For those still searching for something to do to celebrate Independence Day, never fear – Suburban Life is here.
Here is what some local communities are doing to commemorate the Fourth of July:
What: Fourth of July Parade
When: 10 a.m. Friday
Where: Along Lies Road from County Farm Road to Woodhill Drive
Details: Organized by a special Carol Stream Fourth of July Parade Committee, the parade is sponsored by Western Trails Elementary School PTO, Culver's and Zanies.
What: Independence Day Concert and Fireworks Show
When: Concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Ross Ferraro Town Center, 910 Gary Ave.
Details: John Mellencamp tribute band Mellencougar, comprised of five members from Illinois and Wisconsin, will perform some rock and roll straight from America's heartland. Grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza, cupcakes and custard treats will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m.
What: Independence Day pool party
When: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Glendale Heights Aquatic Center, 240 Civic Center Plaza
Details: To mark the second anniversary of the arrival of new equipment at the Aquatic Center, the pool will serve barbecue-style fare at the concession stand while supplies last.
What: Party in the Park Concert and Fireworks Show
When: Concert at 6:45 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Lake Park High School West Campus, 500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Details: Popular local cover band Mike & Joe will perform before the fireworks show, which is supported through the village's Get a Bang for Buck campaign. A contributor of the campaign was For the 10, a community outreach ministry of Mission Church. The event will promote awareness for the ministry's Project Just Start, which provides school supply-filled backpacks to local children in need.
What: Fourth of July Festival
When: 2:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Apple Orchard Park, 700 S. Bartlett Road
Details: The festival will feature carnival rides, musical performances, bingo, skydivers, fireworks, food, a parade and more. A carnival for children with special needs will kick off the festival from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Skydivers will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, followed by fireworks at 9:30. The parade is at 1 p.m. Sunday.