Planning is underway for Apalachicola’s seventh annual “Independence Eve” Fireworks Celebration to be held on July 3 at Riverfront Park from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Each year this family-friendly event features live music, great food, a parade, kids’ activities, an ice cream social, a veterans’ tribute, and the singing of the National Anthem– all culminating in a spectacular fireworks show reflected in the waters of the Apalachicola River.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of this year’s details.
Our featured entertainment is the popular Bo Spring Band. Native to the gulf coast, they blend their crowd-pleasing Americana sound from Rock, Soul, Country, Funk and Bluegrass music. “We can’t wait to play this event,” says Lauren Spring, vocalist for the group. “We’re working on our set list now, focusing on feel-good tunes that people know and love. There will be something for everyone.” The band released their debut album in 2017.
New this year will be a food truck “food court”. We’re excited to be offering a tasty array of American and international favorites plus snow cones and other treats that the whole family will love. With more than 6,000 people expected to attend the event, the food court concept allows us to offer more variety and faster service. We think it will be a hit.
Also new, the Center for History, Culture, and Art will be offering free kids’ art activities. Located just across the street from Riverfront Park, the center will host a kids’ art fair with all art supplies provided at no charge. Director Merrill Livingston is putting together a fun collection of collage materials, canvasses, and red, white, and blue paint for kids of all ages to create their own art piece to take home. Face painting will also be available. Parents will enjoy perusing the gallery of Independence Day themed art for sale by local artists.
This event is the winner of the Florida Secretary of State’s Main Street award for Outstanding Special Event. Each year, we try to keep the best elements while also raising the bar with something new and better. More than ever, we are counting on sponsors to make it all possible. For sponsors who contribute $500 or more, we offer a special “thank you” by providing reserved tables in our VIP section on the docks–the perfect place to enjoy the festivities and view the fireworks show.
For more information, including the schedule, photos, videos, and more, please visit www.july3fireworks.com or call 844-272-2523.