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Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks displays

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By The Staff

Looking for some Fourth of July fireworks? You won’t have to look far. From neighborhood gatherings to professional fireworks shows, there’s plenty of fun nearby. Here are some area events:– Rock Hill is hosting Red, White and Boom at 5:30 p.m. July 3 at the Old Town Amphitheater on Black Street. The Heavy Sandwich and Sticky Fingers bands will perform until the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. There will be a children’s area and refreshments. For details, call (803) 329-8756 or e-mail crandall@ci.rock-hill.sc.us.– Fort Mill will hold its annual Independence Day cannon firing at 10 a.m. July 4 at the bandstand on Main Street.– Waxhaw will have a July 4 parade and fireworks. The parade starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Waxhaw. Fireworks are at 9:30 p.m. at Jackson Station beside CVS. Visit www.waxhaw.com to apply to be in the parade or call (704) 843-3195.– Historic Brattonsville will have an American Independence celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4, with 1840s-style games, cooking demos, musket firings, children’s military drills and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. For details, call (803) 684-2327.– Carowinds will hold a July 4 picnic from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by Night of Fire: A July 4th Spectacular firework show at 10 p.m. Visit www.carowinds.com for details.– Knights Stadium presents Skyshow, a fireworks show, after the July 4 baseball game between the Charlotte Knights and Durham. The game starts at 7:15 p.m., with the fireworks show after the game. Call (803) 548-8050 or visit www.charlotteknights.com.– Lake Wylie offers a fireworks show over the water at 9:45 p.m. July 4.For details, call (800) 866-5200.