Sparks flew throughout the southwest metro as residents celebrated July 4.

From Excelsior to Jordan, people enjoyed America's birthday and—an extra day off—in style...and made sure to let everyone know it on Instagram. See what your neighbors were up to this Independence Day:

Digital Content Coordinator

Jo Herrera is the digital content coordinator for all SWN newspapers and focuses on investigations. They are passionate about online and in-person community engagement. Jo also plays roller derby, does yoga and pampers their two cats and two bunnies.

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