The suburbs know how to do Fourth of July in style. Last weekend, Wheeling had its sixth annual Rock n Run the Runway, the city’s exciting new approach to Fourth of July fireworks. Luckily, the fun doesn’t stop there. This Fourth, ONE, Wheeling and the surrounding suburbs are keeping the festivities going all day long—and then some.
Kick start your day at a classic Fourth of July parade. The City of Prospect Heights Independence Day Parade runs along Wheeling Road. The procession begins at the parking lot of St. Alphonsus Church (411 N Wheeling Rd) and ends at the parking lot of Hebron Church (511 N Schoenbeck Rd). The best part: hotdogs and refreshments are served at the end of the parade.
Need to cool off after the parade? Wheeling Park District is hosting a Fourth of July BBQ at the Aquatic Family Center located right behind ONE. There will be hotdogs and hamburgers available for purchase—and free frisbee comes with each meal. Get a bite to eat and take a dip at the perfect place to be on a hot summer day. Just be sure to wait 30 minutes after eating to swim!
Only one town over, Palatine is hosting Hometown Fest, a Fourth of July celebration that runs all the way from July 3rd to July 7th. The festival features carnival, food vendors, craft fair, entertainment, fireworks, parade and business expo! Stop by after noon to enjoy carnival rides and all your favorite fried foods.
Wheeling’s fireworks lit up the sky last weekend, but there are still plenty of nearby options to see grand fireworks displays on the Fourth. Nextdoor Buffalo Grove is hosting their annual fireworks show on Fourth of July at 9:15 PM at Ernie Karge Rotary Village Green (260 N Buffalo Grove Dr).
And if you need a break from all the festivities filling the day, come back to the Courtyard at ONE where our outdoor pool, grills and firepit await.