Fourth of July means getting together with family and friends. Here are a few ideas for activities to keep little hands busy while they are waiting for the fun and a few recipes we like for the holiday.
Enjoy the holiday with a delicious summer meal. Barbecue and watermelon are always popular this time of year, but we have menu ideas for every member of the family to enjoy.
Create a patriotic family photo or your own fireworks spectacular. Test your knowledge of American history or learn some new facts. We found eight free apps for Chicago families to use while celebrating our nation’s freedom and showing their American pride.
The skies are lighting up all over Chicagoland. Find out when and where to catch your local Fourth festivities and make a pitch for why your town's fireworks are the best. And, if you can't make it to a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, you can catch them at Navy Pier every Wednesday and Saturday night during the summer months.
Certain things are synonymous with Independence Day, and Chicago is a prime place to experience them all! Here are some spots for your Fourth faves.
Create fireworks in a jar or maybe make your own American flag. The ideas are endless, so here's a list of craft activities that will keep those young minds occupied as they wait for the evening fireworks.
For more fun craft and recipe ideas, visit our Pinterest account and view our summer boards. Make sure to share photos of your activities and crafts with us on the boards or on our Facebook page. Don't foget to include our hashtag "#cpsummer" in your posts!