If your family is bummed by the fact that the downtown fireworks are no longer going to happen in Chicago AND Des Plaines isn't going to have them either, don't fret. There are still tons of fun things to do right in the Des Plaines community. Not only is Arlington Park hosting the July 2nd fireworks so you can enjoy some 'night-before-night-before' excitement (closer to home), but there are other communities hosting fireworks as well including Park Ridge and Mount Prospect.
Here in Des Plaines, we also have our very own festivities going on. The 4th of July parade will begin at 10am at Oakton and Center streets and follow the red, white, and blue stars to the history center. Your family can sit anywhere along the parade route to catch a glimpse of your library staff dressed in their Summer Reading Club best (there is also candy involved!).