Celebrate Independence Day by the sea with parades, fresh fare, contests, and activities that will keep you entertained from morning to fireworks.
Celebrate all day: Free live music, street entertainers, shopping, and two sandy beaches are within walking distance of the Pier.
Showtime: At 9:30 p.m., the display is synchronized to music.
Best view: See the show from the 150-foot Ferris Wheel ($6 per adult). If you have a crowd, Dock Street is the place to be.
After the show: Grab a burger at the Navy Pier Beer Garden; navypier.com