Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center in Longview is geared up for the 2018 celebration of America's birthday.

The Fireworks and Freedom Celebration is July 4 and filled with many great events for the family. Carnival rides, patriotic pup fashion show, weenie dog races, car show, motorcycle parade and more.

There will be great live music, too, with the Ray Johnston Band and Sammy Kershaw.

Admission and parking are free and gates open at 11 a.m.; however, prices vary for individual activities. Fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m.

For more details, go to or call 903-237-1230.

Check out music from Ray Johnston and Sammy Kershaw below.

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