Happy Friday everyone! Lots of places celebrating the fourth with fireworks...too many for me to list. But here's a few ideas for you, weather permitting, if you'd like to get out of the house this 4th of July evening.
In Ocala, Circle Square Commons is celebrating the nation's independence this evening. There'll be plenty to do on the town square, with dancing, food and drink, and patriotic displays. At 7 pm the second annual "Red, White, and OSO Blue" concert takes place at the Circle Square Cultural Center. In this case, OSO (the Ocala Symphony Orchestra), will get you in a holiday mood as they salute the men and women of our armed forces. Tickets for the concert are 19 dollars. It all wraps up with fireworks at 9 pm. Website
To the north, the Columbia County Fairgrounds are host to Lake City's 4th of July celebration. There will be plenty of fun things for the kids to do, with plenty to eat as well. The evenings festivities come to a climax with fireworks at the fairgrounds on the Branford Highway. Website Over in Suwannee County, this is the first year for the Live Oak Freedom Festival. Live music, fun things to do, food and a 5K run are some of the evening's activities. It all finishes up with a fireworks show. The event runs until 10 pm at Millenium Park in Live Oak. Website
The City of Alachua's Hal Brady Recreation Complex continues it's Independence Day celebration this evening with live music, vendors and a tribute to the military. At 9:30 Alachua puts on what it calls "The Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America". They do have a pretty good show, by the way. Website Meanwhile, over on the St. Johns River, the City of Palatka's festivities include live rock and blues and a parade that starts at 7. The fireworks start at 9:15. Website
The City of Gainesville's "Free Friday's" Concert Series continues tonight. This year the All American Song Fest features a take off on a popular NPR radio show. Tonight's show, the "All American Paynes Prairie Home Companion" will feature lots of music, comedy, and "News from Lake Wauburgon". The event goes from 8 to 10 tonight at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Website
Enjoy your weekend!