Kearney – Kearney's July 3 Independence Day Celebration and fireworks show returns to the Viaero Event Center for the 13th year in a row.
Fireworks will begin about 9:45 p.m. at the Event Center and admission to the July 3 Independence Day Celebration is free.
The night also includes a 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. performance by popular country and classic rock band "Bases Loaded" of Kearney. The free show is presented by LandMark Implement. Tri-City Storm Hockey is hosting a kids zone, and Cabela's is sponsoring a BB Gun shoot from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, which hosts and organizes the fireworks show, teams with the Viaero Event Center each year in presenting the event.
Families are invited to gather and tailgate in the evening prior to the fireworks display. Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold on site. Those attending also are allowed to bring their own food and beverages.
The Chamber funds the show and uses sponsorships and donations to help offset expenses. Chamber volunteers will be at the entrance the day of the event to accept donations.