Chicago’s lakefront will be illuminated by fireworks for Independence Day weekend after all.
The show will kick off at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and should be visible from multiple locations along the lakefront, as the fireworks will be shot higher than usual, the mayor’s office announced Friday.
Residents should be able to view the display from Grand Avenue to the north to at least 55th Street to the south, the mayor’s office said. WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM will provide a music simulcast to go along with the show.
“Putting on a grandiose fireworks display to celebrate both our city’s reopening and Independence Day is an excellent way to kick off the summer we’ve all been waiting for,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “Thanks to the hard work of our residents, who followed public health guidelines and did their part to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19, we are now able to bring back exciting summer traditions like these.”
The announcement comes after Navy Pier announced last month that its beloved Fourth of July fireworks shows were canceled for the second straight year.