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Have a Blast: The Top 3 Fourth of July Fireworks Shows Near Algonquin Square Apartments

Have a Blast: The Top 3 Fourth of July Fireworks Shows Near Algonquin Square Apartments

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A Beautiful Spectacle


The breeze flutters as blankets unroll, and picnic baskets overflow with watermelon, pasta salad, and sandwiches. 


Sodas are pulled from ice-cold coolers while beer gardens pour from flowing kegs. The sights and sounds of rides, games, dunk tanks, and booths shout fun as laughter resounds through parks and kids play on playgrounds. The crack of the bat echos from Randall Oaks Park as the sun sets against the skyline. And suddenly…

Bang! Pop!

The blackened sky ignites over the trees, showering the starry night with colors of red, blue, yellow, and green.

“Oohs” and “ahs” are heard from the crowd as sparks fly and whistle, sizzle and whirl, creating a vivid atmosphere of brilliant light above the trees. Energy is high and eyes are turned skyward as hundreds of people watch in awe.

This is the setting for one of our most beloved American holidays and events – 

Fourth of July Fireworks!

Here at Algonquin Square Apartments, we want to bring you the best fireworks displays near Algonquin, Illinois, to ensure you have an absolute blast this Independence Day.

Links are provided below, so pull out that big blanket or lawn chair and pull up a seat for the best fireworks displays our area has to offer:

  1.  Wauconda Fireworks Show

For a lakeside treat, grab a spot at Bangs Lake for the fireworks celebration July 3rd in Wauconda Village. If it rains or is canceled due to weather, they have a makeup date July 4th. Side Lot Brewery has a four-course beer and dinner pairing where you can reserve a table outside for $100 to see the fireworks. Bangs Lake is located at 27877 Valentine Road, Wauconda, IL.

  1. Crystal Lake Main Beach Fireworks

Another lake slated to have a show is Crystal Lake. Prepare for a fun day at the beach. Cool off in the Crystal Lake waters and soak up some sun. Watch the sunset over the waters before fireworks light up the sky and reflect off the lake. The display will be held at their Main Beach which is located at 300 Lakeshore Dr, Crystal Lake, IL. Admission to the beach is $5 after 2:30pm.

  1. Meadowdale Park in Carpentersville – Live music, earlier date

If you are looking for an earlier fireworks show, the village announced live music with Shout Out at 7:30pm on June 26th, complete with food trucks and fireworks around 9:30pm. Meadowdale Park and Shopping Center will be the location at the corner of Mall and Kennedy Drives.

For an ongoing list of other Fourth of July shows and events in the Chicago area, check out the Chicago Tribune’s article on where to see fireworks here.

Leave us a comment if you have any questions or know of other shows in the area!

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