Independence Day Celebrations and Fireworks in Gainesville and Alachua County, 2023

Making plans for Independence Day 2023 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!

Monday, July 3, 2023

Crowd on the lawn at fanfares and fireworks

WUFT’s Fanfares & Fireworks 2023
Monday, July 3, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. | University of Florida Bandshell at Flavet Field
605 Woodlawn Dr., Gainesville, FL 32603
WUFT presents a night of music and fireworks at the University of Florida. Music performances include Matcha, Sooza Brass Band, The Savants of Soul and Gainesville Community Band and Gainesville POPS under the direction of Gary Langford. 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.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

4th of july fireworks parade float

Town of Micanopy Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. | Micanopy Main Street
NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667
The parade starts at 11 a.m. along Cholokka Blvd. The evening celebration includes music, food, splash zone and free bounce houses for kids beginning at 5 p.m. at the Carson Robert Sports Complex. Fireworks launch at dusk.

Red White and Boom in Archer
Tuesday, July 4, 4 p.m. | Archer, FL
1.5 Miles west of Santa Fe College Davis Center on Archer Rd.
Celebrate America’s independence in Archer with arts and crafts vendors, an apple pie eating contest, and live entertainment. Fireworks begin at sunset.

City of Alachua’s 23rd Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 5 p.m. – 10 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.

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

4th of July Extravaganza at Archer Farmer’s Market Extravaganza
Tuesday, July 4, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Red, White and Brew at Blackadder Brewing Company
Tuesday, July 4, 5 p.m.

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