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Residents don’t have to travel far on this Fourth of July to spend a great day with the family. Community members can spend Saturday, July 4 at FishHawk Ranch as Independence Day is celebrated with a Concert for a Cause with an evening of live music, food and fireworks.

The festivities, which are presented by Newland Communities, will take place at Central Park, located at 14215 Barrington Stowers Dr. in Lithia beginning at 5 p.m. Guests and their families will enjoy food trucks, a concert by Raydio Band and then fireworks to top off the evening. Event goers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to Seeds of Hope, a community food bank that offers assistance and support to the Lithia and Valrico area.

Bring the family, along with blankets and lawn chairs, and celebrate America with neighbors.

The event is free and open to the public. Food truck purchases from The Fishin Chicken, Whatever Pops, LizzieCakes, PJ Ricks, Big Bang BBQ, Bobbo’s Tacos and PaniniRiffic will be on hand.

“We’re excited to have our residents and neighbors celebrate July 4th at Fish Hawk Ranch. With music, food trucks and fireworks, everyone is sure to have a great time while they help support a wonderful local non-profit,” said Regional Director of Marketing for Newland Communities Pam Parisi.

For everyone’s safety, guests are asked to refrain from bringing pets or their own fireworks.

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A Fourth of July Concert for a Cause will also be held in Waterset at Lakeside Park, located at 7012 Sail View Ln. in Apollo Beach, which is also a Newland Community.  The times will be the same as the event in FishHawk, and guests can listen to Lovestruck Robot perform from 6-9 p.m. The Waterset event will benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay. This event is also open to the public. For more information, visit

The FishHawk Ranch Welcome Center and model homes are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 Noon-6 p.m. For more information, call 685-7500 or visit