Celebrate America at these fun 4th of July events

Grant Boone
July 4, 2018

Wednesday is Independence Day, and local communities have scheduled events to celebrate the holiday.

A Massachusetts State Police trooper stands at the Hatch Shell ahead of Fourth of July festivities in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., July 3, 2018.

There will be fireworks at dusk on Lake George at Shepard Park in the village of Lake George and in Bolton Landing at dusk.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 52 percent of firework injuries occur when someone is misusing fireworks, but 39 percent of the time, injuries were caused by malfunction.

Traditionally, folks would pack up the kids in the vehicle and trek to downtown Atlanta to see the fireworks at Centennial Olympic Park or maybe at Six Flags Over Georgia, or perhaps sticking around after the Braves game. "With all the stand-alone fireworks-only superstores in the state of Florida, there shouldn't be a critter left alive", says Julie Heckman of the American Pyrotechnics Association, a trade group. There will be music from the Schenectady County Orchestra and members of the Empire State Youth Orchestra CHIME program starting at 7 pm.

Independence Day at the Alamo: The Alamo's Fourth of July celebration includes music, "Living History", readings of the Declaration of Independence, and more.

Smyrna - Fireworks may only be used within the town limits July 3-July 5 and December 31-Jan.

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Spring Hill - Fireworks may be discharged on July 4 from noon-11 p.m. (Parking opens at 6 pm.) Fireworks start at dark, approximately 9:30 pm.

July 4 - Fourth of July Celebration, Columbia. Please start lining up at 10:00 and the parade will start promptly at 10:30 a.m.

From New York to New Mexico, July Fourth events will celebrate what Americans have in common. Gates open at 7:15 p.m. for picnicking, the movie starts at 9 p.m. and the fireworks follow.

Music and family activities will be available from 4 to 9 p.m.at the Pine Pavilion event area.

July 4 - Display of Independence Fireworks in Millstadt. A 21-minute fireworks finale will close out the night, which includes inflatable jumpers, face painting and live music. At 11 a.m., the city's annual parade will begin. The park hosts a block party with food and live music and can be reached via the Metro.

"We've tried to keep very true to what people have seen as the tradition of the Greenville July 4th Celebration".

Snellville - July 4 - Star Spangled Snellville begins at 4 p.m. with family-friendly entertainment, including food vendors, inflatables, train rides and a space ball on the Snellville Town Green.

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