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Fourth of July celebrations in Marshall County

Even with COVID-19, Marshalltown residents will still be able to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and a fun community get-together.

This Fourth of July, Marshalltown residents can watch fireworks from the Central Iowa Fairgrounds in their cars in the parking lot of the fairgrounds. The gate to the fairgrounds will be closed to the public and those who watch the fireworks at the fairgrounds are encouraged to stay in their vehicles.

For those who want to have some family-friendly fun before the fireworks light up the sky, Journey Church is offering free food and entertainment for the community. The church is offering inflatables, a dunk tank, face painting, along with free food such as hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn.

Journey encourages everyone who attends the event to wear a face mask and practice social distancing. To watch the fireworks, the church asks that everyone bring their own lawn chairs to watch the fireworks in the parking lot. Watching the fireworks from a car in the parking lot is allowed as well.

Food will be served at 7 p.m.

Melbourne is the only other town in Marshall County with a Fourth of July celebration planned. Fireworks will be held at the ball park. The display will be courtesy of the Melbourne Iowa Fire Department.

People are asked to remain in their vehicles to ensure social distancing.

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