Ribfest and Fireworks
July 1-4, 2016

Presented by the Exchange Club of Naperville, in cooperation with the City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District, Ribfest will be held Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4, 2016, in Knoch Park in Naperville. The annual Fourth of July Fireworks display will take place on July 4.

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Traffic Control Plans and Parking Restrictions

  • Ribfest Road Closures and Parking Restrictions (PDF)
  • Fourth of July Fireworks Road Closures and Parking Restrictions (PDF) 
  • Edward Hospital Parking Restrictions (PDF) 

Shuttle Bus Maps and Locations

Parking near the festival grounds is limited. All attendees are encouraged to utilize Ribfest shuttle buses for access to and from the event.

Daily shuttle service will be available to and from Ribfest. Additional shuttles will be available on July 4 ONLY to and from the Ribfest grounds for the fireworks display.  

Shuttle service times vary; please click on the individual links below to see the hours of operation for that particular location. 

  • 2016 Shuttle Parking Locations (coming soon)    

Accessible Entrances

Persons with disabilities and their families may enter at any of the park's main gate entrances.

On-Site Assistance
Identify anyone with a radio/or a red Ribfest shirt to inquire about assistance to the accessible seating at the stage areas.

Accessible restrooms are available throughout the park.

For detailed information regarding ADA parking, download the Ribfest Accessibility Parking Guide.

  • Ribfest Accessibility Guide (coming soon)


One of the largest and most magnificent displays in the Chicagoland area, the Ribfest/Fourth of July fireworks show runs for almost 30 minutes straight and is sure to wow the most fervent fireworks aficionados.

Municipal Services

In 2016, the Naperville Municipal Center will be closed on July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Curbside garbage and recycling collection will be delayed by one day throughout the week of July 4 due to the holiday.