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City of Tallahassee prepares for July 4 heat at Tom Brown Park

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 17:14:36-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Even with temperatures nearing the triple digits Thursday, people in Tallahassee are expected to fill Tom Brown Park for the annual Celebrate America event.

Of course heat is top of mind. The city is even pushing the show back a little bit later so people are not out in the heat.

It all starts at 6:00 p.m. with crafts, and vendors. Then at 7:00 p.m., there's live music and the fireworks show starts at about 9:45 p.m.

Leon County EMS will also be present there with a first aid station and an ambulance with air conditioning.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office says this will be a crowded event, so get to the park early and be patient.

"We are going to have a lot of deputies out there, working a long with other agencies to ensure that everyone has a safe experience, that everyone can be out there to enjoy the fireworks, the Fourth of July, and just be apart of this tradition," said LCSO Public Information Officer, Dave Teems.

Deputy Teems adds parking at Tom Brown will be a hassle and it is going to be limited.

StarMetro services is offering free parking and shuttles from the Kroger Office Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.