Take to the streets of the trendy Uptown district for hickory smoked treats and tangy barbecue sauces. Local tribute bands and classic indie acts headline at this popular summer street party, which welcomes young and old.
Without doubt, this is one of the top Independence Day parties in town. Quite literally, the rooftop affair overlooks Navy Pier with views stretching out beyond Chicago to Lake Michigan. Barbecue wafts throughout the 27,000 square foot rooftop venue. After the dazzling firework display, DJs spin the celebrations into the night.
For spicy jerk chicken and marinated meat dishes, head to this family friendly event in Union Park. It's not just mouthwatering meals that draw visitors though. Live reggae, R&B, Gospel and Jazz music vibrates from various stages and there are arts and fashion exhibits that ensure the event attracts a huge variety of excited festival goers.