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Tips for viewing fireworks at State Fair Park

YAKIMA, Wash. - Last minute preparations are underway at State Fair Park for Tuesday's 4th of July Celebration.

The event is going to be crowded, said Mike Shepard, vice chairman of the 4th of July Committee.

About 20 thousand people are expected to attend the celebration, Shepard said, and parking is going to fill up fast and there won't be a shuttle service this year.

"The city tells us that the riders on the shuttle bus was dwindling, less than a thousand folks last year," Shepard said. "They decided they didn't have the budget to help us out this year."

But there will be plenty of parking at the fairgrounds and even on the street, Shepard said.

The doors open at 12 p.m. and admission is free, and if you want to avoid emptying your pocketbooks, you are more than welcome to bring your own food, Shepard said.

If a sack lunch isn't your thing, a number of food vendors will be on site to fulfill those elephant ear cravings, Shepard said.

There will also be plenty of bleachers, grass and benches to sit on to watch the fireworks show, which starts at 10 p.m.

Where ever your plans take you this 4th of July, the fairgrounds is always a good option for the whole family, Shepard said.