Fourth of July festivities roundup

Fire up your Fourth with these Independence Day events

Signal Hill Park, 9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas. 6 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk Tuesday.

New Bern - Independence Day Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m., July 4th, at Lawson Creek Park.

Morning-to-night activities are on the 4 of July agenda in Avondale Estates. Tuesday. Fireworks begin 10 p.m. daily. Gather at the NPS docks and around Silver Lake Harbor. Free family fun activities start at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, San Franciscans are as American as apple pie (and really fun fireworks shows). 7 p.m. Saturday. Free admission.

Red, White and Blue Ash - Celebrate at an annual event that attracts thousands. This year's theme is "A Small Town in a Big City". The show is set to begin at 9 p.m. July 1 at the Truman Lake Dam, with patriotic music broadcast on 95.3 KDKD.

Activities at the ballpark at 6 p.m., including live music, games for kids, food and craft vendors, and a raffle. Face painting will be available for kids and fireworks will commence at dusk.

Canby's Independence Day Celebration starts with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11:30 a.m. ($8 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 10, free for children under 5). The event will include entertainment, games and activities for all ages.

Lago Vista Fourth of July Celebration's stellar fireworks display begins at "dark thirty" and wraps up a day of food of family-friendly games at the Lago Vista Golf Club.

The Church of the Good Shepherd will be hosting its annual Independence Day Chicken Barbecue at 2614 Main Street, running from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will be entertainment, Bass fishing tournament, auto show, food vendors and more. The fireworks are sponsored by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Ambassadors Committee.

Say what you will about American culture, but there's no denying that we know how to throw the kind of Independence Day parties that would convince even the famously stoic George Washington to let loose.

For the second consecutive year the City of Weatherford will present Spark In The Park located at 317 Santa Fe Dr.

Fort Stanwix Independence Day at the Fort (Rome, NY) - Join park staff & volunteers in celebration of our nation's birthday.

While Bordentown will shoot off fireworks on Friday, June 30 at Joseph Lawrence Park, they have additional celebrations planned throughout July 4 weekend.

When: Gates open at 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m. and the fireworks display begins at 9:20 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring blankets to watch the fireworks. The concert begins at 8:30 pm and fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 pm. Annual festivities will feature DJ music and a fireworks show. Starting at 3:00 p.m. there will be pulled pork, burgers, and hot dogs.

The parade starts at 10:30 a.m, . and ceremonies open the festivities at 11 a.m. with the National Anthem and introduction of dignitaries. For more info on these and other Fourth of July fun, check our Events listings, this page. Rain date is July 6.

The Village of Providence will have a free fireworks show at 7 p.m. Tuesday with live entertainment by the U.S. Army Concert Band on the lawn. Fireworks are Monday, July 3. In addition, the event will feature music, 50/50 food and vendors.

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

Parking and admission for each celebration are free.

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