MASON CITY | Mason City ushered in its annual Fourth of July celebration Monday night with patriotic music and a huge fireworks display at Mohawk Stadium.
Similar shows are being held throughout North Iowa.
The fireworks festivities continue Tuesday night when Clear Lake showcases its annual display of fireworks on the lake. The show begins with the municipal band at 8:30 p.m., followed by the fireworks at 10 p.m.
Out of respect for each other, the two cities have held their shows on separate nights for many years.
— John Skipper