The Fourth of July will happen as it does every year, but Independence Day will have to come and go without the rockets-red-glare fanfare in Seminole County at Seminole State Park. Park officials have confirmed a Fourth of July fireworks display will not be held this year, and due to decisions at the state level, possibly never again. A local we want to have a Fourth of July fireworks display somewhere in Seminole County committee, has been formed to develop plans for that to happen in 2022. If you are interested in being a part of that movement or need additional information on the planning, contact the Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce at 229-524-2588.
Independence Day fireworks celebrations have been scheduled just a short drive away in all directions in the following nearby communities.
Dothan – Fireworks at the Fairgrounds will begin at 9 p.m., Saturday, July 3 at Dothan’s National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds located at 5622 U.S. Highway 231. Gates open for parking at 6 p.m.
Bainbridge – A Star Spangled Flint Fireworks event will be held at the Earle Maye Boat Basin in Bainbridge on Sunday, July 4 from 5 – 10 p.m.
Colquitt – A fireworks celebration will be held July 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Spring Creek Park of U.S. Highway 27 in Colquitt. Along with fireworks, there will be inflatables, food vendors and music from a live performance of Bushmen.
Blakely – On Thursday, July 1, beginning at dusk, fireworks will be held at the Ray Knight Sports Complex located at 5871 Chancey Mill Road in Blakely.
Fort Gaines –Fireworks at the Fort will be held in Fort Gaines, Saturday, July 3, beginning at dusk, at East Bank behind the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Fort Gaines, Walter F. George Lake. Overnight accommodations are available and local businesses will be open.
Marianna –The City of Marianna and Main Street Marianna are hosting the 11th Annual Fireworks Celebration on Saturday, July 3 from 8-11 p.m. This year’s event will be at the Marianna Educational Recreational Expo Park located at 3625 Caverns Road in Marianna.