ALL- AMERICAN CELEBRATION
WHAT: At the Budweiser Concert Pavilion, visitors can expect entertainment from bands including Josh and The Empty Pockets, Rendition and The Gina Glocksen Band, as well as a food pavilion, outdoor tavern, beer garden and games and activities for the kids. Fireworks begin after the national anthem at 9:15 p.m.
WHEN: 3 p.m. Monday; fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
WHERE: , 2001 Rodeo Drive
MORE INFO: View the flyer, call the Bolingbrook Golf Club at (630) 771-9400.
WHAT: With a "Freedom Parade" beginning at 6 p.m., Channahon's celebration will allow children from the area to decorate their bikes and wagons as well as enjoy a concert in the park and other games and activities, including face painting and a dunk tank.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday; fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
WHERE: on McClintock Road
MORE INFO: Visit the event website
DARIEN LIONS FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND PICNIC
WHAT: This year's theme is "Celebrating the Independence of Our Country and the 40th Anniversary of the Darien Lions," promising an event filled with excitement as the parade crosses the town, with entrants vying for trophies.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Monday.
WHERE: From on Clarendon Hills Road to .
MORE INFO: Visit the event website
WHAT: Naperville's four-day festival features musical performances by REO Speedwagon, Styx, Montgomery Gentry and Phil Vassar, along with carnival rides and food, ending with spectacular fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on Independence Day. After 7:30 p.m. Monday access is free for those wishing to watch the fireworks.
WHEN: Noon to 10 p.m. Friday to Monday; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Monday.
WHERE: , 724 S. West St.
MORE INFO: Visit the festival website or see Patch's for other details.
WHAT: Oswego's annual fireworks show returns July 4, presented by Mad Bomber. Spectators should use the parking lots of Eastview Elementary School, Traughber Junior High School, Prairie Point Elementary School and Oswego High School for good views.
WHEN: 9:30 to 10 p.m. Monday.
WHERE: , 4120 Plainfield Road.
MORE INFO: Visit Patch's , read the parking guidelines, or call (630) 554-3618.
PATRIOTIC PICNIC AND FIREWORKS
WHAT: Families will enjoy Plainfield's kid-friendly activities, from an inflatable obstacle course to sidewalk art and family games. Operation Support Our Troops also provides touch-a-truck activities. Plus, music will be played by a live DJ, and the Plainfield Park District's dance classes will perform at 7 p.m. before the fireworks at dusk.
WHEN: 5 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
WHERE: , 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive.
MORE INFO: Visit the Plainfield Park District's website, or contact Kelly Banach by calling (815) 436-8812, ext. 35, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
44TH ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC
WHAT: With music, an assortment of food and treats and rides for the children, this year's Fourth of July Picnic, hosted by the , will be full of fun for the whole family.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
WHERE: , 3024 71st St.
MORE INFO: Visit the on Patch.
WHAT: Make sure to grab a spot along 75th Street to get the best views of the fireworks show at the celebration of Independence Day at Zigfield Troy Golf & Lost Mountain Adventure Golf.
WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Monday.
WHERE: , 1535 75th St.
MORE INFO: Visit the on Patch or the community website or call (630) 852-7000.
56TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
WHAT: Performances by the Yorkville Community Band and the American Legion add to the , featuring free rides in Town Square Park, food and a parade, culminating in a fireworks display that doubles the amount of last year's event to honor the 50th year of hosting by the Bristol Kendall Firemen's Association.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday.
WHERE: , 301 N. Bridge St.
MORE INFO: Visit the Bristol Kendall Firemen's Association website or see Patch's .