Independence Day Celebrations and July 4th Fireworks in Gainesville and Alachua County, 2024

Making plans for Independence Day 2024 just got easier with top fireworks displays, parades, live music and festive events. Celebrate with Fanfares & Fireworks on July 3, “The Largest Small-town Fireworks Display in America” in Alachua, the festive parade and fireworks display in Micanopy and Red White and Boom in Archer.

Happy July 4th from your friends at Visit Gainesville, Alachua County!

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Crowd on the lawn at fanfares and fireworks

Gainesville: WUFT’s Fanfares and Fireworks at UF Flavet Field
Wednesday, July 3, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. | University of Florida Bandshell at Flavet Field
605 Woodlawn Dr., Gainesville, FL 32603

Bring a chair or spread out a blanket and enjoy food from multiple food trucks on site. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:40 p.m.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Alachua: Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Legacy Park
Thursday, July 4, 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Legacy Park
15400 Peggy Rd., Alachua, FL 32615
The annual celebration dubbed the “Largest Small-Town Fireworks Display in America” draws a crowd of thousands to celebrate the Fourth. Enjoy live music, kids corner, food trucks and a fireworks display starting at 9:30 p.m.

Micanopy: Independence Day Parade on Cholokka Boulevard
Thursday, July 4, 11 a.m.
Florida’s oldest inland town hosts a parade with displays of red white and blue, classic cars, decorated golf carts and more.

Micanopy: Fireworks and Fun at the Micanopy Ball Park
Thursday, July 4, 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Festival fun includes bounce houses, food trucks and fireworks at dusk.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Archer: Red, White and BOOM! at the City of Archer
Saturday, July 6, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Located 1.5 miles west of the Santa Fe College Davis Center, Saturday’s celebration includes gift vendors, food, kids activities, live music, car show and a fireworks display.

Additional Celebrations and Events

Red, White and Brew at Blackadder Brewing Company
Thursday, July 4, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Special for Veterans at Florida Museum of Natural History
Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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