Florida is Exploding with 4th of July Celebrations

Fun ways to celebrate Independence Day in Florida
Patti Jewel
Independence Day in Florida
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With some of the best beaches on both coasts, Florida's fireworks displays are unmatched around the country. You will amazing displays all up and down both coasts. If the beach isn't your thing, there are parks and city events close to every town. And of course, with the plethora of attractions in Florida, you'll find some amazing fireworks there as well.


Northwest Florida / Panhandle

Panama City Beach Star Spangled Spectacular - Boasting one of the largest fireworks displays on the Gulf Coast as fireworks are fired from the identical City Pier and County Pier. And if you get there early, check out the Freedom Rocks! Fireworks hosted by the Grand Lagoon Coalition on July 3rd. Panama City Beach also kicks off their summer Music Concert Series that continues weekends through August. 

Downtown Apalachicola Independence Eve Celebration - This is a celebration at Riverfront Park featuring great food, entertainment and a stunning fireworks display over the Apalachicola River. 

Sertoma's 4th of July Celebration - This is the best place to see fireworks in the city of Pensacola, featuring the one of the best fireworks displays anywhere around.

Miramar Beach Sandestin Celebrations - Miramar Beach has two great celebrations sponsored by the Sandestin resorts: Red White and Baytowne, and the July 4th BBQ at Sandestin

Navarre Beach Hometown 4th of July - In Navarre you will find a great fireworks show in addition to other fun activities like a picnic in the park featuring local food trucks and a children's parade


Northeast Florida

The Beaches Freedom Fest - Just because the 4th of July has passed doesn't mean the celebration has to end. Head over to Jacksonville Beach on the 14th to keep the celebration going with fireworks and all kinds of other great Independence Day activities.

St. Augustine's 4th of July celebration - Celebrate our great nation in one of its oldest cities here in historic Saint Augustine. This celebration features a live music concert and a spectacular fireworks display for your enjoyment.

Gainesville Fanfares and Fireworks - Independence Day is celebrated in style at this fun Gainesville party presented by WUFT-TV and WUFT-FM.


Central Florida

Independence Day Events at Central Florida's Attractions and Theme Parks:
Central Florida's theme parks offer some spectacular holiday fireworks and events. Know before you go: the 4th of July is one of the busiest times of year so expect crowds. 


Featuring events on weekends in July with a special fireworks show over Lake Eloise on the 4th. 

SeaWorld Orlando

Features a 4th of July Reflections show with an expanded fireworks show with an American theme. Included with park ticket. 

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal brings a high tech laser and pyrotechnics show with a 4th of July version of the Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular. 

Walt Disney World

Disney is known for it's fireworks shows every night of the year, and for independence day, Disney goes all out with Disney's Celebrate America! Magic Kingdom's 4th of July Concert in the Sky starts at 9pm, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot starts at 10pm and Disney has added a special fireworks show at Disney's Hollywood Studios starting at 10pm. If you have park tickets, the events are included. 

Other Events around Central Florida

Baldwin Park Events - This event is family friendly and a fun day for everyone. Vendors, entertainment, and food will be available before the fun fireworks show that finishes the night.

Lake Eola Fireworks at the Fountain City of Orlando Fireworks at the Fountain -  at Lake Eola Park, Festivities for this Fireworks event begin at 4pm featuring live music, food, and drinks with the fireworks starting at 9:10pm.

Red Hot & Boom - This is one of the biggest parties anywhere in the state! Check it out for live music from lots of your favorite musicians and a fantastic fireworks show.

Clermont Red, White, & Boom! - Clermont joins in on the fun with this great Independence Day event. This is fun for the whole family!


Central East

Ormond Beach Independence Day Celebration - This event and fireworks show is the perfect way to spend 4th of July with the whole family.

July 4th Celebration with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra - Celebrate your Independence Day in style with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Also featuring lots of food and drinks and a fabulous fireworks show.


Central West

Tampa Red, White & Blue Fest - Dress in your patriotic best for this fun Independence Day event. It includes a costume contest in addition to so many more fun activities and a night that ends with fireworks.

Safety Harbor 4th of July Celebration - A parade down Main Street kicks off this celebration in the morning, but stick around through the evening for activities and fireworks at the marina.

North Port Freedom Festival - North Port celebrates Independence Day in style at this fun patriotic bash.

All-American Cookout - Sarasota's Marie Selby Botanical Gardens offer a fun way to celebrate the holiday with delicious American food to accompany tons of activities and fireworks. 

Fireworks on St. Pete Beach through Clearwater - The west coast beaches offers a spectacular way to enjoy independence day with celebrations and fireworks all along the coast. Enjoy more then one display from one beautiful location. 



Delray Beach 4th of July Celebration - Delray Beach has a special Independence Day that features all kinds of unique activities like a sandcastle contest!

America's Birthday Bash - Their are many Independence Day fireworks shows in Miami, but this one at Bayfront Park is one of the biggest and best.

4th of July Spectacular - Head to the beach for this great 4th of July bash. It features live bands, a kids zone, beach games, contests, family activities, and more.



July 4th Fireworks at Naples Pier - The Naples Pier puts off an incredible musical fireworks show for the perfect coastal Independence Day celebration.

Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July - Start the celebrating early with a morning parade and enjoy fun activities throughout the day that culminates in an amazing fireworks show.

Cape Coral Red, White, and Boom! - This Cape Coral event includes one of the best fireworks shows on the Southwest coast!

Adventures in Paradise 4th of July Cruise - Enjoy Sanibel's fireworks show from a different vantage point by celebrating Independence Day aboard a cruise!