We live in a quaint little town in northern Kentucky called Independence. I heard that years ago they never did anything big for the 4th of July, but that all changed when they realized that since the town is called 'Independence', it's high time they celebrate big time on a holiday that bears the town name. So, now they have a 2 day celebration which includes lots of booths with food, games and more, amusement rides, concerts, balloons (last year hot air balloons, this year hundreds of lanterns) a big parade through town and at the end of it all...the fireworks show, some of the best fireworks in the state! This year they lasted nearly 40 minutes! People come from all over just to see them. Fortunately for us, we live only a couple miles from where they are, so it's something we get to experience every year now.
Here are a few photos I took last night while enjoying them with the family. Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!
Happy Birthday, America!