Celebrating Independence in North Central Florida!


The City of Alachua will hold its 20th Annual Fourth of July Celebration on July 4, 2019 at the Hal Brady Recreation Complex.  The event will begin at 3 p.m. and last through 10 p.m., with fireworks at 9:30.  

Dubbed “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 bounce houses, rock wall climbing, bungee jumps 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.  


Celebrate July 4th in the oldest inland town in Florida. The annual red white and blue parade rolls down Cholokka Blvd. at 11 a.m. In the evening starting at 5:30 p.m., a family friendly festival takes place at The Ballpark with music, food and a bounce house for the kids before the Micanopy fireworks display at dusk.


Family, Fun, Food, Fireworks, & Parades are all on hand to celebrate Old Glory! The parade begins on Noble Ave. by the High School at 5:00 PM. Immediately following the parade festivities continue in Williston Horseman’s Park located 1 mile south of Williston on Hwy 41. The gates open to the public at 6:00 PM. There is no admission fee and children’s amusement rides and entertainment all evening long are all free. The public is asked for a $2 donation to park. This is a donation and is not required. The festival features several food and beverage vendors as well as many other July 4th holiday vendors. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and the whole family for an American Spirit filled evening. Fireworks will be set off at dusk.

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