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Fireworks at HB Pier
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If on the 4th of July you’re not watching fireworks, you’re probably some sort of hermit hiding in the woods somewhere, growing your toenails and talking to the tree elves.

Are we right? Well, GoodHousekeeping.com thinks so, with this post at http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/a32960/best-fourth-of-july-fireworks/: “It’s safe to say that not watching fireworks on Fourth of July would be like having Christmas without a Christmas tree. In preparation for our favorite holiday of the summer, we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite fireworks displays across the country. Did we miss one? Add your favorite place to watch in the comments below.”

Here in Huntington Beach, EdgyPlate will be in person at the HB Pier, setting up at 5 a.m. We thought you readers might like to put a face to our web site, and here’s your chance to meet us and to have your pic taken with us and maybe even posted on Facebook and Twitter. 

Did you know that readers of the Orange County Register have voted Huntington Beach as “one of the best places to celebrate the 4th of July multiple times over…? True story, and as the post at http://www.surfcityusa.com/events/annual-events-festivals/fireworks/ says, it’s “no wonder why.”

We have fireworks off the pier, and our parade is the longest west of the Mississippi. Our Fourth is actually a multi-day celebration, and Surf City USA is THE place to celebrate this great nation’s independence.

So join us, dear readers. We are lovin’ you so much and want to meet you!

Keep in mind the fireworks show is free, and the peeps gather along the coast and on the beach for miles and miles and miles and miles. If you want to get closer, you can buy tickets to sit on the pier.

Surf City’s Independence Day Parade is over two miles long and lasts for more than two hours, with floats, marching bands, civic organizations and celebrities. It begins on Pacific Coast Highway, goes up Main Street through downtown Huntington Beach and ends at the Civic Center. If you can’t make it, you can watch it on local TV. Seating along the route is free, but there are bleachers, and you can buy tickets for those premium perches.

The multi-day festival is at Pier Plaza, next to the HB Pier. There are kids activities, entertainment, food and merchant vendors. And if you’re a runner or even a walker, there’s a 5K. If you’re an eater, there’s a pancake breakfast on the 4th.

Love ya all. God bless America!

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