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Celebrate the 4th of July in Chicago with These 8 Fantastic Suggestions

The weather will soon be heating up, so it’s the perfect time to get out and about to celebrate Independence Day. It’s a time when the entire nation gears up to celebrate, and you can rest assured that there will be plenty of activities and events commemorating the occasion. Of course, you could very well choose to spend the entire time at home and even catch up on some much-needed sleep. However, for those looking to party and celebrate this special day, just take a look at some of our suggestions below:

Attend a Parade and Enjoy a Beautiful Fireworks Display

There’s really only a handful of occasions that warrant a grand display of fireworks, and one of it is definitely the 4th of July. It’s a great activity for all ages, and even the hardest of hearts will concur that there’s something truly mesmerizing and magical about watching bursts of colored lights fill the night sky.

This year, you can witness a fantastic pyrotechnics show at Chicago’s Navy Pier. They’ll be fired to the score of patriotic music, and everyone will also get to enjoy tons of other activities and events at the Pier, including live music performances. For those who can’t make it for the fireworks display on the fourth, there will also be free fireworks displays every summer week on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

Venue: 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

Time & Date: Starts at 9:30 p.m. (4 July)

Admission: FREE

Website: https://navypier.org/4th-of-july-navy-pier/

Cook a Classic Dish

Just the thought of meats and other assorted foods grilling deliciously outdoors will get your taste buds salivating. It’s the perfect opportunity to round up everyone for a hearty meal, and you can even turn the occasion into a potluck where everyone gets to contribute a little something to the table. If the weather’s really nice, it’s best to make the most of it outdoors, don’t you think?

Take a Trip to the Beach or Lake 

Swimsuit season is almost upon us, and if you’ve been looking forward to cooling off at a lake or beach, you’ll be getting your chance soon. Of course, you won’t be the only one with a similar idea, and popular spots will most likely be crowded during the holiday. To avoid squeezing in with everyone else, you’ll probably want to search for a more remote location but do remember that you might also need to spend more time traveling to get there. 

Dress in White, Blue, and Red 

The nation’s iconic colors are proudly displayed on the 4th of July, so don’t hesitate to go that route. Even if you’re more used to subtle shades, you can always choose to stick to just two out of the three colors to create a fantastic look. It’s one of the only times where dressing up in a color mode with everyone else is entirely acceptable, so go for it!

Dine on America’s Traditional Foods

Even if burgers and hot dogs are already your choices of food during the week, that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in more of it for Independence Day. After all, it is the nation’s beloved classics, and it has also gained international recognition and acceptance over the years. This time around, instead of eating out at your regular joint, you can always choose to try out a new recipe at home or even search online for a new eatery to visit.

Stay with Your Family

There’s no time like the present during Independence Day to meet up and catch up with family members. If you’ve been busy or putting it off due to other commitments, you’ll best get right on it. The key thing to remember here is that fellowship is necessary for maintaining a healthy relationship, so you needn’t emphasize an elaborate get together.

Enjoy good food with good company at Etta. This popular neighborhood restaurant is famous for its wood-fired servings, and it’s the perfect place to gather together with family and friends. The menu changes daily, so you can rest reassured that there’s always something delicious to try out and tempt yourself with. With only the freshest local ingredients used in the kitchen, this will be one eatery you’re sure to revisit. 

Venue: 1840 W. North Ave Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (4 July)

Website: https://ettarestaurant.com/

Prepare Your Home for Celebration

Take this opportunity to show your love for the nation at home by decorating your interior and exterior. The American flag is usually displayed prominently out front, but if you’re looking for a contemporary twist or a modern interpretation of the nation’s three outstanding colors, you can always invest in streamers and banners. If you’re hosting an affair, you can also use decorative 4th of July cups, plates and napkins to serve your guests with.

What About a Vacation? 

Everyone needs a break every once in a while, and if your holiday plans happen to fall on the 4th of July period, so be it. You can enjoy a full four-day period if you take the Friday off. However, you’ll want to remember that you won’t be the only one with the same inclination, so to avoid disappointment and inflated costs, do plan ahead and make your bookings in advance.

To further relax and enjoy your day off, the last thing you’ll want is to head out and find yourself stuck in horrendous traffic. Our Chicago limo service specialists would love to have you on board with us this Independence Day, and you can definitely look forward to a safe and comfortable ride with us every single time. For more information, do give us a call or book our Chicago car service online today.


Posted on May 28 2019

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