Jacksonville is once again excited to host the annual Fourth of July Blast taking place July 4th out at Nichols Park.
The celebration on the 4th will get an early start with the fishing tournament for kids beginning at 7 a.m. and the 4th of July Blast 5K and Fun Run taking place at 7:30 a.m.
Before heading out to the Park for the afternoon, snag some free candy and watch the Jacksonville Rotary Club 4th of July Parade at 10 a.m. going from Duncan Park to the Downtown Square.
Head out to Nichols Park for an afternoon full of fun for all ages! The Kid Zone will open at noon and will feature inflatables, fire safety house, face painting, balloon artists, old fashioned games, and much more! New to the Kid Zone this year is Superheroes Saving Smiles and Princess Project where children will get to interact with some of their favorite superheroes and princesses.
The day will also feature the Sunrise Rotary cake & pie contest followed by an auction of the cakes and pies and bingo blast.
Also taking place throughout the day will be a flea market beginning at 8 a.m., concession stands opening at 10 a.m., and the Nichols Park Pool will be open from 12:30 to 8 p.m.
Unwind from this full day by watching the spectacular fireworks display over Lake Mauvaisterre starting at 9:30.
For more information, Brittany Henry at 217.243.5678.