Fourth of July Fun in Chicago l The City’s Hottest Happenings for 2019
Stars, stripes and celebrations in the city! Now that summer season is finally upon us, we’re looking ahead to the holiday, Chicago! We’ve rounded up a star-spangled list of destinations, celebrations and specials for all to enjoy this Fourth of July. From an Instagrammable American flag-style pizza on a gorgeous Lincoln Park patio to breathtaking views of Navy Pier’s iconic fireworks at the world’s largest rooftop bar, there is something special for everyone to enjoy this year.
Views on Views… and a Fireworks Show!
Take in the magic of the holiday atop the legendary Navy Pier at Offshore, 1000 E. Grand Ave., officially recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Rooftop Bar. This year, Offshore invites guests to join them in celebrating their first Fourth of July on the shore as they offer the best views of Navy Pier’s iconic Fourth of July Fireworks presented by Miller Lite with packages ranging from general admission to VIP lounge access. General admission includes open bar access with signature cocktails and an assortment of food stations from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. for $150 per guest. A VIP Marina Table for $3,000 and VIP Lounge $3,500 are both available for groups of 14 and include early entry at 6:30 p.m., a reserved table with Chef selected menu items and cocktails personally served at the table. For more information, please visit to cel
For another fabulous alfresco option offering the perfect view of the show, Pinstripes, 435 E. Illinois St., is hosting a four-course fireworks dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m. Located along the river offering a breathtaking escape from the hustle and bustle, guests will be treated to antipasto, a Pear and Prosecco salad and diner’s choice between boneless short rib or maple glazed salmon. To finish off the celebration on a sweet note, classic tiramisu will be served. Pre-registration for the fireworks dinner is required as limited seats are available. A ticket to this event is $80, including tax and gratuity, and guarantees a seat on the patio through the evening. For more information, please visit www.pinstripes.com
Celebrate Deliciously with Patriotic Pizza
Who says barbeque is the only way to go on the fourth? Casati’s, 444 W. Fullerton Pkwy., the family owned, modern Italian restaurant home to the “healthiest pizza in Chicago” – Pinsa creations, which offers 90% less fat, carbs, and gluten than traditional pizza – will be offering a new 4th of July Pinsa Pizza, featuring Pinsa, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and pepperoni, depicting the American Flag for just $18. Opening at 11 a.m., Casati’s, which is home to a new 42-seat, pet-friendly patio, will also offer 40% off specialty cocktails and wine during lunch. For more information, please visit www.cpvino.com
Beat the Heat and Enjoy Outrageous Family Fun
Illinois’ largest waterpark dedicated to family fun for all ages, Raging Waves, 4000 N. Bridge St. in Yorkville, invites families to enjoy a fun-filled day at the park on the Fourth of July. Only 45 minutes southwest of Chicago, the family-owned and operated destination is the perfect place for a day trip, offering visitors 26 water slides, a huge wave pool, three kiddie pool areas, relaxing lazy river, 37 private cabanas and more. For more information, please visit www.ragingwaves.com
Soak Up the Summer Sun and Sip on Something Spectacular
A favorite of locals and travelers alike for its incomparable views of the Chicago river, Raised, an Urban Rooftop Bar, 1 W. Wacker Drive, will be open from 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. The popular spot offers guests American bar food with a twist, highlighting shareable plates – ideal for mixing and mingling with friends. Raised features an array of wines on tap, and extensive offering of local craft beers and specialty cocktails in both single and large format. With cabanas, fire pits, couches and a decidedly urban feel, Raised is a great spot to celebrate with friends this year. For more information, please visit www.raisedbarchicago.com.
Perfectly situated on the 27th floor of theWit Hotel, ROOF on theWit, 201 N. State St., will be open from 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. A glamorous escape from the hustle and bustle, ROOF on theWit is one of the hottest nightlife destinations in Chicago, complete with panoramic skyline and breathtaking views. For more information, please visit www.roofonthewit.com
For those looking for fun in the South Loop, VU Rooftop Bar, 133 E. Cermak, will be offering up their 13,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, with impressive outdoor water and fire fountains for the holiday. Guests can enjoy themselves with a specialty cocktail and take in the most stunning views and vibes in the neighborhood. VU Rooftop bar will be open from 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. Valet parking is available during all hours of operation. For more information, please visit www.vurooftop.com