“We are really looking forward to celebrating Independence Day”, said Luanne Mattson, director of communications for the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau.
The fourth of July is Tuesday and several communities are holding parades, picnics, festivals and evening fireworks to commemorate Independence Day. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Attendees should plan to stay inside the park until the fireworks end. The post will also have free hotdogs and juke box music till 6 p.m. The only cost is for food on the grounds. The city has a full lineup of Independence Day events, including a parade, a auto show, and a fun run.
Here’s a quick rundown on where to see the light shows. Here’s a list of area locations hosting events for your viewing pleasure.
Like Freedom Fest, Independence Day on the Rock is free.
Freedomfest opens in Dallas City Park at 3 p.m. with the contest, a beer garden, vendors and live music. Pack picnic baskets and comfy blankets for an old-fashioned summertime picnic at downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola from 4 – 10 p.m. Admission: Free. Live music sponsored by SSM Health St. Clare will be provided by the band, Vote for Pedro. The committee hopefully will dream up something even better for next year, he said. The Firecracker 5k Fun Run to benefit the American Cancer Society starts at 6 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit longspark.org. “All those wishing to show their decorated mode of transportation will meet at Chamblee Middle School on Sexton Woods Drive just before 5 p.m”.
7-9:30 a.m. – Optimist Pancake Breakfast at Columbine Park features all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage and beverages. The event will include entertainment, games and activities for all ages. The rain date is Wednesday, July 5.
Tamworth Family Day happens on the 4 of July with a road race at 8:30 am, a parade at 11 am, and fireworks at 9:30 pm.
Visit boynechamber.com for a complete listing of events.
July 4 from 5-8 p.m.at Gates Memorial Library located at 3137 Stillwell Blvd. The parade route will begin behind the Harrisonville Outdoor Aquatic Center. Festivities kick off at 12:00 PM on the shore, with the Festival Foods Fireworks beginning at 9:30 PM at the South Pier. It will last about 20 minutes.
Jamestown- Lake Cumberland State Resort Park- July 1-2.
1-3 p.m. – Chalk Art contest on Front Street. The movie will start at dark. During Thomasville’s early July 4th events, the celebration consisted of only a fireworks show, which was funded and managed by the City of Thomasville’s Recreation Department.
This year, July 4 falls on Tuesday, and typically, some celebrants aren’t willing to wait that long. Kids younger than 10 eat free. Fishing poles will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Activities include tug of war and water bucket brigade games, guided trail walks and free tours that focus on John Brown and the Civil War. The Green Lake boat parade will pass by Saulsbury Beach around 4 p.m. The Museum of Appalachia has three Anvil shoots at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Two fireworks shows will be held an hour apart, at 9 p.m.at the Borgata in the Marina District, then 10 p.m.at the Tropicana along the boardwalk.
At 30th Street beach, fireworks will begin at 8:45 p.m. Fireworks will be set off at dusk.
Middleburg Fourth of July Fireworks: Classic BBQ buffet and fireworks.
Andrews will hold its own July 4 celebration starting at 10:30 a.m. with the Western North Carolina Wagon Train parade. 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Romeoville Independence Day. 9:15 p.m. Village Park, 900 W. Romeo Rd. Both shows will feature fireworks displays, kids activities, musical performances and more. The parade begins at 6 p.m.
On Tuesday, the carnival opens at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 3 p.m.