The Best Fourth of July Events Happening in Gainesville

By Julia Bauer
Closeup of three people holding sparklers for the fourth of july

With Independence Day approaching, it’s time to show our U.S. pride and celebrate our country. Grab your sparklers and check out these fun Fourth of July events happening in Gainesville!

Fourth of July Events in Gainesville

Wednesday, July 3
City of Williston’s Fourth of July Celebration

Starts at 5 p.m.
Ends at 10 p.m.
Location: Williston Horseman’s Park

Join the City of Williston’s Fourth of July Celebration to mark Independence Day with a parade and fireworks starting at 7 p.m.!

Wednesday, July 3
WUFT’s Fanfares & Fireworks

Starts at 6 p.m.
Ends at 10 p.m.
Location: University of Florida Bandshell at Flavet Field

Attend WUFT’s Fanfares & Fireworks for an exciting evening filled with live music, food trucks and an impressive fireworks display beginning at 9:40 p.m. Admission is free! Please remember, no dogs, sparklers, drones or alcoholic drinks are allowed for safety reasons.

Thursday, July 4
Stars & Stripes Show

Starts at 2 p.m.
Location: Morgan’s Music Junction

Celebrate Independence Day in Summerfield! Sing along to beloved patriotic tunes like “Stars & Stripes” and more. Tickets are $15 and include a complimentary meal.

Thursday, July 4
Alachua’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration

Starts at 5 p.m.
Ends at 9:30 p.m.
Location: Legacy Park Recreation Complex

Celebrate at the City of Alachua’s annual Fourth of July event featuring food trucks, live music and North-central Florida’s largest small-town fireworks display. Admission is free!

Thursday, July 4
Micanopy’s Fourth of July Celebration

Happening All day
Location: Micanopy

Join the Independence Day celebration in Micanopy with a traditional parade, music, fireworks and fun! Explore the Historic District, shop, and enjoy a meal from a food truck. A bounce house will be available at Carson Robert Sports Complex, and there will be plenty of space for family games. Fireworks begin at dusk. This event is free!

TV Celebrations

Want to host your own Fourth of July party instead? Don’t forget to tune into one of these TV events for you and your guests to enjoy.

Thursday, July 4
A Capitol Fourth

Starts 8 p.m. EST
Tune in live on your local PBS station

This Fourth of July tradition has been ongoing for over 40 years. Enjoy a dazzling firework show and a concert featuring some of your favorite big-name artists. Stay tuned for the announcement of the performing artists.

Thursday, July 4
Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

Starts at 4 p.m. EST
Tune in live on NBC

Watch New York City’s iconic firework display from home! Tune in to NBC for live coverage of the spectacular fireworks and more.