Fireworks, concerts and more will ring in Independence Day across area counties, giving locals a reason to celebrate.

There will be plenty to do on Wednesday, but in the meantime Garden City Fire Department Battalion Chief Ken Seirer said there were several simple things residents could do to stay safe when setting off their own fireworks. Shoot them in a safe area on personal property, ideally away from vehicles and houses, he said. To prevent dumpster fires or other unsafe situations, people should douse their fireworks in water before throwing them away and always pick up after themselves. Most importantly, he urged adults to supervise their children so no one gets hurt.

Check out the fireworks displays or other activities happening in your area. All events are free unless stated otherwise. Personal firework restrictions do not include allowable dates prior to July 3.

Garden City
What: Free vehicle admission to the zoo for Wild Wednesday, Municipal Band concert, fireworks. No personal fireworks are allowed at the zoo.
When: Wild Wednesday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., fireworks at sundown.
Where: Lee Richardson Zoo. The Big Pool will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Admission will be free for all veterans and active duty military personnel; The Finnup Center for Conservation Education, zoo administrative office and Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo office will be closed Wednesday and will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Personal firework restrictions: Separate from the event, Garden City and Finney County residents are allowed to discharge fireworks from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. until July 5.

Hugoton
What: Park Day community activities, including a pageant ($15 entry), inflatables (tickets or wristband required), turtle race, flooded street duck race, sack race, frog jump, egg toss, mechanical bull, mini golf, back seat golf cart driving contest and food and business vendors; fireworks.
When: Various Park Day activities from 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m., fireworks between 10 and 10:30 p.m.
Where: Park Day at Hugoton City Park, fireworks at Hugoton High School football stadium.
Personal firework restrictions: Separate from the event, Stevens County residents are allowed to discharge fireworks until midnight on July 3 and 4. Residents are not allowed to discharge fireworks within Hugoton city limits at any time.

Johnson City
What: Fireworks
When: Sundown
Where: Battin Park
Personal firework restrictions: Separate from the event, Johnson City residents are allowed to discharge fireworks within city limits from 8 a.m. to midnight on July 4.

Lakin
What: Clay Davenport Band concert, fireworks
When: Concert at 8 p.m., fireworks at approximately 10 p.m.
Where: The North Complex on Highway 25, north of town.
Personal firework restrictions: Separate from the event, Lakin residents are allowed to discharge fireworks within city limits until 10 p.m. on July 3 and until midnight on July 4.

Leoti
What: Swimming pool kids’ activities, including splash and sidewalk chalk contests, relay and limbo (first 50 visitors free, rest $1.50 entry; open to all ages), and fireworks
When: Pool activities from 1-5 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m.
Where: Wichita County Swimming Pool, fireworks to be shot south of town.
Personal firework restrictions: Separate from the event, Wichita County residents are allowed to discharge fireworks from Noon to 11 p.m. from July 3 to 5.

Scott City
What: Fireworks
When: 9 p.m. or sundown.
Where: East edge of town.
Personal firework restrictions: Separate from the event, Scott City residents are allowed to discharge fireworks within city limits from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3 and from 11 a.m. to midnight on July 4. Scott County has no restrictions.

Sublette
What: Free watermelon slices from American Legion for free-will donation
When: 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Sublette City Park

Syracuse
What: Fireworks
When: 9 p.m. or sundown (MDT)
Where: Sam’s Pond. Those wishing to watch fireworks should sit on the north side of the pond and those wishing to shoot their own should go to the south side.
Personal firework restrictions: Separate from the event, Syracuse residents are allowed to discharge fireworks within city limits from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 3 and from 10 a.m. July 4 to 12:30 a.m. July 5.

Tribune
What: Meals, including hamburgers, chips, beans and drinks, provided by the Greeley County High School Trap Team for a free-will donation; free ice cream served by Greeley County Community Development; fireworks.
When: Trap Team meals from 5 to 7 p.m., ice cream at 8:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. or sundown (MDT).
Where: Greeley County High School Football Field
Personal firework restrictions: Separate from the event, Tribune residents are allowed to discharge fireworks within city limits until midnight on July 4.