Yuma, AZ -- Many people usually think of fireworks when they think of Fourth of July, but there's plenty to do before the big bang.
Throughout Yuma County there are a number of events in celebration of the fourth.
Join the Caballeros at the Armed Forces Park in Yuma. The Caballeros de Yuma will hold their 25th annual flag raising to honor American Service members.
The flag raising will take place 291 Gila Street in Yuma, starting at 7:30 A.M.
Interested in a good ol' American parade. Well the 50th Annual Neighborhood Independence day parade will start at the Christ Lutheran Church in Yuma.
Organizers say anyone with patriotic themed costumes, cars or even pets are welcome to be a part of the parade. The parade kicks off at 8:30 A.M. at Christ Lutheran Church at 2555 south Engler in Yuma. There will be contests, prizes and games for kids.
Now if your looking to hang out later in the day, don't worry, there will still be plenty to do.
In San Luis, the 4th of July Bash is expected to be bigger than ever this year. The bash kicks off tomorrow at 5:00P.M. at Joe Orduno Park in San Luis. The party is suppose to run through 1 A.M. and is has more than 30 food vendors, carnival games and live bands.
The river is always another cool option to celebrate Fourth of July. Hang out at the river, float along the river or just kick your feet up and relaxing by the water.
Other festivals that are scheduled throughout the county include the Wellton Fiesta and Somerton Festival. The Wellton Fiesta kicks off tomorrow night at 6 P.M. and will be held at Butterfield Park. Somerton's Festival will feature a DJ, plenty of food and even a pie eating contest. This kicks off at 7 P.M. and runs until 11 P.M. at the Main Street Ball Field in Somerton.
Plenty to do around town for the Fourth of July.
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