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Holiday Weekend Happenings


By James Buechele
July 5, 2013

The Fourth of July weekend has brought lots of extra people into town for the holiday, which means they're all looking for something to do. Even though the forecast calls for more rain-- there are plenty of things to enjoy both inside and out.

In Havana, businesses are looking to take advantage of extra customers in town with the first-ever 'Water Day'. It's a chance for businesses to sell their goods and products on the streets while having a fun time doing so.

On Saturday, downtown will look like HavanaFest back in May. It will be the first ever Water Day with water slides and other activities for families to enjoy all while sidewalk shopping.

Jim Kellum, Havana Merchants Association: "We're trying to encourage more and more locals to shop in their own town and we have a real good participation in this community."

Hot dogs and drinks will cost you only 50 cents.

Jim Kellum, Havana Merchants Association: "We have 50 cent snow cones. Where you gonna find that? But in the good ol' town."

Organizers say even if Water Day turns out to be wet from Mother Nature they'll move some of the activities indoors.

But if you're not willing to take the risk, the Tallahassee Museum is a close place to spend several hours of the day with several indoor displays.

Russell Daws, Tallahassee Museum: "We've got historic buildings you can walk into so there's a real diversity of indoor and out door spaces here. We have covered area with Bengal Tiger tree to tree will be open as long as weather goes along with us."

And when there's a long holiday weekend the museum steps up its game.

Russell Daws, Tallahassee Museum: "We put on additional programming we have animal encounters where the visitors can meet our animals up close and personal."


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