Wednesday, March 29, 2023


Do you plan to attend a fireworks celebration on July 4th?

What are your plans tomorrow night? Will you sit at home just like any other night, or are you headed out to a big fireworks celebration at your local fairgrounds? Or maybe you’ll gather with some neighbors in the RV park to blow off $200 worth of “cheap” fireworks and light a few of those weird little worms that expand as they burn on the sidewalk.

If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll get to attend a fireworks celebration in a small town that you just happen to be in this weekend. That can be a great treat — watching the locals observe their Independence Day rituals. Maybe you can eat a corn dog and some buttered corn on the cob. If you’re really lucky you’ll hear Ethel Merman belting out “God Bless America” over the PA system as the fireworks grand finale sets the sky ablaze!

So what are your plans? Curious minds want to know.

Oh, if you do plan to be out and about — don’t go drinking a lot of Bud Light and then climb behind the steering wheel. That’s very, very bad and dangerous behavior!



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Gary Broughton
1 year ago

Neighbors across, and down the street had fireworks about 8:30 until before 10 for about 40 families and kids there. Sat on porch and watch theirs and about 7 other places shooting them off.
Was really nice show.

David Onder
1 year ago

We enjoy the fireworks from our deck each year. Glad they are back.

Tony V
1 year ago

No, it’s certainly NOT just another day, but no fireworks, either. Fire danger is just way too high. Sure, I could go to the park to watch the city’s display, but I’m still bit leery of crowds. Too many un-vaccinated people refusing to mask up. There are other ways to celebrate.

Grant Graves
1 year ago

well, i said no but that doesn’t make it a normal day just because we don’t do fireworks.

Ed K
1 year ago

Past my bed time.

1 year ago

Our campground had a live band and professional fireworks tonight, July 3! What a surprise and special treat!

1 year ago

My husband and I plan to do some fishing on our town’s lake and then watch the fireworks from the boat.

1 year ago

We’ll be attending our Mayor’s Big Bang Celebration this year. It was, of course, canceled last year so this year will be extra special! We’ll take our Chihuahua because she HATES fireworks and they go off aplenty around our current living arrangements so she’ll be better with us than home alone!

Paul S Goldberg
1 year ago

We are celebrating the 4th by staying put and maybe take a drive to enjoy the beauty of the area we are staying, Grand Junction CO. There will be no fireworks because of fire danger. The dogs will not be terrified and vets with ptsd won’t have to suffer flashbacks from the explosions. The fireworks are a reminder, but the reality is it will be the 4th of July and calling it a normal day does not reflect how our mood will be. Grateful to be Americans, free to roam as we see fit and speak as we see fit and worship, or not, as we see fit.

Neal Davis
1 year ago

We live on the side of a ridge and typically can see 5 or 6 distant fireworks displays from our deck. We enjoy the fireworks and do not have to leave the comfort of our home.

Bob p
1 year ago

The 4th of July is when the neighbors adult family show up with enough fireworks to start a war and no regard for wind direction try to set the subdivision on fire.

1 year ago

How is it possible people can treat this as “just a normal day”?

1 year ago
Reply to  Kathryn

Kathryn, I certainly agree with you = JUST ANOTHER DAY??? REALLY??? NOPE, not for me.

Robert N. Cordy
1 year ago

May I add my favorite Fourth of July song?

RV Staff
1 year ago

Love it! Thanks, Robert. Always brings tears to my eyes. Happy Fourth of July! 😀 –Diane

1 year ago

Actually where the RV park is that I live in I can see the fireworks off in the distance from all over the Tri-Cities area. Just sit out back, enjoy without the smoke of the fireworks. Yes, I miss the ground display but don’t miss the traffic to get there and leave.

1 year ago

Rain has canceled most everything on the far north east coast. But if the rain stops early enough I’ll do some at home with the grand kids. Flag flying high windows dressed with bunting. It’s my duty and honor to celebrate the 4th having retired from the military and blessing the FREEDOM that we have.

Last edited 1 year ago by Skip
1 year ago

We’ll be near Minneapolis and fireworks don’t start till 10pm with the closest 30 min away. I normally fall asleep between 10:30 and 11 so I wouldn’t be very alert driving in a strange city.

Hopefully we’ll be able to see some in the distance from our campground.

1 year ago

if we were home we’d be at the park down the street watching the fireworks. but we’re in the bay area of CA settling my late brother-in-law’s affairs. even if we knew where a FW display was being held we’d stay away. likely to be a huge crowd and we’re not fans of huge crowds.

Mary Hazel
1 year ago

Heading out of town to a remote and quiet spot. No fireworks. I have my flag and will appreciate my country. The Beachie Creek fire was within feet of my home and community and we are at very high risk because of drought, debris from ice storm and overall heat and dryness so we’re all (hopefully) celebrating without the fireworks this year

Roy Davis
1 year ago

I can only wish for a normal day but we have idiot neighbors who started setting them off last week even though it is illegal. That’s irrelevant if it’s not enforced but most law enforcement departments are way to under staffed to spend time enforcing it.

1 year ago

In the Rio Grande Valley we can stay home and still see hours of fireworks for several nights.

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