2022 Fireworks Guide for Decatur, IL
Here’s your ultimate 2022 fireworks guide for Decatur, IL and surrounding areas, including Peoria, Springfield, Mt. Zion, Effingham, Champaign, and more!
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Nelson Park Fireworks Over Lake Decatur
Spend the 4th of July with the Decatur Park District! Kick off the morning with the Staley Run White & Blue. Then head over to Splash Cove, Scovill Zoo, and Overlook Adventure Park for family fun!
The fireworks show over Lake Decatur is free and open to the public and begins at dusk from a barge over Lake Decatur in the Nelson Park basin, lasting approximately 25 minutes.
Lost Bridge Road and Route 36 are no-parking zones.
Devon Amphitheater 4th of July Celebration
Dance the night away at the Devon Amphitheater on July 4th, starting at 6pm! For 30 years, the band Imagine That has entertained crowds all over Central Illinois and is now bringing their party to The Devon to help us celebrate the 4th of July.
Enjoy live music followed by fireworks over Lake Decatur after the show.
All tickets are just $4, and you will have a great view of the fireworks over Lake Decatur at dusk!
Peoria, IL Fireworks Red, White, and Boom Show
Last year, this fireworks display was postponed due to COVID-19. This year, it’s back on!
UnityPoint Health Red White and Boom is a massive fireworks display occurring at 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4 in the middle of the Illinois River, between East Peoria and Peoria. This display ranks among the top 2% in the nation.
Over 2,000 shells per minute will be launched from two barges, with the firework explosions choreographed to music on seven Midwest Communications radio stations.
This year is the 34th presentation of Red, White and Boom, and will have a special emphasis on military and first responders.
UnityPoint Health Red White and Boom is brought home by Adam Merrick Real Estate and open to everyone free of charge on both sides of the river.
Learn more about this event on the East Peoria Illinois website.
City of Springfield Fireworks Shows
If you’re looking for fireworks shows in the City of Springfield, there are lots of different events to choose from!
- June 30, 2022: Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series concert with Charanga Tropical and Tino Knight. Concert begins at 6 p.m. with fireworks following. Y Block, 5th and Jackson streets. Free.
- July 1, 2022: Lake Springfield Marina – Rock the Dock, which will feature live music from Gracia Harrison and Off The Wall, as well as a variety of food vendors and cold drinks!
- July 2-3, 2022: Springfield Jaycees Capital City Celebration – the downtown Springfield fireworks! Get ready for a fun-filled weekend for the whole family! Along with the traditional activities of the downtown festival, there will be a 4th of July Parade, expanded Kids Zone, Patriotic Dog Pageant, and fireworks in Springfield every night!
- July 4, 2022: Knights Action Park at 1700 Recreation Dr. – July Fireworks Extravaganza with food, drinks, volleyball, horseshoes, and cornhole!
Mt. Zion Blue Ribbon Night at Fletcher Park
On Sunday, July 3, 2022, Mt. Zion is holding a free “Blue Ribbon Night” event that includes concessions, live music from Lady Luck, and fireworks at dusk.
Concessions include Notorious P.I.G., Sacks Food Truck, Mad Dog Concessions, Knights of Columbus, and MTZ Swingsations Lemon Shake-Ups!
This event is put on by the Village of Mt. Zion. It is an alcohol-free event, and no coolers are allowed.
City of Champaign Fireworks
On Monday, July 4, 2022, the Champaign County Freedom Celebration Committee will be holding an awesome day of fun, which is much needed after last year’s lite version of this event.
There will be a 5K Race/Walk and Youth Run, a Parade, and an amazing evening program with fireworks.
The evening’s festivities begin at 7 p.m. with musical entertainment on the main stage which will be located along Kirby Ave between First & Oak Streets. There will also be children’s activities (bounce house/inflatables).
Parking is available in the State Farm Center and Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) parking lots. Following the music, at around 9:10 p.m., there will be some announcements & presentations.
After the announcements, there will be the singing of our National Anthem, an invocation, and then the retiring of our nations flag by a color guard. Immediately following, the always entertaining fireworks display.
You can follow more information about this event on the Champaign County Freedom Celebration website.
City of Mt. Pulaski Fireworks
The city of Mt. Pulaski will have their fireworks display on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at dusk. The presentation will be located at Frazier Park, 620 S. Spring Street, Mt. Pulaski, IL.
City of Pleasant Plains Freedom Celebration
The Pleasant Plains Community Club is proud to present the Freedom Celebration event on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Starting at 4pm, they will have carnival games, bounce house, face painting and more!
Food will be available for purchase starting at 5pm! This year, they are teaming up with the Fire Department to offer a much larger selection. Fireworks begin at dusk.
You can follow the Pleasant Plains Community Club on Facebook for more updates leading up to the celebration.
City of Athens Fireworks Display
Celebrate Independence Day at the Athens Community Park for an annual fireworks show on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at dusk, approximately 9pm.
You can follow the city of Athens on Facebook for more information.
Macon Speedway Fireworks
In Macon, IL, Dynagraphics & 95Q present the Firecracker 40's. This event will be held at Macon Speedway on Saturday, July 2, 2022, and there will be fireworks.
You can read more about the event on Macon Speedway’s website.
Coles County Fireworks in Mattoon
On Monday, July 4, 2022, the City of Mattoon will be hosting Coles County Fireworks from 4-10pm. The event will be held at the Coles County Airport Authority.
Shuttles from Mattoon Cross County Mall and Charleston O’Brien Stadium begin at 5pm.
You can read more about the event on Charleston Illinois’ website.
City of Effingham 4th of July Fireworks
The City of Effingham will hold its 4th of July fireworks show on Monday, July 4, 2022 starting at dusk (around 9pm).
The fireworks will be held at the Effingham High School Sports Complex, 1301 Grove Ave., Effingham, IL 62401.
We’re so glad that this year, most cities in central IL have resumed their fireworks displays.
Stay safe and have a wonderful time celebrating Independence Day!
What fireworks events are we missing? Be sure to put them in the comments below!
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