4th of July Fireworks Displays in DuPage County 2013

There are only three more days until the Fourth of July!   Firework displays and 4th of July festivities are taking place throughout DuPage County. A list of the 2013 firework displays scheduled throughout the county is listed below.

Addison Fireworks

See Bensenville fireworks section below. Addison is participating in Libertyfest 2013 in Bensenville.

Fireworks displays listBartlett Fireworks

When: Thursday, July 4th @ 9:30PM
Where: Bartlett Fest @ Apple Orchard Park – 700 South Bartlett Road

Bensenville Fireworks

When: July 4th @ 9:30PM
Where:  Libertyfest 2013 – Redmond Park – 735 E. Jefferson St.

Clarendon Hills Fireworks

When: July 4th @ 9:30PM
Where: Hinsdale Golf Club (140 Chicago Avenue)

Elmhurst Fireworks

See the Bensenville fireworks section above. Elmhurst is participating in Libertyfest 2013 in Bensenville.

Glen Ellyn Fireworks

When: July 4th (begins at dusk)
Where: Lake Ellyn, North Park Blvd and Forest Avenue

Parking / Information: Free parking is available in the lot between Park Blvd and Montclair Ave south of the train tracks. Parking is limited. No sparklers or candles are allowed at the park.  An entire website of information for the Glen Ellyn fireworks is available at http://www.glenellyn4thofjuly.com/.

Glendale Heights Fireworks


Lisle Fireworks

When: July 4th, July 5th, and July 6th all beginning at 9:45PM
Where:  Eyes to the Skies Festival – Lisle Community Park (Eyes to the Skies Festival), west side of Rt.53, south of Odgen Avenue

Parking / Information: Of all of the fireworks displays in DuPage, this is of my favorites. The Eyes to the Skies festival is a great time, but not overcrowded. For parking and more information, please visit http://www.eyestotheskies.org.

Lombard Fireworks

When: July 4th @ 9:30PM
Where:  Taste of Lombard – Madison Meadow Park (Taste of Lombard), Meyers Road north to Madison Street west

Parking / Information: Limited onsite parking is available. Additional limited parking on nearby city streets. More information can be found on the Taste of Lombard’s website.

Naperville Fireworks

When: Thursday, July 4th @ 9:30PM
Where: Ribfest – Knoch Park, Aurora Ave & Washington St

Parking / Information: Free parking is extremely limited. You may be able to find some street parking in the neighborhoods west of Knoch Park, but that is not guaranteed (and you may need to walk for a mile or so to the park.  Plan to walk to the fireworks or take a free shuttle. Get to the fireworks early; due to capacity issues, Naperville may deny entry to the park.

Only go to the Naperville fireworks display if you are already attending Ribfest. If you don’t mind fighting huge crowds to view a fireworks display that is no more impressive than many of the other DuPage County displays, then go to Naperville. Ribfest is a great time, but if I were only going out for fireworks, I’d go elsewhere.

A rain date has been set for July 7 at 9:30PM.

Oak Brook Fireworks

When: Wednesday, July 3rd (begin at dusk)
Where:  Taste of Oak Brook – Oak Brook Polo Grounds – 31st Street

Roselle Fireworks

The 2013 fireworks display for Roselle has been CANCELLED due to lack of funding.

Warrenville Fireworks

When: Thursday, July 4th @ 9:15PM
Where: Cerny Park, off River Rd just north of Ferry Rd (3S258 Manning Ave)

Parking / Information: Parking available as posted on the streets, at the south parking lot of Bower Elementary School and the Ferry & River Rd. parking lot of AT&T.

Westmont Fireworks

When:  Thursday, July 4th – 9:30PM
Where: Ty Warner Park, 360 Burr Oak

Wheaton Fireworks

Wheaton has scheduled fireworks for July 3rd this year.  Last year’s fireworks display was cancelled due to excessive storm damage throughout the area.

When: Wednesday, July 3rd @ 9PM
Where: DuPage County Fairgrounds, County Farm Rd and Manchester

Parking / Information: There is a decent amount of parking onsite, but it is recommended you get there early to find a spot. The lots usually open by 6:30PM. This is one of the better firework displays in DuPage County. With ample parking and well organized traffic-flow, you can usually get in and out of the event pretty quickly.

Wood Dale Fireworks

See Bensenville Fireworks section above. Wood Dale is participating in Libertyfest 2013.