It’s time to set out your red, white and blue in time for these thrilling 4th of July activities perfect for the family! From delicious grilled eats, wondrous cruise experiences along Lake Michigan, and picturesque firework spots, there’s something to enjoy for your patriotic weekend ahead. Check out this specially curated list of ideal activities to make Independence Day 2024 one for the books! 

Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook:

Experience the ultimate 4th of July celebration at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook’s picturesque outdoor patio! On July 3rd, from 7-10 pm, indulge in an exquisite spread of grilled delights crafted by Executive Chef Leonard, featuring Grilled Pork Ribs, BBQ Smoked Brisket, Short Rib & Brisket Burgers, and more. Enjoy premier fireworks in stunning Oak Brook while savoring these mouthwatering dishes. Secure your spot with a $50 minimum per guest by booking through OpenTable—reservations are limited!

City Cruises Chicago:

City Cruises Chicago features three Independence Day Dinner Cruises: the Signature Dinner Cruise, the Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan, and the Premier Plus Dinner Cruise on the Chicago River. Passengers will revel in the best views of Chicago’s fireworks display and famed landmarks against the water with premier dining and dancing under the stars. In addition, sightseeing and dining cruises will be available throughout the long holiday weekend, including another opportunity to enjoy a fireworks cruise on July 6.


Check out Navy Pier’s firework show from Flyover, and enjoy the unique perspective of weaving in and out of the display! Flyover’s signature flying experience, “Believe Chicago,” will take riders on a journey through the skies of Chicago, showcasing the city from a whole new view.  This immersive experience highlights the city’s vibrant tapestry and community’s power. As one of Chicago’s hottest attractions this summer, it’s the perfect way to beat the heat and celebrate the Fourth of July! Purchase tickets here.