Fireworks may be the perfect end to the July 4th holiday, but Chicago residents looking for fun family activities might want to check out the Chicago History Museum earlier in the day.
From 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, the Chicago History Museum will be holding its 53rd annual 4th of July celebration. It is a birthday party for the country.
There are plenty of fun activities planned for families, including face painting, crafts, musical performances and a parade. The event is free to attend, and Illinois residents can enjoy free admission to the museum after the party is over.
The July 4th celebration will take place at the Uihlein Plaza directly behind the Museum. For more information, you can visit the Chicago History Museum Website.
After your day at the museum is over, Navy Pier is just a quick bus ride away, so take the family and head over to see the fireworks that night.