Local communities have made plans to celebrate Independence Day.
In Martins Ferry, gates will open at the Schools Complex at 5001 Ayers Limestone Road at 5:30 on July 3. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Rain day is July 5. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 633-2565 for more information.
In Barnesville, fireworks will begin at dusk on July 5 at Barnesville Memorial Park, located at 130 Fair Street.
In St. Clairsville, the United States Air Force Band will perform at the Central Park Amphitheater on July 2.
In Cadiz, an all-day celebration will be held at on July 5 at Sally Buffalo Park, Wallace Lodge, beginning at 10 a.m. The festivities will include a golf cart parade, corn hole tournament, flea market, craft show and a DJ, as well as the Beast of the East baseball tournament. Fireworks begin at dusk.
In the Tappan Lake area, fireworks will be held at Tappan Lake Park on July 5, beginning at dusk.
No festivities have been planned for Shadyside or Bellaire.