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Celebrating America with weekend of events

This Fourth of July weekend might have you seeing double.

Across the region, local celebrations are starting today and continue into Saturday with fireworks shows to catch all weekend long.

Allen County

Fort Wayne: The only thing that beats one fireworks display is having two. Parkview Field will have a post-game fireworks show after the TinCaps face off against the West Michigan Whitecaps; the game starts at 7:05 tonight, and prices range from $5 to $12.50. The city’s fireworks display, which has returned downtown to One Summit Square, will follow at 10 p.m. or after the conclusion of the TinCaps game.

Leo-Cedarville: The second day of the Freedom Festival today will have live music, Leo’s Got Talent Contest winners and a flag ceremony at Riverside Gardens, 14701 Schwartz Road. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at dusk. Go to www.leocedarville.com for more information.

DeKalb County

Auburn: Celebration starts at 4 p.m. Saturday at Auburn Auction Park and Event Center, 5536 County Road 11A featuring live music, corn hole tournament, Buffalo Wild Wing eating contest; fireworks about 10 p.m.

Garrett: Second day of Garrett Heritage Festival today includes cruise-in car show and kiddie tractor pull; fireworks begin at 10 p.m.; go to GarrettHeritageDays.com for more information.

Huntington County

Warren: Catch the Salamonie Summer Festival’s 47th annual parade at 7 p.m. today. Other weekend activities include an antique tractor show, cakewalk and fishing derby; fireworks will be at 10 p.m. Sunday at Tower Park; go to www.warrenindiana.us for information.

Kosciusko County

Warsaw: Winona Lake parade begins at 6 p.m. today, followed by fireworks over the lake at dusk. The celebration carries on into Saturday with a flotilla boat parade at 8:30 p.m.

North Webster: The Old Man’s Band will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Town Park on Webster Lake. The Dixie Boat Fireworks Cruise takes off at 9 p.m. Saturday with fireworks over the lake at dusk; tickets for the cruise go on sale at 9 a.m. today at Lake View Pizza King by the boat dock. Call 574-834-2385 for more information.

Lake Tippecanoe: “Tippy-A-GoGo” flotilla leaves the dock at 1 p.m. Saturday from Patona Bay Resort; fireworks over the lake will begin at 10:30 p.m.

Chapman Lake: Flotilla at 1 p.m. Saturday; fireworks over the lake begin at dusk

LaGrange County

Topeka: Fourth of July celebration today features a pie-eating contest and a parade at 5:30 p.m.; fireworks begin at dusk at East Park

Noble County

Kendallville: Festivities begin at 4 p.m. today with children’s games, Minute to Win It challenges and music; fireworks over Bixler Lake at dusk

Steuben County

Angola: Independence Day celebration begins with a parade at 11 a.m. today at Commons Park; fireworks begin at dusk

Wells County

Bluffton: Juke Joint Jive will perform at 8 p.m. today at Bluffton-Harrison Middle School, 1500 Stogdill Road; fireworks will follow at 10 p.m.; go to ci.bluffton.in.us for more information

kcarr@jg.net

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