Fanfares and Fireworks will be returning to Gainesville Tuesday, July 3 beginning at 7 p.m. at the University of Florida bandshell at Flavet Field on the University of Florida campus. Fanfares and Fireworks is presented by the UF division of media properties and the college of journalism and communications. Gainesville Regional Utilities is the title sponsor of the event. Additional funding is provided by the City of Gainesville, Florida Credit Union and Plum Creek. Fanfares and Fireworks will be featuring a variety of musical groups, open spaces for families to picnic and will conclude with a fireworks display at approximately 9:40 p.m.
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