4th of July Fireworks - Wilmette and around town
Getting ready for the 4th of July? We are at our house! But please don't think Wilmette is the only place to see firworks this year. The Chicago Sun-Times has a great interactive map of all the 4th of July fireworks displays in the Chicago area over the next four days. For those people who simply can't get enough of fireworks, a little planning will insure that you can start tonight and end Monday in your quest for free ariel entertainment.
For people attending the 3rd of July fireworks at Gillson Park in Wilmette, the only sensible choices are to take the Pace bus or walk. Special fireworks busses start running at 4pm. A great place to park is the Wilmette Metra station. The parking is free, but the bus now costs $3.50 for a round trip ticket.