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Chicago is the Ideal Location in which to Celebrate Independence Day
Whether it be firework displays reflected in the lake at Navy Pier or contemporary music concerts in Millennium Park, Chicago hotels for 4th of July are ideal for anyone celebrating American independence. Catch a free concert, or make your way to nearby Lisle for the Eyes to the Skies Festival. Bright hot air balloons fill the skies over a carnival with live music. In Chicago city center, SummerDance attracts hundreds of dancers to Grant Park to Salsa and Zydeco their way through the weekend. Whatever you get up to on your Independence Day weekend in Chicago, it's sure to be exuberant.
The annual pyrotechnics at Navy Pier are legendary. Chicago's lakefront downtown unites viewers beneath a canopy of glittering illuminations. Patriotic music plays in the background and thousands throng park to catch sight of this spectacular show. Here are the best spots in the city from which to view the lights:
Chicago City Cruises
Beat the crowds and take to the water to see the spectacular lights shimmer on the surface of mighty Lake Michigan. Your cruise is accompanied by a gourmet buffet dinner, an open bar, and DJ sets. Enjoy this unique and unforgettable experience when you stay in Chicago vacation rentals for 4th of July.
Maggie Daley Park
With plenty of space to run around, this popular twenty acre park is a prime viewing spot. With several playgrounds, children can race about to their hearts' content in the build up to the big event. Be sure to arrive early to snag yourself some lawn chairs in prime firework viewing position.
Take to the water under your own power for a magical experience of the fireworks. Paddle through the illuminations as they jump and jiggle on the water's surface. You can navigate this child-friendly experience in either a single or a double kayak. Tours depart from the Wateriders Riverwalk on the North Branch of the Chicago River.
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Chicago 4th of July Family Activities
The streets and parks of Chicago are filled with free concerts, festivals and classes during Independence Day weekend. You and your family can get patriotic in Millennium Park or root for the local team at one of Chicago's world-class sporting venues. Here are the events not to miss if you are visiting with your family:
Millennium Park Concerts
Patriotic sounds reverberate in leafy Millennium Park. Head to the Jay Pritzker Pavillion for all your favorites, from Stars and Stripes forever to the 1812 Overture. You and your family can also catch the show at the South Shore Cultural Center if you miss it on the day.
Catch a Game
Chicago's sports teams will take on a variety of challengers over the Independence Day weekend. Watch the Cubs, Fire and White Sox play on their home turf, hotdog in foam hand. What could be better than a baseball match on sunny Wrigley Field?
When you stay in Chicago hotels for 4th of July, take the opportunity to participate in America's largest annual outdoor dancing program. All ages and experience levels get their groove on in Grant Park, where expert instructors offer free hour-long lessons on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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Where to Find the Best 4th of July BBQ Food in Chicago
Spicy, sticky barbecues go hand in hand with the sultry summer weather. Chicago's numerous communities make for some superior barbecues. There are so many great places to dine in the city that you will want to try them all. Here's a selection of some of the best barbecues in Chicago on July 4th:
Windy City RibFest in Uptown
Take to the streets of the trendy Uptown district for hickory smoked treats and tangy barbecue sauces. Local tribute bands and classic indie acts headline at this popular summer street party, which welcomes young and old.
Without doubt, this is one of the top Independence Day parties in town. Quite literally, the rooftop affair overlooks Navy Pier with views stretching out beyond Chicago to Lake Michigan. Barbecue wafts throughout the 27,000 square foot rooftop venue. After the dazzling firework display, DJs spin the celebrations into the night.
African/Caribbean International Festival of Life
For spicy jerk chicken and marinated meat dishes, head to this family friendly event in Union Park. It's not just mouthwatering meals that draw visitors though. Live reggae, R&B, Gospel and Jazz music vibrates from various stages and there are arts and fashion exhibits that ensure the event attracts a huge variety of excited festival goers.
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The average price for accommodation in Chicago is between usually $184 and $419 per night.
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