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Fourth Of July Chicago Staycations: What To Do On A Mid-Week Holiday (PHOTOS)

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Wearing a stars-and-stripes bikini, Playboy magazine's Miss July 2002, vegetarian Lauren Anderson serves legislators and staffers at PETA's Sixth Annual Veggie Hot Dog Lunch. AFP PHOTO/TIM SLOAN/Getty Images | Getty Images

With the 4th of July on a Wednesday this year, Chicagoans may not get the chance to travel to spend time with family or check off those annual traditions that are easier to pull off on a weekend.

But that certainly doesn't mean Windy City residents can't celebrate Independence Day (and a day off from work) in style.

We rounded up some of the best bets for mid-week festivities, and definitely recommend loading up on more than one to jam-pack the holiday with a Chicago-centric "staycation."

Did we miss one of your must-see events for the big day? Tell us about it in the comments.

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