Independence Day: Parades and Fireworks

Henrietta Brewer
July 5, 2018

Americans are marking Independence Day with parades, fireworks and, for some, a renewed sense of pride in their 242-year-old nation.

The City of Jeffersonville reminded residents on its Facebook page on Monday that fireworks are allowed to be discharged within city limits only on the Fourth of July from 10 a.m.to midnight.

Spring Hill: The Red, White, and Brews Celebration will take place on July 3 from 4 to 11 p.m.at the Lake House. Injuries related to fireworks most often affect the hands and fingers. Come early to enjoy music, food and beverage vendors for purchase.

Indian Head fireworks will commence at 9:10 p.m.at Village Green Park.

Micanopy Parade down Cholokka Blvd starts at 11 a.m. Admission is free, and fireworks are at dusk.


The use of fireworks in Fayetteville is legal through July 4, with some exceptions.

Washer tournament starting at 4 p.m.

There will be fireworks at dusk on Lake George at Shepard Park in the village of Lake George and in Bolton Landing at dusk. There will be live music, games, a parade and more!

The Orange County Fire Authority put out a list of firework displays in the area. More recently, New Jersey and DE - formerly two of the only three states in the nation with bans on all consumer fireworks - loosened their fireworks restrictions in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Judging will follow at 9 a.m. before the parade itself begins an hour later. Fireworks are set to begin at about 9:30 p.m. The fireworks will be set off from barges on the East River, spanning a mile from 23rd to 42nd Streets, making it Macy's largest display in 42 years.

It's time to celebrate another Independence Day with family, food, and of course, fireworks! The best place to watch for those inside the park is in the Metropolis Park district near the Great American Scream Machine and Sky Coaster. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., parking is free, and entrance to the park is available through gates 5 and 6.


There will be a July 4 fireworks display at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady.

The event will feature food vendors, a beer garden, and family friendly activities.

If you have an outside dog, make sure the fence is secure and there are no areas your dog can get out.

The government has long warned against children using sparklers and produces the same video every year to discourage their use and the use of any fireworks.

Poolesville's Fourth of July celebrations are at the Soccer fields on Hughes Road and Sugarland Road. Event starst at 6 p.m. and ends at 9:15 p.m.


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