KINGMAN - There's plenty to do today as people simultaneously celebrate the country's independence and a mid-week work reprieve.
The Kingman Boomers, who raised the $25,000 necessary to have tonight's fireworks after they were cut out of the city's budget, will kick things off with a golf tournament at 7 a.m. at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, 1001 Gates Ave.
For the younger set, Madd Pro Gear will be making a stop at the skate park on Detroit Avenue for freestyle scootering demonstrations starting at 10 a.m. as part of their Summer 2012 Deep West Tour. The event is free.
Next door, the Northern Mohave County Patriots will hold an old fashioned Fourth of July celebration all day at Firefighters Memorial Park, 2001 Detroit Ave., with races, games, a dunk tank, food, vendors and music.
The Eighth annual "Cars and Stars" event will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Staples Shopping Center, with live music starting around 5 p.m. There will also be a barbecue contest, swimming pool, dunk tank, beer garden and demonstrations by the Kingman First Robotics team.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. at the Mohave County Fairgrounds for parking for the fireworks display, which is scheduled to begin around 9:15 p.m. The cost to park is $2.
Lake Havasu City's display starts at 9 p.m. at Rotary Park, 1400 Smoke Tree Ave.
The event includes music. Bring your boat and float on the lake while watching the display.
Laughlin's annual river celebration with decorated boats, music and fireworks starts at 9:30 p.m.