TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. – The City of Temple Terrace will host its 47th Annual Independence Day Celebration presented by TECO on Monday, July 4 starting at 10 am with a parade through the City featuring floats by community groups, businesses, civic organizations, and local dignitaries, as well as a special appearance by the C. Leon King High School Marching Lions.
The Grand Marshall for the parade will be Faith Smith, a parent liaison aide at Temple Terrace Elementary School who recently was named the Excellence in Education Instructional Support Person of the Year by the Hillsborough Education Foundation.
The festivities resume at 6 pm on the first fairway of the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club. Friends, neighbors, and families can enjoy Charlie Imes and the Sundogs, returning for a second year to provide the perfect musical backdrop to the evening party.
There also will be food trucks and children’s activities and entertainment, including 2020 Best of the Bay winner Magician Cory Van Valin, all leading up to a fireworks display at 9:15 pm.
The parade begins at 10 am at Whiteway Dr. and Gillette Ave. It will then run south to Druid Hills, west to Ridgedale and south to the Temple Terrace Little League fields. Parking is allowed on any side street that doesn’t have “No Parking” signs.
The evening festivities will take place on the first fairway of the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club, 200 Inverness Ave.
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