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Hillsborough County Fairgrounds will host its first-ever 4th of July drone light show

multiple drones ascend in formation
More than 100 drones will be utilized for the show at Hillsborough County Fairgrounds

Hillsborough County Fairgrounds just unveiled plans for its inaugural July 4th Festival: “Catch the Spirit & Celebrate America, presented by Odiorne Insurance.”  Admission to the event is free, and organizers promise “a day packed with fantastic food, exciting activities, engaging contests and live entertainment, culminating in a breathtaking drone show after sunset.”  Gates open at 1pm for this family-friendly event, with parking available at $10 per vehicle. The fairgrounds is located at 215 Sydney Washer Road.

Interactive activities include a pet parade and costume contest, the Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker competition, and watermelon eating challenges.  Ridge Country Band takes the stage in the Entertainment Pavilion at 3pm, and the Eric Von Band continues the toe-tapping beats beginning at 6:30pm.  


a display of drones in the sky featuring comic book super heroes
Sky Elements has put on drone shows across the country, and have covered everything from sports teams to comic book heroes
a drone pilot prepares a fleet of drones for a big display in a red white and blue formation
Sky Elements drone pilot prepares for a Military appreciation show

Younger attendees can entertain themselves petting and feeding farm animals and sliding down inflatables in the Kids’ Zone, while adults unwind with a refreshing beverage at one of the beer tents.  Fans can explore craft vendors, admire the antique car show and discover organizational displays throughout the day.  

The evening culminates with a one-of-a kind drone show beginning at 9pm.  Produced by Sky Elements Drone Shows, the leading drone light show provider in the U.S., this sensory-friendly spectacle features 150 drones choreographed to stirring marches and iconic music, providing a perfect celebration for all.

Learn more about the festivities on its official event page.

contestants compete in a watermelon eating contest
This 4th of July celebration includes a watermelon eating contest
a large inflatable bounce house
There will be bounce houses and more activities for kids


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