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Independence Eve Celebration
July 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Just named one of the Top 12 Independence Events in Florida by the digital travel magazine Trips to Discover, Apalachicola’s “Independence Eve” event is a celebration you don’t want to miss!
Each year on July 3rd, the community comes together at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola for a fantastic celebration that culminates in a stunning fireworks display over the Apalachicola River.
Enjoy live music with Southern Flood and the Bo Spring Band, a parade, and a free ice cream social. Food trucks will be serving up delicious American favorites, international fare, and cool treats. Free children’s art activities will be held across the street at the Center for History, Culture, and Art from 5 – 8 p.m.
Rep. Halsey Beshears will be giving our Veterans Tribute this year. After the singing of the National Anthem, fireworks are launched from a barge in the river, creating a spectacular display of lights.
Admission is free, and picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Or, for an upscale experience, reserve a table in the VIP section on the docks. You’ll enjoy complimentary beverages from a private bar and a fantastic view of the best fireworks on the Forgotten Coast!
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Schedule of Events
5:00 p.m. Everything starts! Food Trucks, Live Music, and Kids’ Activities!
Southern Flood takes the stage at 4:45 with a fun ‘70s rock-inspired up-tempo show. Food vendors will serve up tasty American and international fare plus cool treats to beat the heat.
5:00 – 8:00 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. There will also be July 4th themed art by local artists on display.
6:30 Our Featured Entertainment. This year it’s the Bo Spring Band, playing their crowd-pleasing Americana sound blended from Rock, Soul, Country, Funk and Bluegrass music.
Meanwhile, the Red, White and Blue Parade organized by Franklin’s Promise departs from Lafayette Park to show our patriotic colors.
7:00 After the parade get in line for the Free Ice Cream Social, the perfect cold treat for a summer evening! Then, enjoy more live music from the Bo Spring Band!
8:30 Representative Halsey Beshears will be our speaker for the Veteran’s Tribute, followed by more live music.
9:10 Just after sunset, enjoy a performance of the National Anthem by Angela Stanley.
9:10 – 9:30 Fireworks! Launched from a barge in the Apalachicola River, the fireworks create a stunning display of lights reflected in the water as a patriotic soundtrack plays. This year’s fireworks show will be bigger and better than ever!
9:30 – 10:00 The Bo Spring Band retakes the stage for a final set.
Admission is free, and lawn chairs and picnic blankets are welcome. For an upscale experience, you can reserve a table in the VIP Section on the docks and enjoy complimentary beverages and appetizers from a private bar and the best seats for the fireworks.