Independence Day: Parades and Fireworks

04 July, 2018, 21:15 | Author: Sherman Richardson
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July 4 - Godfrey Family Fun Fest with Fireworks.

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

Specifically, a handful of MI state parks and recreation areas where a fireworks-free Fourth of July experience is being offered.

Don't take your pet to parades or fireworks displays or leave your pet in the auto at a fireworks show.

Most communities prohibit fireworks between midnight and 8 a.m.

We don't want to seem like killjoys at this festive time of year, but we believe there's much that needs to be done to make this holiday tradition safer.

No personal fireworks, including sparklers, will be allowed in Carson Park. It was the Italians who in the 1830s became the first to incorporate trace amounts of metals and other additives, creating the bright, multi-hued sparks and sunbursts seen in contemporary fireworks shows.

Independence Day at the Alamo: The Alamo's Fourth of July celebration includes music, "Living History", readings of the Declaration of Independence, and more. Fireworks will start at dusk each night through July 4. All festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at midnight.

The cheaper alternative is to watch the fireworks in Downtown L.A., starting at 9 p.m., from Grand Park. Scheve Park, Mascoutah. Event features carnival rides, pony rides, food and drinks, crafts, artisans, live music from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

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Also: Here's a list of parking restrictions and road closures in the city of Albany related to the event at the ESP.

-The 69th Annual Independence Celebration Parade hosted by the Odessa Jaycees will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and will run until noon.

More than 50 floats and walking units will make up the parade, with the owners of the 127-year-old Schimpff's Confectionery, Warren and Jill Schimpff, serving as the grand marshals.

Never leave pets unattended outside, not even in a fenced yard or on a chain, if you are near a fireworks display or if your neighbors are lighting small fireworks.

The new law allows for the legal purchase and use of fireworks that shoot into the air.

The opportunities abound for folks to celebrate the 4 of July around western and northwest Montana. At 11 a.m., the city's annual parade will begin.

TIME: Beer Garden opens at 2 p.m; Music starts at 5 p.m.; Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Fireworks may be discharged on private property from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. July 1-3, and from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. on July 4.


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