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If you are still making plans for what to do this holiday weekend, we have some ideas for you. The holiday isn’t just about fireworks — you can also go swimming or watch a parade. And if you want to take in another fireworks display, you still have some options.Pools are open

Public swimming pools in Franklin and Edinburgh are open today and this weekend from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. for Franklin and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Edinburgh. Edinburgh is open noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Greenwood residents can play in the water of the city’s free splash pad from 10 a.m. to dusk at 415 Lincoln St.

Cost to get in ranges from $2 for an Edinburgh resident for their pool or $5 for an adult to get into the Franklin pool. The forecast calls for a sunny day today with a high of 79 degrees and Saturday with a high of 81.

 

Fireworks and fun in Edinburgh

Today, Edinburgh hosts its annual Firecracker Festival. You can catch some fireworks at 9:45 p.m., but here are a few other events you may not know about:

Hit a homer

From 6 to 7 p.m. at the Edinburgh Sports Complex, 107 S. Holland St., visitors are invited to harness their inner Babe Ruth to hit as many homers as they can.

Got sticky kids?

After a day of playing games, eating sticky food and running around in the sun, the kids may be a mess. Check out the water balloon toss at 8 p.m., meant to keep children entertained before the fireworks begin and maybe clean them up a little bit.

Start a tradition

Want to start a tradition with your family? Why not check out a longstanding, small-town parade. Peoga, a community on the Johnson-Brown county line, has been putting on a Fourth of July parade for the past 47 years. The fun starts at 2 p.m. today at County Road 250W and Peoga Road. Head south on State Road 135, turn east on State Road 252 and head south on County Road 300W, past The Apple Works to the intersection of the parade.

Fireworks and more

7 p.m. Saturday: Mallow Run Winery will host the Carmel Symphony Orchestra in an outdoor concert to benefit Champ Camp, a weeklong, summer camp for children and adolescents with tracheostomies and those who require technological respiratory assistance. A fireworks finale will be at the end of the show. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day-of. Children 15 and under are free.

Dusk Saturday: Fireworks will be shot off the East Dam for the annual Prince’s Lakes display.

2 to 5 p.m. Sunday: Mallow Run Winery will offer free admission for a relaxing, laid-back afternoon on the patio with wine, summer snacks and live music by Davis & Devitt.

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