Independence Day events will kick off Thursday with the annual Commerce fireworks display.

This year's events include a disc jockey and concession stand.

The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on July 3 at the high school football field. The Commerce Fire Department will begin the aerial display at dark.

Activities, including live entertainment and concession stands, will be held at Panter Park in Bluejacket, Friday followed by the annual aerial fireworks display.

For those who can't make it to a show Thursday or Friday, the annual Seneca, Mo., display will take place Saturday, July 5. Seneca's events will begin with an afternoon parade, followed by games for children in the middle school building.

Early evening the events will shift to the school farm property, north of Seneca.

“We've got fantastic entertainment,” said Chamber President Josh Dodson. “We've got Live Wire, a famous band in the area that plays country, we've got Emalee Dell with the group Needmore which is one of the top blue grass bands around and we've also got Third Degree Burn which is a top notch contemporary Gospel group.”

While many area towns allow residents to shoot off fireworks inside the city limits, Miami officials warn that the possession, manufacture, storage, sale or use of fireworks by individuals is prohibited within the Miami city limits.

Miami's July Fourth plans set for Riverview Park are currently under review as water only recently rescinded from the public area. Look to the News-Record for future announcements.