Celebrating the 4th in the Capital City | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

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The festivities don't just happen on the 4th of July.  There are several days of entertainment and a few nights fireworks in the Capital City. 

 July 1-2: Take a short drive to Lincoln's New Salem for their Independence Day Celebration.  There will be period demonstrations and a reading of the Declaration of Independence each day.

July 3-4: Celebrate Amercia's pastime and come cheer the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes at Robin Roberts Stadium with a fireworks show after the game.  It's a fireworks double-header at the ball park, with postgame fireworks both July 3rd & July 4th 

July 4: After you've spent the day riding the water slides, floating on the lazy river, or hitting some golf balls at the driving range; stick around for the awesome display of fireworks at Knights Action Park/Trade Winds 4th of July Fireworks Show & Concert.

July 5: Enjoy cold drinks, food, and Central Illinois' largest on water fireworks display at the Rock the Dock Independence Day Celebration.  Happening at the Lake Springfield Marina, the celebration also features live music.

Check out our Event Page for other fun things to do over the holiday week.

  Also check out our History Comes Alive Summer Program, including the Flag Lowering Ceremonies at Lincoln's Tomb, Ice Cream Socials at historic Edwards Place, Cooking demonstrations at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and other fun programs.

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