It’s been 246 years this weekend since 56 Founding Fathers birthed a nation. However one feels about the direction of politics since, the celebration of an independent America offers all the chance to party and blow stuff up.
Where, then, can one see the rockets’ red glare in the Sunshine State this year?
An event kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Northeast Florida Fairgrounds. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
The One Nation celebration is scheduled at Keystone Heights, with armband events taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The fireworks are scheduled to go off at Keystone Beach at 9:30 p.m.
The Rotary Club Independence Day Celebration includes a bass fishing tournament beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a car show and by fireworks at dusk.
Rock, Freedom & Fireworks will include music and a full bar all day at Reiter Park, with fireworks at 9 p.m.
The 2022 Independence Day Celebration opens at 5 p.m. at Memorial Park. Music and fireworks start at 9 p.m.
The city this year hosts the Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks at Oviedo Mall from 5 to 9 p.m. Events run all day with the fireworks show at 9 p.m.
The Fourth of July Independence Day Celebration includes a parade at 5 p.m., followed by activities at Horseman’s Park at 7 p.m. Fireworks will go off at sundown.
The Rockin’ Freedom Fest runs from 5 to 9 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Park, which will close with a city fireworks display.
The free Red, Hot & Boom event begins at 4 p.m. and runs to 11 p.m. at Cranes Roost Park and will include a late night fireworks display.
The Seminole Casino will host an Independence Day Celebration along the building’s eastern exterior from 8 to 11 p.m.
The Flagler Executive Airports opens its gates at 4 p.m. for the Fireworks Over the Runways event. Fireworks are at 9 p.m.
The Red White & Kaboom event kicks off at 6 p.m. at Lake Mirror in Downtown Lakeland. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.
University of Florida
Live music will play at the UF Bandshell at Flavet Field from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fireworks will launch at 9:30 p.m.
The city’s Hometown Fireworks Celebration includes live music and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Weston Regional Park.
The city will launch fireworks over Lake Ariana beginning at 9 p.m.
The “Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America” will be held at Legacy Park. Music begins at 6 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.
Red White and Boom Celebration festivities, including a watermelon-eating contest, begin at 2 p.m. on Archer Road. DJ REM Juice and Vibe RW will perform until a sunset fireworks show.
A Fourth of July Celebration runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Mosaic Park. The event includes music and vendors, with rockets launched at 9:30 p.m.
Red White & Boom, Southwest Florida’s largest Independence Day event, takes place at the base of the Cape Coral Parkway, which closes to traffic at 3 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m.
Clearwater Celebrates America returns this year at BayCare Ballpark, kicking off at 6 p.m. and culminating in a fireworks show with a soundtrack at 9:15 p.m.
The city hosts its Fourth of July Celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. at Mullins Park.
The City of Crestview 4th of July Celebration & Party in the Park kicks off at Twin Hills Parks at 3 p.m. with music, food vendors, games and an open splash pad. Fireworks launch at 9 p.m.
The city will host a celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. at Kings Bay Park, closing with fireworks.
A celebration begins at Lewis Mathews Sports Complex at 3 p.m., with a fireworks display planned from 9:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
A 4th of July Hometown Celebration begins at 4 p.m. at Fernandina Beach Harbor, and closes with fireworks at 9 p.m.
The 4th of July Spectacular includes live concerts at Las Olas Oceanside Park, the Fort Lauderdale Beach Stage and the beach near Las Olas Boulevard. A performance by the B-52s precedes the fireworks show around 9:15 p.m.
A display is planned at Patterson Park from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This year’s Freedom Fest takes place in the River District from 6 to 10 p.m.
The Independence Day Celebration — Lights on the Lake runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Lake Clinch.
The Ignite the Night Independence Day event runs from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Samuel J. Ferreri Community Park.
Thunder on the Ridge runs from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Lake Eva Park, with the federal set to close with a fireworks display.
Gulfstream Park hosts Freedom Fest from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
The Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration features live entertainment at the Hollywood Beach Theatre starting at 5 p.m. and wraps with offshore fireworks at 9 p.m.
The city’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration includes fireworks at multiple locations: Riverfront Plaza, FSCJ North Campus, The Avenues mall, Trinity Baptist Church and Ed Austin Regional Park. All begin at 9:45 p.m.
The city will host Fourth of July Festivities from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Lake Wailes Park, with fireworks set at 9 p.m.
The city-run 4th of July Extravaganza includes a pool party and family entertainment at the Calypso Cove Aquatic Facility starting at 5 p.m. Fireworks follow at 9 p.m.
The Independence Day Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. with a parade. Roberts Sports Complex opens its doors at 5:30 p.m. with fireworks planned at dusk.
The American Pride 4th of July begins at Moosehaven at 6 p.m. and culminates with fireworks at dusk over St. Johns River.
Fireworks at the Fountain will bring live music to Lake Eola Park beginning at 4 p.m. The event wraps with a fireworks finale at 9:15.
A Fourth of July Festival will be held at Sutton Park from 5 to 9 p.m., with a fireworks show closing the evening.
The Fourth of July Celebration for the city runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Plant City Stadium. The event will close with a fireworks display.
The Stars & Stripes Independence Day Celebration begins with a 9 a.m. parade that ends at City Hall, followed by a 7 p.m. concert at Central Park and fireworks to close out the day.
The All-Star Orchestra will perform at Plaza de la Constitución at 6 p.m. as part of the Fireworks over the Matanzas event. Fireworks launch over the waterfront at 9:30 p.m.
The St. Pete Pier will host The Fourth, with drinks and music from 4 to 10 p.m. Fireworks launch at 9 p.m.
The Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular takes place at the Sarasota Bayfront at 9 p.m.
The Celebrate America event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at Tom Brown Park. Bands play from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., with performances followed by a fireworks display.
The city’s Boom by the Bay celebration runs from 3 to 10 p.m. Fireworks can be viewed in Downtown Tampa from Bayshore Boulevard, Armature Works or Sparkman Wharf.
West Palm Beach
The 4th on Flagler event includes a military salute and a 9 p.m. fireworks display. It runs from 6 to 10 p.m. at the West Palm Beach waterfront.
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