Hello BN Realty Family and Friends! We have had a lot going on over the last couple of months but are EXCITED to get back into our blog and share with you! Everyone has the chance for fun plans this holiday, and for some of you it’s a 4 day weekend! Even though the temperatures are rising, your ideas might include being outside to spend time with family and friends. The smell of grilling, fireworks, and summer will be in the air and we couldn’t be more ready for it!
Take a look at our list of surrounding towns that are having their fireworks celebrations, where to see them and when they’ll shoot off the first one. Make sure to bring a blanket with you, and get to your chosen location early to find parking and a good spot to sit. Don’t forget to wear your red, white & blue to get in the spirit of America’s birthday! (All events are on Thursday, July 4th unless otherwise noted.)
1. Bloomington’s Annual Sky Concert at Miller Park will kick off at approximately 9:15pm and will be set to music on AM station 1230 WJBC. Spend the whole day at the park with the paddle boats, open from 9am-noon. Mini-golf and the sprayground are open at 10am. The Pantagraph’s Celebrate America production at the Miller Park Bandstand is FREE and is a fabulous song and dance revue, starting at 7pm!
2. Another Bloomington fireworks show is at Lake Bloomington at dusk. The reflection over the water is sure to be amazing!
3. If you live in Normal, make sure you head to Fairview Park for the Family Aquatic Center activities & contests, live band, and the 9:15pm show.
4. If you’re located near Downs, head to Dooley Park to enjoy the fireworks at dusk!
5. The Heyworth Fireworks Show is located at Centennial Park beginning at dusk. We hear that this is one that you don’t want to miss!
6. The Chenoa Fireworks Show will take place at dusk! You can pack the car and head to the Chenoa Football Field on South Division St. for this one.
7. For folks living closer to Pontiac or busy on the 4th, those fireworks will shoot off Friday July 5th, from the Pontiac Elks Club, also at dusk!
8. Another favorite of ours takes place in Peoria! You can go on either the 3rd of July at Glen Oak Park, or the 4th at The Riverfront, starting at dusk.
9. For early birds who just can’t wait for the holiday to kick off, take the short trip to Towanda on Tuesday, July 2nd, where the fireworks will start from the the Towanda Township Building at dusk!
10. If you missed all of these chances for fireworks or can’t get enough, head south to Atlanta, where they’ve chosen to have their celebration Sunday night the 7th, at the ball diamond on 6th and North St.
Check out more locations and activities planned on the Pantagraph’s Fourth of July Page! We’re confident that no matter where you end up watching fireworks for the holiday, we know that it’s truly about spending time with your loved ones and celebrating the history and future of our country. Some of the best memories can be made on holidays like this, and we look forward to seeing you at one of these locations! If we haven’t listed your favorite spot or if you’d like to share some helpful tips for us, please reach out! Happy Fourth of July! 🙂