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Two Explosive Dates In One Night

So I’ve you been living under a rock for the past few weeks and haven’t noticed the post apocalyptic look of our downtown Chicago streets. Michael Bay and his team have been filming for Transformers 3 and tonight is the final night of shooting. They’re going out with a bang, so why not take your special lady friend down to check it out and cap the evening off with the Navy Pier fireworks display.

Fireworks and Special Effects


“Transformers 3” will be filming a various downtown locations the week of July 26th with minimal impact to traffic.

The use of pyrotechnics and special effects will occur at the following locations:

July 28, 7:00am-10:00am
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph
• Smoke & flame effects in the vicinity of the Cloud Gate sculpture

July 28, 10:00am-9:00pm
MPEA Busway
(lower level parallel to Columbus between Jackson & Balbo)
• Smoke and simulated explosions near Jackson, Van Buren & Balbo

The Chicago Fire Department and Chicago Police Department will be on site to manage public safety and supervise all use of special effects and pyrotechnics. Intermittent traffic control of adjacent street and sidewalks is to be expected.

After you watch some movie magic, run down to Navy Pier for some fireworks

2010 Navy Pier Summer Fireworks Schedule

Our spectacular fireworks displays light up your nights with color and sound all summer long! These spectacular shows are synchronized to the music of seven different soundtracks. Join us for another season of fireworks fun and entertainment at Navy Pier!

Wednesdays @ 9:30 pm through September 1st
Saturdays @ 10:15 pm through September 4th

source: Navy Pier

13 Ways to Light Your Date Night Fuse!

The Fourth of July may be on a Sunday, but we’ve got more than enough fireworks displays throughout the city to light your fuse. Stay local and take your favorite lady friend to one of three shows on the fourth in Chicago or one of many shows throughout the weekend in the suburbs. It’s a great way jumpstart some fireworks of your own.

Navy Pier — Sunday, July 4, 2010, 9:00pm at Navy Pier
Address: Lakefront, Chicago, IL | Cost: Free

Montrose Beach – Sunday, July 4, 2010, 9:00pm
Address: 4400 N. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL | Cost: Free

63rd Street Beach – Sunday, July 4, 2010, 9:00pm
Address: 6300 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60637 | Cost: Free

Other Chicago area fireworks celebrations:

Evanston – Evanston 2010 musical fireworks extravaganza will be launched from Clark Street Beach and can be viewed from any part of the lakefront area east of Downtown Evanston.

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Twilight Concert
9:15 pm – Lakefront Fireworks

Sunday, July 4, 2010, 7:30pm at Evanston Beach
Address: Church street and Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL | Cost: Free

July 4 – Winnetka The 4th of July Parade startss at 1:00 p.m. from Elm and Glendale Streets and head east to the Village Green. Fun activities include a children’s flag parade and family activities at the Village Green starting at 2:00 p.m. Fourth fest begins at Duke Childs Field at 6:30 p.m. with lots of fun family activities. The night concludes with a concert featuring the music of Mind’s I at 7:00 pm. followed by the fireworks spectacular show on the North Shore at 9:15 p.m.

Arlington Heights – Arlington Heights Frontier Days Festival in downtown Arlington Heights runs from July 1-5, 2010. Arlington Heights Frontier Days celebrates 4th of July. Arlington Park Race Track offers 4th of July activities from July 2-5. The fireworks show at Arlington Park is on Saturday, July 3 at 9:30. Due to the popularity of the event, they suggest that people get to the park by 6:00 p.m. To see the fireworks from within the park. The gates close at 6:45.

Saturday, July 3 at 9:30pm at Arlington Park
Address: Church street and Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL | Cost: Free

Glenview – Come out and at the 2010 Glenview Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 5 and be part of a 40+ year long Glenview tradition that builds memories for families and brings our community together for one glorious summer day of celebration and fun!!! Glenview will be celebrating Independence Day on Monday, July 5. led by a bike parade at 11:00 a.m, then the main parade at 11:30 a.m. The Twilight show on the grounds of Glenview Park Golf Club (800 Shermer Rd.) begins at 7:30 p.m. with a patriotic concert by the 100 piece North Shore Concert Band, followed by the free fireworks synchronized to patriotic music.

Monday, July 5 at 7:30pm at Glenview Park Golf Club
Address: Glenview Park Golf Club – 800 Shermer Rd., Glenview IL | Cost: Free

Lake Forest Fireworks and Festival

Includes food vendors, a beer garden, live music from Sixteen Candles (6 p.m.) and KC & the Sunshine Band (8 p.m.), kids’ activities and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 4, 2010, 9:30pm at Deerpath Community Park
Address: 400 Hastings Rd. Lake Forest, IL 60045

July 4 – Oakbrook Terrace Fireworks
Terrace View Park – 1 Parkview Plaza – Oakbrook Terrace – July 4 : 9:30 p.m.

July 4 Naperville Ribfest Knoch Park – 700 S. West St. – Naperville
Features live music on two stages, 4th of July fireworks (9:30 p.m.)

July 3 – Oak Brook Oak Brook Polo Club, 700 Oak Brook Rd, 630-368-5000, oak-brook.org. 9pm. Free, parking $10.

July 3 – Wilmette – Wilmette Gillson Park, Michigan Ave at Sheridan Rd, 847-256-6100, wilmettepark.org. 9:30pm. Free.

July 4 – Skokie – The Skokie 4th of July parade starts at noon on Sunday. Sunday night there is a concert and picnic at Niles West High School, with the music starting at 6:00 p.m. with world music band Old Tapo ImI, followed by cover band Final Day. The 3-D Fireworks Fest begins at dusk. The first 10,000 people get a free pair of 3-D glasses. Skokie Niles West High School, 7700 Gross Point Rd, 847-674-1500, skokieparkdistrict.org.

source: Things To Do in Chicago