Chicago Celebrates Fourth of July

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5 July 2017 | 3:22 am

Note: You can watch the fireworks display at Navy Pier live right here at 9:30 p.m. CST.

Celebrations are well underway around Chicago Tuesday as people in the city and suburbs commemorate Independence Day.

Thousands flocked to Navy Pier to catch the fireworks show beginning at 9:30 p.m. The annual celebration is one of the Chicago area’s most well-attended Fourth of July attractions.

Navy Pier closed its doors shortly after 8:30 p.m. after reaching its capacity of roughly 100,000 people, a spokesman for the popular tourist destination confirmed.

The annual fireworks display on the Fourth of July is Navy Pier’s biggest night of the year. 

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Navy Pier’s on-site parking garages filled up Tuesday around 3:15 p.m., according to a statement from the venue.

Visitors can park at garages located at 540 N. State St., 300 E. North Water St. or S. Columbus St. at a discounted rate of $15 with validation from Navy Pier’s information booth, the statement said.

Published 6 hours ago | Updated 26 minutes ago

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