Fourth of July 2020 Guide in Chicagoland

Even if Chicagoland is reopening, it’s important that families practice social distancing for Independence Day. There are still plenty of things to do in Chicago and the suburbs to celebrate Fourth of July at home. Stay safe with these ideas!

Fourth of July Events

Don’t expect any large gatherings this year, but communities are adjusting their Fourth of July celebrations with virtual events and drive-in fireworks. 

July 4 Takeout Options

If you rather spend Fourth of July at home, you can still support these local restaurants with their takeout options. Some holiday kits include BBQ meals, ready-to-grill meats and more.

Patriotic Crafts to Make with Your Kids

Deck out your home for the Fourth with these fun craft ideas. These confetti poppers are a perfect (and safer) substitute for fireworks.  

Red, White and Blue Desserts

Celebrate America’s birthday with something sweet. We’ve rounded up some simple and delicious dessert recipes to enjoy with your festivities.

Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks are dangerous and it is best to leave it to the professionals. Learn about fireworks safety with these tips from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Also, here’s how to help kids with special needs with fireworks


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This article originally published on June 1, 2016. It has been updated with the most recent information. 

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