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4th of July Things To Do in Chicago

Last Updated July 03, 2018

The 4th of July truly is a week long celebration, because why not?  What better an excuse to hop off you diet, eat all the delicious foods of Chicago, and watch fireworks?  Of course July 4th is about celebrating our country, but it is also a celebration of our great city and the community activities that brings friends and family together.  Check out what to do with your time off this 4th of July:


July 4th: Fireworks + Food Tour

For the best 4th of July fireworks Navy Pier is a must.  Before the fireworks begin we recommend taking a Chicago Food Planet Food TourThe Signature Navy Pier Tour will fill you up with the best bites of the pier, so that you get your dinner in without having to worry about reservations! Get BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE on public tickets for the 4th! Use code “BOGO18” today. Book here.

 

July 5th: Movies in the park – Dunbar Park

Movies in the park is an awesome summer long activity in Chicago.  On July 5th it gets even better with Wonder Woman.  Pack a cooler and some snacks because you’re in for an evening of greatness with the best movie to come from Marvel in 2017.  Oh and did we mention it’s free?

 

July 6th: Cindy’s Rooftop + Grant Park Orchestra

On a Friday night there’s no better place to be than Cindy’s Rooftop for a cool summer cocktail.  The best part of Cindy’s is the view of Millennium and the Jay Pritzker Pavillion.  On July 6th you’ll have a free concert in sight and you don’t even have to rush down into the traffic of people.  Check on the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus from afar with a cocktail in hand.

 

July 7th: West Fest

The legendary Paul Johnson is set to take the #WestFest2018 stage. How did we become worthy of such an honor?!

Posted by West Fest on Friday, June 15, 2018

West Fest is the one of the most popular street festivals in Chicago, and there are A LOT of Chicago street fests.  This year is expected to be even more insane than the last.  The stage is set with highly anticipated performances and it’s another excuse to keep the celebration from the 4th rolling into the weekend.  Take a look at the line up.

 

July 8th: Pizza & Chill

Bonci is the newest pizzeria to pop up in the West Loop and Wicker Park.  They came all the way from Rome to share their unique Roman style pizza, including the freshest of ingredients and unique crust.  I have to admit, it is so good that it might even beat our local claim to fame, the dish deep pizza.

By the end of 4th of July weekend we are all tired, probably hungover, and really need some pizza & chill time.  You can pick Bonci up in shop at either locations or even better, stay on the couch and order with Postmates.

 

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