Celebrating Independence Day can mean many things. For some, it's all about the fireworks, while for others the entire day focuses around the grill, and yet for some, July 4th is simply a day of relaxation.

We know you probably already have plans for this year's holiday, but we're curious to find out what your favorite memories are of July 4th?

How do you celebrate? What traditions do you have on Indepedence Day?
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For Tony Auth, celebrating July 4th is, in part, about enjoying parades in some of the unique small towns that make up the Garden State.

In the photo gallery above, Auth offered some of his fondest memories of past July 4th parades in New Jersey.

Whether it's the sounds of the high school marching band, or as Auth suggests, a very patriotic go-cart rolling down the parade route, there sometimes is no better way to enjoy Independence Day than a nice small town parade.