Suncoast Region 4th of July Events


4th of July Weekend Guide: Citrus, Hernando, Marion, and Sumter Counties

The 4th of July is approaching quickly and the Suncoast region has no shortage of events! Below is a list of some of the regional 4th of July events open to the public, listed by county.

If you know of an event that isn’t found on this list, please send us an e-mail at


Citrus County

Sparkle in the Park
7/1/2017  •  10am-2pm
1 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, FL 34465
Music, food, bounce houses, vendors, and classic cars!

Happy Birthday America!
7/1/2017  •  4pm-8pm
Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park – 237 S Rock Crusher Rd., Crystal River, Fl 34429
Celebrate our nation’s birthday with us! Poolside fun!

Fourth of July Painting and BBQ All-Inclusive
7/1/2017  • 6pm-11pm
1801 NORTH WEST US.HWY 19 STE. 151, Crystal River, FL 34428
(Inside Crystal River Mall, across from the movie theater.) 352-601-1344
Come in and join us on the fourth of July for an All inclusive Night of Painting & Barbecue. Drinks, Food (Hot dogs Catered by Nicky B’s All American), Painting & a great atmosphere! All painting supplies included. Bring your friends & family.

Inverness Patriotic Evening
7/3/2017 • 5pm-10pm
Liberty Park – 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450
This celebration of Independence Day comes one day early by tradition and is not to be missed. This event captivates with a thrilling firework display over Lake Henderson. There will be live music, entertainment and food vendors. No coolers, umbrellas, tents, canopies or personal fireworks. Fireworks spectacular with free concert in Liberty Park and kids zone in Wallace Brooks park. Free event at 2 adjoining lakefront parks.

Old Fashion 4th of July
7/4/2017 • 5pm-10pm
Kings Bay Park – 268 NW 3rd St., Crystal River, Fl, 34428
Join us waterfront at Kings Bay Park for some great music, food, games, beer and wine and Fireworks! This is a FREE event! The fun begins at 5:00pm and the fireworks will kick off at 9:00pm (weather and time permitting). The best place to see the show over the water will be from Kings Bay Park.

Live Classic Rock Concert
7/4/2017 • 6pm-10pm
Norton’s Riverside Sports Bar and Grill – 16 NE 5th St., Crystal River, Fl, 34429
Come party with us!

Open Carry Motorcycle Ride for Freedom (Starts in Spring Hill, Ends in Inverness)
7/4/2017 • 11am-2:30pm
5138 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Fl, 34606
Guns. Bikes. Freedom. Join our OPEN CARRY Motorcycle Ride from Spring Hill to our Shooting Range in Inverness, FL. Florida law allows us to OPEN CARRY while hunting, fishing, camping – traveling to or from – or traveling to or from a shooting range. JOIN US! FULL DETAILS:

Hernando County

American Family Celebration
7/2/2017  •  7pm-9:30pm
Great Life Church – 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, Fl, 34613
Largest Fireworks Show in Hernando County! Night of family fun, outdoor praise & worship service, food, and so much more! Bring a family, invite a neighbor, and join us for this incredible night of celebration!

4th of July Free Family Event
7/3/2017  •  7pm-9pm
The Church at Brooksville – 15444 Wiscon Rd., Brooksville, Fl, 34601
Free family outdoor event to celebrate Fourth of July with food and fireworks!

Dance for the Troops
7/4/2017  •  8am-10am
7257 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, Fl, 34606
Join us for a 2-hour Jazzerthon to benefit Gifts From Home, a non-profit in Hernando County that sends packages to troops overseas defending our Country! Come prepared to dance/exercise for 1 hour or two. Your only admission is to bring a donation for the troops…either $5 monetary donation, or items totalling a minimum of $5. Items include fun things like adult coloring books and colored pencils, jigsaw puzzles, water balloons, food items such as gum, instant coffee, peanut butter or jelly in plastic squeeze bottles (no glass, please), cookies, crackers, small canned foods, dried nuts and seeds, canned soup, or hygiene items such as hand sanitizer, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, female hygiene items, bobby pins, clips, etc. Be sure to wear red, white and blue! Non-members as well as members are welcome. Non-members please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to taking class. See you on the dance floor! Call 352.442.8595 for more info.

4th of July Parade
7/4/2017  •  9am-12pm
High Point Community Cortez Blvd. and High Point Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613
(North of Information Booth)
HERNANDO COUNTY’S ONLY JULY 4TH PARADE Tuesday, July 4th at 9:00 am High Point Community, Cortez Blvd. and High Point Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613 Open to all Hernando County Residents and Organizations Call High Point Office at 352-596-2397 for a participant parade entry form or just come to watch. Color Guard Ceremony, refreshments, prizes and raffle drawings held at the Community Center following the parade. EVERYONE WELCOME – COME JOIN THE FUN

Freedom Family Festival
7/4/2017  •  10am-2pm
Spring Hill Baptist Church – 3140 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, Fl, 34609
There will be activities (water slides, obstacle courses, etc) Lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs will be served at 12 PM in the gymnasium. Please bring a dish! (salad or dessert) to share! Also, we will have our annual “Blue Ribbon Pie Contest”, so bring your best pie to enter! Lastly, sign up at the Welcome Center or Online at our Church website so we know you’re coming.

