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Elmhurst Fireworks Past and Present

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Elmhurst has an updated 95-year-old movie theater, art and history museums, craft beer breweries, live music and much more. But 4th of July fireworks? Not in Elmhurst.

That wasn’t always the case. Since 1918, Elmhurst boasted fireworks, parades, and festivals celebrating Independence Day. Those celebrations were canceled in 2009 due to city budget cuts that reduced the grants that were being used to fund the 4th of July events.

Read on to discover how Elmhurst celebrated the 4th in the past and find out about a few of the area celebrations Elmhurst residents attend now.

Lucky for us, not only is Elmhurst close to Independence Day celebrations being held in Chicago, but Elmhurst is also surrounded by communities offering 4th of July celebrations featuring fireworks and more, a few of which are listed in our Fireworks Guide.

From our view at 101 York, we know all there is to know about Elmhurst and the surrounding communities, from 4th of July celebrations to the best houses on the market. Contact your L.W. Reedy agent to learn more about Elmhurst and the surrounding communities.

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