Streator's Fourth: America's Best; July 1-5, downtown and various locations in Streator; week-long holiday celebration; free.
Minonk's 4th of July Celebration; various parks in town; July 2.
Hopedale 4th of July Celebration; 4 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday; various activities.
Mount Hope-Funks Grove Park District Independence Celebration; 4:30 p.m. July 3, Park District building in McLean; food; activities; fireworks at dusk; rain date July 11.
The Pantagraph's Celebrate America; 7 p.m. July 3-4, Miller Park Bandstand, Bloomington; patriotic musical variety show; free.
Roanoke fireworks, dusk July 3, Mount Jumbo Park.
Farmer City fireworks; July 3, intermission of Farmer City Raceway stock car races.
Sibley Area Fourth of July Celebration; 9 a.m.-dusk July 4, downtown Sibley and Sibley Lake; parade (1 p.m.), antique car/tractor show, fishing derby, kids' games, evening entertainment, fireworks, more; free; (217) 745-2549.
11th annual Children's Independence Day Parade; 9 a.m. July 4, Clearwater Park, Bloomington; for ages 10 and under, with patriotic costume contest; free; (309) 664-5092.
Fourth of July Celebration at Fairview Park, July 4, Fairview Park in Normal; activities and fireworks; free.
Miller Park Fourth of July Fireworks: At dusk.
Bellflower celebration; starts 9 a.m.; fireworks at dusk.
Chenoa July 4th Celebration; July 4; downtown Chenoa and City Park; parade and day-long events; free.
Clinton Fourth of July Celebration; dusk July 4; near Clinton High School/Junior High School; fireworks at dusk; free.
Downs Fourth of July Celebration; begins 6:30 a.m. July 4; Dooley Park in Downs; fireworks and special activities.
Dwight July 4th Celebration; July4; downtown Dwight.
Eureka Independence Day Celebration; July 4; downtown Eureka and Eureka Lake; parade, fireworks, games and more; free.
Heyworth celebration; starts 6 a.m. with fireworks at dusk, Centennial Park, 1 ½ miles west of Heyworth on U.S. 136.
Hopedale Fourth of July Celebration; all day July 4; downtown and in Hopedale Park; parade, car show and fireworks; free.
LeRoy Freedom Fest; July 4; L.A. McKean Memorial Field, LeRoy; fireworks and entertainment.
Lincoln Fourth of July Celebration; all day July 4; Lincoln Park District in Lincoln; free.
Metamora Fourth of July Celebration; July 4; Metamora Park bandstand; God & Country concert and events; free.
Mount Pulaski 4th of July Celebration; July 4; Mount Pulaski; downtown events and fireworks at dusk; free.
Paxton Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration; July 4; Pells Park in Paxton; games and fireworks; free.
Pontiac 4th of July event; dusk July 4, Pontiac Elks Lodge grounds, Pontiac; fireworks.
Towanda Fourth of July Celebration; July 4; downtown Towanda and other locations; flea market, games, parade, fireworks; free.