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Celebrate the holiday with some American cinematic nostalgia at the Music Box, where Yankee Doodle Dandy screens at 2 PM, followed by a sing-along screening of Grease at 5 PM. Poodle skirts and leather jackets are strongly encouraged.
Throughout the weekend, Union Park is host to the International Festival of Life, an African- and Caribbean-flavored music festival. Today's headliners are the Jamaican reggae band Third World.
Then there's the fireworks. Navy Pier starts its show at 9:30 PM.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.