Celebrate July 4th in Bloomington-Normal with the Annual SkyConcert

Bring your blanket, radio and family for the annual SkyConcert at Miller Park in Bloomington & Fairview Park in Normal.

Fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 pm on Monday, July 4th and will be synchronized to a patriotic musical soundtrack that you can listen to on WJBC AM 1230 and FM 102.1. Check out the list of other activities happening at each park below!

Miller Park in Bloomington

  • Classic Car Cruise Celebration with the Midstate Cruisers – 3:00 to 7:00pm
    • The band Jim & Tommy will be playing on the Miller Park Bandstand during the event.
  • Miller Park will be available for picnics along with a food vendor on-site for food purchases during the 4th of July holiday. 
  • Find full details on the City of Bloomington website HERE.

Fairview Park in Normal

The SkyConcert is sponsored by State Farm Insurance, City of Bloomington, and Town of Normal.

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