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The Burbs’
BIGGEST
Fourth of July Celebration

 
 

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Fireworks

Fireworks

On July 7th 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!

Partial Vendor List
Blackhawk BBQ and Seafood
El Campeon
Garibaldi’s Italian Eatery
Goebbert’s Farm
Michael’s Catering
Moretti’s Risorante & Pizzeria
RS Concessions
Tacos El Monaguillo
Taco Factory
Uni-Mart One Stop Shopping
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 July 5, 7 & 8 (1 PM-5 PM, all rides just $25) and July 6 (6 PM-8 PM, all rides just $15)

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.

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Entertainment


Entertainment

Craft FairCraft Fair
FireworksFireworks
ConcertsConcerts
Carnival MidwayCarnival Midway
ParadeParade


(Located inside the arena)
Saturday, July 7: 9 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, July 8: 10 AM – 4 PM


Saturday, July 7 at 9:30 PM

Friday, July 6
5:30 PM – Friction
7:30 PM – Blooze Brothers
9:30 PM – 7th Heaven

Saturday, July 7
4:30 PM – Good Clean Fun Band
6:30 PM – The Gingers
8:30 PM & 10:00 PM – SEMPLE

Sunday, July 8
2:30 PM – Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones
4:30 PM – Hi Infidelity


Wednesday, July 4: 11 AM – 10 PM
Thursday, July 5: 11 AM – 10 PM (Wristband Hours 1 PM – 5 PM)
Friday, July 6: 5:30 PM – 11 PM (Wristband Hours 6 PM – 8 PM)
Saturday, July 7: 11 AM – 11 PM (Wristband Hours 1 PM – 5 PM)
Sunday, July 8: 12 PM – 6 PM (Wristband Hours 1 PM – 5 PM)


“Wings of Freedom”
(Located at Illinois Boulevard)
Wednesday, July 4: 9 AM
*Please note the new location

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 Annual Northwest Fourth Fest 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 7 from 9 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, July 8 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 7th Heaven, SEMPLE, and Hi Infidelity
  2. Fireworks
    On Saturday, July 7th 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 the water balloon toss and pie eating contest 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 July 5, 7 & 8 (1 PM-5 PM, all rides just $25) and July 6 (6 PM-8 PM, all rides just $15).

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 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 7 from 9 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, July 8 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
  • From Hanover Township: Route 59 North/Sutton Road
  • Exits: From the East – Route 59 or Beverly Road, From the West – Route 59

Location

Schedule

Schedule


July 4

Children’s Bike and Trike Parade
Kingman Lane/Illinois Boulevard – Assembly 8:45 AM

Fourth of July Parade “Wings of Freedom”
Illinois Boulevard at 9 AM *Please note the new location

Carnival Only 11 AM – 10 PM

July 5

Carnival Only 11 AM – 11 PM, wristband hours 1 PM – 5 PM

July 6

Carnival and Festival 5:30 PM – 11 PM

Main Stage – Friction 5:30 PM

Main Stage – Blooze Brothers 7:30 PM

Main Stage – 7th Heaven 9:30 PM



July 7

Arts & Crafts Fair 9 AM – 4 PM, Inside Sears Centre Arena

Carnival Day for Individuals with Disabilities 9 AM – 11 AM

Carnival and Festival 11 AM – 11 PM, wristband hours 1 PM – 5 PM

DJ 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Petting Zoo 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Spider Climb and Bounce House 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Stilt Walker 1 PM – 4 PM

Balloon Animal Creations 1 PM – 7 PM

Face Painting 1 PM – 7 PM

Pony Rides 1 PM – 7 PM Sponsored by Schaumburg Township District Library

Diaper Derby Sign in at 1:30 PM – Start at 2 PM
Open to the first 24 children under 12 months old; crawling only – no walkers; gift card prizes awarded

Rock-Climbing Wall 2 PM – 6 PM

Water Balloon Toss 2:30 PM

Rubber Chicken Toss 3 PM

Pie-Eating Contest 3:30 PM Sponsored by Mariano’s
Ages 16 and up; prizes awarded

Main Stage – Good Clean Fun Band 4:30 PM

Main Stage – The Gingers 6:30 PM

Main Stage – SEMPLE 8:30 PM & 10 PM

Fireworks Display 9:30 PM

July 8

Arts & Crafts Fair 10 AM – 4 PM, Inside Sears Centre Arena

Carnival and Festival 12 PM – 6 PM, wristband hours 1PM – 5 PM

Petting Zoo 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Water Balloon Toss 1 PM

Balloon Animal Creations 1 PM – 4 PM

Face Painting 1 PM – 4 PM

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

Rock-Climbing Wall 1 PM – 4 PM

Spider Climb and Bounce House 1 PM – 4 PM

Stilt Walker 1 PM – 4 PM

Rubber Chicken Toss Contest 2 PM

Main Stage – Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones 2:30 PM

Main Stage – Hi Infidelity 4:30 PM