Ginnie Springs Annual Celebration
Start your evening off with a live performance by Jamie Davis Band followed by a firework show at nightfall
*Ginnie Guests with day passes may be upgraded to camp passes before the show*
6-11 p.m. Street dance, across from Hitchcocks
The Keystone Street Dance will feature food, beer, live music, and children activities.
Fan Fares & Fireworks
UF Bandshell at Flavet Field
605 Woodlawn Drive
7:00 pm – 10 pm
Fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:40 pm
Celebrate the 4th on the 3rd at this annual Independence Day Eve celebration. Families and individuals can picnic in the grass, enjoy music groups and watch a spectacular fireworks show. The event is free and open to the public. No dogs or sparklers. and coolers may be subject to search by the University of Florida Police Department.
Keep up with the action on social media using the hashtag #fanfares17
Williston Independence Day Celebration
The event begins with a parade on Noble Ave. at 5:00 p.m. Immediately after the parade we welcome you to Williston Horseman’s Park located approximately 2 miles South of Williston on Hwy. 41. Gates to the park open at 6:00 p.m. There is a $2.00 per carload parking donation requested but not required. Once inside the park you will find entertainment all evening long as well as free rides for the children, games and vendors of all kinds including many varied food vendors. The City of Williston sets off the amazing fireworks at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. No dogs except service dogs are permitted. Please no alcohol. This is a family event. $2 donation per carload
The theme this year is “Independence Day, The Keystone Way!”
8 a.m. – 5K Run, City Hall (Registration begins 6:30 a.m.)
9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Crafts, food, vendors around City Hall
11 a.m. – Our Country Day Parade, Lawrence Blvd.
1 p.m. – Watermelon Eating Contest, behind City Hall
4p.m. – Festival moves to Keystone Beach
5:30 p.m.- 9:30p.m. Live Music
9:30 p.m. – Fireworks Begin (weather permitting)
City of Alachua Annual Fireworks Celebration
Hal Brady Recreation Complex
14300 NW 146th Terrace
The City of Alachua has dubbed its celebration “The Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America.” The annual event draws more than 30,000 people to Alachua and has great economic impact on businesses in our area. There are dozens of activities for the kids, including a petting zoo, bounce houses and water slides. This year kids can also take advantage of the spray park and skateboard park located on site. For the adult audience there are several unique vendors, bingo contests, dancing groups and live musical entertainment to name a few. Without a doubt the event has something for everyone and of course the hottest fireworks around.
3 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Kidz Corner (Shuts down promptly at 7:00 p.m.)
*Face Painting *Moonwalk *27 ft. Blue Crush Water Slide *Twin Spin
*30 ft. Hurricane Water Slide *Bounce House *Rock Climbing Wall *Power Jump
*Basketbal *Volleyball *Splashpark *Skatepark
1 p.m.– 5 p.m. – Indoor Activities
*BINGO (12a.m.-4p.m.) *Wilma Rogers 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m. *Senior Cha-Cha-Chas
3 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Vendor Area Open
4 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Live Musical Entertainment
5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m. – Little Mike and the Tornadoes
6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. – Friday Avenue
8:00p.m.-9:10p.m. – Aunt Jackie
9:20 p.m. – Patriotic Song performed by Antoinette Hunt
9:25 p.m. – National Anthem performed by Mike Johnson
9:30 p.m. – Fireworks
Micanopy’s Annual Independence Day Celebration
The Town of Micanopy is planning a day-long celebration of Independence Day on Saturday, July 4th, as it has done for over a quarter of a century. The day will begin with our annual parade at 11:00 am and Fish Fry at the Micanopy Museum immediately following; then onto the Ballpark for music, food, and fun, including a bounce house free for children starting at 5:30 pm; and culminating with the Annual Fire Works display at dusk. Bring blankets, chairs and bug repellent.
11 a.m. – Parade
1:30 p.m. – 3 pm Fish Fry
5:30 p.m. – 9:45 pm Bounce House
Parade through downtown begins at 11 am on Cholokka Boulevard and is followed by a fish fry at the Micanopy Museum, Northeast Bay Sixth Avenue and Northeast Cholokka Boulevard. Events continue from 5:30 to 9:45 pm with music, food and a bounce house for children at the Carson Roberts Sports Complex, 702 NW Eestaulkee Ave. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Fourth of July Boat Parade
Lake Santa Fe, Melrose, FL
A long-standing tradition on Lake Santa Fe is the annual 4th of July Boat Parade. Typically the circumnavigation begins at 11 am. Boats gather at the entrance to the Lake Santa Fe Boat Ramp, Alachua County, at the south end of Big Lake Santa Fe. The circumnavigation goes counter-clockwise along the shore of both lakes. Anyone interested can simply decorate your vessel and come along. Docks provide a great place for viewing. Or, when the red, white and blue boats motor by, feel free to jump in your own vessel and join the parade!
Cedar Key Fireworks
Fireworks Over the Water between Dock Street and Atsena Otie at 9:30 p.m.
Additional Out of Area Locations
City of Jacksonville Beach
Fireworks will be shot from the Jacksonville Beach Pier
St. Augustine’s July 4th celebration by the Castillo de San Marcos includes a live music concert and a spectacular fireworks display over the historic bayfront. “Fireworks Over the Matanzas” is one of the biggest and best fireworks displays on the East Coast, featuring 5,000 individual shells exploding as high as 2,000 feet and as low as 100 feet.
Starting at 6 p.m., the popular local band The All Star Orchestra performs a two-hour show of big band and swing music along with patriotic favorites. The concert is free and open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to bring lounge chairs for seating. The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
The 20-minute fireworks show is choreographed to sync with a soundtrack of patriotic music over an extensive sound system that carries over the entire bayfront area. The show is produced by Fireworks by Santore, who also produce fireworks shows for such major entertainment venues as Sea World Orlando and Walt Disney World. Fireworks Over the Matanzas is one of the best places in Florida to catch fireworks on Independence Day.
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