Real estate is great and so is celebrating the 4th of July on Chicago’s North Shore! This year’s July 4th holiday falls smack in the middle of the week, potentially causing getaways to get a little tricky, especially for those working a full-time job. Local North Shore sights, sounds and events may be the cure for a mid week holiday. Below are top rated ways to celebrate Independence Day, as well as a list of North Shore community happenings..Enjoy!

Find a Fireworks Show
Instead of driving neighbors and dogs crazy this year with at-home fireworks, attend a public display.

 July 4th Events/Fireworks Shows for Glencoe, Winnetka, and Northfield:  

North Suburban and Chicago holiday events:

Shop ‘Til You Drop
There’s no better time to shop than on the 4th of July when North Shore retailers offer firework-worthy sales and other merchandise incentives; one of the best ways to avoid a battle with the crowd at the mall or outlet center:

Local shopping options

Plan a Cook-out or Picnic
Take your family or significant other on a picnic, by a lake or at the park near your home. Prepare your own finger foods and side dishes with traditional 4th of July grub. Download a few printable games to pump up the fun, which may include Independence Day trivia and a scavenger hunt for the kids.

Get Active
Organize a fun day of softball at a local field or park with family and friends. Assign blue and red (or white) teams and request that members wear the appropriate colors. Otherwise, pick up some cheap tees, pack a cooler with beverages, sandwiches and snacks, and let the games begin!

Parks and recreation options  

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