Fourth of July celebrations started early Tuesday night in the Fox Valley.
It's going to be a hot week in Fayette County and surrounding areas during the Fourth of July activities.
Settlers brought fireworks to the new world and on July 3, 1777, fireworks displays commemorated the fledgling country's first anniversary, just as they have each subsequent one. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
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. This setup denied Keystone residents their firework freedoms while implicitly undermining similar prohibitions in bordering states. 2 between 10 a.m. -10 p.m. Fireworks can not be sold or given to any person under the age of 18. Music by DJ Darla Bea. A shuttle will run starting at 4 p.m. Festivities begin at 6 p.m.
Before the fireworks at dusk, Memorial Park was filled with live music, food and drink vendors, and bounce houses for youngsters (or those of us who are young at heart).
TIME: 6 p.m.to 10 p.m.
Head over to The Lark parking lot for a community 4th of July party with BBQ Brisket, Pork Ribs, Pasta Salad, Grilled Corn, Coleslaw, craft beer, wine and craft cocktails.
Surf City festivities start at 10 a.m. with a parade and ends with fireworks from the Huntington Beach Pier at 9 p.m.
This year's theme is "American Heroes".
Murfreesboro - Fireworks may only be used within the city on July 3, July 4, July 5, December 31 and January 1 from 10 a.m. 11 p.m. Fireworks can be used until 1 a.m. on the night of December 31.
Altoona Independence Day celebration will be tonight.
The event is free to the public and will include music and inspirational live speakers at the Downtown Square after parade.
Lake Santa Fe Boat Parade, 11 a.m.
July 4 - Litchfield Firework Display.
Music and family activities will be available from 4 to 9 p.m.at the Pine Pavilion event area. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Salute to Independence concert is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. with fireworks beginning at approximately 9:45 p.m.
If you don't want to courageous the traffic for any of those options, or if you don't want to roll your own fireworks, there are plenty of fireworks displays to be seen all over metro Atlanta on July 3 or July 4.
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.