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10 Best Small Town Fourth of July Celebrations

Small Town Fourth
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Big cities may have the resources to put together brilliant pyrotechnics and other dazzling displays of allegiance. But many small towns, where locals are about as patriotic as they come, offer far more creative and unique Independence Day celebrations—without the city crowds. We’re talking decked-out boat parades, lobster bakes near the sea, and, of course, fireworks bursting in air. Paint the town red, white, and blue in one of these 10 less-traveled holiday destinations this Fourth of July.

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