In 2013, there are several fun places to enjoy 4th of July events near Gainesville. Visit www.fun4gatorkids.com/events/july4th for details on all the events listed below. Descriptions for all events came from the organizers websites.
Fanfares and Fireworks: Wednesday, July 3rd 7PM |FREEA 100% family-friendly evening of live music and spectacular fireworks at the University of Florida Bandshell at Flavet Field on the UF campus
Williston's Independence Day Celebration: Wednesday, July 3rd 5PM |$2/carload donation requested (not required.) Parade starts at 5PM followed by festivities at 7PM including live entertainment, food, rides, inflatables, face painting and pony rides. Fireworks will begin at dusk.
Alachua 4th of July Celebration: Thursday, July 4th 3PM |FREE
Dozens of kids activities including a petting zoo, bounce houses and water slides plus a spray park and skateboard park is located on site. AND vendors, bingo contests, dancing groups and live musical entertainment.
Cedar Key Fireworks: Thursday, July 4th at dusk|FREE
Cedar Key will be doing fireworks only this year.
Keystone Heights Our Country Day: Thursday, July 4th ALL DAY|FREE
A small town celebration in honor of our county and nation, and experience a true local tradition. Activities include a 5K, crafts, food, vendors, baby crawl, parade, watermelon eating contest, live music and fireworks.
Micanopy 4th of July Celebration: Thursday, July 4th
Parade starts at 11:00AM followed by Fish Fry| Fireworks at dusk
$10 for the fish fry - Parade and Fireworks are FREE
Parade, fish fry, music, food, and fun, including a bounce house for children starting at 5:30 pm; and culminating with the Annual Fire Works Display