Despite the city’s lack of sponsoring the Fourth of July fireworks event for the past two years, Navy Pier will light up the Chicago sky in celebration of the Independence Day.
Traditionally, Chicago had the city-sponsored fireworks on the eve of the Independence Day in Grant Park, followed by the Navy Pier’s fireworks on the Fourth of July. Since last year, however, the city held off its July 3rd fireworks due to budget shortage.
Now Navy Pier is the only major fireworks to be displayed in the city.
Chicago residents and tourists expect fireworks to celebrate the America’s Independence, but it may not be as easy as it seems.
Last year, the police had to shut the gate of Navy Pier at 7 p.m., because the pier had reached its capacity as people were gathering for the 9 p.m. show. People were turned down and had to look for different places within the city to view the show.
According to reports from FOX Chicago, people have shown up as early as 8 a.m. this morning, and the place may shut its door again before the actual fireworks happen.
It is advisable, according to the report, to be there as early as possible to find a place.
If you are unable to secure a spot in the pier, you may have to settle for watching it on “Chicago’s Summer Blast” aired by WGN TV at 9:30 p.m.