The Best Fourth of July Celebrations Across the US

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Fire up your Fourth with these Independence Day events

Music by the Santana tribute band Gringo Jingo starts at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks are scheduled to blast off at 9:15 p.m. Attendees can bring low lawn chairs and coolers, although alcohol is banned.

The closing time is subject to change, but the earlier closing is part of the reduced hours and fee hikes for Metro that started Sunday.

A full day of activities is planned in Windsor for the Fourth of July including activities/vendors beginning at 9 a.m. July 4 in Farrington Park.

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).

Centennial Pool will be closed for the holiday, but admission will be half price at Liberty Pool, plus free admission for veterans. There will be no track work, and bicycles and large coolers are not permitted. 1-4 p.m.at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station.

The parade, which travels down Oakton Street and ends at Oakton Park, is usually one of the top attended single-day events in the village every year, according to officials.

Before the parade, people can participate in the Warrensburg Parks and Recreation's Freedom Fest 5K at 8 a.m. starting at the train depot.

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The Northglenn/Thornton Rotary Club's 9th Annual Duck Derby race begins at 4 p.m. Ducks are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased on the day of the event. "This event is being made possible by many of our partners and Spark in the Park has become the area's newest tradition". For more information, visit www.warsawchamberofcommerce.com.

Look away from the cellphone this week, and you may just catch some fire in the sky, as Lancaster County celebrates the Fourth of July. And great views of the fireworks which begin at 9:30 p.m. Miss, and Miss Indian Lake; open microphone from 3:30 to 6 p.m.; auto show registration 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. and awards at 3 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m. This family-friendly celebration is from 4:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Edenton - The 38th Annual July 4th Celebration will take place between 4 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.at the Edenton Harbor. At 8:30 p.m., the Venetian Night Lighted Boat Parade will float along the lake until fireworks begin. Fireworks after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Pagosa Springs; visitpagosasprings.com. Raindate is July 5 for fireworks only. Food vendors will be on site. Rain date is July 5.

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

Entertainment, games, arts and crafts, fireworks, 3-11 p.m. Tuesday, Celebration Park, 1095 S. 324th St., Federal Way; limited on-site parking (visitfw.org/schedule/events-calendar/federal-ways-red-white-and-blues-festival/2017-07-04).

Drivers are encouraged to park in the lots south of fields and west of 108th Avenue, in the Recreation Center lot and in the lots near 112th Avenue and Madison Street.

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

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