The fourth of July is this weekend! Join in the celebration and enjoy fireworks and fun that are happening all around town!
By Sarah Correa-Dibar
On Saturday night, WUFT-TV, WUFT-FM and WUFT Classic are hosting live music and fireworks with host Glenn Richards as the event’s emcee.
The fireworks will start at 9:40 p.m., and there will be food trucks at the event to get ready for the viewing.
For safety reasons, no dogs, sparklers, drones or alcohol are allowed at the event. Coolers are allowed, but may be subject to search by the University of Florida Police Department.
Another early-bird independence day special is the one in Micanopy, with it’s parade starting at 11 a.m. From 5:30 p.m. there will be music, food, and a bounce house! There will also be a concession stand in case you forget your snacks to watch the fireworks show starting at dusk.
Ginnie Springs Fourth of July Celebration
Another all-day event is hosted in Ginnie Springs for their annual fireworks-and-live-music celebration. Jamie Davis Band will perform before the fireworks, which start 30 minutes after sundown.
Day passes for adults are $25 per person, $5 for children aged 5-12, and children below 5 enter free.
Legacy Park Fireworks
The live music continues in legacy park on July 4th. Starting at 6 p.m., there will be live music by Crooked Counsel at 8 p.m., an hour before the fireworks commence. Not just basic baby fireworks, Alachua has a reputation of having the Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America. Pets and glass products are not permitted.
Don’t forget to blow out the candles in honor of our country’s birthday!