4th of July 2015 in Chicago

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Jul 4, 2015
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In 1772, Founding Father John Adams wrote a letter to his wife predicting that America’s Independence Day would soon be celebrated with “pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports… bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one... ... read more

Chicago 4th of July Overview

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In 1772, Founding Father John Adams wrote a letter to his wife predicting that America’s Independence Day would soon be celebrated with “pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports… bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”  

The only blemish on Adams’ seemingly flawless musing was the date. He guessed the bells and whistles would ring throughout the land on July 2, the day revisions of the Declaration of Independence were completed. That seems irrelevant, however, as July 4 has become the huge party that John anticipated.

The best place to celebrate Independence Day in the Midwest in 2015 is undoubtedly Chicago. The Second City is packed with Fourth of July parties like Fireworks at Navy Pier, where the rockets’ red glare light up the skyline along the Windy City lakefront.

Meanwhile, citizens feeling especially patriotic Happy Fourth of July! at the Chicago History Museum to listen to a live reading of the Declaration of Independence. The family-friendly shindig also includes Americana music performances and a children’s costume parade.

Adults can leave the kids at home too and head to a slew of rowdy, alcohol-infused Independence Day bashes from Wrigleyville to The Loop. Whether young or old, Americans of all stripes will find their perfect Fourth of July event in Chicago in 2015.

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