3 Things to Do for the 4th of July Near North Aurora and Romeoville

Jean Jones
June 27, 2016

July_4_Activities_Chicagoland.jpgChicagoland knows how to celebrate the Fourth of July, and there are a number of fun patriotic activities this holiday not too far from Springs at Weber Road or Springs at Orchard Road! Take a look at the following events that include parades, fireworks and concerts that celebrate all things red, white and blue!

1. Aurora 4th of July Parade

You can get into the Fourth of July spirit at the annual Fourth of July parade hosted by the city of Aurora. The parade route starts at the intersection of Benton and River Streets at 10 a.m., then proceeds east, turning on Broadway, Downer Place, Stolp Avenue, Galena Boulevard and River Street before ending at Downer Place. This is a festive event that’s perfect for the entire family.

2. Aurora 4th of July Fireworks

It’s no surprise that the “City of Lights” puts on quite the fireworks extravaganza, making the night sky come to life in a brilliant rainbow of lights. Fireworks take place on the river at 9:45 p.m., but you’ll want to grab a spot early on the river bank near McCullough Park or RiverEdge Park. Parking can be hard to find, but the city offers a park and ride shuttle starting at 6 p.m. from 13 areas around town, so you can park remotely and still enjoy the festivities.

3. Romeoville Independence Day Celebration

On July 3, Village Park will host the Romeoville Independence Day Celebration, with fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m. (visible from Village and Deer Crossing Park). To get in on the activities taking place earlier, head to Deer Crossing Park at 6 p.m. for music by Fletcher Rockwell and Wedding Banned. Food and other activities will be available as well, so you'll find plenty of red-white-and-blue entertainment on July 3!

Are you attending any other 4th of July events around North Aurora and Romeoville? Tell us about them in the comments section below!

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