Tips for protecting your pets during fireworks on Independence Day

Family in Chicago celebrate the Fourth of July circa 1905

Fireworks at 9 pm.

Until recently, Pennsylvania allowed the sale of most fireworks 365 days a year-but only to people who could show out-of-state identification. The gates will open at 6 p.m., with American Idol finalist Caleb Lee Hutchinson and R&B group After 7 performing on the main stage.

From 11 a.m.to 6 p.m., the Sellersburg Pool will celebrate the holiday with $1 hot dogs and ice cream. There are several free 4th of July events throughout Santa Barbara County, and many events where you can buy tickets. A Kona Ice truck and craft vendors also will attend.

Ginny Springs Independence Day Celebration starts at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at NightOut.com, or at the door.

The Waterfront Blues Festival kicks off on July 4 with local and national music acts. Prizes will be awarded to the top competitors. Injuries related to fireworks most often affect the hands and fingers. There will be a parade, live music, food and games. Anyone is welcome to join, walking, riding bikes or in vehicles.

Most communities prohibit fireworks between midnight and 8 a.m. There will be music and lots of children's activities.

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

Fort Hood's Independence Day Celebration is set for 4 to 10 p.m. July 4 in Hood Stadium located behind the Community Events Center.

Cloverdale and Rohnert Park have since shortened their fireworks seasons, but these half-steps don't eliminate the threat posed by fireworks, even the state-approved "safe and sane" fireworks that don't explode or fly into the air. Here's a list of the festivities happening during the day. The parade route starts on Spring Street and ends at Warder Park with another brief ceremony honoring veterans, this time with songs and speeches. General admission is free.

Cedar Key Fireworks Dock Street 9:15 p.m. -10 p.m. The last shuttle from City Beach departs at 11 p.m.

Roswell - July 4 - Roswell's 19th annual Fireworks Extravaganza will be held at Roswell High School on the front lawn. 2 between 10 a.m. -10 p.m.

Don't take your pet to parades or fireworks displays or leave your pet in the vehicle at a fireworks show. A 21-minute fireworks finale will close out the night, which includes inflatable jumpers, face painting and live music. Live music begins at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. Pets, tents, sparklers, outdoor cooking and drones are not permitted. It will launch from Roc Park, located at 200 Rex Place.

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

The fireworks show will begin at dark, but beforehand, local food vendors, inflatables, a rock wall and more will be a part of the fun.

Make sure your animal is micro-chipped so you can track it down easier if it gets lost.

Fourth of July Spectacular: The largest Independence Day celebration in New Braunfels includes a free concert and fireworks over Landa Lake.

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