The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! There's food, fun, friends, family, and of course, fireworks. (How many more f-words can I get in there, eh? Don't answer that!)

To help everyone celebrate safely and to get the most out of your three-day weekend, here's a quick guide to all things Independence Day in the tri-state.

Public Displays of Ejection

The Tri-State always makes the best of July 4th with some of the best fireworks shows around. Here’s a list of some of the most spectacular shows you can take the family to this year in Evansville, Newburgh, Henderson and Owensboro!

Know Before You Blow

Like all states, Indiana and Kentucky have ordinances in place that spell out the time frame residents are allowed to shoot off their fireworks, as well as restrictions on where those fireworks can be used. Here are INDIANA State Laws and here are KENTUCKY State Laws regarding fireworks.

There are also laws inside the city limits. See this fun INFOGRAPHIC from the EPD.

Bird's Eye View

You haven't truly experienced 4th of July fireworks until you've experienced them from the viewpoint of a drone flying dead center through all of the explosive action. This Is What a Drone Flying Through Fireworks Looks Like.