The anniversary of the founding of our nation calls for a special event, and Wakulla County pulls out all the stops at the annual Sopchoppy 4th of July celebration! Learn more about this important tradition, and get ready to display your pride in your country in a beautiful waterfront setting.
Wish America a happy birthday with a patriotic parade
The spectacular Sopchoppy 4th of July parade is one of the most anticipated parts of the festival. There’s no better way to get in the patriotic spirit than by watching the best floats and entertainment the area has to offer roll through downtown. The parade is officially known as the “Bill Stephens 4th of July Americana Parade,” named in honor of the man who founded the 4th of July celebration and was instrumental in civic engagement throughout the town. All the fun and festivities kick off at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 4, so make sure to get there early and grab a great spot to watch the citizens and visitors of Wakulla County pay tribute to this great country.
Celebrate with food, family, fun, and fireworks all July 4th long
The end of the parade just means you have the rest of the day to gather with others in beautiful Myron B. Hodge City Park and keep the holiday celebration going! Wear your finest red, white, and blue, enjoy the live entertainment throughout the day. Be sure to check out the outstanding selection of local vendors offering food, beverages, and USA-themed arts and crafts for you to take home. When the hot July sun finally goes down, there will be a fireworks spectacular to honor America. Get yourself a seat near the banks of the beautiful Sopchoppy River and watch as the pyrotechnics light up the summer sky.
Explore the beauty of America in Wakulla County
America is a land that celebrates its people, its ideals, and its institutions, but the geographical diversity and ecological richness are also key aspects of this country’s identity. Those elements are on full display in Wakulla County, which is home to everything from dense forests teeming with woodland creatures to marshlands that support a massive marine ecosystem. As you celebrate this nation’s independence in Sopchoppy, consider taking some time to explore our natural areas and see more of America’s beauty. Visit our accommodations page to get started planning your unique Wakulla County adventure, and embark on a summer vacation that will bring you closer than ever to the natural beauty of the USA.