The North Boroughs Independence Day Fireworks Celebration -- delayed due to flooding at the end of June -- will take place this Saturday, Aug. 29.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the second annual hot dog eating contest featuring members of the Avonworth and Northgate varsity football teams.

"Uptown Rhythm and Brass" will bring the musical entertainment right after the hotdog eating contest, about 7 p.m.

The fireworks will go off at dusk, which will be about 8:30 - 8:45 p.m.

There will be refreshments for sale.

The event is sponsored this year by the Avalon Volunteer Fire Company, and funded by the municipalities of Avalon, Bellevue, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Emsworth and Kilbuck Township.

In case of rain, the fireworks will go off on Sunday, Aug. 30.

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