Open Carry Motorcycle Ride for Freedom
7/4/2017  •  11am-2:30pm
5138 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Fl, 34606
Guns. Bikes. Freedom. Join our OPEN CARRY Motorcycle Ride from Spring Hill to our Shooting Range in Inverness, FL. Florida law allows us to OPEN CARRY while hunting, fishing, camping – traveling to or from – or traveling to or from a shooting range. JOIN US! FULL DETAILS:

4th of July Celebration
7/4/2017  •  1pm-6pm
VFW Post 10209- 14736 Edward R Noll Dr., Spring Hill, Fl, 34609
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be provided by the Post until 2:00 – we ask that you bring a dish to share. Stop by the Post and sign up with how many people in your party and what you are bringing! Entertainment provided by Eddie McConnell from 2 to 5 pm.

Firecracker Smash em’ up Demolition Derby
7/4/2017  •  4pm
Hernando County Fairgrounds – 6436 Broad St., Brooksville Fl, 34601
352-496-4552 •
A great day to celebrate America with fireworks and fun for the entire family! Come out to the fairgrounds for music, games, a Kid Zone, contests, food, and the Demolition Derby! A colorful and sparkling fireworks display will top off the evening. Sponsors include BPA, the Tampa Bay Times, Cemex, Republic Services, Country Club Cars, Ready Roofing and Florida Dirt Source. Parking: $5.00, Admission for Derby: Adults – $10.00, Children age 4-12 – $5.00, Children under 3 are free.

Marion County

Red, White, and OSO Blue
7/2/2017  •  3pm-5pm
Reilly Arts Center – 500 NE 9th St., Ocala, Fl 34470
Join the OSO in a celebration of our country and those who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for our freedom. From sea to shining sea, this concert is a stunning salute to the USA. Tickets $17-$23 This event is generously sponsored by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services.

Patriotic Celebration
7/2/2017  •  6pm-7:30pm
First Baptist Church of Ocala – 2801 SE Maricamp Rd., Ocala, Fl 34471
Join us on Sunday, July 2nd at 6 PM for our annual Patriotic Celebration with Special Guest Karen Peck and New River.

Red, White, and Blue Party
7/3/2017  •  5pm-8pm
294 Marion Oaks Ln., Ocala, Fl, 34473
Celebrate the Red White & Blue weekend with us on July 3rd. There will Live music performed by Sugartime & Games. Show Off Your Ride – Classic Cars, Scooters, Motorcycles – Win Trophies! Great food, Family Games and More! This is a great community event.

Mel’s Island Cafe 4th of July On Top of the World
7/4/2017  •  4pm-9pm
Circle Square Cultural Center – 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, Fl, 34481
Family fun filled evening. Food and entertainment for all. Ending with a spectacular fireworks show.

Patriotic Celebration on the Town Square at Circle Square Commons
7/4/2017  •  4pm-10pm
Circle Square Commons – 8405 SW 80th St., Ocala, Fl, 34481
Celebrate America’s independence on July 4, 2017, with fun, food, great bands and the area’s largest fireworks display on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons! You won’t want to miss it!

Boomtown Blast
7/4/2017   •   6pm-9:30pm
Dunnellon High School – 1055 SW 180th Avenue Rd., Ocala, fl 34432
Come celebrate freedom with us at our annual 4th of July celebration, Boomtown Blast! We will have fun, food, entertainment and fireworks. Plenty to do and see for people of all ages. Vendors will be selling all types of food, and there will be a fun zone for kids, FOAM and bounce houses. We would like to thank our sponsors, Comfort Suites Hotel near Rainbow Springs, Coldwell Banker Riverland Realty and Grumbles House. If you would like to help sponsor this community event, please contact Julie Mancini at 489-2320. Parking is $5 and we are asking for a suggested donation of $2.


Happy Birthday America
6/29/2017  •  6pm-9pm
100 N. Main St., Wildwood, Fl
352-330-1330 (Extension 104)
The City of Wildwood will host the Annual Happy Birthday America in The Courtyard of Wildwood City Hall, Thursday June 29th from 6 to 9pm. Jumpin’ for Joy Face Painters, Rock Wall, Inflatables, Bryon Faudie Photo Booth, “Kickin’ It” Knocker Ball, Food Trucks, and Live Entertainment featuring “Sticks and Bones.” Parking and Admission are free. Food trucks and fundraisers will host reasonable priced menu/food options.

Scooter’s Beach Party
6/30/2017  •  5pm-9pm
Lake Sumter Landing Market Square
Join Scooter and The Villages Prize Patrol for Giveaways and Photozap. Beach hat contest! Wear your shorts, and flip flops and bring your best, funniest, decorated hat! Five Grand Prizes will be awarded for best, craziest, decorated beach hats. Registration from 5pm-7pm, prizes awarded at 8pm.

Patriotic Family Fun Day
7/2/2017  •  4pm-8pm
Dade Battlefield State Park – 7200 County Road 693, Bushnell, Fl
Patriotic Family Fun Day includes on-going games such as badminton, croquet, horseshoes, corn hole toss. Game contests at 5pm and pet parade at 6pm. Prizes for game contests and pet parade Food vendor and homemade hand-cranked ice cream also available.

Go Kart Racing on July 4th
7/4/2017  • 12pm-5pm
Bushnell Motorsports Park – 5821 N Commerce St., Bushnell, fl, 33513
BMP will be open for public go-kart rentals from 12pm to 5pm on Tuesday, July 4th! We will be running a special on our 3-pack (3×10 minute races) deal. “Buy 3, get the 4th ride free” as we celebrate the 4th of July. Racers must be over 14 years of age and closed toe shoes are required.



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