Fourth of July Celebration Celebrate the Fourth of July over the St. Johns River. Fireworks can be seen from the Northbank and Southbank of the St. Johns River beginning at 9:45 p.m. on Monday. There will also be a day of family-friendly live entertainment at The Landing beginning at 3 p.m. There will be music in the courtyard leading up to the fireworks show, then music by 5X7 band following the show.
Zoo?s Fourth of July Jamboree Celebrate Independence Day at the zoo beginning Saturday for the Fourth of July Jamboree. There will be live Americana and Dixieland music from the St. Johns River City Band on Saturday. The Stevie Fingers ensemble will perform on Sunday in the Range of the Jaguar. There will be prize drawings and plenty of kids activities. Don?t miss the Sting Ray Bay, which will be back just in time for Independence Day. You can print out a coupon to save on admission at www.jacksonvillezoo.org.
Celebration 5K It?s a run and walk on the Fourth of July followed by a post-race celebration. Celebration 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday at 1st Place Sports on Baymeadows Road. To enter the race, head to www.1stplacesports.com.
Stars And Stripes Freedom Festival Celebrate Independence Day on Amelia Island during the Stars and Stripes Freedom Festival at Central Park. The festival will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a parade on Centre Street at 7 p.m., a concert at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided on the Freedom stage. There will also be a parent-child look-a-like contest, apple pie contest, and arts and crafts. For more information, head to www.ameliaisland.com/calendar.
American Pie 4th Of July You are invited to a family friendly event in Orange Park on Monday. The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. at Moosehaven Park. At 2 p.m., there will be a parade and fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be games for the children, a pie baking contest and food.
Independence Day Fireworks You can see the fireworks in Jacksonville Beach. The fireworks display will be at the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier. The display will begin at 9:30 p.m.
St.Augustine 4th of July Celebration You can see the fireworks display in St. Augustine on Monday at the St. Augustine Bayfront beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Orange Park Mall will celebrate the Fourth of July with a Freedom Festival on Saturday. This free family-friendly festival will offer live entertainment, activities and fireworks. The Navy Band will start off the entertainment at 5 p.m. The night will end with fireworks at 9 p.m near JC Penney. Families can bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the show. Additionally, military men and women can present their military ID at Guest Services to receive VIP seating for the concert and fireworks show.
?By The Dawn?s Early Light? The City of Palm Coast will gather to celebrate the birth of our nation on Monday. Beginning at 8 a.m., there will be a ceremony at Heroes Park to commemorate ?By the Dawn?s Early Light?. This annual observance brings together the citizens of Palm Coast to honor the nation?s patriotism. The program will include music from the Flagler Palm Coast Starlets, The Flagler Youth Orchestra and soloist Juhlya Willis.
Wild Adventures: All Fired Up Wild Adventures Theme Park will celebrate the Fourth of July with a three-day patriotic celebration beginning Saturday. Four tribute artists will perform live in concert in addition to the park?s rides, live shows and animals. The fireworks show will be held each night beginning at 9:15. The concert is scheduled to begin nightly at 6:30 p.m. in the All-Star amphitheatre with free reserved seats to all guests. For more information, go to www.wildadventures.com.
First Annual Barefoot Festival Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach wants guests to participate in the first annual Barefoot Festival beginning Sunday. This two-day celebration will include live music and food. There will be free concerts on the Beach Marine Stage. Opening the festival will be the musical group, The Barefoot Man. Organizers say the Barefoot Man is to the Caribbean what Jimmy Buffet is to Key West. He will play two sets. The first from 1p.m. to 4 p.m., the second from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Monday, local recording artist Jimmy Parish and the Ocean Waves Band will play. The band will play two sets. The first from 1p.m. to 4 p.m., the second from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, go to www.nippersbeachgrille.com.
Fourth of July on Jekyll Island Jekyll Island will celebrate the Fourth of July with a lot of activities. Families can enjoy a relaxing day at Summer Waves Water Park. At the park, there will be food, a potato sack race and a corn-hole tournament. Other Fourth of July activities include laser light show, poolside party and cookout for guests at the Days Inn and Suites. There will not be a fireworks show. The display has been canceled because of construction.
Get-A-Way at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Enjoy bike riding, canoeing and swimming at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak. The special weekend kicks off with the Mike Mullis Variety show on Friday in the music hall, followed Saturday and Sunday night with the X-Hale Band. There will be free hot dogs and kids games on Saturday. For more information, go to www.musicliveshere.com.
Salute To Military, Police And Firefighters Panda Express locations in both Jacksonville and Orange Park will offer a free meal to active duty military members, police and firefighters. You must show your official ID and you will receive a free 2-entrée meal. The locations participating are: Wells Road in Orange Park, Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park, Applecross Road, Normandy Boulevard, Baymeadows Road, Town Center Parkway, Beach Boulevard, Arlington Expressway and Revell Drive in Jacksonville.
Operation Troop Donation Old Navy in the St. Johns Town Center is honoring men and women in the military. The popular retail chain is partnering with Operation Care and Comfort to collect items for troop care packages. You can drop off items at the Old Navy beginning Friday and through Monday. Suggested items include band-aid, mini wipes, tissues, lip balm, t-shirt, flip flops, socks. Cash donations will also be accepted. If you make a donation, you can receive a 10% discount on a purchase if you shop at the store. Customers will also have an opportunity to write a letter to troops.