Cities plan celebration to light up everybody's Fourth

Thursday, 29 Jun, 2017

Alexandria: The city will hold its Independence Day celebration on July 8 to celebrate America's 241st birthday and Alexandria's 268th birthday on the same day. The evening will begin at 5:00 p.m. with food and craft vendors. Called "Let Freedom Sing!" and featuring a full day of free live music, the fireworks themselves are certainly awesome, but make no mistake: Those are paired with music, too.

4th of July Jam at Washington Park - Spend the day enjoying the park, entertainment and games with a fireworks display at the close of the evening. Registration and packet pickup begins at 7 a.m. Cost for the mile is $20 and $15 for the PeeWee Dash and Junior Jog.

From fireworks displays to historical demonstrations, there are plenty of ways to celebrate America's independence this month in and around Mercer County. There will be a cornhole Tournament, Zipline, inflatables, food from various venders, music, fireworks at 10 p.m. and more. Fireworks around 9:15 p.m.

Napa Valley will also be illuminated with pyrotechnics blasting off at the Napa County Fair & Fireworks in Calistoga, St. Helena's fireworks show at Crane Park and "Napa Lights Up the Valley" along downtown Napa's waterway.

Gates will open at Staley Stadium at 5:30 p.m. Go online for ticket prices:

The public can watch fireworks at seven Indiana State Park properties between June 29 and July 3. Visitors can enter the park for free from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:00 p.m.

Davenport 4th of July Celebration: July 4; Lewis Mathews Sports Complex - 400 Palm Street, Davenport; 2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Join the City of Davenport for live entertainment, food vendors, and a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. Fireworks end the day at 9:45 Lititz Springs Park, 24 N. Broad St. All-day festival Tuesday, beginning at noon. 11 a.m. -10 p.m. There are many places around the harbor available to view the show and park, with parking available at multiple locations around Annapolis. A drop-off zone will be available to drop off people with disabilities or large items in the west parking lot of EB Rains Park.

On July 4, the Farmington Rotary Club's annual parade will assemble at the University of ME at Farmington parking lot behind the dining hall on High Street, beginning at 8 p.m. Bring your own picnic food or purchase food on-site from vendors. Admission is free and includes all of the museums and the zoo. Featured music includes the Huntsville Concert Band and Old Town Brass playing patriotic songs. Fireworks will be set off at dusk.

The City Park Pool at 10455 Sheridan Blvd. will be open for swimming from 8 5:30 p.m. and meanwhile, outside at the pond, the Westminster Fire Department is hosting its annual Kids Fishing Derby.

- Lancaster: The city's Celebrate Lancaster event Friday culminates with fireworks from atop the Duke Street Garage. Festivities kick off at 4:00 PM at the Appleton Memorial Park with the Festival Foods Fireworks beginning at 9:30 PM.

A number of local towns are planning a host of events around the July 4 holiday, including parades, barbecues and fireworks displays.

Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m., with comments from First Selectman James Zeoli. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and runs from the Stop and Shop parking lot through the center of town and down to the Surf Club. The celebration will begin with a patriotic concert from the Bartow Adult Concert Band, at the Bartow Civic Center from 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.