Fourth of July Celebrations Begin in Alachua County
Fanfares and Fireworks will kick off the Fourth of July celebrations for Alachua County Wednesday night at 7 p.m., and a host of other events are planned for the rest of the week.
Wednesday’s fireworks will go off at 9:40 p.m.
Contributed photo/Ron Thomas
The performers of Payne's Prairie Home Companion.
On Friday at 8 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza, the All-American Payne’s Prairie Home Companion will add a “local flavor” to the Fourth of July celebration with its take on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion.
Sue Wagner of the University of Florida’s Digital Media Properties and Ron Thomas of the New Prairie Dogs explain more about the two events below.
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