Navy Pier: The Best Place to Celebrate the 4th of July in Downtown Chicago

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

It’s 4th of July weekend in Chicago, do you know where you’ll be celebrating? If your answer is Navy Pier, then you’re on the right track! Located in the bustling neighborhood of Streeterville, just east of the Magnificent Mile and north of The Loop, Navy Pier is the ultimate locale for fun, food, and fireworks this weekend.

This 3,300-foot-long pier has everything you need to start off your celebration with a bang. During the day, you can check out the Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze, located in the center of Navy Pier, and get lost in a frenzy of tunnels, moving floors, and games with your friends. There’s also the Wave Swinger, where you can fly around over fourteen feet in the air and get an exhilarating view of the Chicago lakeside. And of course, there’s the iconic Ferris Wheel — the 150-foot attraction that draws in millions of visitors. This is a ride that you definitely do not want to miss this year! In honor of Navy Pier’s 100-year celebration, the Ferris Wheel will be replaced with a new 196-foot tall ferris wheel by May 2016.

After you have fun on all of the rides, you can grab a bite to eat at The World-Famous Billy Goat Tavern, right on Grand Avenue, or enjoy the mouth-watering Riva Crab House, right on the waterfront. Then later on, check out the brand-new Terminator Genisys 3D movie playing at Navy Pier’s IMAX Theatre at 7:00 PM, and finish up just in time to watch the fireworks at 9:30PM.

The fireworks, synchronized with festive music, are truly a sight to behold and a fan-favorite of Chicagoans. The explosions of lights, colors, and sounds create unforgettable memories for everyone that gets the chance to see the show.

After the fireworks, there’s still plenty more to explore in Streeterville’s nightlife. With sports bars like Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch, just off of Michigan Avenue, and chic rooftop lounges like Drumbar nearby, the night is still young!

Becoming a part of this stellar community can be a reality for you. Whether you want to see the fireworks from the comfort of your own luxury apartment in Streeterville or experience the Magnificent Mile first-hand just minutes away, we can find you the perfect place. Call us or stop by our office at 180 N. Wacker to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable agent about your search!