Oh, America, you old thang, you. It looks like somebody’s turning 241 years old this year. No, not Betty White … it’s you! This Tuesday, July 4, Folio Weekly has the 411 on several cool parties and events to help us celebrate our independence (and the right to drink beer!).
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY & FIREWORKS VIEWING
party & fireworks viewing Craft brews, RAM food vendors, kids stuff, live music by Brent Byrd & the Suitcase Gypsies, Mama Blue, 6-10 p.m. under Fuller Warren Bridge, 715 Riverside Ave., 389-2449, free admission, riversideartsmarket.com.
Springfield tradition carries on 4-7 p.m., as Westside and Eastside (of Springfield Historic District) play baseball, with turn-of-the-century uniforms, equipment, umpires, announcer, food trucks. Picnics encouraged. Klutho Park, 635 Third St., free, 630-2489.
FOURTH OF JULY FERNANDINA BEACH
Annual fireworks display around 9:30 p.m. in downtown Fernandina Beach. Vendors, live music, games and entertainment. 310-3361.
FIREWORKS OVER THE MATANZAS
The nation’s Oldest City celebrates with favorites performed by The All Star Orchestra, 6 p.m. at Plaza de la Constitución, St. George and King streets. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 825-5088. Alcohol prohibited.
ST. MARYS JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION
Have yourself a small-town Independence Day in St. Marys, Georgia, with a parade, entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, kids rides, a street dance and one of the largest fireworks displays in Southeast Georgia. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. in downtown St. Marys; exploregeorgia.org.
AMERICAN PRIDE CELEBRATION AT MOOSEHAVEN
Share fireworks, live music and lots of fun. Kids Zone, food and concessions, 2-10 p.m. at 1701 Park Ave., Orange Park, 278-1200; moosehaven.org.
JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS
Celebrate the USA with a cost-saving adventure for the whole family. Enjoy 2-for-1 admission to the Jax Zoo July 1-4. 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville; 757-4463; jaxzoo.org.
AMERICA’S PASTIME: BASEBALL with THE JUMBO SHRIMP
Our hometown heroes continue a homestand against the Mobile BayBears, 7:05 p.m. June 28 (Get Jax’d Day), June 29 (Mavericks Live Thirsty Thursday), June 30 (Red Shirt, Fireworks), 6:05 p.m. July 1 (High School reunion Night, Vince Coleman Raines Bobblehead Giveaway), 3:05 p.m. July 2 (Firefighter Appreciation Day) and 7:05 p.m. July 3 (Patriotic Cap Giveaway), at Bragan Field, Baseball Grounds, Downtown, single game tix start at $9 (check website), 358-2846, jaxshrimp.com.
SUNSET & FIREWORKS RIVER CRUISE
Experience the thrill of sparkling fireworks reflections on the water with your family. $16-$30; Amelia River Cruises, 1 N. Front St., Fernandina Beach; 261-9972; ameliarivercruises.com.