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Waukegan Fireworks 2024

One of the multiple fine options to make some 4th of July memories near Chicago

Dates: July 4

Waukegan Fireworks

Sometimes you wish to escape the hectic city life for the sake of a more private Fourth. Waukegan Lakefront, about 45 miles (72 km) north of Chicago, offers a wonderful alternative. The one-hour Waukegan fireworks show lights up the sky above the Yacht Club, 199 N. Harbor Place, between 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

To fully enjoy the 4th of July fireworks, occupy some of the best vantage points around Yacht Club, namely Green Town on the Rocks, the Dockside, the Bay Marine, and the Port District. Some people take in the spectacle from the Waukegan Municipal Beach. Yet, you might not be able to see some of the lowest fireworks from there.

Other Fireworks in the Greater Chicago region

Waukegan is not the only town boasting an amazing waterfront extravaganza. Chicago 4th of July fireworks display is among the best in the country. Navy Pier's family-friendly celebration Live on the Lake! offers a free concert series from 2 pm through 9 pm and a spectacular fireworks show. You can watch the show from the Navy Pier or book a lake cruise to marvel at this special spectacle over Lake Michigan in the most comfortable way. The villages of Itasca and Crystal Lake also boast impressive fireworks.

For additional information and updates, we recommend visiting the official website of the City of Waukegan in our External Resources below. As for your stay, the map suggests all available options next to Waukegan Lakefront and throughout the Chicago area.

Last updated: by Olha Savych