Sopchoppy’s 47th Annual Fourth of July Celebration

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Join us on Saturday, July 3, for Sopchoppy’s 47th annual Fourth of July Celebration in Myron B. Hodge Park. This family-friendly celebration began in 1973 when Bill Stephens, also known as “Mr. Sopchoppy”, began organizing the event along with some of his friends. Now, the City of Sopchoppy joins together every year to continue this tradition thanks to the combined efforts of our volunteers and sponsors.
This day of fun will begin at 10 a.m. sharp in Downtown Sopchoppy with the Bill Stephens Americana Parade going down Rose Street. From there, the Myron B. Hodge City Park will be opening at 11 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at noon. Admission to the event is a $2 donation.

Throughout the day you can enjoy browsing through food vendors, arts and crafts booths, exhibits, and live entertainment. Don’t forget to stop by Visit Wakulla’s booth for some special Wakulla goodies! There are also plenty of kid-friendly booths to keep the whole family entertained all day long. When it’s time to relax, find yourself a spot on the banks of the Sopchoppy river and listen to the live music from groups such as The Southern Steele Band, Michael Miller Band, and more, who will be playing throughout the day. Once the sun sets, settle in and get ready for our famous fireworks display that you will not want to miss. In our opinion, it’s the best way to end one of our best celebrations of the year, and we hope you’ll join us to celebrate!

For more information, visit the Wakulla County Chamber.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the event, visit