The Best Fourth of July Celebrations in Northeast Florida

Who wouldn’t love kicking back on the soft sands of Jacksonville Beach with friends and family as fireworks light up the sky over the Atlantic Ocean? Beachgoers seeking a great Fourth of July celebration are in luck thanks to the exciting festivities held at Jacksonville Beach.

If the beach isn’t your speed but you still want your fill of fireworks and patriotism, there’s still plenty to get excited about. Jacksonville and its surrounding areas are full of thrilling Fourth of July celebrations. From firework displays to live music, you’ll find something for everyone this Independence Day!

Fireworks at the Jax Beach Pier     

As is tradition, the City of Jacksonville Beach will be celebrating America’s birthday with an awe-inspiring fireworks display at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. You can enjoy the show from just about anywhere on the beach, but it’s best to arrive early to secure a great spot. Bring your blankets, snacks, and sit back for the fireworks at 9 p.m.

Fireworks Over the Matanzas in St. Augustine                

Great food, live music, and fireworks highlight the Independence Day celebration in St. Augustine. Fireworks Over the Matanzas kicks off at 6 p.m. with a free performance by The All Star Orchestra. Following the live music is the star of the show: a 20-minute fireworks display tightly choreographed to a rousing soundtrack of popular music.

Celebrate the Fourth in Downtown Jax

The St. Johns River makes for a great backdrop for fireworks every Fourth of July during the City of Jacksonville’s incredible holiday display. The fireworks launch from a barge on the river between the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront and DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront hotels at 9:45 p.m. You can snag a great viewing spot on the north and south banks in Downtown Jacksonville, as well as at the Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren Bridge.

Additional Fourth of July Celebrations

These are just a few of the Fourth of July celebrations happening in the Jacksonville/St. Augustine region. Surrounding towns like Orange Park, Fernandina Beach, St. Marys, and more will be hosting their own unique celebrations you can check out. Find out more about those and more here and start planning your Fourth of July celebration!

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