Fourth of July is just days away – time to slather on the sunscreen, fire up the grill, crack open a cold beer, and celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with festivities and fireworks! So we’ve compiled a list of Jacksonville and St. Augustine parades, festivals, and shows to make sure your holiday preparations are a no-brainer this Wednesday.
From 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville will transform into a glistening stage for tons of fireworks, live music, and more. The annual Fourth of July Celebration Downtown includes live performances, family-friendly activities, food and drinks, and fireworks over the river.
Want to feel the sand between your toes as you watch the fireworks this year? Then pack a blanket or a few chairs and head to Jacksonville Beach for the annual fireworks show. The fireworks are deployed from the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier and it’s really easy to see this display from just about any point on the beach.
There will be an array of activities in downtown Fernandina Beach on Wednesday, July 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be live music, a patriotic pet contest and a fireworks display, which starts at 9 p.m. For more information on the patriotic celebrations, visit the Amelia Island website.
“Fireworks Over The Matanzas,” a 20-minute aerial display of pyrotechnics high over Matanzas Bay, begins at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. The fireworks, which can be seen over the bayfront between the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and the Bridge of Lions, are set to a soundtrack of patriotic music.
Keystone Heights will hold its Our Country Day celebration with a parade, food vendors and fireworks on Wednesday, July 4. Fireworks will take place at Keystone Beach at 9:30 p.m. Entry into the beach park will require each spectator to have an armband, no exceptions. Armbands will cost $1 each. Armbands will be available to the first 4,000 buyers, the absolute limit to entries to the beach park, so get yours early.
Join the Town of Orange Park and Moosehaven on the 4th as we celebrate the American Pride 4th of July. This event will include food trucks, local performers and a spectacular firework display over the St Johns Rover. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9:20 p.m.