Fourth of July Festivities in Florence, 2023

Tues. 4:  INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS.  Great Cloister of Santa Maria Novella; access from Piazza Santa Maria Novella 18.  6:30 – 11 pm.

The 4th of July celebration, starting at 6:30 pm, offers an opportunity to commemorate the American Independence Day in an unexpected setting. Visitors can enjoy a diverse line-up of entertainment, including musical performances and a dance show.

The evening’s program features two musical acts: The Railroad Acoustic Duo will take the stage at 8:15 pm, followed by Vocal Blue Train, offering gospel, rock, funk and jazz at 10 pm. Between the two musical performances, attendees will have the chance to watch contemporary choreographies performed by the Kinesis and Mystes dance companies.

In addition to the entertainment, McDonald’s will be offering a special reduced price menu for the occasion. Guests can indulge in the classic American delicacy of a hamburger and fries for only €3; €3.50 for a cheeseburger and fries. Food can be purchased directly at the event, allowing attendees to savor a meal that typically accompanies July 4th festivities.

This Independence Day celebration provides an exciting opportunity for visitors of Florence to come together and commemorate the American holiday. With a diverse range of entertainment and the chance to enjoy a discounted meal, this event offers a memorable experience, as well as a short reprieve from homesickness in the heart of the city.  (jonah foster)