Manlius, New York
Upstate New York's Manlius, which is just outside of Syracuse, is host to an exceptionally unique Fourth of July celebration . . . in the form of chair racing. Home to the Stickley Furniture factory, it only seems appropriate to create a race involving their chairs. Racers decorate mobile chairs to compete, and the wackier the better. To add to the festivity level, a parade, carnival, live music, and a giant firework show are all part of the day's happenings.