Cherry Valley kicked of fourth festivities this morning with a parade that went down State Street.
Hundreds of residents lined the streets to watch bands, floats, and more. The celebration ends tonight with firworks at Baumann Park.
Meantime, another festival in Durand provides some holiday fun but that party didn't just get started, they've already had four days of excitement.
It all began last Friday with a concert and ends today with the 55th annual chicken barbecue, antique tractor pull, and a fireworks show.
Other stateline stops like Winnebago and Shirland also continued their tradition of a fourth of July parade.