When: June 30-July 4 2017
Computers have put jobs in jeopardy, and this weekend-long event in Hoffman Estates, billed as "The Burbs' Biggest Fourth of July Celebration," has outsourced its July 7/2 fireworks to a mighty digital display. Come to think of it, there's nothing more American than letting someone—or something—do the heavy lifting. The festival also includes catering from local restaurants and a plethora of carnival rides for wee-uns and bigger-uns.
Price: $50 for entire festival