Panhandle Fourth of July weekend celebrations

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Bay County:

Friday Fest
Date: 07/01/2016
Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday Fest has become Bay County's largest street festival with over 200 show cars, over 50 vendors, and live bands filling up four blocks of Harrison Avenue each month. Local shops and restaurants stay open late and the festivities run until 10 pm, providing a great opportunity to shop, eat, and have a great time. Whether you are a regular, or you've never been... grab a friend, grab your family and join 10,000 of your closest friends for Friday Fest!
Location: Downtown Panama City

Light Up the Gulf Fireworks Show
Date: 07/03/2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Annual Beach Bash and Light Up the Gulf Fireworks Show. The Beach Bash will feature great live music, food and fun. There will be something for everyone with beach activities happening all day long.
Contact Number: (850) 230-4695
Location: Boardwalk Beach Resort

Freedom Rocks Celebration Fireworks Show
Date: 07/03/2016
Join us on beautiful Grand Lagoon for an evening of Music, Fireworks, and Freedom! Come early and dine at any Freedom Rocks participating waterfront restaurant or rock a spot
with a gorgeous view on the Grand Lagoon Bridge.
Location: Grand Lagoon

City of Lynn Haven-July 4th, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Celebrate all day with your friends and family! Our Patriotic Flag Raising starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp at City Hall. Our family friendly parade will proceed East on 5th St. from Montana Ave to Ohio Ave./Hwy 77 and head South to 11th Street. Vendors will be set up at Sharon Sheffield Park 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The party continues at A.L. Kinsaul Park 5 p.m. -9 p.m. with more live music and activities! Fireworks show will be shot over North Bay at 9 P.M.

Star Spangled Spectacular at Panama City Beach
Date: 07/04/2016
09:00 am - 10:00 pm
Enjoy the celebration of our nation's independence with the dueling fireworks displays on both the City (Russell-Fields) and County (MBMiller) Piers. The best place for viewing is right on the beach so be sure to bring your beach chairs and enjoy the Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks Show beginning at 9:00 p.m.

Salute to Freedom
Date: 07/04/2016
Come celebrate Independence Day at the Panama City Marina with great live music, lots of food, and plenty of vendors and Fireworks starting at 2:00PM
Location: Downtown Panama City Marina

Best Blast on the Beach at Mexico Beach
Date: 07/04/16

Kick off the 4th with the Sandy Shoes 5K at Under the Palms Park on 7th Street starting at 7:00am.

Bring your beach toys, cooler, towels and sunscreen and have a blast at Mexico Beach. At dark the fireworks will begin off the pier at 8:30pm.

Groovin' on the Green Concert
Date: 07/04/2016
Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM
Band: Sonic Boom
Free concert. Food & beverage vendors will be on site. For more information, please call (850)234-7819.
Location: Village Green (Downtown Carillon Beach)

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Walton County:

Sandestin/ Baytowne Wharf
Red, White and Baytowne
When: July 4, 2014
Join Sandestin for its spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun, an evening that lights up the sky and family activities. The Village of Baytowne Wharf will have a host of kids activities from 6-10 p.m., including kids' crafts, face painting, and balloon sculpting. Live music will be performed. Grab your boogie shoes and join in the fun. We will light up the sky over the lagoon with our 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Seaside
Travel through Seaside for this patriotic celebration. Start the day out at 8AM with the annual July 4th Parade down Scenic Highway 30-A and concluding in Seaside with even more fun. Then make sure to reserve your spot on the lawn for a festive from the Victoria Belles from the WWII Museum in New Orleans followed by an unbelievable fireworks finale at 9PM! Make sure to grab your seat on the lawn early, as space fills up quickly for this festive event!

Rosemary Beach 4th of July Celebration
Fourth of July festivities in Rosemary Beach include a bike parade, family field day, BBQ, and a concert on the green...all capped off with a fireworks display at 8:45pm.

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Okaloosa County:

Crestview
Party in the Park!
Monday, July 4
Time: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Food Vendors, Games, Music and More! Park on Main or Wilson Street and ride the Bus! Bus will stop at City Hall, Elder Services, and the Old Train Station and deliver you to the park! Stay for the Fireworks at 9:00 PM And you can ride the bus back!
Location: Twin Hills Park
Address: 100 Hathaway Street South

Destin
Smoke on the Coast – July 3, 2016 -9:00 pm – Start your Independence Day early at Destin Commons with great BBQ, live music, street performers, and kids activities. This 6th annual event benefits local charities. There will be 20 area restaurants competing in the BBQ competition fighting for the People’s choice award of best BBQ on the Emerald Coast. Starts at 5:00 pm and samples are $1 each.

Destin
Let Freedom SING!
Come down to the Destin Harbor and celebrate Independence Day with live music all weekend long.
Saturday, July 2nd 7:00 PM Fortag
Sundaym July 3rd 7:00 PM: January Noise
Mondaym July 4th 7:00 PM: Country singer/songwriter Kevin Sport and Fireworks at 9:00 PM with a exhilarating fire experience by Just Add Fire!

