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July 4th in Chicago

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1. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 10y

I am flying from Dubai to Chicago (via London) a trip which will take me 27 hours, and a time difference of +9 hours, so I will be pretty tired. However, I land in ORD at 2 in the afternoon on the 4th July and staying at the Hilton (north street I believe). Anyone got any recomendations of things to do that evening, i understand it's a big party there, fireworks etc. I am attending a conference starting on the 6th, so can lay in the following day! Traveling alone! Any suggestions?

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

It's actually North Avenue - but what it doesn't matter! (Sorry, I used to live on North Avenue.) ;) I will look into what is going on over July 4th and post again in the morning. Stay tuned!

3. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 10y

I just checked and it's South Mitchigan Avenue. Where ever that may be. Area code 6064

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

If you are arriving on July 4th, you will unfortunately miss the big fireworks display in Grant Park. The fireworks display is always held on the evening of July 3rd. But, all is not lost in that respect. The Taste of Chicago Festival will also be in full swing, in Grant Park, from June 30-July 9.

26th Annual Taste of Chicago Events

Navy Pier - just north of Grant Park - will be having a fireworks display July 4th, starting at 9:30pm.

Navy Pier

Some other things happening July 4th in Chicago

Events Calendar

5. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 10y

This is great info and a fab website! Thank you so so much indeed... I owe you one! If you are ver passing through Dubai, let me know and I can help out (he says confidently!)