Your July 4 Guide: Fireworks, movies, safety and more

From Staff ReportsJuly 2, 2014 

Whether you're in the mood for fireworks, food, movies or a trip this July 4 holiday weekend, we have you covered.

Here's the best of our coverage:

Want to watch stuff blow up? We have a complete list of the best fireworks displays across the region this weekend.

Planning a party Here are tips to throw the most-patriotic, July 4-themed party in your neighborhood.

Getting hungry? Here are some summer-time recipes for you to try out.

Feeling patriotic? South Carolina has been named the nation's most-patriotic state. See why

Looking to relax? A lot of big summer movies are out. Maybe you want to go see "Tammy," "Earth to Echo" or "Transformers."

Planning ahead? Here's our list of the top events throughout July across the Midlands.

But remember to be safe: A collection of safety tips from the Columbia Fire Department.

Stay out of trouble: Columbia Police will use checkpoints to watch for DUIs and other traffic violations.

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