Florida Politics by Peter Schorsch
July 4, 2017
Whether it’s on a boat or at the beach, setting off fireworks or firing up the grill, Floridians are expected to kick off Fourth of July weekend in style.
An estimated 2.3 million Floridians are expected to travel during the holiday weekend, part of a historic holiday travel weekend travel pattern, according to AAA – The Auto Club Group. The company forecasts an estimated 44.2 million Americans will travel between Friday and Tuesday, July 4.
The group expects 2 million Floridians will drive to their location. And while they can’t project where they’ll end up, there’s a good chance there will be an old fashioned cook-out at the end of their journey.
The National Retail Federation estimated about 65 percent of Americans attended a cookout, barbecue or picnic in 2016. Last year, Americans were expected to spend $71.34 per household on average on food for barbecues.
Heading to a barbecue this weekend? It’s always polite to bring the host or hostess a little something to say thanks, and a new makes it more enticing to bring a bottle of Florida-made vodka, rum or even whiskey. [READ MORE]