4th of July Preps

By: Angelica Alvarez
By: Angelica Alvarez

In less than a month the nation will celebrate America's birthday. July 4th is a time for Americans to gather to celebrate this country's independence, and plans are already in the works for how Tallahassee will rejoice in the holiday.

Celebrate America is an annual event held in Tallahassee's Tom Brown Park.

David Chapman with the City of Tallahassee Parks and Recreation says, "This is a great community event, it attracts 25 to 30,000 people from around the area, and it’s just a day to get together and celebrate our freedom that we enjoy here in America."

This year along with food and games you can expect to enjoy musical entertainment ranging from jazz to country and contemporary.

There’s always great music at Celebrate America, but a major difference this year is for the little ones.

Mario Palmentieri, the City of Tallahassee Recreation Supervisor, says, "Our children's area is expanded, we're having a bubble buffet for the kids to play at, we're having a mural painting, and a chalkboard being built by our Parks Department."

This event is a great way to get involved in the community, but it’s not an easy task to pull off.

Chapman says, "A lot of work getting Tom Brown park ready. It’s a major effort getting 250 acres ready our crews work their tails off."

Planners of the event will say the hard work is all worth the trouble, but no one's getting a chance to rest until the main event.

The headliner for the event is country singer Joe Diffie, so all the country fans will definitely be in for a treat. Other groups will be Crooked Shooz, Del Suggs and Friends, Pam Laws and Will Barrow.


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