Will, Grundy towns celebrating Fourth of July with a bang
From Staff reports June 29, 2011 3:14PM
Area towns are preparing for fireworks displays. | Sun-Times Media file photo
Updated: October 29, 2011 12:38AM
Celebration will be Monday at Bolingbrook Golf Club.
The Budweiser Concert Pavilion will feature entertainment starting at 3 p.m. with fireworks sponsored by the village of Bolingbrook at 9:15 p.m.
There will be food, beverages, a beer garden, temporary tattoos, airbrush face painting and more.
Free shuttle buses will operate from Carlow Corporate Center at Dalton and Rodeo, and from Kings and Rodeo.
For information, call village at 630-226-8400.
The free Independence Day Celebration will be Monday at Community Park.
The winner of the Right to Light Raffle will get to start the fireworks show on stage.
6 p.m.: Decorating for Children’s Freedom Parade
6-9 p.m.: Inflatables and dunk tank
6-9 p.m.: Face painting and tattoos
6:30 p.m.: Children’s Freedom Parade
6:30 p.m.: Concert in the Park
6:45 p.m.: Ice cream giveaway
7 p.m.: Dodgeball
9:15 p.m.: Fireworks
Sunday: Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park will host fireworks.
The free event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
There will be live music, food and other activities.
For more information, call 815-724-3760 or visit, www.bicentennialpark.org.
Monday: Gates open at 6 p.m. Joliet Memorial Stadium, 3000 W. Jefferson St., with fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Tune your radio to Star 96.7 to hear the synchronized fireworks soundtrack.
Guests must enter the stadium from either the east or west side. Due to field turf, there will be ability to cross the field.
An Independence Day Fireworks Show, a free event sponsored by the city of Lockport and Lockport Township Park District, will be at dusk Sunday at Dellwood Park. Come out for a spectacular display of fireworks.
Morris’ annual Liberty Days events started Thursday and will run through Sunday with fireworks after sunset Sunday.
For more information about the various event locations contact the Morris Downtown Development Partnership at 815-941-0245 or visit www.downtown
Meanwhile, The Grundy County Fair will run through 7 p.m. Monday at the Grundy County Fairgrounds one mile north of Morris on Route 47. For more information, call 815-942-5958.
Festivities start at 6:30 p.m. Monday when the shuttle at the Metra lot begins transporting residents to the fireworks location where there will be music. Fireworks at the New Lenox Commons start at 9:30 p.m.
The Plainfield Park District will host its annual Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Display on Sunday at Plainfield Central High School, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive.
The free event will begin at 5 p.m. and will culminate with a fireworks display at dusk.
Concessions will be provided by the Plainfield Central High School Athletics Booster Club. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on school or park district property. The event will provide activities for the entire family, including an inflatable obstacle course, Chalk It Up sidewalk art, family games, bean bag toss, and Play Zone activities. The event will also include touch-a-truck opportunities including military, police, fire and village vehicles, as well as representation by Operation Support Our Troops.
A DJ will provide music throughout the evening, and the Plainfield Park District’s dance classes will perform at 7 p.m. A 50/50 raffle will also be conducted with proceeds going toward the cost of the fireworks.
For more information about the event, call the district at 815-436-8812 or visit www.plainfieldpark
On Monday, BBI will perform beginning at 7 p.m. at the amphitheater at Deer Crossing Park, 1050 W. Romeo Road.
There also will be inflatables and concessions.
Fireworks will be held at the adjacent Village Park, 900 W. Romeo Road, at 9:15 p.m.
The city will sponsor a fireworks display Saturday at the North Island Park.
The band, Slick Willie, begins at 8 p.m., at the North Island pavilion.
The rain date is Sunday.