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Lights on the Lake: Two Great Locations in Downtown Chicago to See the Navy Pier Fourth of July Fireworks Display

Lights on the Lake: Two Great Locations in Downtown Chicago to See the Navy Pier Fourth of July Fireworks Display

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Two Locations in Downtown Chicago to View the Navy Pier Fourth of July Fireworks Display: Lights on the Lake


Chicago the Beautiful

The city skyline at Navy Pier glitters over Lake Michigan as waves crash on the shore. As the Chicago sun sets behind you, the fountains come to life as kids play and giggle.
The boom of the bat fills Wrigley Field as the Cubs take the lead, and then…
Red, white, and blue colors erupt from the sky over Willis Tower, dazzling the already beautiful night.

As the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel spins and a cool breeze brushes your face, you think to yourself, "Wow." As vivid colors beautifully reflect off the water in a spectacular exhibition, you are enveloped by a lovely atmosphere of light. People are gazing up at the sky with much vigor while grinning in awe.
One of the most beautiful American festivals and celebrations is about to begin!

July Fourth Fireworks are here!

Catalyst Chicago aims to ensure that your Fourth of July is amazing by providing the best fireworks displays near to downtown Chicago.

Links to several outstanding concerts are provided below. Before space runs out, make sure to schedule your boat tour on the Summer of George lakeside cruise.


  1. Navy Pier Fireworks – the best possible show!

At 9:30 p.m. on July 2, Navy Pier hosts the breathtaking Hilton Fireworks display to start the holiday weekend.
Visitors are urged to arrive early to get an excellent viewing spot along the Pier. Due to Hilton's generosity, attendees will get "diffraction glasses," which will add an exciting new degree of visual intrigue to the fireworks display (while supplies last).
The Hilton Fireworks at Navy Pier, which are accompanied by holiday-themed music, are one of the many free outdoor events marking the Fourth of July weekend.
Reminder: Monday, July 4th will not feature any fireworks.


  1. Chicago River and Navy Pier Boat Cruise

Take a sail along the Chicago River on your way to the lake and take in the stunning views of the city's skyline. The best fireworks show of 2022 will be visible from Navy Pier once you are on the ocean and have unobstructed views.

If there are no fireworks at Navy Pier, don't be upset. We're traveling to another location to see fireworks! There will be fireworks and booze on board!

For a complete list of Fourth of July performances and events in the Chicago area, visit the Chicago Tribune's article. see fireworks here.
Please leave a comment for us if you have any questions or know of any other nearby shows!

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