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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Top 20 Events in Southeast for July

The tourism pundits at the Southeast Tourism Society have reviewed the events planned for July in their 12 member states and selected these for July:

July 3-6, 60th Annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. A reel whopper of an event! Over 5,000 competitors in 30 saltwater and freshwater categories. Join 50,000 attendees for rides, parades and live entertainment. Gulfport, Miss. 228-832-0079; (mississippideep

July 4, Clamerica Celebration. Clamania! Clam hunts, clam bag races, guess the clam count, cultured clam cook-off and free open-air concerts and clam served every which way, plus landlubber foods, too! Cedar Key, Fla., 352-543-5057; (

July 4, Sertoma's 4th of July Celebration. Free admission and tons of patriotic fun for families includes parade, arts and crafts, food, exhibits and a huge fireworks explosion over beautiful Pensacola Bay! Pensacola, Fla., 850-434-1234; (

July 4, Shoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration. Premier event along the Tennessee River at McFarland Park offers outdoor fun with live music from morning to night. Ends with a bang during a fantastic fireworks display! Florence, Ala., 888-FLO-TOUR; (

July 4-5, 37th Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival. Everyone loves this toe-tappin' good time of family-oriented programs promoting old-time Appalachian and bluegrass music and dance that preserves mountain heritage and benefits the community! Smithville, Tenn., 615-597-8500; (

July 4-6, 41st Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration. Nearly 100,000 attend this, well, fantastic event! Purchase a one-day pass to tour all of the park's attractions for one price. Gigantic Lasershow Spectacular and fireworks both nights. Stone Mountain, Ga., 770-413-5058; generalinfo@ (


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