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Six Flags 4th Fest family fun for Independence Day weekend

Fireworks over the American Eagle at Six Flags in the Chicago suburb of Gurnee, Ill.
Fireworks over the American Eagle at Six Flags in the Chicago suburb of Gurnee, Ill.
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Six Flags Great America in Gurnee is a popular destination for Fourth of July weekend. The amusement park offers thrills and family oriented entertainment in the North suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Six Flags' Fourth annual July 4th Fest features special events all weekend, Fri.-Sun., July 4-6, 2014.

Special attractions for Fourth of July weekend include fireworks on all three nights, live music, exclusive rides and more entertainment to please the entire family.

The Fourth of July festivities include exclusive ride time on Six Flags' biggest and best coasters. Friday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6 - July 4th Fest Weekend- Guests can participate in an Exclusive Ride Time when they bring in a can of Coke.

Friday features exclusive rides on Goliath, Viper, Whizzer and Giant Drop. Saturday features exclusives rides on Goliath, Raging Bull, Demon and American Eagle. Sunday features exclusive rides on Goliath, Vertical Velocity, BATMAN: The Ride and Revolution.

Live bands will be performing a variety of music throughout the park during 4th Fest DJ music will get guests up and dancing at Hometown Square.

American style foods will be served at food tents throughout the park. Available foods include BBQ chicken, pulled pork in a bread bowl, brats, corn on the cob, and more.

Independence Day fireworks with end the evening with a colorful bang on Fri.-Sun, July 4-6.

Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor Water Park are two theme parks offered at one admission price. Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor are located in Gurnee, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, with easy access from I-94 (Exit Route 132 or Route 120).

Six Flags Great America is a popular theme park with fun for the entire family. The park offers 14 thrilling roller coasters, shows and three themed areas for younger children. Hurricane Harbor is a 20 acre water park offering cooling fun for the family.