Fireworks, party in park to celebrate July Fourth
By Times Staff
Published July 3, 2006
Here's a look at the main holiday festivities:
The Inverness Patriotic Evening begins at 5 p.m. at Liberty and Wallace Brooks parks.
Both parks are on the Lake Henderson shoreline. Liberty is off N Apopka Avenue just past the bicycle trail, and Wallace is off Dampier Street. The parks are joined by a boardwalk that extends over a cove of the lake.
The festivities will include a DJ, food vendors and children's games.
The fireworks will begin shortly after dark, which will be about 9 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets, but not pets. Coolers are permitted, but not alcohol.
Aside from the parks, people can view the fireworks from the parking lots of the Highlands Plaza and Citrus Center shopping centers on Main Street and Highland Avenue. The view is just as good there as it is from the parks. Hundreds more will launch their boats to see the display from the water.
Tune to 87.7 FM for a live broadcast of music and activities.
Crystal River will have a community party beginning at 11 a.m. at Hunter Springs Park.
Hamburgers, hot dogs and snow cones are available. Other activities include an inflatable ride and games.
Fireworks will be launched over Kings Bay in Crystal River. The bay will be hull-to-hull with boats.
The restaurants and resorts around the bay also will be prime viewing areas.
Many people also will be able to watch the fireworks from their homes if they live near the water.
The fireworks cannot be seen from U.S. 19.
Unlike Inverness, the Crystal River City Council does not cover the entire cost of putting on the fireworks display. A citizens' group collects donations for the project.
To donate, call 795-2946.
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