I know it's a little late, but, for posterity's sake, I have to include our 4th of July festivities.
Small towns are the best at holidays! Everything is so accesible, no longs lines, no distant views of parades, just up-close-and-personal enjoyment! We had a blast at the parade in the morning, a burst of energy while preparing food for the BBQ, and an evening exploding with fun: food, friends, volleyball, and fireworks. No burns, no tears.
What a wonderful way to celebrate our Country.