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No Plans? No Problem! Things To Do This Fourth Of July Weekend On The First Coast

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Get patriotic this weekend with sports and fireworks on the First Coast.Friday, July 4 – Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) presents the annual July 4th Throwback Baseball Game and Celebration at 5 p.m. in Klutho Park. It's America's past time with old school uniforms and rules, pitting East vs. West (of Springfield) against each other in a battle royal for pride and bragging rights. Family friendly, casual, and free. More info on Facebook.

Friday, July 4 – The Riverside Arts Market offers Jacksonville residents a special Independence Day evening event under the Fuller Warren Bridge from 6-10 p.m. Live music, local brews and your favorite RAM food vendors. Kid-friendly activities include a barrel train and bounce houses. Live music on the River Stage will include Flagship Romance from 6-7:30 p.m. The city’s downtown fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:45 p.m. More info on Facebook.

Friday, July 4 – Celebrate our nation's independence while helping Jacksonville's homeless animals with a fantastic fireworks view at Fireworks with FOJA (Friends of Jacksonville Animals) on the Plaza Deck of Riverplace Tower. Lawn chairs or blankets to sit outside are welcome. Adults only. More info online.

Friday, July 4 – Fireworks Over The Matanzas - The Fourth of July concert and fireworks in St. Augustine - starts at 6 p.m. with the All Star Orchestra performing in the Plaza de la Constitucion. At 9:30 p.m., one of the largest fireworks displays on the East Coast bursts above the ancient Castillo de San Marcos and reflects in the waters of Matanzas Bay. Admission is free with the best vantage points along the bay front between the Castillo and the Bridge of Lions. More info at FireworksOverTheMatanzas.com.

Friday, July 4 - Tuesday, July 8 –  Root, root, root for the home team as the Jacksonville Suns take on the Chattanooga Lookouts in a five game series at the Baseball Grounds. Special fireworks shows Friday and Saturday.

You can see more events at The Specktator's Facebook page.

Remember to tune in to First Coast Connect Thursdays at around 9:50 a.m. to hear 'Around Town' with Jacksonville Magazine's Kerry Speckman for a preview of upcoming weekend events.