It's almost time to show off your patriotism and celebrate our nation's independence. 

From fireworks lighting up the sky to concerts at local beaches, southwestern Connecticut communities offer plenty of ways to celebrate this Fourth of July. 

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Several cities and towns will host festivities ahead of their fireworks displays, while others simply invite people to find their favorite spot to relax and enjoy the show. 

Click through the slideshow above to see when and where you can catch fireworks this holiday.