Apalach marks July 3 Fourth
The third annual Independence Day celebration in Apalachicola will be on Thursday, July 3.
Food and fun get started at noon at Riverfront Park with popcorn shrimp, freedom fries, lo country boil, hot dogs for the kids for $1, and wine and beer, including Apalachicola’s new Oyster City beer. Project Impact’s children’s art event runs all afternoon. Silent auction items on display all day, with live auction at 7:30 p.m. led by Harry Arnold and Chuck Spicer
The Red, White and Blue parade from Lafayette Park gets going at 6 p.m., and steps off at 6:30 p.m. Bicycles, baby carriages, golf carts, convertibles, motorcycles, all decorated, are welcome to join in. Parade ends at Riverfront Park with a complimentary ice cream social. Music entertainment by several groups runs all day, highlighted by Tobacco Rd beginning at 6:30 p.m. Please bring your favorite lawn chair.
There will be a Salute to Veterans with the Hillside Chorus at 8:30 p.m. followed by one of the largest fireworks display in city history over the Apalachicola River.
Carrabelle fireworks July 4
Carrabelle’s annual fireworks extravaganza will begin at dark-thirty, somewhere around 9 p.m. on Friday, July 4. Come downtown and enjoy local business and a spectacular show.
‘Island Blast’ on July 4
St. George Island will kick off its annual “Island Blast” on Friday, July 4 at 11 a.m. with Eddy Teach’s Wettest and Wildest 4th of July parade. Dress up your golf cart, bring your water guns and meet at the corner of Third Street and West Pine, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Fireworks will be on the beach behind the Blue Parrot restaurant at dark-thirty, about 9 p.m.