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Finding fireworks for Independence Day Weekend 2022

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Fireworks above Assembly Hall in 2014.

URBANA – Here’s a partial list of professional fireworks displays for Independence Day weekend, July 1-4, 2022:

July 1

Freedom Fest – Lake of the Woods, Mahomet – fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m.

Farmer City Raceway Fireworks – 850 Grove Street, Farmer City – fireworks begin at dusk

July 2

Thunder Over Lake Vermilion – Danville Boat Club – fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

July 3

Monticello Freedom Festival – Lodge Park, Monticello – fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m.

Rantoul Fireworks – Rantoul Aviation Center – fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

July 4

Champaign County Freedom Celebration – State Farm Center Parking Lots, Champaign – fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Decatur Park District 4th of July – Nelson Park, Decatur – fireworks begin at dusk

Paxton’s July 4th Celebration – Pells Park, Paxton, with fireworks at Bixby Park, starting at 9 PM

Charleston Red White & Blue Days – Festival at Morton Park, fireworks at Coles County Memorial Airport at dusk

July 5

Clinton 4th of July Celebration – Presented at dusk by the Celebrate Clinton Association — recommended viewing area: the Kleeman Drive/Sunrise Court area on the west side of Clinton. 

July 9 

Tuscola Sparks in the Park – Fireworks at dusk at Tuscola’s Ervin Park. The Tuscola VFW Patriot Parade is Monday July 4, with lineup beginning at noon at Ervin Park.

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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