One of Chicago's biggest holiday is fast approaching -- July Fourth. The holiday is marked with several free events in Chicago, including:
- A music festival in Grant Park featuring patriotic songs.
- Fireworks at Navy Pier.
- Fourth of July cruises on Lake Michigan.
- And more.
Check out our list of July Fourth events in Chicago and make plans for your red, white and blue activities. We also have a list of fireworks and July 4 parades in Chicago and the suburbs. (Get a jumpstart on your September 2012 plans -- check out events happening in September in Chicago, including the Chicago Jazz Festival Labor Day weekend.)
And remember: This year the annual Taste of Chicago will not be taking place during the Fourth of July. Dates have been changed to July 11 - 15, 2012.