Each year a neighborhood near us has a 4th of July Parade. It’s just like an old small-town parade—mounted and motorcycle police, floats created by the neighbors, vintage cars with people throwing candy to the crowd, kids on bicycles, tricycles, and wagons all decorated in red, white and blue.
At the end of the parade, all the spectators along with their kids and dogs, follow along as the parade winds through the neighborhood streets to the local park.
The local fire department is at the back of the parade and when they reach the park they plug into a hydrant and start shooting huge plumes of water into the park. The kids (both young and old) race around in the spray having the time of their lives!! It's a great way to celebrate the day!