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Fourth of July celebrations in Pasco and Hernando counties


Independence Day Celebration: 11 a.m. July 4 at VFW Holiday Post 10167, 4619 Bartelt Road, Holiday. For information, call (727) 938-5977.

Fourth of July Picnic: Noon to 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 335, 11421 Osceola Drive, New Port Richey. Includes steak and chicken kabobs, hamburgers and hotdogs, plus homemade salads. Also features beer, other beverages and music. $7. For information, call (727) 868-3445.

Indoor picnic: 1 p.m. July 4 at Elks Lodge 2284, 7201 Congress St., New Port Richey. Hamburgers, hot dogs, salad and dessert, plus live music. $6. For information, call (727) 846-8012.


Olde Tyme Celebration: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. The event, hosted by the Hernando County Fair Association, kicks off with a pancake breakfast and features water games, vendors, a cake walk, carnival games and food, including an ice cream sundae bar. There will also be a corn hole tournament in which participants have a chance to win $500. The day wraps up with a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Admission is free. For more information, call (352) 796-4552.

July Fourth Machine Gun Shoot: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 at the Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Machine gun owners can participate for $20. Several cars, trucks and other assorted targets will be destroyed. Spectator admission is $2; admission for youth younger than 15 is free. For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit the website,

High Point Community July Fourth Parade: The parade lineup starts at 8:30 a.m. on July 4 at the community bus stop near Cortez Boulevard. The parade starts at 9 a.m. and ends at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. For information, call (352) 596-6006.