Your Guide to the 4th of July in Gainesville
The 4th of July is known for fireworks, delicious food and spending quality time with friends and family. Fortunately, Gainesville is hosting an array of 4th of July events suited for families, locals, students and visitors alike.
Check out our list of some of the city’s hot spots this holiday and make the most of the 4th of July in Gainesville.
1st Annual 4th of July BBQ & Seafood Bash 2017: Mel’s House Of Smoke BBQ & Catering and Crabs in a Bucket are hosting their first annual Barbecue and Seafood Bash to celebrate Independence day.
The restaurant is located on NE 8th Ave., and is family friendly. The restaurant is offering free hotdogs and drinks to any kids that show up to their 4th of July Bash!
LIV 4th of July Workout and Cookout: LIV Athletic is throwing their own party for the 4th of July with a twist. They are holding workout classes at 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. with a potluck to follow until 7:30 p.m. at 1126 NW 2nd St.
Be sure to check their Facebook Event for a complete list of the workouts.
Red, White and Blue Brews: Swamp Head Brewery, located at 3650 SW 42nd Ave., is hosting their Red, White and Blue Brews event on the 4th of July in conjunction with the Latin Fusion Food Truck. The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m and available to all ages.
These Brews include their Big Red Nose, a hopped up American red ale based off of the hop profile of Big Nose, White Chocolate – white stout with a decadent chocolate infusion and a tart, tangy, blueberry Berliner. They will also be offering a four-beer flight of all three red, white and blue brews along with any beer that you would like as a fourth drink.
Red, White and Oskar Blues: Blackadder Brewing Company, 618 NW 60th St., will be celebrating the 4th of July with their Red, White and Oskar Blues event from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Blackadder will offer pints for $3 and growler fills for just $5 from Oskar Blues Brewery with your choice of Priscilla, Pinner and Mama’s Little Yella Pils. Plus, if you make it there around noon they’re also giving away free hotdogs and chips while supplies last!
Annual 4th of July Celebration: The City of Alachua will hold its Independence Day celebration at the Hal Brady Recreation Complex located at 14300 NW 146 Terrace. According to the city of Alachua, the event has been called “The Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America,” that brings more than 30,000 people to Alachua each year.
Join the fun from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with tons of activities for kids, vendors and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
Fanfares and Fireworks: Keep the party going two days in a row with this celebration held the day before Independence Day. The University of Florida’s own WUFT Media will be holding this event of music, fireworks and food trucks from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Flavet Field at the University of Florida.
Fireworks will begin around 9:40 p.m. with bands including Bears and Lions, The Duppies and HEDGES performing beforehand. Food trucks such as Humble Wood Fire, PDQ, Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops, Cilantro Tacos and Big Island Bowls will also be serving up some delicious fare.
In order to insure everyone’s safety at the event, they will not allow attendees to bring dogs, alcohol or sparklers with them.
Happy 4th of July from the GainesvilleScene Team!