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This Fourth of July week, 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more to celebrate, the most ever since AAA began tracking the number 18 years ago.

Fireworks are a big part of the Fourth of July celebration, but they're not a hit with everyone.

The Animal Services Unit is also warning pet owners that that fireworks lead to a lot of missing pets on Fourth of July.

Gulfport: There will be a parade along Beach Boulevard starting at 6 p.m., with a fireworks display visible from Gulfport Beach at 9 p.m.

The amusement park rides and concessions will remain open for extended hours at least until the fireworks begin, Briggs said.

The longtime tradition of July 3rd fireworks is making a return to the Saratoga Casino Hotel (the racino) this year after a hiatus.

The Orange County Fire Authority put out a list of firework displays in the area. "With all the stand-alone fireworks-only superstores in the state of Florida, there shouldn't be a critter left alive", says Julie Heckman of the American Pyrotechnics Association, a trade group.

Gates open at 3 p.m.

In Boston, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular features singer-songwriter Rachel Platten, the Indigo Girls, Rhiannon Giddens and Broadway legend Rita Moreno.

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- A Fourth of July Community barbecue will be from 11 1 p.m., at the Blackfoot Senior Center.

Norcross - July 3 - Norcross' pre-4th of July block party in historic Downtown Norcross includes food trucks, art and craft vendors, music, shops, bounce houses and more from 5 10 p.m. Fireworks are set for dusk, usually about 9:40 p.m. Parking will be available at First United Methodist Church on Beaver Ruin Road. Afterward, there will be a community picnic in Morgan's Grove Park from noon to 3 p.m.

The event is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10.

Scarpelli added the department has issued six citations for illegal fireworks use or possession so far this year.

"I'm going to celebrate the 4th every day!"

The city of Martinsburg will hold a firework display at War Memorial Park, which is expected to begin at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Recent wildfires throughout OR have caused State Fire Marshal Jim Walker to reissue safety warnings for fireworks usage, even though numerous blazes were lightning-caused and the cause is still being investigated on others. The heat should break a bit by the time the fireworks show begins, which will be around 10 p.m. Once the parade ends at the Cumming Fairgrounds, festivities will continue throughout the day and include music, food vendors, a kids zone and other activities.

- The Menan fireworks begin at 10 the LDS Church on the corner of 3550 East and the Menan Lorenzo Highway.

Lake Santa Fe Boat Parade, 11 a.m.

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