Our guide to a Catskills Independence Day: Fireworks, festivals, and free stuff

Photo by mountain_man_ny_2 via the Watershed Post Flickr pool.

It's here -- that big holiday week right in the middle of summer. We've put together a guide to the best Fourth of July festivities the Catskills has to offer: carnivals, parades, frog-racing, and -- of course -- fireworks.

Find pyrotechnics around the Catskills, a list of parades and fairs, and a detailed calendar of the tons of activities happening everywhere you look.

We've also tucked in a few goodies for you: 70-percent-off tickets to see the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars at the West Kortright Centre on Friday, and free (yes! free!) tickets to The Spinners at the Belleayre Music Festival this Saturday. They're limited, so act fast. 

Stay cool, and have fun this week.