10 places to see fireworks in the IC area this Independence Day

Happy birthday, USA! -- photo by Kevin de Choisy
Happy birthday, USA! — photo by Kevin de Choisy

No matter where you and your crew plan to spend the 4th, the Iowa City area is committed to making sure you definitely have a fireworks display nearby.

Here are 10 spots with shows planned for this Saturday:

1. Iowa City Fireworks at Jazz Festival
Downtown Iowa City
Concerts, Food, Vendors
Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

Video evidence of last year’s show:

2. 4thFest
S.T. Morrison Park in Coralville, IA
Parade, Concert, Games, Food, Vendors
Fireworks start after dark

For real!:

3. Hills 4th of July Celebration
Hills Ball Park in Johnson County
Co-ed softball, games, parade
Fireworks start at 9:05 p.m.

4. Freedom Festival
Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA
Music, games, vendors, food
Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.

Not joking:

5. Kernels Game
Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, IA
Fireworks start after the game

6. Lake MacBride
Beach Area
Fireworks begin at dusk

7. Red, White, and Boom
Davenport, IA
Music, Vendors, Games
Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

Seriously, though, patriotism is shiny and loud:

8. Fireworks Festival
National Congress Cattle Grounds in Waterloo, IA
Music, games, vendors
Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

9. Salute to Freedom
Rec center soccer fields in Williamsburg, IA
Parade, band, laser tag
Fireworks begin at dusk

10. 4th of July Festival
Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City, IA
Parade, food
Fireworks begin at dusk

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