The 4th of July is traditionally celebrated with family and friends while shooting off a ton of fireworks. However, this year we should all be mindful of the dry conditions and just watch the pros handle the fireworks.

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From county to county, there are various restrictions in place in regard to fireworks.

According to BigCountryHomePage.com, Eastland County has banned fireworks this year and Taylor County has banned aerial fireworks. Heck, the Clyde Festival by the Lake has decided to cancel their fireworks show this year in a very responsible decision made recently.

Those, and other fireworks restrictions, are directly related to the dry conditions we're experiencing as well as the recent fires that have ravaged our area.

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So, instead of hitting your backyard or even a country backroad for your fireworks entertainment, just let the pros at our area fireworks shows provide the fun.

This year we should all be mindful of the dry conditions and just watch the pros handle the fireworks

The Abilene fireworks show is still a go at Festival Gardens on Sunday and the Tuscola fireworks show will still take place on Monday, July 4th. Those two alone will provide plenty of excitement.

Heck, if you want to celebrate the 4th, and don't care about fireworks, then take in the Abilene FreedomFest in downtown on Sunday, July 3rd, and Monday, July 4th.

There's plenty to do in the Abilene area, especially for those on a budget as you'll see below.

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