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Northwest Fourth Fest: July 3-7 at Sears Centre Arena!

Post Date:06/25/2019 10:30 AM

Northwest Fourth-Fest returns to the Sears Centre Arena July 3 through July 7! Admission and parking are free!! The celebration features five days of carnival rides, live music, free family activities, and much more! This year’s Northwest Fourth-Fest fireworks will take place at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4.

The Fest will feature tons of free, live music. This year's headliners include The Gingers on Thursday, July 4; Wedding Banned on Friday, July 5; and Too White Crew on Saturday, July 6. See the full schedule here.

Bring the family to the Kid's Zone on Thursday, July 4, from noon to 8 p.m. The Kid's Zone is only on Thursday, so don't miss out on these free, family-friendly activities! Face painting and balloon art will be sponsored by the Schaumburg Township District Library, and there will be a climbing wall, bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. Other local favorites include the 2:30 p.m. Diaper Derby, the 3 p.m. bike auction, the 3:30 p.m. pie-eating contest sponsored by Mariano’s, and the 5 p.m. reptile show!

New for 2019: On Saturday, July 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., kids age 10 and under are invited to get wet at Freedom Falls, a pop-up water park and splash pad featuring the 100-foot “Old Glory” megaslide and a full sand beach. Grownups are invited to explore local and seasonal pours from 15 breweries, along with great food and summer cocktails, at the “America the Brewtiful” beer fest on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit, or call the Fourth of July hotline at 847-252-5446. Social media users can follow event info and highlights with #NW4F.

Northwest Fourth-Fest hours are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 (carnival only); noon to 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 (fireworks at 9:30 p.m.); 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 5; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 6; and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 7 (carnival only). The Sears Centre Arena has plentiful free, easily accessible parking to provide for a convenient celebration. 

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