Healthy Weekend Happenings-4th of July Weekend!

Friday, July 2nd

Movies in the Park (click for full list of movies in the park)  The Blind Side” (Sherman Park, 1301 W. 52nd St.) (Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive) Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself” (Sherwood Park, 5701 S. Shields Ave.)

African-Carribbean International Festival of Life, Washington Park, 12 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Taste Of Chicago June 25- July 4th. Look at these healthier options at the taste

Naperville Ribfest 12 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Free Tango Dance Lessons Grant Park, 6-7 p.m.

Chicago SummerDance Festival

Chi-Town Shakedown– South Loop

CHEW Chicago Health and Wellness Tour 11 a.m. or 12 p.m.

Saturday, July 3rd

FREE workouts at Millennium Park – 7am-11am (7am Tai Chi, 8am Yoga, 9am Pilates, 10am cardio)

African-Carribbean International Festival of Life, Washington Park, 12 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Yoga  at the Nature Museum, Chicago, 8: 30- 9:45 a.m.

Race for Young Life, Palatine, 8 a.m.

Firecracker 5k, Warrenville, 8 a.m.

Domino’s and Aurora Township’s 4 miler, Aurora, 8a.m

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Community Bank of Elmhurst 4 on 3rd 4 miler, 7:15 a.m. Elmhurst.

Naperville Ribfest 12 p.m.- 10 p.m. Leann Rimes performs.

Green City Market 10 a.m.- 1 p.m

Chicago Farmers Markets (Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Southport, Division St., NorthCenter, Printers Row)

Chicago SummerDance Festival

FREE yoga with Nature Yoga at lululemon Bucktown.  10-11am

FREE fitness classes at Lululemon Rush and Walton with Atlas CrossFit.  9-10am

Sunday, July 4th

FREE fitness classes at lululemon Michigan Avenue 11am-12pm

Firecracker 5K run, Great Lakes Naval Station

African-Carribbean International Festival of Life, Washington Park, 12 p.m.- 10 p.m.

FREE fitness classes with Equin0x  at lululemon Halsted. 10-11am

Chicago Farmers Markets (Beverly, Erie Street, Wicker Park and Bucktown)

Chicago SummerDance Festival

Naperville Ribfest 12 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Where to Watch the Fireworks in Chicago

Fireworks are an essential part of the Fourth of July, and we’ve found the best spots for you to check them out!

South Side: 63rd Street Beach 9 p.m.

Navy Pier: 9- 9:15 p.m.

North Side: Montrose Beach, 9 p.m.

Arlington Heights: Arlington Park Racecourse, 9- 9:30 p.m. The party starts at 4 p.m. with thoroughbred racing.

Lake Forest: Deerpath Community Park fireworks: 9:30 p.m., but festival with live music and kids activities starting at 5 p.m.

Oakbrook Terrace: Terrace View Park, 9:30 p.m. Carnival rides and a picnic starting at 4 p.m with live music.

Naperville: Knoch Park, 9:30 p.m. Part of the annual Ribfest, the festival starts at 12 p.m. and is chock full of carnival, rides, games, and of course, ribs. Fireworks begin at 9:30.

North Chicago: Great Lakes Naval Base, 9:30 p.m. Laser light show along with live music!

Evanston: Clark Street Beach, 9:15.

Winnetka: Duke Childs Fields, 9:15.

Skokie: Niles West High School. 3-D Fireworks Fest begins at dusk.

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