Where to see fireworks around southern Illinois

By Emily Cooper, Editor in Chief

This Thursday, July 4, southern Illinois will celebrate Independence Day with multiple different events. 

Below is a list of different counties around the region and their planned occasions for community members to celebrate with:

Jackson County 



Thursday, July 4

SIU campus

Parking in the Banterra Center lots

Rain date: Friday, July 5


Thursday, July 4


Riverside Park

Music, concessions, fireworks

Perry County 

Du Quoin

Wednesday, July 3

Du Quoin State Fairgrounds

Williamson County 


Thursday, July 4

Cannon Park

Walker’s Bluff 

Car, Truck & Bike Show, July 3 

4-6 p.m. 

Goodie bags given to the first 35 entries,

Dash Plaques for first 50 entries; participation judging

Music by Big Elvis; Holler Boys take the stage, in the depot area, at 6pm.

Sunset fireworks

Food by the Culinary Team at Walker’s Bluff available. 

Creal Springs

Saturday, July 6

Creal Springs Ballfields


Thursday, July 4

Herrin Park

Baseball and softball games all day

Live music and concessions 

Special swim sessions at Harrison Bruce Aquatic Center 

“Cat Daddy’O” at the Band Shelter at 6-9 p.m.

Fireworks immediately following “Cat Daddy’O”

Lake of Egypt

Saturday, July 6

Fireworks set off at Elk’s Lake of Egypt property, near the spillway

Rain date: July 7


Thursday, July 4

Knights of Columbus Hall

Editor in Chief Emily Cooper can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @ECooper212.

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