If you are sticking around here for he 4th of July, there are a couple of day festivals with fireworks that you can checkout without driving far. I'll be hanging out in my hometown of Byron which has its own event. Here's the low down on some of the local events.

Byron

The Stars and Stripes Fest will include a Freedom 5k Walk/Run and a whole bunch of family friendly events like a bounce house and water slide, face painting and food.

Harmony

Enjoy the amazing car show they have or the toad races. Plus, they've got their 8th Annual Pedal Pull, a petting zoo and the grandest of all parades kicking off at 3pm. Here is the full schedule.

Cannon Falls

They are hosting their annual Cannon Valley Fair with Exhibits, grandstand shows, derbies. Parade on the 4th at 11:30 a.m., fireworks at dusk.

Stewarville

Head to their Summerfest event. Check out the Stewie Crisiers 6th Annual Car Show, Arts in the Park, the water wars and the parade. Of course there are fireworks at dusk.