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Star-Spangled Classic

Although they won’t be held on the Fourth of July, which falls on a Wednesday this year, Independence Day fireworks will return to downtown four days prior to the actual holiday. The family-friendly free event, centered around Washington and College, starts at 5 p.m. and will feature live music by The Funk Brotherhood, food trucks and, for $2–$7, kids’ activities like a bounce house. At about 9:30 p.m., the fireworks will be launched from the Classic Center parking deck. This year, the Star-Spangled Classic comes with a patriotic playlist designed to synchronize with the fireworks display. Visit for the link, as well as more information.