A glance at some of the fireworks displays planned this weekend in the area:
• Corning’s annual Independence Day celebration on Friday will include concerts by Blue Eyed Soul at 7 p.m. and the Corning Community Concert Band at 8:30 p.m. in Memorial Stadium, followed by a fireworks show over the Chemung River at 9:45 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Corning Kiwanis Club, Corning Lions Club and Corning Rotary Club.
• The annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Watkins Glen’s Clute Park will begin at 9:30 p.m. Friday. The show is presented by Young Explosives of Rochester, and sponsored by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and Chemung Canal Trust Co. Admission is free, but parking is $5 at Clute Park.
• The City of Hornell’s Fireworks Spectacular will be held at dusk Friday in Veteran’s Park. The Fourth of July Parade will begin at noon. The park, city pool and tennis courts will be open throughout the day Friday. There will also be arts and crafts, kids activities and food vendors.