Everything you want to know about fireworks this Fourth of July

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. Most events are free to attend, and there are plenty of family-friendly activities to choose from. People are encouraged to bring water and chairs to sit in along the route.

Are you looking for somewhere fun to go to celebrate Independence Day? The procession begins with an honor guard from the Jeffersonville Police Department with local veterans from all branches being recognized, according to a release from Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc.

This year's theme for the parade is "Celebrating American sOIL". The parade starts at Roswell Street Baptist Church and heads west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square, past Glover Park and the Square, down Cherokee Street, before it ends at North Marietta Parkway. Afterward, a local boy scout troop will retire a flag.

The event is free to the public and will include music and inspirational live speakers at the Downtown Square after parade. Active military members will receive half off admission.

The Fourth of July also marks the approximate halfway point in the Major League Baseball season, with a not-so-reliable popular tradition holding that the teams in first place will finish that way.

Mount Pleasant - The time of day to discharge fireworks is restricted from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on the same dates it is permissible to sell fireworks within the city limits. Live entertainment from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. and can be viewed from the Safety Harbor Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Parking is available for $5.

Better yet, mark the Fourth of July by attending a professional fireworks show. The heat should break a bit by the time the fireworks show begins, which will be around 10 p.m.

"Exceptional Fireworks Show" at SeaWorld: SeaWorld says that its "jaw-dropping" fireworks display combines pyrotechnics and a triumphant musical score. They will be also passing out United States flags for attendees.

Nevertheless, higher-grade, illegal fireworks are set off every year by unlicensed individuals.

The Canby Independence Day Celebration is bigger this year with more activities for children. Why pay money for your own just to get injured, he asks. The show, among the most renowned in the country, will last about 25 minutes.

They were still discharging as fire crews arrived at the house, she said.

What if your dog does get away during the fireworks?

Daniel Berlant, who oversees the fireworks program for the California Office of the State Fire Marshal, told ABC News that the agency tests all fireworks that are allowed in the state to make sure they don't explode or have uncontrollable sparks.

  • Delores Daniels