Naval Station Great Lakes Recreation Programs

MWR provides many recreational opportunities to meet the recreation and entertainment needs of our military and their family members. Whether you are a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or have just arrived from basic training, MWR can help you find recreational activities to make your life on base more rewarding.

NAVSTA Great Lakes - 4th of July Celebration

Naval Station's 4th of July Celebration 2019

The MWR Department would like to extend an invitation to all families, friends and the general public to the Naval Station Great Lakes to be a part of the 2019 4th of July Celebration on historic Ross Field on Thursday, July 4th from 3-10pm.  All are invited to come out and celebrate our Nation's independence in a spectacular way with "fire-cracking" festival fun at one of the biggest and best fourth of July celebrations in the area - that concludes with a "must see" fireworks extravaganza!

Stay tuned for more information on specific performers and daily schedules.
Festival’s Facebook Page (for quick updates)

YouTube highlight video from 2018

2018 Sponsors

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NAVSTA Great Lakes - Bowling

GL • Bldg 525 • 847-688-4641

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NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

GL • Bldg. 13 • Ph: 847-688-5417

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NAVSTA Great Lakes - EPICENTER

GL • Bldg. 525 • Ph: 847-688-4641

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NAVSTA Great Lakes - Library

GL • Bldg. 617 • Ph: 847-688-4617

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NAVSTA Great Lakes - Live @ 525

Live@525 is the hottest spot in Great Lakes to catch live entertainment and special events! With space for 200 people, Live@525 regularly features bands, comedians, pay-per-view fights and more throughout the year. There are five, 55-inch TVs and a 14- by 7- foot projection screen TV. The room may also be reserved for meetings, trainings or get togethers by calling the Epicenter.

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NAVSTA Great Lakes - Marina

GL • Bldg. 13 • Ph: 847-688-5421

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NAVSTA Great Lakes - Park & Picnic Areas

GL • 847-688-5417

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NAVSTA Great Lakes - Rental Center

GL • Bldg. 13 • Ph: 847-688-5421

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NAVSTA Great Lakes - Storage Lot

GL • Ph: 847-688-5417

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NAVSTA Great Lakes - Tickets & Travel

GL • 540 Cluverius Avenue • Ph: 847-688-3537

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NAVSTA Great Lakes - Veterans Memorial Golf Course

GL • Bldg. 8400 • Ph: 847-688-5723

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