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The Fourth of July is a day to show our patriotism and love for our country that gives us many freedoms.

It also has become a day of enjoying barbecues and festivities with family and friends topped off with beautiful fireworks displays.

If you are looking for an event with lots of people and lots of fun ways to spend July 4th, here are some events in the San Gorgonio Pass area and the Inland Empire:

BANNING

The city of Banning’s Fourth of July celebration will take place at Nicolet Middle School stadium.

Gates open at 5 p.m.

There will be inflatable attractions for the kids, crafts and face painting as well, and music and food. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. in the stadium. The event is free.

For more information, call the Banning Parks and Recreation Department at (951) 922-3242.

BEAUMONT

The city of Beaumont’s Fourth of July celebration will start at 4 p.m. in Stewart Park in Beaumont.

Concerts will start at 5 p.m. Texas Runaway will perform beginning at 5 p.m., followed by B.O.E. Band at 7 p.m. and fireworks will start at 9 p.m.

The Beaumont Plunge will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Cost is $1 per person.

Venture Church will sponsor a Market Night and Kidz Zone from 4 to 8 p.m.

The Skate Park will be open until 3:45 p.m. for BMX bikes, skateboards and scooters.

A Tailgate Zone will be open to vehicles for barbecuing at the northern end of 11th and Orange.

There will be road closures on Ninth and 10th Streets between Orange and Maple streets. Other closures will include Orange and Maple streets. Between 9th and 10 streets.

REDLANDS

The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. at Franklin Elementary School and wind around to Sylvan Park.

Entertainment will be provided in Sylvan Park starting at 9 a.m. with the District 909 Band, until 10:30 a.m.

From 10:30 to 11:30, there will be Kevin Williams.

The Fourth of July Band will perform from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

There also will be a flag raising ceremony at that time.

The District 909 Band will perform from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Fourth of July Band from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.; District 909 Band from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

The fireworks show will be held inside Ted Runner Stadium at the University of Redlands, with gates opening at 6 p.m.

The live show and opening ceremonies will start at 6:30 p.m. There will be a flyover by four T-34’s.

The Redlands Fourth of July Band will start at 6:45 p.m. At 8 p.m., Chris Farmer Music Presents: The Bel Air Bandits: “A tribute to California and Americana Music.’’ Fireworks will start at 9 p.m.

YUCAIPA

The city of Yucaipa will hold its Fourth of July festivities starting at 4 p.m. in the Yucaipa High School football stadium.There will be food vendors and a concert. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. For information, call (909) 790-7460.

Staff Writer Julie Farren may be reached at jfarren@recordgazette.net.

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