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BLOOMINGTON – Looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day? Here’s what’s happening in and around Bloomington-Normal:

Bloomington

Celebrate America’s Concert; 7 p.m. July 2 and 3, Miller Park Bandstand, 1020 S. Morris Ave.

Park 2 Park 5 Miller Race; noon, July 4, Miller Park, 1020 S. Morris Ave.

66th Annual 4th of July Parade; 9 am, July 4, at the east corner of Woodland & Grove; Founder’s Grove Neighborhood Association.

4th of July car cruise celebration; 3-7 p.m. July 4, Miller Park, 1020 S. Morris Ave.

Fireworks; 9:15 p.m. July 4, Miller Park, 1020 S. Morris Ave.

Normal

Park 2 Park; 7:30-9:30 a.m. July 4, Fairview Park, 801 N. Main St.

July 4 Swimming for early birds; 9-10 a.m. July 4, Fairview Family Aquatic Center, 801 N. Main St.

Concerts on the Quad: House of Hamill; 7 to 8:30 p.m. 4th of July, Quad, West College Avenue

4th of July Celebration Sky Concert; 5 p.m. July 4, Fairview Park, 801 N. Main St.; inflatables, face painting, balloon artists start at 5:30 p.m.; food vendors available at 5 p.m.

Fireworks; 9:15 p.m. July 4, Fairview Park, 801 N. Main St.

Chenoa

street dance; 5:00 p.m. July 3, City Park, featuring Brushville.

Parade; 2:04 p.m. July, corner of Division and Mill.

Fireworks; 9:30 p.m. July 4, City Park.

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fireman’s breakfast; 7-10 a.m. July 4, Downs Fire Department.

sand volleyball tournament; 9:00 a.m. July 4th, Dooley Park.

Battle of the Bands; 10:00 a.m. July 4, Dooley Park Pavilion.

Food vendors; 11am-10pm July 4, Dooley Park.

Programming for the parade; 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. July 4, Tri-Valley schools.

4th of July Parade; noon, July 4.

live music; 1-4 p.m. July 4, Dooley Park.

Basketball tournament; 1-4 p.m. July 4, Dooley Park Basketball Court.

live music; 7-10 p.m. July 4, Dooley Park Basketball Court.

National anthem; 9:10 p.m. July 4, Dooley Park.

Fireworks; 9:15 p.m. July 4, Dooley Park/TV.

Dwight

4th of July celebration; all day 4th of July, Dwight Elementary School Grounds; food, carnival games, water wars, bouncy house, 50/50 raffle and sale of glowing items.

Fireworks; 9:04 p.m. July 4, Dwight Elementary School Grounds.

Eureka

10th Annual Bob Duncan Memorial Golf Outing; 8 a.m., July 4, Fairlakes Golf Club, Secor; $35 to $55; prizes, awards, food; limited to the first 25 paid teams; 309-744-2222 to register.

Parade; 10:00 a.m. July 4, Apostolic Christian Home.

Food Truck Festival and Fireworks; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. July 4, Lake Eureka.

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Heyworth

Fishing Derby; 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. July 4, Centennial Park.

Annual mud volleyball tournament; 8:00 a.m. July 4, Centennial Park.

4th of July community parade; 10:00 a.m. July 4.

Food vendors and DJs; 7 to 10 p.m. July 4, Centennial Park.

Fireworks; dusk, 4th of July, Centennial Park.

LeRoy

4th of July Parade; 9:30 a.m. July 4, American Legion Ruel Neal Post 79.

LeRoy Freedom Quilters honor local veterans; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4, Kiwanis Park.

lincoln

4th of July celebration; noon to 10 p.m. July 3, Lincoln Park District; live music, children’s parade, fun in the pool and fireworks.

Minonk

Band: Tim Gleason; 7-10 p.m. July 1, Chestnut St. near block of 5th and 6th Streets.

Party; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 2, Chestnut Street near 5th and 6th Street block; parade, inflatable structures, vendors, lunch and bingo.

Band: Two Beer Tommy; 7-10 p.m. July 2, Chestnut Street near the 5th and 6th Street block.

Fireworks; Dusk, July 2, Chestnut Street near the block of 5th and 6th Streets.

Cruise-In; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. July 3, Chestnut Street near the 5th and 6th Street block; no free entry.

local smoke extraction; 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 3, 5 and Chestnut Streets.

Group: Stringrays; 5-8 p.m. July 3, Chestnut Street near the 5th and 6th Street block.

Mount Pulaski

City-wide garage sale; From July 1 to 4, several locations.

Peoria

Peoria Jaycees 5000 firecracker; 7:30 a.m. July 4 418 SW. Water Street

July 4 Inaugural Party; 7am-4pm July 4, Touch of Gray Café.

July 4 at Tartan Inn; 8 a.m. July 4, Tartan Inn.

50th Annual 4th of July Parade; 10:00 a.m. July 4, West Peoria.

Red, white and soaring fireworks; 9:30 p.m. July 4, Peoria Riverfront.

Pontiac

Independence Day celebration; 4-9:30 p.m. July 2, Elks Lodge; live music, inflatables, balloon creations, food and drink, fireworks.

Bloomington Labor Day Parade Registration Opens

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5 km run/walk; 8:00 a.m. July 2, City Park or virtual; $20 early bird registration; $25 virtual and registration after June 30.

Non-food vendors open; 9:00 a.m. July 2-3, City Park.

Children’s corner; 9 a.m. to noon July 2, City Park.

Fundraising BBQ; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. July 2, City Park.

the Lizzi Neal band; from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 2, pavilion d’aplomb in the municipal park.

Bagshot row strip; from noon to 3:30 p.m. on July 3, pavilion d’aplomb in the municipal park.

Ice Cream and Pie Social fundraiser; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. July 3, City Park.

Parade of children; 1:00 p.m. July 3, City Park.

Vendors, beer tent and carnival; 5 p.m. July 6, Northpoint Field.

Opening Ceremonies and Coronation of Mrs. Sparkler and Mr. Firecracker; 6:30 p.m. July 6, Northpoint Field.

Heartless; 7 p.m. July 6, Northpoint Field.

Silver Bullet STL; 9:06 p.m. July, Northpoint Field.

80s bush; 7:00 p.m. July 7, Northpoint Field.

Jack Russell’s Great White; 8:30 p.m. July 7, Northpoint Field.

fire station ; 10:00 p.m. July 7, Northpoint Main Stage.

The NATU Band, 7:00 p.m. July 8, Northpoint Main Stage.

Jordan Flecher, 8:30 p.m. July 8, Northpoint Main Stage.

Eddie Montgomery, 10:00 p.m. July 8, Northpoint Main Stage.

The Nixons, 7:00 p.m. July 9, Northpoint Main Stage.

fastball, 8:30 p.m. July 9, Northpoint Main Stage.

always clear, 10:00 p.m. July 9, Northpoint Main Stage.

Parade, 1:00 p.m. July 10, Main Street, Downtown Streator

confederate railroad, 6:30 p.m. July 10, Northpoint Main Stage.

The LACs, 8:00 p.m. July 10, Northpoint Main Stage.

Fireworks; 9:39 p.m. July 10, Northpoint Field.

Towanda

Fireworks; dusk, July 3, near the fire department and the school.

Flea market; all day on July 4th, Villages Parcs.

Food concessions; all day July 4, Parks and Community Building.

Parade; programming from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., starting at 10 a.m. on July 4, elementary school.

Contact Olivia Jacobs at 309-820-3240. Follow Olivia on Twitter: @olivia___jacobs

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