What to do in Chicago during the July 4th Holiday

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Meghan Risch from Choose Chicago joined Sirott and Murciano to talk about the different activities going on in Chicago this holiday weekend.


 Fireworks at Navy Pier – FREE!

Two times this weekend

Friday @ 9:30pm

Saturday @ 10:15pm

Freedom Fest 2014

Navy Pier’s Rooftop Terrace

Friday @ 6:30 pm

Tickets start at $32 – great view for fireworks!

Grant Park Music Festival’s annual holiday concert – FREE!

Performance by the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus

Friday @ 6:30pm

Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

Open rehearsal Friday from 11-1:30

Chicago History Museum – July 4 celebration – FREE!

Friday 10am – Noon

Features musical performances, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and a children’s parade led by the World’s Tallest Uncle Sam.

Held outdoors on museum grounds

Dave Matthews Band

Friday and Saturday @ Northerly Island


**All boat companies are offering firework cruises – all sold out for Friday, but you can cruise Saturday evening and catch the fireworks.

 Shoreline Sightseeing – several cruises available for Saturday evening

Departures from Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier docks

 Hit the beach!

GQ just released its Six Best Beaches in America


 26 miles of lakefront
18-mile Lakefront Bike Trail


Green City Market

South end of Lincoln Park at Clark/Lincoln

Saturday 7am – 1pm

White Sox vs Seattle Mariners

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Windy City RibFest in Uptown

Friday to Sunday

Craft beer, ribs and entertainment

Lawrence and Broadway

African/Caribbean International Festival of Life

Union Park in West Loop

Thursday through Sunday

70+ musical acts, food and more

Tix start at $15 (12 and under $5)

 Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic

One the largest house music events in the country if not THE largest

Saturday 8am – 8pm

Jackson Park

Advance tix are $20

 Taste of Lakeview

Saturday and Sunday

Lincoln and Belmont

Featured as a 2013 can’t miss festival on WGN TV

All details are available at choosechicago.com


Meghan Risch from Choose Chicago with Sirott and Murciano (WGN Radio)