Fort Walton Beach
4th of July Celebration at the Landing
It’s a big year for the City of Fort Walton Beach! Join your City of FWB and Apex Broadcasting for Fort Walton Bash, a special 75th Anniversary edition 4th of July celebration at Landing Park on Brooks Street! We’ll be celebrating on Monday, July 4th, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and you’re invited!

Valparaiso/Niceville, FL
The July 4, 2016 Independence Day fireworks show in Niceville will be held on Monday, July 4. The immensely popular fireworks show over Boggy Bayou will begin at dusk.

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Holmes County:

Bonifay
Panhandle Patriotic Celebration
Bonifay Rec Center
07/03/2016
6-9pm

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Washington County:

07/02/2016 Fireworks display in Chipley (Start at dusk)
07/04/2016 Firecracker day in Vernon

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Jackson County:

Marianna
3rd OF JULY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION
Time: Dark thirty
The City of Marianna and Main Street Marianna would like to invite you to the sixth annual Fourth of July Fireworks celebration on Sunday, July 3, 2016 in downtown Marianna! The fireworks will be launched downtown from behind Mowrey Elevator at dark (8:30 PM). There are many great viewing sites, but the prime viewing location is Madison Street Park, located at 2884 Madison Street. Make plans to come downtown early, eat at our local restaurants and food vendors, and let the children play in the splash pad. There will be food and arts & crafts vendors set up at Madison Street Park at 3:30 PM. There will be live entertainment by the band “Killin’ Time” starting at 5:30 PM. Don’t forget your lawn chair and cooler! Hope to see you there! For more information about this event, contact Charlotte Brunner, Main Street Director at (850)718-102

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Calhoun/Liberty County:

God & Country Community Celebration
July 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Tri-County Agricultural Park Altha, Fl
In the spirit of celebration of freedoms we have as a Christian nation, the churches and businesses in Calhoun and Liberty counties are coordinating a community God & Country Celebration on Sunday, July 3rd. The event will take place from 6 - 9 p.m. central time, at the Tri-County Agriculture Pavilion. The Pavilion is located off Hwy. 71 North on Magnolia Church Road, about five miles north of Blountstown. There will be live music, and participating churches will have booths to give away water, hot dogs, watermelon, face painting and other fun activities to create a very special day of celebration. The fireworks show will happen at dark. God & Country Celebration Sunday, July 3rd Tri-County Ag Pavilion 6 - 9 p.m.

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Gulf County:

Wewahitchka
Lake Alice Park
July 4th for a whole day of family fun! Enjoy festival foods, arts & crafts, a silent & live auctions, a FREE KID'S ZONE, Blacksmith demonstrations, Chainsaw Sculpting, live music, Street Dance, Firework Show & more!
Professional Chainsaw Sculpture Artist, Chad Gainey will be entertaining us all by creating 3 masterpieces throughout the day. There will be a raffle for 1 sculpture and the other 2 sculptures will be donated to the live auction.
Firework Show and Street Dance start at dark! Come with the whole family and celebrate our Country's Independence!
Our Location
Lake Alice Park
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

Port St. Joe
4th of July Street Dance Celebration
brings people together to celebrate our country's independence with music, food and dance on historic Martin Luther King Blvd in Port St. Joe.
Our Location
Martin Luther King Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Port St. Joe
Fireworks over Port St. Joseph Bay
Celebrate our Country's independence with a spectacular fireworks display over St. Joseph Bay. The display will be set off in front of the Port St. Joe Marina and the show begins at 10:00pm Eastern time. This spectacular display can be viewed from most anywhere downtown Port St. Joe. Celebrate with us!

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Franklin County:

Downtown Apalachicola Independence Eve Celebration
Sunday, July 3, 2016
199 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
If you just can’t wait for July 4th, join the thousands of people who come from near and far to celebrate our Independence, a little ahead of everyone else in America, on Independence Eve! Riverfront Park, on Water Street in downtown Apalachicola, is the place to be! For the fifth year in a row, the community is combining its resources for a July 3 spectacular, culminating in a stunning fireworks display over the Apalachicola River. Enjoy food, beverages, great live music, a parade, free ice cream, veterans tribute, the national anthem, face painting, and other activities.
This year’s featured entertainment will be the Tobacco Rd. Band, doing their signature country and your favorite covers. They’re also playing at the fireworks celebration in Atlanta on July 4

St. George Island
4th of July Freedom Fest
When
Monday, July 4, 2016
Address
68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, FL 32329
Come celebrate our great countries spirit of freedom and independence. Watch the greatest fireworks display on the Island from the Blue Parrot decks.

Carrabelle
Independence Day Fireworks over the River
Monday, July 4, 2016
Carrabelle, FL 32322
Join us in celebrating our country's independence on Saturday, July 4th along the Carrabelle waterfront at dark.