The United States celebrates its independence Sunday with everything from fireworks to franks.
Boston, New York and Washington are among many cities putting up traditional fireworks displays, warming up crowds with entertainment events during the day.
And what Big Apple Fourth of July would be complete without Coney Island’s embrace of two of America’s biggest loves: hot dogs and competition.
The annual Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest starts at noon.
Budget woes have put a damper on official government activities in some cities and towns.