Independence Day is officially July 4 but there are celebrations through July 5 and beyond.

We spoke to Winchester Parks and Recreation’s Assistant Director Jason Brown about a July 3 celebration in our latest news maker.

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Jason tells of all the activities scheduled starting around 4 p.m. in Jim Barnette Park.

He also tells us of a couple of new things including Laser Tag and of course fireworks around 9:15 p.m.

Jason also teases an upcoming Comic Con event in September with more details still to come.

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