Daytime activities begin an early morning pancake breakfast and a parade beginning at 10 am. After the parade the fun really begins around the Historic Carthage Square. There will be many food vendors, entertainers, and things to do, so plan to stay for awhile. . Festivities resume with fireworks being set off at dusk from the Joe Grate Sports Complex, but will be visible for miles around. You don't want to miss this spectacular celebration of our nation's birth!