Fourth of July Events Happening in Gainesville

By Julia Bauer
Grandparents and grandkids at a 4th of July events

Independence Day is right around the corner – it’s time to show our U.S. pride and celebrate our country. With that being said, here are all the fun Fourth of July events happening in Gainesville this year!

Gainesville Fourth of July Events

WUFT’s Fanfares & Fireworks

Wednesday, July 3
6 – 10 p.m.
University of Florida Bandshell at Flavet Field

At WUFT’s Fanfares & Fireworks, enjoy an evening of live music, food trucks and spectacular fireworks starting at 9:40. For safety reasons, no dogs, sparklers, drones or alcohol are allowed at the event. This event is free. Read more.

City of Williston’s Fourth of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 3
5 – 10 p.m.
Williston Horseman’s Park

At the City of Williston’s Fourth of July Celebration, celebrate Independence Day with a parade followed by fireworks beginning at 7 p.m.! Learn more.

Stars & Stripes Show

Thursday, July 4
2 p.m.
Morgan’s Music Junction

Celebrate Independence Day in Summerfield! At this event, participants will sing along to classic patriotic songs, such as “Stars & Stripes” and more. Tickets are $15 and include a free meal. Purchase tickets and learn more here.

Alachua’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4
5 – 9:30 p.m.
Legacy Park Recreation Complex

Celebrate at the City of Alachua’s annual Fourth of July Celebration! There will be food trucks, live music and the largest small-town fireworks display in North-central Florida. This event is free. Continue reading.

Micanopy’s Fourth of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4
All day

Celebrate Independence Day in Micanopy with a traditional parade, music, fireworks and fun! You can explore the Historic District, shop and enjoy a meal from one of the food trucks. There will be a bounce house set up at Carson Robert Sports Complex and plenty of space to play family games. Fireworks will begin at dusk. This event is free. Learn more.

Virtual Celebrations

Thinking of hosting your own Fourth of July party? Here are some TV events you and your guests can enjoy!

A Capitol Fourth

Thursday, July 4
8 p.m. ET
Watch on your local PBS station

This Fourth of July celebration has been a tradition for over 40 years. In addition to a spectacular firework show, there will be a concert featuring some of your favorite big-name artists! Stay tuned for the reveal. Read more.

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

Thursday, July 4
4 p.m. ET
Watch on NBC

Enjoy this New York City firework tradition from the comfort of your own home! Watch the amazing fireworks and more live on NBC. Learn more.

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