The Red, White & BOOM! Fourth of July celebration downtown will be bursting with food trucks, live music and a salute to the armed forces. Food trucks will line Water Street starting at 6:00, and The Barís Open will set up a beer garden on the KSN Lawn. The Astronauts take the stage at 7:30, and the best fireworks in town start opposite the Hyatt Lawn at 9:45.


Four local families celebrate

their patriotism ó not only on the Fourth of July, but all year round. Read their stories here to inspire your own holiday observations. Another summer tradition is mixing up a batch of DIY ice cream, and Joe Stumpe has tips, tricks and even recipes to do just that. Then, pack up the picnic basket and discover the perfect spot under the shade trees in one of ICT's many parks to enjoy it, along with the rest of July.

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