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    Fourth of July fireworks and festivals

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times,
    published July 3, 2001

    • Aquafest, festival along Tampa's waterfront near Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive. Noon to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday. Fireworks 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. (813) 273-4000.
    • Clearwater Celebrates America with concerts, exhibitors, carnival games and food. 4-11 p.m. today, 4-10 p.m. Wednesday. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. (727) 562-4800.
    • Downtown St. Petersburg, activities begin at noon Wednesday at The Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE; and 6-9:30 p.m. in Straub and Vinoy parks, along waterfront. Fireworks 9 p.m. (727) 821-6164.
    • Gulfport Celebration. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gulfport Beach, Catherine A. Hickman Theater and other downtown areas. Sandcastle contest 10 a.m.; music begins 3:30 p.m.; parade 7 p.m.; fireworks 9 p.m. (727) 893-1070.
    • Dunedin Fourth, live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and kids' activities. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Edgewater Park, 51 Main St., next to the marina. (727) 298-3261.
    • Safety Harbor Fourth and Fireworks, activities begin 6 p.m. Wednesday at city park, 940 Seventh St. S, and Safety Harbor Marina. Fireworks 9 p.m. (727) 724-1545.
    • Red, White & Boom 2001, music by Full House Band and Harry Dash, followed by fireworks. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Gulf View Square Mall, U.S. 19 and Embassy Blvd., Port Richey. (727) 848-3600.
    • Mutiny Soccer Game and Fireworks, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa. Fireworks after match. $10-$20. (813) 386-2000.
    • Lutz Independence Celebration, Train Depot Park and Lutz Community Center, U.S. 41 and Lutz-Lake Fern Road. 5K and 1-mile runs at 8 a.m. Wednesday; parade 10 a.m.; other activities begin 11 a.m. (813) 949-7481.
    • 2001 Dunnellon Boomtown Blast, family celebration. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dunnellon High School, SW 180th Ave. Road, off SR 484, Dunnellon. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. (352) 489-2220.
    • Madeira Beach, fireworks, 9 p.m. Wednesday. Staging from the baseball field on Municipal Drive.
    • Redington Beach, fireworks, 9 p.m. Wednesday. Staging area on the Redington Long Pier, 17000 block of Gulf Boulevard. Pier closes to the public at 7:30 p.m.
    • Treasure Island, fireworks, 9 p.m. Wednesday. Staging area Municipal Beach.
    • St. Pete Beach, fireworks, 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. Staging area on beach, 4600 block of Gulf Boulevard.

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