July 4 festivities occur all around the country Celebrations: In many communities large and small, parades, fireworks, musical programs, even rodeos mark Independence Day.

June 23, 1996|By NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Independence Day is almost here, with a variety of festivities planned around the country.

In Steamboat Springs, Colo., the traditional July 4 parade starts at 10 a.m. At 1: 30 p.m., cowboys and cowgirls compete for prize money and silver buckles in the first of four professional rodeos. The festival, "Blue Skies, White Clouds and Red Hot Summer Fun," combines with Western heritage for Steamboat's 93rd Cowboy Roundup Days and Fourth of July Celebration, July 4-7. Information: (970) 879-0880. Lodgings: (800) 922-2722.

Sail for the Sound weekend, July 5-7, in Stamford, Conn., includes a Tall Ships parade July 5 at 4 p.m. from the Brewers Yacht Haven Marina. Call Coastal Fairfield County Convention and Visitor Bureau's Tourist Information, (800) 866-7925, for a free Visitor Guide, Calendar of Events and Connecticut Yankee Weekend Getaway discount coupons.

Caramoor, Katonah, N.Y.: On July 4, Andrea Marcovicci sings popular Broadway songs and songs of World War II. The Bachmann-Klibonoff-Fridman Trio performs Friday; the Angeles String Quartet debuts Sunday, and Saturday, "A Carnival in Venice!" honors Venetian master Antonio Vivaldi, with Caramoor's commedia dell'arte troupe entertaining until concert time. (914) 232-1252.

The City of Kissimmee, Fla., is having a Fourth of July celebration, noon-10 p.m., in Kissimmee Lakefront Park. Admission and parking free. (407) 847-2388.

Stars and Stripes at the (Dutchess) Stadium, Fishkill, N.Y., July 4, with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and fireworks, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. (914) 454-1222.

Pinnacle All-Star FanFest, "Where Baseball Is Everything," is an interactive baseball extravaganza at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, July 5-9. Tickets: (215) 463-1000.

Some places offer holiday weekend packages:

All-American weekends with Olympics theme, July 4-7, at Colony Beach & Tennis Resort in Longboat Key, Fla., start at $635 for a one-bedroom suite/double occupancy for three nights. Included: beach barbecue fireworks display over the water, games and Olympic Trials fitness class. (800) 4-COLONY.

Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello, N.Y., weekend package July 4-7, $315-$438 per person, double occupancy, includes supervised beach activities, golf, tennis, mountain biking, swimming, meals, cocktail party, entertainment. Joel Grey performs July 6. (800) 431-1273.

Mount Airy Lodge, Poconos, has a package July 4-7: From $85 per person, per night, it features fireworks Thursday, and comic Jack Simmons; Northern Lights group with Elvis impersonator July 5; George Carlin July 6. Includes meals, indoor/outdoor pools, game room, sports facilities, health club, etc. (800) 441-4410.

Pub Date: 6/23/96

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