Celebrating the 4th of July in Northern Nevada

Here are some of the major events happening in Northern Nevada today (July 4, 2007):

Starting at 10:00 AM:
***Parade through downtown Reno -- Virginia Street, between 5th and Liberty Streets -- goes until 11 AM.
***Fernley Fourth of July -- includes watermelon eating contest & greased pig contest.

Starting at 12:00 PM
***Virginia City Fourth of July Spectacular... parade, fireworks show, face painting. Information: 775-847-4386.

Starting at 4:00 PM
***Reno Celebrates America... family activities at Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno... until 10 PM. Fireworks start at about 9:45 PM.

Starting at 6:00 PM
*Star Spangled Sparks... takes place at Victorian Square... includes a flyover by a C-130 military plane & fireworks.