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Bring your blanket, but not your backpack: Details for Lansing’s July 3 fireworks display

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (July 1, 2022) – Lansing’s firework display will again take place on July 3 at Lan-Oak Park. Hosted by the Lan-Oak Park District, the gates will open at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday night ahead of a 9:30 start.

The annual display was moved to July 3 for the first time last year, and a fence was placed around the park in an effort to keep crowds manageable and safe.

This year there will be three gates to enter Lan-Oak Park: one on Oakley Avenue, one on Arcadia Avenue, and one on 180th Street.

What to bring, what to leave

The Lan-Oak Park District has specified items that can and cannot be brought into the park:

The following are encouraged:

  • clear bags
  • collapsible chairs
  • blankets
  • food
  • sunscreen
  • small soft-side coolers
  • insect repellant
  • strollers
  • binoculars
  • rain jacket/poncho
  • small umbrellas
  • service animals

The following will not be allowed:

  • smoking
  • alcohol
  • fireworks
  • unclear bags
  • backpacks
  • aerosol spray
  • glass or metal containers
  • weapons
  • selfie sticks
  • laser pointers
  • pointed tip umbrellas
  • pets
  • tents
  • grills
  • open flames
  • inflatables (larger than a basketball)

For more information, call 708-474-8552. Lan Oak Park is located at the corner of Arcadia and 180th.


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.