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The Burbs’
BIGGEST
Fourth of July Celebration

 
 

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Fireworks

Fireworks

On July 3rd at 9:30 PM, the region’s largest fireworks show returns with a state-of-the-art computerized fireworks display. The fireworks are visible from anywhere on the grounds.

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Food and Beverage



Food and Beverage

All of your favorite festival foods will be offered! For a complete listing of vendors, please visit the FAQ page.



Partial Vendor List
Blackhawk BBQ and Seafood


Bob’s Awesome Lemon Shake-ups

Doughy Delights

Garibaldi’s Italian Eatery


Katie’s Kakes

Michael’s Catering


RS Concessions

Taco Factory

Tacos El Monaguillo

Windsor Ice Cream


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Carnival

Carnival

Kids of all ages will have a blast spending the whole day experiencing more than 40 thrilling rides. Ride tickets are available for purchase on premises.

Special wristband days are June 30th through July 1st (6 PM-8 PM, all rides just $12), July 2nd (1 PM-5 PM, all rides just $25), and July 4th (12 PM-4 PM, all rides just $25)



Carnival Megapass – Good for entire five-day festival! All rides just $50! Available at the carnival ticket office.

Parking

Parking

The festival provides over 9,000 parking spaces and plenty of routes to access the grounds, which ensures guests will enjoy the most convenient Fourth of July celebration in Chicago.

Parking

Entertainment


Entertainment

Craft FairCraft Fair
FireworksFireworks
ConcertsConcerts
Carnival MidwayCarnival Midway
ParadeParade


(Located inside the arena)
Saturday, July 2: 9 AM – 4 PM

Sunday, July 3: 10 AM – 4 PM


Sunday at 9:30 PM

Friday, July 1
6:30 PM – Stereo Heart

8:30 PM – Suburban Cowboys


Saturday, July 2
4:30 PM – Serendipity

6:30 PM – American English

8:30 PM – Hi Infidelity


Sunday, July 3
4:30 PM – The Gingers

6:30 PM – Hairbangers Ball

8:30 PM & 10:00 PM – 7th Heaven


Thursday, June 30: 6 PM – 10 PM
 (Wristband Hours 6 PM – 8 PM)


Friday, July 1: 6PM – 11 PM
(Wristband Hours 6 PM – 8 PM)


Saturday, July 2: 1 PM – 11 PM
(Wristband Hours 1 PM – 5 PM)


Sunday, July 3: 1 PM – 11 PM


Monday, July 4: 12 PM – 6 PM
(Wristband Hours 12 PM – 4 PM)


“USA Going for the Gold”
(Located at Illinois Blvd)

Monday, July 4: 9 AM 


Full festival schedule available on the FAQ page.
The main stage at Northwest Fourth-Fest is an open-air venue that cannot guarantee refuge for guests should severe weather occur. This event is rain or shine.


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Craft Fair

Craft Fair

The Northwest Fourth-Fest brings you the 30th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair featuring high-quality, hand-crafted items.

Take a break from the heat and join us inside the Sears Centre Arena on Saturday, July 2 from 9 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, July 3 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Map

Map

Click here for a map view

  1. Main Stage at the Village Green
    This will be THE spot to enjoy the nightly live entertainment, featuring regional favorites including Suburban Cowboys, Hi Infidelity, and 7th Heaven.
  2. Fireworks
    On Sunday, July 3rd at 9:30 PM, the region’s largest fireworks show returns with a state-of-the-art computerized fireworks display. The fireworks are visible from anywhere on the grounds.
  3. Activity Zone
    
This area will be packed with family friendly activities. Everything from bags and pie eating contests to a climbing wall, animal exhibit, and more can be found here.
  4. Carnival Midway
    Kids of all ages will have a blast spending the whole day experiencing more than 40 thrilling rides. Ride tickets are available for purchase on premises. 

Special wristband days are June 30th & July 1st (6 PM- 8 PM, all rides just $12), July 2nd (1 PM – 5 PM, all rides just $25) and July 5th (12 PM-4 PM, all rides just $25)

 Carnival Megapass – Good for entire five-day festival!
All rides just $50! Available at the carnival ticket office.

  1. Village Green
    Visit the tented area on the Village Green to enjoy frosty beers, local delicacies, and a covered dining area.
  2. Parking

    The festival provides over 9,000 parking spaces and plenty of routes to access the grounds, which ensures guests will enjoy the most convenient Fourth of July celebration in Chicago.

  3. Cool Zone

    Located inside the arena, the Cool Zone provides a place to relax in the air conditioning along with indoor restrooms.
  4. Craft Fair

    The Northwest Fourth-Fest brings you the 30th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair featuring high-quality, hand-crafted items. Take a break from the heat and join us inside the Sears Centre Arena on Saturday, July 2 from 9 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, July 3 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Directions

Directions

  • From Elgin: 
Interstate 90 East, exit at Route 59

  • From Hanover Park: 


Irving Park Road to Route 59 North/Sutton Road

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From Hanover Township: 
Route 59 North/Sutton Road

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Exits: 
From the East – Route 59 or Beverly Road
, From the West – Route 59


Location

Schedule

Schedule


June 30
Carnival 6 PM – 10 PM, wristband hours till 8 PM
July 1
Carnival and Festival 6 PM – 11 PM, wristband hours till 8 PM


Main Stage – Stereo Heart 
6:30 PM


Main Stage – Suburban Cowboys 8:30 PM
July 2
Arts & Crafts Fair 9 AM – 4 PM, Inside Sears Centre Arena
Carnival and Festival 
1 PM – 11 PM, wristband hours until 5 PM


Pony Rides 1 PM – 4 PM Sponsored by Schaumburg Township District Library


Rock-Climbing Wall 1 PM – 5 PM


Balloon Man 2 PM – 6 PM


Boy Scout Skills Exhibit 2 PM – 6 PM


Face Painting 2 PM – 6 PM


Petting Zoo 2 PM – 6 PM


Zip Line 2 PM – 6 PM
Main Stage – Serendipity 4:30 PM
Main Stage – American English 6:30 PM
Main Stage – Hi Infidelity 8:30 PM


July 3
Arts & Crafts Fair 10 AM – 4 PM, Inside Sears Centre Arena
Carnival and Festival 1 PM – 11 PM

Water Balloon Toss Contest 
2 PM
Balloon Man 2 PM – 7 PM
Boy Scout Skills Exhibit 2 PM – 6 PM
Face Painting 2 PM – 6 PM
Spider Climb 2 PM – 6 PM
Petting Zoo 2 PM – 7 PM
Diaper Derby 2:30 PM, Check-in at 2 PM Sponsored by Buy Buy Baby
Village Green Stage – Wireless Soul 3 PM
Pie-eating Contest 3:30 PM Sponsored by Mariano’s
Rock Climbing Wall 4 PM – 8 PM
Bags Tournament 4:30 PM
Main Stage – The Gingers 4:30 PM
Rubber Chicken Toss Contest 6 PM
Pony Rides 6 PM – 8 PM Sponsored by Schaumburg Township District Library
Main Stage – Hairbangers Ball 6:30 PM
Main Stage – 7th Heaven 8:30 PM & 10 PM
Fireworks Display 9:30 PM
July 4
Children’s Bike and Trike Parade Assembly 8:45 AM, Kingman Lane/Illinois Boulevard

Fourth of July Parade on Illinois Boulevard “USA Going for the Gold” 9 AM