There are numerous opportunities to celebrate the Independence Day weekend throughout the WGEL listening area…
Fireworks in Vandalia will be held Friday night, July 3, starting at dusk at Vandalia Lake. There is a carnival going on at the Lake, through Saturday, July 4.
The Woburn Baptist Church is hosting a fireworks display Friday, July 3. There is no charge to attend or for the hotdogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cones. Serving of food starts at 7:00 p.m. and everyone is invited.
The Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180 will observe Independence Day Saturday, July 4, by posting the Avenue of Flags at the Mulberry Grove Cemetery, starting at 8:00 a.m., weather permitting. The 120 flags are Casket Flags of deceased veterans. Forty flags will be posted in the village of Mulberry Grove. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. after which the flags will be lowered.
The 4th of July fireworks display in Highland will be held Saturday at dusk at Glik Park. In addition to the fireworks, the event will include fireworks, food, music, and fun for the kids.
Breese will have a fourth of July party in the Jaycees Park, starting with a fishing derby from 5 to 7 P.M. for boys and girls 11 years and younger. Live music begins at 7 P.M., and food and drink will be available for purchase.
Everyone is invited to the Keyesport American Legion for fireworks Saturday, July 4. There will be music and food. Please do not bring coolers, trailers, or fireworks.
The annual Fourth of July fireworks display will go off at the Alhambra Park on Saturday, July 4 with fireworks starting as soon as it gets dark. Snack foods will be available for purchase.
The annual Independence Day celebration at Rustic Acres in New Douglas will be held on July 4th with fireworks at 9.
The annual Fourth Fest at Patriot’s Park has been cancelled due to the wet conditions. Event coordinator Scott Crothers told WGEL Radio that the park is just to wet to handle the large crowd without doing substantial damage to the grounds, and that the fireworks crew can not get to the launch ground due to the wet conditions.
Due to high water at Carlyle Lake, the fireworks spectacular at the lake has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, September 5. All original activities including the Dam Jam, sandcastle building contest, and volleyball tournament will be September 5.