The most American of holidays is here, and with a host of activities in most cities and towns available, let your readers know where to go and what to do on July 4. Weather could also be a factor this year as many areas are suffering from hot, dry conditions.
The hot weather continues to be a problem in much of the country, and plenty of people are still without power. Some municipalities could call off fireworks displays due to the fire danger.
How to localize:
Let people know what is going on in your area. If you are near enough to a large city that folks might drive there for an event, make sure to include those activities as well. Include times and prices.
Give a little history of the holiday and include comments from local people about what it means to them.
Fireworks safety is always a good topic, and with the hot, dry conditions in many places this year it is especially important to look at the danger of fireworks. Some places have called off fireworks displays this year. See if that is true in your area.