Communities throughout York County will celebrate the nation's birthday with fireworks displays. All listed shows are free.

---The Northeastern Communities Independence Day celebration, with live music, public safety displays, food, hay rides and vendors will be open 3 p.m.-dark on Saturday, with fireworks scheduled at 9:45 p.m. Rain date is Sunday. The celebration takes place at 865 Locust Point Road, Conewago Township.

---Springettsbury Township will begin its Independence Day festivities about 7 p.m. Sunday at Springettsbury Township Park off Mount Zion Road. Philadelphia band The Flamin' Caucasians will play before a fireworks display set to begin about 9:15 p.m.

---Red Lion's fireworks show begins about 9:15 p.m. Friday, July 3, at Horn Field and will last 30 to 45 minutes. The show will be preceded by a performance from area rock band Cheap Sneakers. On July 4, the borough will hold a craft show, car show, chicken barbecue and other activities at Fairmount Park.

---Wrightsville will mark the 60th anniversary of its Independence Day event July 4. Activities are scheduled throughout the day, including a trap shoot, basketball contest, pet show and chicken barbecue. The fireworks show begins about 9:30 p.m. near the John Wright Building at Front and Walnut streets.

---Hanover will host long-distance races, home run derbies, horseshoe pitching and other activities throughout the day at Moul Field on Moul Avenue Saturday, July 4.


Fireworks are set to begin about 9:30 p.m.

---Jacobus will hold its 4th of July Blast 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Jacobus Community Park on South Main Street. The event begins with a children's parade and includes kids' pageants, a baking contest, a tractor pull and live entertainment. Fireworks are set to begin at dusk. A rain date has been set for July 5.

---The York Expo Center will host its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular beginning about 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4. Fireworks will begin about 9:20 p.m. after performances from the York Junior Symphony, York Youth Symphony and York Symphony Orchestra. Doors to the show open at 6 p.m.