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Area July 4 activities planned

A flag is displayed in Sibley along Route 47 during a previous year.

You might want to check out these area Fourth of July celebrations over the weekend for fireworks, parades and fun.


The theme is “Together or Apart, We Celebrate America in our Hearts.” The July 3 street dance is downtown in the evening with a pork chop dinner along with the Women’s Club ice cream social and contest winner announcements. Free music by Brushville is featured during the dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. July 4 highlights include a flea market, cruise-in, parade at 2 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.


The 53rd annual Towanda Fourth of July celebration will have numerous events. July 3 is the HCE supper to-go, fireworks and honorary spotlight. The July 4 events include a flea market, food concessions and parade at 10 a.m.


“Home Town Heroes” is the theme for the Sibley Area Fourth of July. A big day is planned July 4 with breakfast by the lake, a fishing derby, old fashioned children’s games, a foam machine party for children, model airplanes and boat show, and a parade at 11:30 a.m. The night features entertainment by The Sophie Hafer Band and the famous fireworks show at dusk.


The 37th annual Paxton July Fourth celebration happens at Pells Park with a big day planned for the “Paxton Old-Fashioned Fourth of July.” The Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce will present the Do or Dye 5K Color Run, a car show will be held and the kid zone will be open. A watermelon eating contest starts in the afternoon along with the car show awards. Fireworks are presented at dusk at Bixby Park, sponsored by the City of Paxton.


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