MiniTime: 8 Superlative Fourth of July Celebrations
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With the Fourth of July falling on a Thursday this year, millions of families are planning a four-day break to celebrate the holiday. Looking for a place to get your red, white, and blue on? Here are six standout July 4th celebrations in the USA.
Longest Running Parade: Bristol, Rhode Island
Seeking the quintessential small-town Fourth celebration? In attractive, coastal Bristol, population 23,000, annual festivities include concerts and such old-time elements as Miss (and Little Miss) Fourth of July competitions, a Fourth of July Ball, and a Drum and Bugle Corp Competition. Held every year since 1785, the parade is a wholesome slice of Americana with marching bands, floats, and plenty of flag waving. It's also nice and easy to find: the route follows a red-white-and-blue striped line painted along Hope Street, then turns north on High Street and finishes at the town common.
Best Small-Town Big Ticket: Addison, Texas
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