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4th of July Fireworks

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It's an American tradition, fireworks on the 4th of July!
Don't have plans yet? Check out our full list of every firework show in McHenry County this Independence Day!

Most shows begin at dusk.


Saturday, June 29

Marengo Summerfest

Location: 101 Franks Rd, Marengo

  • Live bands, activities, beer, food, vendors and more! Festivities start at noon. 

Wednesday, July 3

Cary Summer Celebration

Location: 1200 Silver Lake Rd, Cary

  • Admission is free.
  • $10 pavement parking
  • $5 grass parking
  • Park opens at 6:30 PM

Thursday, July 4

Woodstock July 4th Fireworks

Emricson Park | 900 W. South St, Woodstock

  • Admission is free, but donations are welcome!
  • Parking: $8 per vehicle


Huntley 4th of July Fireworks

Diecke Park | 11419 IL-47, Huntley

  • Admission is free


Spring Grove 4th of July Celebration

Horse Fair Park | 8105 Blivin St, Spring Grove

  • Admission is free
  • Parking: $10 for premier parking
  • DJ, live entertaiment, parade at noon

Saturday, July 6

Fox River Grove Fireworks & Rock the River 2019

Picnic Grove Park | 598 Birch Ln, Fox River Grove

  • Admission is free
  • Live music, beer, food, kids activities 


Pistakee Bay Fireworks

Oak Park Lounge | 801 W. Oak Grove Rd, Johnsburg

  • Admission is free
  • Live music
  • Fireworks over Pistakee Bay


Jaycee Day Firework Festival

Petersen Park | 4300 Petersen Park Dr, McHenry

  • $5/ car (each car recieves 5 tickets for entry, addditional passengers are $1)
  • Children 3 years and under are free
  • Temporary tattoos, kid zone, 50/50 raffle, live music


Wonder Lake 4th of July Celebration

Wonder Lake | E. Lakeshore Dr., Wonder Lake

  • 4th of July Parade, fire house open house, kid's zone and games
  • Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team performance at 4:30 PM


Sunday, July 7

Crystal Lake Independence Day Fireworks

Main Beach | 300 Lake Shore Dr, Crystal Lake

  • Gates open at 9 AM
  • Regular beach admission fees apply from 9 AM - 3:40 PM ($3 person) 
  • Lakeside Festival at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park running July 4 - 7

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