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With over 21 hours of daylight in Fairbanks in July, it is no wonder that our Fourth of the July celebration has no fireworks. The sun shines too brightly in the evening making it impossible to see them. Fireworks come about in the winter months when there is sufficient darkness to appreciate the animated and colorful pyrotechnics. The biggest shows happen on New Year's Eve. The Fairbanks Curling Lions 20th annual Sparktacular is set for December 31 along with typically smaller displays at the Ken Kunkel Community Center on Goldstream Road and Friends Church on 30th Avenue.Fireworks are available for purchase at approved fireworks stands en route to North Pole on the Richardson Highway and to Anchorage on the Parks Highway. No one bothers to shoot them off in the summer but they are saved en tact for a special winter evening.