Several Chicago-Area Venues Cancel, Reschedule Fireworks Due to Severe Weather

Several venues across the Chicago area were forced to cancel Fourth of July fireworks displays due to severe weather on Wednesday night.

Naperville Ribfest temporarily evacuated Wednesday at around 5 p.m., tweeting that the festival would wait until lightning and storms passed. Ribfest reopened a short time after, before closing for the night roughly two hours later. 

"Naperville safety officials have determined the park must be closed due to threatening weather conditions. Please begin leaving the park. The storm appears headed to Naperville around 9:15pm. Thank you for your cooperation," event organizers tweeted at 8:43 p.m. 

The planned fireworks display was rescheduled to take place Thursday at 9:30 p.m.

The City of Yorkville, the Village of Tinley Park and the City of Joliet also announced via social media that their fireworks shows would be canceled due to weather.

Displays were also canceled or postponed in New Lenox, Yorkville, Oswego and Batavia. The Village of Orland Park rescheduled its display for Friday at 9 p.m.

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