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Cities plan celebration to light up everybody's Fourth

This year you can make a weekend of your Independence Day celebration Best places to celebrate the Fourth of July
Edmund Collier | 28 June, 2017, 03:35

With the Fourth of July a week away, many of us are thinking about the fun festivities that come with the holiday.

Monday, July 3, 10 a.m. -10 p.m. - In celebration of the Fourth of July, Boyne City has a multitude of events for everyone to enjoy including inflatables for kids, an art show, soap box derby and more.

Tuesday, July 4, 11 a.m. -12:15 p.m. - The Village at Bay Harbor will host its parade down Main Street with GEM electric cars decorated for the occasion.

Westminster allows those more tame varieties, but only during the Independence Day celebrations.

- Grand Lakes - 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza: Music, activities, fireworks at 10 p.m., Grand Lake; grandlakechamber.com/events.

The Fourth of July celebrations begin at Montgomery High School on Thursday, June 29. The cardboard boat regatta will be at 1:30 p.m., followed by kayak races, a backseat driver contest and a tug-of-war contest.

Oak Ridge has their 73 annual fireworks show in AK. Fireworks will begin around 9:45 p.m.; best viewing will be near Lake Grove Swim Park (surrounding roads will have traffic restrictions).

Townsend fireworks are next to the Highland Manor Inn.

See the Portland Pickles play the Perth Heat at 1:05 p.m. and the Medford Rogues at 7:05 p.m., then stay for fireworks. Montgomery County celebrates Independence Day with live music featuring Gringo Jingo. Public parking will be available on the East side of Jessamine Station Road, by Lucas Field Runway, from 8 - 9:30 pm, or until they reach capacity. In the event of rain, the fireworks show will be moved to July 4.

Jacksonville - Fourth of July Freedom Festival held at Onslow Pines Park begins at 5:00 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. The park gate, located off of Spur 364, will officially open at 2 p.m. and the entrance fee will be $5 per vehicle.

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- Fort Carson - Fort Carson Freedom Fest: Color powder run, auto show, live music and fireworks.

The rain date for the fireworks display is July 5.

Lenoir City's fireworks display begins at dark on July 3.

Seaside events begin at 11 am with the annual Seaside Museum Old Fashioned Social and the July 4th Parade starts at the Museum.

Ocracoke - Fireworks will take place at 9:15 p.m. on Monday, July 3rd. Timber events start at noon, followed by live music starting at 4:45 p.m. and a fireworks show at 10 p.m. Admission: $5, free for children ages 8 and under, plus $10 parking.

Ewing's Patriotic Committee will host a fireworks celebration on Saturday, July 1 on Green Lane at The College of New Jersey.

- Quarryville: The Southern End Community Association's festival and fireworks happen July 8.

- Lafayette - Celebrate 4th of July 2017: Food, beer activities begin at 4 p.m., with fireworks at dusk, Waneka Lake, Lafayette; lafayettecolorado.com.

Brentwood also is starting at the dawn's early light: Runners and walkers will kick off their Independence Day with a Maryland Farms tradition at the 19th Annual Andrews Cadillac Firecracker 5K/10K.

Camp Lejeune - Lifehouse is the headliner for the July 4th events.

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