Local Independence Day celebration events

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The annual 4th of July Celebration at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.

Atlanta Motor Speedway - July 4 - Atlanta Motor Speedway will celebrate Independence Day with a special edition of the O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags and the Papa John's Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza immediately afterward.

A Massachusetts State Police trooper stands at the Hatch Shell ahead of Fourth of July festivities in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., July 3, 2018.

Meanwhile, some communities in the American West have canceled their planned July Fourth fireworks because of high wildfire danger, and some others are doing drone light displays instead of pyrotechnics.

By 3 p.m. people already put down lawn chairs and blankets to save a spot for the show. The only exception for those times is New Year's Eve when fireworks are allowed until 1 a.m.

The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra has its annual free summer pops concert in Crandall Park featuring works by NY composers. Legal consumer fireworks are less explosive than the type used by companies that have permits to conduct fireworks shows, but they're still risky.

For many families, this means more exciting and colorful Independence Day celebrations.

In Boston, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular features singer-songwriter Rachel Platten, the Indigo Girls, Rhiannon Giddens and Broadway legend Rita Moreno. Starting at noon, food, kids' games, music, and more will be featured in the park.

July 4 - Fourth of July Celebration, Columbia.

ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights - Star Spangled Salute Miller Outdoor Theater 8:30 p.m.

More than 50 floats and walking units will make up the parade, with the owners of the 127-year-old Schimpff's Confectionery, Warren and Jill Schimpff, serving as the grand marshals. Come early to enjoy music, food and beverage vendors for purchase. The parade kicks off at 7 pm with fireworks to follow.

July 4 - Litchfield Firework Display.

The opportunities abound for folks to celebrate the 4 of July around western and northwest Montana.

Features family-friendly activities, onsite food and drinks, prize giveaways, and more.

"Exceptional Fireworks Show" at SeaWorld: SeaWorld says that its "jaw-dropping" fireworks display combines pyrotechnics and a triumphant musical score.

- Fourth of July music and fireworks will be from 7-10:30 p.m.in downtown Driggs. A parade steps off at 11 a.m. and there will be a fireworks show at 11 p.m.

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.