Wednesday, July 3, 2024
6:00 pm

Bring out the family for our annual FREE fireworks show presented by the City of Aurora!

Hey America, Fireworks are back in Aurora and RiverEdge Park is the perfect place to view them. Come shine like a diamond because we’ve got fireworks and DJ Suavesmooth so you can dance away Independence Day! Text your friends, tell your family, and come enjoy all Aurora has to offer at RiverEdge’s favorite community FREE event. Gates open at 6 p.m. which is when the music starts too, followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

  • When: Wednesday, July 3, 2024
  • Gates Open: 6 PM
  • Live DJ: 6-9 PM
  • Fireworks: 9:15 PM

NOTE: There will be a brief presentation on the stage from City officials during the evening.

Entrance Gates

  • Gates 2 & 4 only
    • Gate 2 is located across the Post Office/ATC North End Parking Lot
    • Gate 4 is located at the very south end of the Park across from the train station and at the pedestrian bridge entrance

Red Balloon

  • The City will fly a large Red Balloon from Veterans Island, where the fireworks will be shot off. This will be North of RiverEdge Park. When selecting a place to sit for the fireworks, make sure you can see the Red Balloon – if you can see the Balloon, you can see the fireworks.

RiverEdge Food & Drink

  • Bring your own food & drinks – NO ALCOHOL in the Park
  • Food trucks/food vendors will be located in Wilder Park for this event
  • No bars open

Free Patron Parking

  • Free Parking will be available at the ATC/Train Station Parking Lot located across Route 25 from RiverEdge Park
  • Free Parking will be available in the Lot W/309 North River on the other side of the bridge
    Note: Lot W is within steps of the City’s Food Trucks at Wilder Park

Patrons ADA Parking

  • ADA Parking will be available at the ATC/Metra Train Station Parking Lot


  • The Men’s and Women’s Restrooms in Earth Deck will be open for this event


  • The City is running shuttle buses from various locations around Aurora to the viewing sites.
    Note: The shuttles will stop running at 9 p.m. and will resume immediately following the fireworks to return people to their parking lots.
  • Please go to the City’s Fireworks page for complete details.

Weather Line & Text Alerts

To receive immediate updates on weather delays and other event-related information, simply text the word REPARK to 888777. This service is strictly for RiverEdge updates. Your number will not be shared or used for anything else. You may also call the RiverEdge Weather Line at 630-723-2480 for day-of weather updates.


From an early age, DJ Suave Smooth has played events big, and small all over the Chicagoland area. He started DJ’n in middle school, where he joined the radio club. There he learned how to use a basic mixer, and studio equipment. After tons of practice, this led him to DJ his school dances. Eventually, he started DJ’n private parties, and skating rinks.  He went on to graduate high school, and attended Illinois Center for Broadcasting in Lombard, Illinois. This is where he perfected his mic skills, and created many popular radio shows. During this time he started DJ’n clubs, and bars all over the Chicagoland area. Fast forward to today, where DJ Suave Smooth has built a strong following, and has been a major influence in the local entertainment scene.  He is known for his smooth blends, transitions, and mic work. It’s very common for him to get the crowd to sing along or interact with the music. His passion is bringing people together through music, and fun events. He is experienced in all genres of music and can accommodate his dj sets to any client requests.


Alcohol, fireworks of any kind including sparklers, glass of any kind, grills, fire burning candles, flags, boom boxes, in-line skates, skate shoes, scooters, roller skates, skateboards, laser pointers, pocketknives and weapons of any kind, including toy weapons such as toy guns or knives. Conceal and carry is not permitted at RiverEdge Park.

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