Fanfares and Fireworks is the annual Independence Day celebration. Featuring local and regional bands, music, and the traditional fireworks display, the event draws thousands to the University of Florida bandshell. For safety reasons, no dogs, sparklers or alcohol are allowed at the event. Coolers are allowed, but may be subject to search by the University of Florida Police Department.Musical groups include: Bears and Lions Billy Buchanan & his Rock ‘n Soul Revue Gainesville Community Band Wax Wings Food trucks will be on site: PDQ, Twisted Okie, Loagies, Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops and Cilantro Tacos. The fireworks will begin at approximately 9:40 p.m.