Things To Do this 4th of July
Summertime Chicago has finally arrived, and no city does the 4th of July like us! Jumping on a cruise, attending a classic BBQ, watching live music or dining with firework views are just a few wonderful options for family and friends to enjoy on The Mag Mile during this summer holiday.
Rooftop BBQ Pool Party
There’s nothing better than good ol’ fashioned BBQ to celebrate the 4th of July! Celebrate the holiday with Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park at Lakeshore Sport and Fitness Rooftop, where you’ll enjoy delicious BBQ and summer drinks while gazing at an amazing view of the city. On top of fabulous food, take a splash in the rooftop pool and wade around with friends and family to cool down in the summer heat. Live music, games and activities will occur throughout the evening. Come participate in a classic 4th of July experience!
More Rooftop Restaurant Experiences
The best thing to pair a firework show with? A delicious meal! Enjoy the sky-high scenery and delectable dining from any of the marvelous rooftop restaurants along The Mile. We’ve listed some wonderful options below:
Looking for a FREE way to attend a summer concert? Even on the 4th of July? Head over to The Northman Beer and Cider Garden for their Summer Music Series, an event with daily live performances plus food and drinks to enjoy as you celebrate Independence Day. Bring family and friends to stroll along the riverwalk, and be ready to have a great time!
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden on the Riverwalk
233 East Riverwalk | (312) 877-5212
Looking to spend your holiday embracing the blue waters of Lake Michigan? Hop on a cruise and enjoy an evening of fine dining, fantastic skyline scenery and spectacular fireworks flying overhead.
On the City Experiences cruise, the chef-prepared menus feature a 3-course meal with freshly prepared salads, entrees and desserts. You’ll enjoy festive cocktails, beer and wine as a live DJ plays some patriotic crowd favorites. All family and friends receive a guaranteed table for their party size on an open-air outdoor deck or in a climate-controlled interior.
600 East Grand Avenue | (312) 595-7437
On Wendella Tours and Cruises, a full-service bar with beer, wine, craft cocktails and an assortment of snacks are all available for purchase on-board! The cruise journeys along Navy Pier, where you’ll have the opportunity to gaze at the magnificent display of fireworks to honor the 4th of July.
East Dock / Michigan Ave Dock
400 N Michigan Avenue | (312) 337-1446