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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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Creative 4th of July Parade Float Ideas

Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats abound and are as unique and individual as the spirit that carved out our country.

06/16/2014

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4th of July Fireworks Safety Checklist

Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.

06/16/2014

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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/16/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014

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Local Expert Says July 4th Period Can Be Dangerous For Your Eyes

Take care this holiday weekend to avoid serious eye issues.

07/06/2013

Philadelphia 4th Of July Parade

Tens Of Thousands Travel From Across Continent To Celebrate Independence Day In Philadelphia

It doesn’t get more patriotic than Philadelphia’s July 4th parade, right in the heart of one of our nation’s most historic areas.

07/04/2013

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2nd Re-Enactment Of Battle Of Gettysburg Begins

The Battle of Gettysburg is underway for the second time in a week and tourists are converging in droves even if the outcome of the Civil War’s pivotal encounter has been known for 150 years.

07/04/2013

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Who ‘Dies’ Is Tough Decision At Gettysburg

You’re a Civil War re-enactor carrying an authentic musket, out on the field with your history-buff buddies making a charge under withering enemy fire. It’s great fun except for one thing: Someone’s going to have to “die.”

07/04/2013

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Real Fireworks Artwork

If you’re in an area that’s going to be wet and rainy this year, Real Fireworks Artwork might distract you from the clouds.

07/04/2013

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3 On Your Side: What To Buy & What To Skip This 4th of July

Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at the holiday sales that will certainly lure shoppers in.

07/03/2013

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Welcome America

Learn more about Welcome American events.

07/03/2013

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NJ Transit Offers Extra Service, Savings During July 4th Holiday

NJ Transit is offering extra service and savings for travelers throughout the July Fourth holiday.

06/28/2013

Travel

3 On Your Side: 40 Million To Travel This July 4th Holiday

According to AAA some 40.8 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more to get their fireworks, barbecues and Independence Day celebrations.

06/25/2013

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Best Firework Displays Across the Country

From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.

06/21/2013

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