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Neighborhood July 4 fireworks displays spark family fun

People watch fireworks over Clearwater Harbor last year.

JIM DAMASKE | Times (2010)

People watch fireworks over Clearwater Harbor last year.

There's fireworks aplenty this July 4 weekend. Here's a roundup of local public fireworks displays. They're free unless otherwise noted. No alcohol, coolers, pets or personal fireworks (including sparklers) are permitted.

Clearwater

Clearwater Celebrates America is Monday at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St. It features family activities from 4 to 7 p.m. The Mostly Pops Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The Memorial Causeway Bridge will be closed from 9 to 10:30 p.m. due to fireworks.

Also, Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, has a fireworks show after Saturday night's Clearwater Threshers game, which begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 to $9.

Dunedin

The Dunedin Blue Jays will have a concert and fireworks show after Sunday's 4 p.m. game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. A kids jersey giveaway is from 4 to 5 p.m. and bounce houses will be set up. The Greg Billings Band will play a two-hour postgame show, followed by fireworks. Additional parking is available in downtown Dunedin, with the Jolley Trolley running from 3:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Largo

A celebration from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at Largo Central Park features live music, activities and food vendors. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Limited onsite parking is $5. Attendees may park and walk from Largo middle and high schools.

Safety Harbor

The Fourth of July Parade is 10 a.m. to noon Monday on Main Street from Bayshore Boulevard to Ninth Avenue S. A celebration from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Marina has children's activities, entertainment and food vendors. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Tarpon Springs

No fireworks here, but everything else. The Patriotic Picnic in the Park is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Craig Park, on Tarpon Avenue just west of Alt. U.S. 19. It features live entertainment, a kids water slide, free food and games like horseshoes, badminton, volleyball, outrigger rides, sack races and a hot dog eating contest. Bring lawn chairs and towels.

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