Happy 4th of July!

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July 4th photos by edhat readers

A time-lapse video of the fireworks at the SB Harbor (By Kevin Keating)

A wonderful display at the Santa Barbara Harbor. (By Ron Williams)

By edhat staff

It's the Fourth of July in Santa Barbara! The long weekend honors America's birthday with the epitome of summer happenings: beach, bbq, music, and fireworks.

Approximately 155 million hotdogs are devoured today and about 190 million pounds of beef and 700 million ounds of chicken are purchased two weeks leading up to the celebration. What's the favorite dessert of today? It's 500 million gallons of ice-cream.

Stats are fun! Check out the below numbers on America's birthday. And, send in your photos of July 4th celebrations and fireworks to be posted on edhat.

Below are tips to keep your pet safe durin the fireworks and holiday.

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Z Jul 05, 2019 04:57 PM
Happy 4th of July!

Fireworks were OK. I really wanted an ICBM fly-over.

B Town man Jul 05, 2019 04:41 PM
Happy 4th of July!

A very nice show! Seems most of us minded our manners this time!

a-1582457174 Jul 05, 2019 04:04 PM
Happy 4th of July!

Just watched the Air Show live . Gave me goose bumps. It was fantastic

a-1582457174 Jul 05, 2019 02:01 PM
Happy 4th of July!

So happy it's over for this year, I could cry.

Flicka Jul 05, 2019 09:03 AM
Happy 4th of July!

Ron Williams, Thanks for your fantastic photo. I have, of course, seen many fireworks pictures over the years but never with a reflection in the water.

Mtn.driver Jul 05, 2019 08:09 AM
Happy 4th of July!

We went down and stood under the fireworks; they were beautiful, and the friendly good cheer of the crowd was a welcome change. Lately, people are so angry, me included. Something that colored the end of my evening was, we saw two separate incidences of frightened dogs, who had bolted and were running at a pace no one could keep up with. I do hope they are reunited with their owners, who are no doubt desperate to find them, but why bring your sweet pups into all that and take such a risk?

a-1582457174 Jul 05, 2019 04:23 PM
Happy 4th of July!

Mtndriver- agree people were in great spirits and it was a terrific time.

a-1582457174 Jul 05, 2019 02:11 PM
Happy 4th of July!

There are now 8 dogs listed on Craigslist as lost/found. At 8:30 PM on the 4th we watched a huge flock of crows fleeing west, probably from their roosts at Milpas St. Obviously someone in that area had started "celebrating" early. Last night (actually 1 AM on the 5th) somewhere up near Grand Ave/Loma/APS some asshat set off what sounded like an M-80. We have a perfect view of the fireworks display from our front yard and we don't even look because we know all the noise is causing so much heartbreak.

mtndriver Jul 05, 2019 09:03 AM
Happy 4th of July!

I’m a different mtndriver here, and we went and stood along Grand Avenue right above the old St Francis hospital. Great views. Later back at home heard a couple neighborhood dogs barking way late—usually they are in their owners’ bedrooms. Checked this morning and both were home. So sad so many go missing. By this time you’d think everyone would know to keep their animals secluded from the big bangs.

Flicka Jul 04, 2019 05:38 PM
Happy 4th of July!

We have the Flag Factory here in Carpinteria, the Stars and Stripes and any another kind of flag you'd want. No need to buy ones from China. Happy 4th of July! It is our son-in-law's birthday. He said he was 6 before he realized all the fun and fireworks weren't specifically for his birthday.

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