Local community events to celebrate Independence Day with a bang Published July 1, 2016 By Lanorris Askew Robins Public Affairs ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Summer is here and the first official celebration of the season is also the 240th anniversary of our nation's birth. This Fourth of July, as in past years, Americans will celebrate with parades, cookouts and fireworks. The following are a few events organized in the local community. Today is the Warner Robins Independence Day Celebration featuring Joe Nichols and special guest, Colby Dee. This free event will take place in the parking lot of McConnell-Talbert Stadium in Warner Robins. Gates will open at 6 p.m. For more info visit http://www.warnerrobinsvisitorscenter.com/idc.html. The fun continues Sunday with the Star Spangled Concert performed by the Wellston Winds. This free event will take place at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Hangar at 3 p.m. On Monday, Lake Tobesofkee will host its annual "Sparks over the Park" fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. at Sandy Beach. Local bands will play starting at 6 p.m. Fireworks will also be visible from Claystone Park. There is a minimal fee to enter the park. Lake Tobesofkee is located at 6600 Moseley Dixon Rd. in Macon. For additional information, call 478-474-8770. Editor's Note: This is only a snapshot of some of the events being held in the local area. No federal endorsement is intended nor implied.