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Fourth of July Celebration at Hanson Field

July 1, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – This Independence Day (Thursday, July 4), Western Illinois University's Hanson Field will once again be the venue for Macomb's annual evening Fourth of July Celebration, including a fireworks display. Gates open for the annual event at 6 p.m.; fireworks will begin at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.).

According to the City of Macomb's website, entertainment prior to the Fireworks will include:

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. — Jayme Larson's Dance Academy, Suzie Q's
  • 7-7:45 p.m. — Illinois Air National Guard Band with the Presentation of "The Colors" by the Macomb American Legion & V.F.W. Post #1921 at 7:45 p.m.
  • 8 p.m. — The Macomb Municipal Band, which will provide entertainment until the Fireworks Display starts at dusk

Rain date is set for Friday, July 5.

For more information, contact the City of Macomb at (309) 833-2558.

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