June 24 Rock the Dock at Lake Springfield Marina. Annual Independence Day fireworks show synchronized to music and launched over the waters of Lake Springfield. Live bands, food and beverages. The best viewing and all the activities are at the Marina site. lakespringfieldmarina.com
July 2-3: Capital City Celebration 2016. Expect a full weekend of activities in and around downtown Springfield and the Illinois State Capitol. Live music Saturday 4pm to Midnight and Sunday from 4pm to Midnight. The Springfield IL Municipal Band will be playing in front of the Capitol stairs from 7pm on Sunday July 3rd. Fireworks are scheduled for dusk. Two inflatable obstacle courses and an inflatable rock wall for kids, Springfield Jaycees Dog Pageant and Springfield Jaycees Hot Dog Eating Contest, and more. FREE. 217-553-2082 facebook.com/events/1588999258081373/
July 2: Loami Fourth of July Celebration. Fireworks at dusk.
July 3: Dawson Fireworks Celebration 7 pm – 11 pm. Live entertainment at 7 pm; fireworks at dusk. facebook.com/events/608872565948884/
July 3-4: Fourth of July Celebration and Parade in Jacksonville. Fireworks. jacksonvilleil.org
July 4: Chatham Fireworks at dusk in Chatham Community Park, 700 S. Main Street, Chatham
July 4: Litchfield Fireworks at Lake Lou Yaeger-Marina 1, Litchfield. Free. 9 pm – 10 pm.
2015 Events – Check back as we update with 2016 details!
June 28: Williamsville 4th of July Celebration Samuel H. Jones Park on Main Street, Williamsville
July 3: Riverton Fireworks at 9 pm at Riverton Knights of Columbus grounds, 335 S. Fourth Street, Riverton.
July 3: Pana Fireworks at dusk at Tri County Fairgrounds
July 3: Athens Fireworks at dusk in Athens Community Park
July 4: Village of Sherman Fireworks show at dusk on Saturday, July 4th in Waldrop Park. Please drive slowly and carefully when in the park due to the high traffic volume and the number of children there.
July 4: Mechanicsburg Fireworks at dark in Community Park.
July 4: Franklin Fourth – Fireworks at dark in Franklin, IL facebook.com/franklin.fourth
July 4: Decatur 4th of July Fireworks at Dusk in Nelson Park – Over Lake Decatur, 200 Nelson Blvd, Decatur
July 4: Fireworks at Knight’s: Knight’s Action Park, Caribbean Water Adventure and Route 66 Twin Drive In Theatre invite you to top a day off at this one-of-a-kind attraction with one of the area’s most popular fireworks displays.
July 4: Disabled Americans Veterans Club Fireworks, 25 Club Area, will hold its annual July 4 celebration. Food and entertainment starting at noon. Fireworks at dusk. 529-9725.