game on July 4, there’s usually a fireworks display. It doesn’t appear there is one this year on July 4.
But the Cougars are at home on July 10!
Fireworks Show Set To Music
Join the village of Huntly on July 4 (rain date July 5) at Deicke Park to celebrate Independence Day!
It starts at 6 p.m. with Huntley Community Radio bringing their Party in the Park fun to Deicke Park. Be sure to stop by Kona Ice for a yummy treat!
Then at about 9:30 p.m. the fireworks show will start and is set to music on HCR 101.5 FM.
Fireworks Show July 3
Celebrate Independence Day with the village of North Aurora!
Independence Day celebration will be Saturday, July 3, at North Aurora Riverfront Park (behind Village Hall, 25 East State St.) and starts at 5 p.m.
Residents are invited to BYOB to the park and there will be live music playing from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The fireworks will launch at approximately 9:30 p.m. and a soundtrack will accompany them at the park.
In the event of rain, fireworks will launch on Sunday, July 4.
Wild Daisy 5pm – 6:30pm
About: Wild Daisy is an energetic, dynamic female-fronted country band in the Chicagoland area. The band plays current, upbeat country, with a few pop/rock songs thrown in. Wild Daisy established a reputation in Chicago for consistently delivering high-quality, family-friendly, crowd-interactive, entertaining shows, with musicianship and energy that cannot be matched.
About: Spoken Four performs high energy party covers spanning the 60’s through today’s Top 40. You will hear everything from the Jackson 5 to Maroon 5. The show is family oriented and designed for the short attention span with tons of mashups and non-stop excitement. Throughout the years, Spoken Four has performed across the globe including Barcelona, Istanbul and Cabo San Lucas for corporate and private events.
STARS AND STRIPES CELEBRATION – July 10, 2021
Fireworks and Fun Abound at Pottawatomie Park!
St. Charles Park District, in partnership with the City of St. Charles, will host an extraordinary fireworks display on Sunday, July 4 at DARK. When the sun goes down, the night sky lights up with an ooh- and aah-worthy festival of colors, lights and sounds.
Launching from Boy Scout Island, this year’s show will be bigger and better than ever before.
According to Mike Kies, Superintendent of Recreation, the number of shells that will be dispersed over a 20-minute timeframe will be more than ever.
Best viewing locations for this year’s fireworks include Pottawatomie Park, Pottawatomie Golf Course, Ferson Creek Park, Richmond School grassy area off Oak Street, St. Charles North High School parking lot and anywhere downtown St. Charles.
“There’s so many places to spread out and see the fireworks”, said Kies.
Fireworks, music, golf, swimming – Pottawatomie Park has everything you need to celebrate with family and friends.
But before the boom-and-sizzle of fireworks supply the soundtrack to the 4th of July celebration, the band, Soda, will take the stage in the historic pavilion at 6pm until the start of the fireworks extravaganza at dark. Get a taste of your favorite fizz from this professional band whose biz is to capture the heart and soul of the most diverse play list you’ll find anywhere.
12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4, Bike Parade at John Shields School
Decorate your bicycle and ride with Sugar Grove Police, Sugar Grove Fire and Sugar Grove Park District on Sunday July 4! Parade line up starts at 12:30 p.m. at John Shields School front parking lot! After the short bike ride stick around to cool off with Fla-Vor-Ice pops for everyone who participates!
85 S Main St, Sugar Grove, IL 60554