If you miss the big fireworks display at Wylie Park Thursday night, you'll have other chances. Over the next three nights, there will be at least seven other fireworks shows in the Aberdeen area.
You can also see the Aberdeen Aqua Addicts perform three times.
The fireworks displays begin tonight at Richmond Lake and Mina Lake. So if you're an Aberdeen resident who likes to see the sky lit up, just drive west.
The Fourth of July activities at Wylie Park begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, with a Storybook Land Theatre performance of “Cucumber Phil” at the castle. Entertainment follows at 7 p.m.
The Aqua Addicts ski show starts at 7 p.m. at Wylie Lake. The Duck Derby begins at 8, followed by an Aberdeen Municipal Band concert at 8:30. The fireworks display starts at dusk. Wylie Park visitors may enjoy other activities, such as mini-golf, paddleboats and go-karts, during the day.
Another Aberdeen fireworks show will be Saturday night at Brown County Speedway as part of the Summer Nationals car race.
In addition, there'll be lots of places in the area where you can eat snow cones, bounce on inflatables and watch bullriding this week.
Here's a look at Independence Day activities around the area this week:
Wild West Days get underway today, with a brat feed and ice cream social from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Bull-A-Rama begins at 6 p.m. at the Faulk County Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds.
Thursday's schedule includes the Wild West Days Parade at 10 a.m., a tractor pull at 1 p.m. and fireworks after dark. A barbecue follows the parade at City Park.
Friday’s schedule features two evening events — a bean bag tournament at J&J Bar and music by VT’s Rockin’ Country at the Short Stop Bar.
Saturday is Family Day, with a kids' carnival from 3 to 6 p.m. The Faulkton Fire Department will have a water fight. A car show runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Beginning at 8 p.m., Power Play will play at the Short Stop Bar.
Sunday's lineup consists of a scramble golf tournament and ecumenical church services, the latter at 9 a.m.
Doland activities will begin with a lawn mower and bicycle poker run Thursday. The group will leave from the Doland Ball Field at 3 p.m. Registration begins at 2.
A community potluck begins at 6 p.m. Brats, hot dogs and lemonade will be provided. People are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share.
A community softball game begins at 7 p.m. The game is for all ages. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Fireworks begin at dusk. Doland residents are asked to bring fireworks for the community show. Some fireworks will be provided.
People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and fun beverages.