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Fourth of July in the Florida Keys

The sparkling waters surrounding the Florida Keys are set to reflect bursts of color during this year’s Independence Day celebrations along the 110-mile chain of islands.

There are numerous places to celebrate and watch the spectacular shows.

In Key largo, Blackwater Sound provides the perfect nighttime mirror-like surface to make the annual fireworks display seems 3D in a viewing experience designed to dazzle.

Independence Day at Holiday Isle, MM 84 oceanside, is a blast with fireworks slated to launch at 9 p.m.

Founders Park, MM 87 on Plantation Key, is to be the site of an annual celebration hosted by the Village of Islamorada.

In Marathon, known as the Heart of the Keys, a patriotic parade is slated to start on U.S. 1 and proceed along Sombrero Beach Road (MM 50 oceanside) to Sombrero Beach

The Lower Keys Rotary Club’s annual 4th of July Fireworks are to take place at Sugarloaf Airport, MM 17 bayside on Sugarloaf Key, adjacent to the quirky Bat Tower.

Key West’s 24th annual July 4 picnic to benefit Hospice of the Florida Keys and the Visiting Nurse Association is to take place at the luxurious Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club, 1500 Reynolds St., overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.