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Four ways to celebrate the 4th of July in the Loop

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2 MIN READ – Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend in the Chicago Loop. Here are four ways to celebrate without breaking the bank!


Celebrate with the Grant Park Orchestra

Head into the Loop on Saturday, July 2 for an Independence Day Salute led by the Grant Park Orchestra. Sit back and take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful city. Lay your picnic blanket down on Pritzker Pavilion's great lawn or reserve seats to get a closer view of the stage. 

American Writers Museum

Visit the American Writers Museum to discover how writing has shaped our nation. From our founding fathers to immigrant writers to feminists, writers have been an essential part of the growth of our country. The interactive exhibits at the museum highlight over 400 years of writing history. The American Writers Museum is located just steps from Millennium Park, and is open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Shoreline Sightseeing

Shoreline’s Architecture River Tours, Skyline Tours and Water Taxis will be available from all dock locations over the holiday weekend. Celebrate the 4th with Shoreline’s guided Architecture River Tour or the Skyline Lake Tour. See their website for advance tickets or call 312-222-9328 for reservations. Be sure to pack sunscreen and your camera to capture all the amazing lake and river views.

Buckingham Fountain

Enjoy the beautiful view of Buckingham Fountain illuminated at night, with the iconic Chicago skyline as a luminous backdrop.