The parade steps off mid-afternoon, then it's off to my cousin's for their annual barbecue...complete with music, food, volleyball, swimming, and sometimes even an inflatable jumping house for the kids!
Early evening will find us back home with the extended family preparing for fireworks on the lake. It may be a little cool for swimming today, but that probably won't deter the children. We'll roast marshmallows over the fire and make s'mores.
I love Independence Day, and our town always goes all-out for its celebration! I hope everyone in the US enjoys a safe and happy 4th!