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NW4F1

The Burbs’
BIGGEST
Fourth of July Celebration

 
 

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Fireworks

Fireworks

On July 2nd 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


Bob’s Ultimate Lemon Shake-ups

Garibaldi’s Italian Eatery


Katie’s Kakes

Kettle Kabin
Michael’s Catering


Moretti’s Risorante & Pizzeria
RS Concessions
Sweet Caroline’s Bar-N-Que
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 June 30th (6 PM-8 PM, all rides just $12), July 1st (1 PM-5 PM, all rides just $25), July 3 & 4 (1 PM-5 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.

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Entertainment


Entertainment

Craft FairCraft Fair
FireworksFireworks
ConcertsConcerts
Carnival MidwayCarnival Midway
ParadeParade


(Located inside the arena)
Saturday, July 1: 9 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, July 2: 10 AM – 4 PM


Sunday at 9:30 PM

Friday, June 30
7:30 PM – ARRA

9:30 PM – Infinity


Saturday, July 1
5:30 PM – Generation

7:30 PM – Brock and Abrams

9:30 PM – Hi Infidelity


Sunday, July 2
4:30 PM – Voyage

6:30 PM – The Gingers

8:30 PM & 10:00 PM – 7th Heaven


Friday, June 30: 6 PM – 11 PM
 (Wristband Hours 6 PM – 8 PM)


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


Sunday, July 2: 11 AM – 11 PM



Monday, July 3: 11 AM – 11 PM (Wristband Hours 1 PM – 5 PM)


Tuesday, July 4: 11 AM – 7 PM
 (Wristband Hours 1 PM – 5 PM)


“Celebrating Everyday Heroes”
(Located at Hassell Road)

Tuesday, 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 1 from 9 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, July 2 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 Infinity, Hi Infidelity, and 7th Heaven
  2. Fireworks
    On Sunday, July 2nd 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 June 30th (6 PM-8 PM, all rides just $12), July 1st (1 PM-5 PM, all rides just $25), July 3 & 4 (1 PM-5 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 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 1 from 9 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, July 2 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 – 11 PM, wristband hours 6 PM – 8 PM

Main Stage – ARRA
7:30 PM

Main Stage – Infinity 9:30 PM

July 1
Arts & Crafts Fair 9 AM – 4 PM, Inside Sears Centre Arena
Carnival and Festival 11 AM – 11 PM, wristband hours 1 PM – 5 PM

Balloon Animal Creations 12 PM – 4 PM

Petting Zoo 12 PM – 4 PM

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

Face Painting 1 PM – 5 PM

Pony Rides 1 PM – 5 PM Sponsored by Schaumburg Township District Library

Rock-Climbing Wall 1 PM – 5 PM

Spider Climb 1 PM – 5 PM

Pie-Eating Contest 2.30 PM Sponsored by Mariano’s
Ages 16 and up; prizes awarded

Main Stage – Generation 5:30 PM

Main Stage – Brock and Abrams 7:30 PM

Main Stage – Hi Infidelity 9:30 PM

July 2
Arts & Crafts Fair 10 AM – 4 PM, Inside Sears Centre Arena

Carnival and Festival 11 AM – 11 PM

Balloon Animal Creations 12 PM – 5 PM

Petting Zoo 12 PM – 5 PM

Face Painting 1 PM – 6 PM

Pony Rides 1 PM – 6 PM Sponsored by Schaumburg Township District Library

Spider Climb 1 PM – 6 PM

Water Balloon Toss Contest 2 PM

Bike Auction Viewing 3 PM, live auction 3:30 PM. CASH ONLY

Rubber Chicken Toss Contest 3:30 PM

Rock Climbing Wall 4 PM – 8 PM

Main Stage – Voyage 4:30 PM

Main Stage – The Gingers 6:30 PM

Main Stage – 7th Heaven 8:30 PM & 10 PM

Fireworks Display 9.30 PM



July 3
Carnival Only 11 AM – 11 PM, wristband hours 1 PM – 5 PM
July 4
Parade Children’s Bike and Trike Parade
Hassell Road/Fairway Court – Assembly 8:45 AM

Parade Fourth of July Parade – “Celebrating Everyday Heroes”
Hassell Road at 9 AM *Please note the new location

Carnival Only – Sears Centre Arena 11 AM – 7 PM, wristband hours 1 PM – 5 PM