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Who needs a parade?

Celebrating the Fourth of July in an unusual year

by Palo Alto Weekly staff

For those accustomed to celebrating Fourth of July with big parties, parades, chili cook-offs, fireworks, and concerts, the Independence Day holiday is going to feel a bit ... different this year. But just because the usual festivities and mass gatherings may be off due to COVID-19 concerns, it doesn't mean you can't have fun. After all, a holiday is a holiday and sometimes, it's the simple things that mean the most.

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4 people like this
Posted by Marta Wilde
a resident of Los Altos
on Jul 2, 2020 at 4:32 pm

Instead of looking to the sky for fireworks, our neighborhood will be looking down our street. On the 4th of July, we are all placing luminarias in front of our homes at night. We each will write our hopes and wishes for our country on our luminaria bags. We expect to have a lovely inspiring and illuminated stroll down our street.

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Posted by Spectator at Large
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jul 2, 2020 at 5:34 pm

Beautiful, hopeful and positive. Thanks for sharing a lovely neighborhood plan! Would live to see the luminarias or at least hat was written on them. Send some into town square!

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Posted by Something to Talk About
a resident of Woodside
on Jul 2, 2020 at 7:12 pm

Declaration Laws Matter : DLM
Happy Independence Day Everyone!

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 4, 2020 at 11:33 am

Fireworks and firework shows should be banned forever globally. They're all waste of money, bad air and noise pollution. I wish them to be gone.

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Posted by I disagree
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jul 4, 2020 at 12:11 pm


But that would be no fun. ;)

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 4, 2020 at 1:04 pm

Money spent on fireworks could have been saved or used to help the communities and social services during times of crisis. People are struggling to survive. I don't mean to be a party pooper, but this pandemic is no fun.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 4, 2020 at 9:56 pm

Sounds like there are a lot of people who do.

Getting on for a 2 hour display of professional grade.

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