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.


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.

Residents can also tune into CBS Radio K-HITS 104.3 FM to hear a musical simulcast during the fireworks show.

Please remember, the park may close at or around the free entry period due to capacity. Come early!

Traffic Control Plans and Parking Restrictions

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

Please not the following regarding the Edward Hospital Campus and Ribfest:

  • There will be no Ribfest event parking at Edward Hospital.
  • There will be no fireworks viewing area on campus.
  • Alcoholic beverages of any kind are prohibited on campus.
  • When fireworks end on July 4, any traffic leaving Edward's campus via West Street will be held on campus until West Street is re-opened by the Naperville police. 

Shuttle bus maps and parking 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 (PDF)

Daily shuttle service locations

All Saints Parking (PDF)
Burlington Lot Parking (PDF)
Naperville North High School Parking (PDF)
Neuqua Valley High School Parking (PDF)
North Central College Parking (PDF)

fourth of july only shuttle service locations

95th St. Park-N-Ride Parking (PDF)
Cowlishaw Elementary School Parking (PDF)
Fox Run Square Parking (PDF)
Jefferson Junior High School Parking (PDF)
Kroehler Lot Parking (PDF)
Lincoln Junior High School Parking (PDF)
Madison Junior High School Parking (PDF)
Maplebrook Elementary School Parking (PDF)
Naperville Plaza Parking (PDF)
Prairie Elementary School Parking (PDF)
Route 59 Train Station Parking (PDF)
Scott Elementary School Parking (PDF)
Thayer Hill Middle School Parking (PDF)

Accessible Entrances

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

Identify anyone with a radio/or a purple 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 (PDF)

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 remainder of the week. Please plan accordingly.