Celebrate Independence Day 2011 with Fireworks, Music and Patriotic Puppies in Southwestern Illinois

Reblogger Kristina Pratt
Real Estate Agent with St. Louis' Illinois Suburbs - RE/MAX Preferred Partners

I normally compile lists like these every year, but this year my team mate beat me to it! :)

Thanks, Nancy!  Have a safe and happy 4th everyone!

Original content by Nancy Milton Holtzscher 475.122155

FireworksIndependence day will be celebrated with fireworks, music and even patriotic puppies throughout Madison County, Illinois in St. Louis' suburbs this year.


In the Madison County seat of Edwardsville, two patriotic-themed concerts are set for 8 p.m. on both Thursday, June 30 (the Edwardsville Municipal Band) and Friday, July 1 (Master's Voice Choir) at City Park. On Saturday, July 2, the city of Edwardsville and the American Legion Post 199 host an Independence Day Celebration on the Legion grounds. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with children's rides, food and drinks, a concert and fireworks at 9:20 p.m.  All events are free and open to the public. More information is available at or 618-692-7538.


The Mississippi River Fireworks Festival lights up the riverfront in Alton, IL on Saturday, July 2.  The festival grounds on the Alton Riverfront open at 5 p.m. for entertainment, food, a beer tent and a fireworks display that begins at 9 p.m.  More information about this free festival is available at 618-465-6676.

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The popular Patriots in the Park celebration runs from June 30 to July 4 with carnival rides, food and drinks in Wilson Park. In addition to July 4 patriotic concert and fireworks (in the field north of Coolidge Middle School) the event includes a car show (Sunday, July 3, noon til 4 p.m.), entertainment, children's activities and a Patriot Paws pet costume contest (Dress your companion in red, white and blue and bring them on Saturday, July 2 at 1 p.m. to the Wilson Park Centennial Pavilion to benefit the Granite City Animal Protection Association). For more information, call 618-877-3059.


The Fourth of July Fireworks event is held on, naturally, Jul. 4, 2011 in Troy, IL.  The community will launch fireworks over the soccer fields at 409 Collinsville Road.  For more information, dial 618-667-8769.


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Nancy Milton Holtzscher, GRI, is an Illinois Real Estate Broker and REALTOR with GoshenRealtyGroup at RE/MAX Preferred Partners in Edwardsville, Illinois, Edwardsville's only RE/MAX office.

Nancy and Goshen Realty Group help clients buy and sell homes and investment properties in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs with special emphasis on the Metro East communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville, Troy, Bethalto, Granite City, Highland, Wood River, Godfrey, Staunton, Grafton, O'Fallon, Shiloh, Belleville and surrounding areas in Madison, St. Clair, Macoupin and Jersey counties in Illinois.

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Goshen Realty Group takes its name from the earliest nickname for Madison County, Illinois -- the Land of Goshen -- coined when the region's 18th century settlers compared their new home on the eastern banks of the Mississippi River to the biblical land of peace and plenty.

For more information, visit or e-mail Nancy at Text or call Nancy Milton Holtzscher, your Edwardsville Realtor, at 618-791-8007.

REMAX Preferred Partners is located at One 157 Center, Edwardsville, IL 62025, 618-791-8007 (mobile) 618-655-1188 (office). Each office is independently owned and operated.

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Happy 4th of July. May your listing be great and your sales soar. Have a great day. 

~Captain Wayne~

Jul 02, 2011 01:02 AM