"Dunedin Hometown USA": Gates open at 6 p.m. Thursday for a free concert and fireworks at Knology Park, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, featuring music at 7 p.m. and fireworks display at 9:30. Food and beverages available for purchase, no coolers, pets or personal fireworks. Call (727) 812-4531.
Clearwater Celebrates America: The 18th annual event will take place Thursday and Friday at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Free admission. Gates open at 4 p.m. Thursday with a night of jazz; reserve seating tickets are available for $20 through Ticketmaster. Gates open at 2 p.m. Friday with music at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30. Call (727) 562-4700 or visit www.myclearwater.com.
Picnic and fireworks: Tarpon Springs will present its inaugural July Patriotic Picnic in the Park 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Friday in Craig Park along Spring Bayou with food, music and various activities. At dusk, view a fireworks display from the beach and causeway of Fred Howard Park, 1700 Sunset Drive. For more details, call (727) 938-3711.
Independence Day gala: Bring family, chairs, blankets, and a patriotic spirit to help celebrate Independence Day starting at 7 p.m. Friday at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The event features music, food and fun, with 9 p.m. fireworks. Parking available in Cultural Center and library parking lots. No pets, personal fireworks or sparklers. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.