You could practically hear the Lee Greenwood echo from Gulf to ocean: Florida loves it some Fourth of July.

And whether with painted face, giant flag, tractor parade, or iPad, Sunshine Staters turned out in droves to do Independence Day outdoors.

Check out the photos below of the Florida saluting freedom, apple pie, and stuff that explodes in mid-air -- and submit your own photos of celebrations in your community.

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  • A United States flag flies over a field during the Fanfare and Fireworks celebration at the University of Florida on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)

  • Spectators watch fireworks streak across the sky during the Fanfare and Fireworks celebration at the University of Florida on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)

  • Spectators watch fireworks streak across the sky during the Fanfare and Fireworks celebration at the University of Florida on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)

  • Children compete in a sack race at Lincoln Park in Valparaiso, Fla. during a Independence Day celebration, Wednesday July 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Nick Tomecek)

  • A float is pulled by a vintage John Deere tractor during the Keystone Heights, Fla., 43rd annual Our Country Day celebration of the Fourth of July on Wednesday July 4, 2012. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

  • Marco Garcia holds his dog Mickey during the Keystone Heights, Fla., 43rd annual Our Country Day celebration of the Fourth of July on Wednesday July 4, 2012. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

  • New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 4: The USO Liberty Bells sing the National Anthem before the New York Yankees play against the Tampa Bay Rays July 4, 2012 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

  • New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 4: The USO Liberty Bells sing the National Anthem before the New York Yankees play against the Tampa Bay Rays July 4, 2012 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

  • Fireworks over Marlins Park

  • Miami, Bayfront Park

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarrask/7505783468/" target="_hplink">Flickr video by Alexandre Tarrask</a>

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