Central Illinois has big plans to celebrate America's independence. Weather-related changes will be posted at Pantagraph.com.

Bloomington: The Pantagraph's Celebrate America, song and dance revue, 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Miller Park bandstand, Bloomington; fireworks at dusk, Thursday, Miller Park; park celebration, all day.

Normal: Activities/contests, live band, 9 a.m.-9:15 p.m. Thursday, Fairview Park and Family Aquatics Center; fireworks at dusk, Thursday.

Chenoa: Downtown street dance, Wednesday; parade, flea, fireworks at dusk, Thursday; downtown Chenoa City Park and Chenoa Football Field.

Clinton: Entertainment, fireworks at dusk, Friday; downtown square in Clinton and near Clinton High School/Junior High School.

Downs: Parade, fireworks and more, Thursday; Dooley Park, Downs.

Dwight: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dwight Grade School grounds, Dwight.

Heyworth: Fishing derby, food vendors, live entertainment, 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Centennial Park, Heyworth; fireworks at dusk.

Hopedale: Fireworks at dusk, Wednesday; car show, flea market, carnival, parade, live music, Thursday; downtown Hopedale and Hopedale Park.

Lincoln: Kids' walking parade, activities, music, 10 a.m.-dusk Thursday, Lincoln Park District, Lincoln; fireworks at dusk

Pontiac: Activities, fireworks, 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, Pontiac Elks Lodge grounds.

Streator: Fireworks, Wednesday; Streator High School.

Towanda: Dance, Wednesday; flea market, parade, Thursday; downtown Towanda and other locations.

An earlier version of this story gave the wrong day for fireworks in Clinton.


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