Bring your family to the annual Independence Day carnival and fireworks display in Geneva, New York on Thursday, July 3, 2014. This event is located at the American Legion, 1115 Lochland Rd. Festivities start at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Admission fees are $5 per car or $2 for walk-ins.
The event includes carnival rides and games, raffles and concessions. In case of rain, festivities will be moved to Friday, July 4th.
Other Independence Day festivities in Ontario County:
Fireworks at the Farmington Town Hall, Thursday, July 3rd. Food vendors, live music. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk around 9 p.m.
Fourth of July Celebration & Parade, Friday, July 4th in Canandaigua, New York. Parade at 10 a.m; community picnic with vendors at 3 p.m at Kershaw Park; live music from 6-9 p.m; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Some interesting facts about Independence Day:
The Declaration of Independence was started on July 2nd, 1776 and it was approved by the Continental Congress on July 4th.
In 1870, the U.S. Congress made the Fourth of July a federal holiday; in 1941, it added a provision to make this a paid holiday to all federal employees.
The Declaration of Independence is one of the most admired and copied political documents of all time.
New York City has the largest fireworks display in the United States.
In 2013, the United State's exports of fireworks came to $10.2 million; $4.0 million was spent on American Flags.
The Fourth of July is the most popular holiday for grilling out, followed by Memorial Day and Labor Day.