Your Essential Guide to July 4th in Chicago

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Music and fireworks and cruises are among the festive ways to get in the spirit of independence this July 4th in Chicago.

Traditions abound around what is one of the nation’s most beloved holidays, and in the Windy City the options abound.

Start the day with the 4th of July Parade at Independence Park, 3954 N. Springfield Ave. The park kicks off at 10 a.m. in the Irving Park neighborhood.

The Grant Park Music Festival is a beloved way to start the evening with family and friends at Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the playlist will include patriotic favrorites like Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Fireworks will be going off at several city landmarks on July 4, including Navy Pier at 9:30 p.m. Get there early since there will also be live music performances throughout the day at the Miller Lite Beer Garden as well.

Enjoy the display on land or on Lake Michigan aboard a number of evening cruises.

  • Odyssey Chicago boards along Navy Pier and the Riverwalk and offers a variety of sailing times throughout the day. Along with various dinner options and a Riverfront cruise, the Lake Michigan Independence Day fireworks dinner features a three-hour plated dinner, open bar, onboard DJ and dancing.

  • The Fourth of July 3D Fireworks Extravaganza Cruise on Mercury is as magical as it sounds, as each guest receives complimentary 3D glasses and a delicious treat box sure to please.

  • The Shoreline Sightseeing 4th of July Cruise is a 60-minute tour of Lake Michigan that concludes with a lakeside viewing of the fireworks display at Navy Pier.

For more ideas or more information about these and other 4th of July festivities, click here.

Welcome to Chicago: Welcome to Scio at the Medical District

Or you can stay in the comfort of your home at Scio at the Medical District. Our sparkling pool offers a welcoming way to enjoy the day, alongside the poolside grills and fire pits. Start new traditions with us at Scio this year!

We offer a variety of floor plans that include studios, one and two bedrooms so you can choose the floor plan that exactly fits your needs. Come home to your own personal oasis that includes efficient appliances, a beautiful balcony with views, hardwood floors and more! In our pet-friendly community, you'll be excited to enjoy the fitness center, glistening pool, and Amazon lockers, just to name a few.

For more information, or to schedule a tour, call (312) 427-1855 or visit us online.


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