Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bring on Independence Day 2013

Independence Day


Independence Day is a time to show our pride and to join in festivities together, a holiday I actually look forward to every year.  It’s a holiday where you don’t have to be stressed, doesn’t require giving nor receiving gifts, lots of firework shows to enjoy and I especially love it because we don’t have to travel from house to house visiting one relative after another. That gets exhausting as a parent with little ones! 

This holiday only requires us as Americans to remember our service men and women, to appreciate what they have done for us and what they continue to do so that we may enjoy having barbecues,  attending events, concerts and watching firework shows that celebrate our freedom.  So, while you are celebrating the holiday, keep the true meaning of this day in mind and hold it dear in your hearts and pass it on to your children.

4th of July Events


There are lots of events going around town this week and weekend to celebrate our independence.
In the Jacksonville area, here are some events you can check out to celebrate this special day:

Where you can catch some fireworks shows:

July 3rd
Ballpark Firewords Spectacular - Suns vs. Pennsylvania Wahoos at 7:05 PM then fireworks show after.  Go here for info.

July 4th
Stars and Stripes Freedom Festival 10-2 PM in Fernandina.  Go here for info.

Stars and Stripes at the Sea Walk 12-10 PM in Jax Beach, fireworks at 9 PM.  Go here for info.

St. Augustine free concert at 6 PM and fireworks at 9:30 PM.  Go here for info.

All American 4th at the Landing with fireworks 9:30 PM.  Go here for info.

4th of July Celebration at Moosehaven 11-8:30 PM.  Go here for info.

July 5th
World Golf Village Fireworks after movie, Man of Steel (7:15 PM).  Go here for info.

More events to check out:

July 3rd
Independence Day Concert at the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens 7-9 PM.  Go here for info.

July 4th
MOSH discounted admission of $4 and science experiment after they close will be held next door at Friendship Fountain.  Go here for info.

Zoo has special admission all weekend July 4-7, buy 1 ticket get one FREE.  Go here for coupon.

Annual Middleburg Independence Day Parade 9 AM all along Blanding Blvd. Go here for info.

July 5th
Annual Beach Cleanup 7-9 AM.  Go here for info.

July 6
Members of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch get free admission to museums every first weekend of the month.  Go here for info.

My patriotic nails...
Ready to celebrate 4th of July 

As my son, Brody, says after his evening prayers: “With love and a heart and Iron Man…no, Captain America.”  Yes, this weekend, it’s “With love and a heart and Captain America” to fit in well for Independence Day.

What are your plans for the 4th of July?  Are you a fan of fireworks? 

Take care and see you next week,



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