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Fourth of July fireworks in Quincy IL and Hannibal MO
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July 4th Fireworks Shows in Quincy, Hannibal and Surrounding Area

Independence Day is Saturday, July 4, 2015. There will be several fireworks displays in the area in the days leading up to, during, and following the Fourth of July weekend. Here is the information we have, so far, on where you can see fireworks in Quincy, Hannibal, and the surrounding communities.

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Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images

Fireworks! What’s Legal and What’s Not

American's love their fireworks but there are laws regarding the use of fireworks. With that in mind, the Quincy Police Department has released the following information to the public.

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Another Rainy Week Possible, 30% Chance of Rain for the Fourth

If you've been asking yourself when the rain will stop in northeast Missouri and western Illinois, the answer is - apparently not this week.

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The Mark Twain Lake Rodeo Has Been Entertaining Fans For Nearly 30 Years [Interview]

The Mark Twain Lake Rodeo will be held for the 29th time in 2015. This event is an annual tradition for many during Fourth of July Weekend. Not only do rodeo enthusiasts get to see their favorite events, but the Mark Twain Lake Rodeo also puts on a fireworks display on July 4, and crowns Rodeo Royalty. Jo Ann Diffenderfer, the  Mark Twain Lake Rodeo's Public Relations Coordinator, gave us some background on how the rodeo began, what has changed over the years, and what first time visitors will find during the 29th Annual Mark Twain Lake Rodeo. 

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Fourth of July Parade - Hannibal, Missouri
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Register for the Parade, Fence Painting and Talent Show During National Tom Sawyer Days

The Hannibal Jaycees are accepting applications for upcoming National Tom Sawyer Days events, including the Fourth of July Parade, Hannibal's Got Talent talent show, and National Fence Painting Contest.

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Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images

Quincy’s What’s Legal and What’s Not Legal Fireworks List

For years I have heard that fireworks are illegal in the city limits of Quincy, but that is not a true statement. Some fireworks are legal and others aren't.

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Fourth of July Parade - Hannibal, Missouri
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Hannibal Police Announce Parking Restrictions for July 4 Parade and Hannibal Cannibal

As preparations are being made for National Tom Sawyer Days in America's Hometown, the Hannibal Police Department has announced parking restrictions during the Fourth of July Parade, and the Hannibal Cannibal on July 5. 

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It’s Independence Day and That’s How We Should Remember It

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Most people only know it as the Fourth of July.  A day for picnics, flag waving parades, and fireworks. When I grew up most people referred to it as Independence Day and I wish we would still call it that today and not the Fourth of July.

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Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images

What’s the Best Novelty Firework? [Poll]

The Fourth of July weekend has arrived! We wish everyone a very happy Independence Day, and we hope you and your family have a great time. Many of us will be celebrating with fireworks over the next few days, either by attending a public display, or - if your state/city allows - shooting them at home. Even if you live in a city with very restrictive rules on fireworks, must of them at least allow some of the novelty items, like pops, snakes and confetti guns. 

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Fireworks and Dogs Do Not Go Well Together

Before you head out for a fireworks display please find a way NOT to take your dog with you. A fear of fireworks is commonplace for dogs. They find the loud noise and bright displays of light truly frightening.The good news is that there are a few things you can do to help your dog make it through the Fourth of July festivities.

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