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July 4 in Temple Terrace: What You Need to Know

Independence Day will see the annual parade, fireworks, and much more.


Who’s ready for the 4th of July holiday?

(Everyone should be raising their hands and shouting, “Me! Me!”)

Independence Day in Temple Terrace is arguably one of the most fun, community-oriented days of the year.

It starts with the 38th annual at 10 a.m., which begins at the corner of Whiteway Drive and Gillette Avenue. Then the parade heads south on Gillette, west on Druid Hills, then south on Ridgedale Road to the Ridgedale Sports Complex near Temple Terrace Elementary School.

This year, the streets will rumble as the marches along the route.

is inviting parade-goers to park in its lot, enjoy free donuts and water, and get a good seat to watch the parade at its at 9 a.m.

Beginning immediately after the parade, will have a cookout for the entire community. The will offer food, drinks, music, face painting for children, and raffles—all for free.

Make sure you prepare for the weather on July 4. It’s supposed to be all day.

At 7 p.m., the community is invited to the first fairway of the for music, food and festivities right up till the 38th annual , which begins between 9 and 9:15 p.m. The show is paid for by community residents and businesses that have donated to the

July 4 is a great time to party, but don’t get too carried away.

Although and other , will be stepping up their DUI enforcement efforts as part of the ongoing . They’ll be looking for impaired drivers who put themselves and others at risk as Independence Day is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to alcohol-related vehicle crashes.

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Temple Terrace Patch will be at the parade and fireworks events taking pictures, but we want your photos, too! You can upload them to this story or the gallery that we’ll post July 4.

Lauren Tice July 03, 2012 at 06:27 PM
We can't wait for the festivities tomorrow!
Ashley Reams July 03, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Me, too! :)

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