While the official observance always falls on July 4th, participation levels may vary according to which day of the week the 4th falls on. If the holiday falls in the middle of the week, some fireworks displays and celebrations may take place during the weekend for convenience, again, varying by region.
The first week of July is typically one of the busiest American travel periods of the year, as many people utilize the holiday for extended vacation trips.
Independence Day - A photo journal (Rogers Park)
I would like to start this Independence Day photo journal with a video from the end of the night, and then present the photographs in chronological order.