Bridgeview fireworks show planned for July 3
By Bob Bong
Fourth of July fireworks and parades are a mixed bag this year thanks to
the COVID-19 pandemic.
While fireworks have been cancelled or postponed in Burbank, Lyons, Oak
Lawn and Summit, a drive-up show will go on as planned at SeatGeek Stadium on
Friday, July 3.
The Bridgeview Park District is sponsoring the annual show at the stadium,
7000 S. Harlem Ave. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks will light
up the night sky starting at 9:15 p.m.
The show is free and guests are asked to practice social distancing and to
stay in their vehicles during the show. Concession stands will be closed, but
the restrooms will be open.
For more information, visit theÊBridgeview Park
Districtor call 708-594-1818.
Orland Park will also hold its annual fireworks show along with other
Independence Day events starting at 7:15 p.m. at Centennial Park, but the
village will restrict access to the parking lots to vehicles with current
Orland Park vehicle stickers.
The band Gone 2 Paradise will start playing at 7:15 p.m.
The fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m. The display will incorporate
higher altitude fireworks and remove low-level fireworks so that residents can
enjoy the fireworks at home.
The fireworks display and synced music will live streamed via the
village’s YouTube channel.
Those wishing to watch the fireworks at Centennial Park should maintain
groups of less than 10 with social distancing of at least 6 feet between
Burbank has cancelled its Burbank Bash and fireworks show for this
weekend, but the Burbank Park District has teamed up with the fire department
to conduct mini-parades throughout the city from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 3.
The parades will feature costumed characters including Elsa, Captain
America and Spiderman, and emergency vehicles. Candy and other giveaways will
be thrown to the crowd.
Oak Lawn cancelled its fireworks and Party in the Park for the Fourth of
July, but may try to reschedule them for Labor Day.
The village’s annual Independence Day parade will proceed as planned down
starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4.
Parade goers are asked to wear face coverings and practice social
distancing. The parade will start at 95th Street and 51st Avenue, and proceed
westbound to 95th Street and 55th Court.
Evergreen Park has cancelled its annual parade and fireworks show.
Brookfield has cancelled its parade and picnic in the park.
The Village of Lyons, which called off the annual Father’s Day car show on
Sunday, has cancelled all of its special events through the end of July including
its summer camp, Fourth of July parade, party in the park and fireworks, as
well as its music in the park concerts.
Also cancelling Independence Day events were North Riverside, Riverside
and Palos Heights.
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