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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.

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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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