In Lovettsville, we have an annual 3rd of July Parade and Fireworks. I'm not sure, but I think the idea is to allow people to go to celebrations for the Fourth of July in DC and some of the bigger cities. Anyway, it's something we do every year and it's quintessential small town America. There's nothing spectacular about it, but darned if I don't haul myself over to it every year, no matter how hot it is, and stand and watch the whole thing. It's kind of similar to our Oktoberfest celebration which I mentioned previously. It's just fun to get together as a community and celebrate something together. You get to see everyone and it's just fun.
In the evening, they do fireworks which we are able to see from our backyard. I took some pictures, but they didn't come out too well.
In a way, it's appropriate to have a celebration on the 3rd of July anyway. The Declaration of Independence was ratified on July 2 and signed on the 4th. So really, we should have a multi-day celebration anyway.