4th of July Celebrations in Northeast Florida

A Guide to the Best Fourth of July Celebrations

Fireworks Galore in Master Planned Communities

Hey there, fireworks fans! Did you know that some of the best places to catch a Fourth of July fireworks show are in master planned communities? That’s right, these communities, often managed by a Community Development District (CDD) or Homeowners Association (HOA), know how to put on a show that will light up your night.

And let’s not forget about the neighbors themselves! In these close-knit communities, the residents often add their own touch to the celebrations with dazzling displays that make the night sky sparkle. It’s a sight that’s not to be missed!

Does you neighborhood know how to put on a show? We would love to hear about it, drop your comment below and let us know!
But wait, what if you don’t live in a master planned community?

No worries, we’ve got you covered! Whether you’re a local or just visiting, there are plenty of other fantastic options for catching a fireworks show this Independence Day in Florida. Check out our list of top picks below:

A Blast in the Past in historic downtown St. Augustine

Travel back in time to the historic city of St. Augustine for their Fireworks Over the Matanzas. As the skies burst into vibrant hues over this ancient city, you’ll feel a deep sense of connection to our nation’s rich history. You can also enjoy a concert before the grand spectacle. From the Castillo de San Marcos or the Bridge of Lions, you’ll have the perfect vantage point for this breathtaking display.

Date: July 4, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.)
Location: St. Augustine’s Historic District

Independence Day Revelry on Amelia Island

Amelia Island is all set to dazzle you with its Independence Day celebrations. The riverfront of downtown Fernandina will be alive with music, food, and fun-filled activities. As the sun sets, watch the sky over the historic Fernandina Beach light up with a spectacular fireworks display!

Date: July 4, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Riverfront, West Side of Amelia Island, Downtown Fernandina

Flagler County’s Fabulous Fourth

In Flagler County, the celebrations start early with a 5K run at dawn, followed by a parade and an afternoon of music. As the day draws to a close, head over to the Flagler Executive Airport for Fireworks Over the Runways – a truly fabulous end to an unforgettable day.

Date: July 4, 2023
Time: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Fireworks at dusk)
Location: Various locations across Flagler County

A Keystone Heights’ Classic: Our Country Day Celebration

Keystone Heights is ringing in the Fourth of July with its iconic Our Country Day celebration. The day-long event features a 5K run, a parade, arts and crafts shows, and a car show. As the day winds down, head over to Keystone Beach for a spectacular fireworks display.

Date: July 4, 2023
Time: Events start at 8:00 a.m. (Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.)
Location: Various locations in Keystone Heights (Clay County, Florida)

Celebrate American Pride in Moosehaven

Moosehaven’s American Pride 4th of July event is sure to be a hit. Kick off your evening with live music and food trucks before the night sky comes alive with a breathtaking fireworks display along the St. Johns River.

Date: July 4, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m. onwards (Fireworks at dusk)
Location: Moosehaven (Orange Park, Florida)

Fourth of July Fun in Palatka

Join in on the fun at the Palatka 4th of July Celebration at Riverfront Park. With food, music, and entertainment on offer, you’re sure to have a blast. As the evening draws to a close, enjoy a fantastic fireworks display over the park.

Date: July 4, 2023
Time: 4:00 p.m. onwards (Fireworks at 9:00 p.m. or when dark)
Location: Riverfront Park, Palatka

Food Trucks & Fireworks in Green Cove Springs

Make your way to Russell Baptist Church in Green Cove Springs for an evening of food trucks and fireworks. The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m., with the fireworks launching around 9:00 p.m. or when it gets dark.

Date: July 4, 2023
Time: Starts at 7:30 p.m. (Fireworks around 9:00 p.m. or when dark)
Location: Russell Baptist Church, Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs

United Flagler 4th Community Celebration in Palm Coast

This Independence Day, Palm Coast is hosting the United Flagler 4th Community Celebration. The day begins with a parade at 10 a.m. along State Road A1A, from North 6th Street to South 6th Street. Music and entertainment follow at Veteran Park in Flagler Beach from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The grand finale is a spectacular fireworks display at the Flagler Executive Airport, starting at 9 p.m. Parking is available on Fin Way off Belle Terre Parkway South, with overflow parking at Flagler Palm Coast High School.

Date: July 4, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.)
Location: Various locations in Palm Coast

Jacksonville’s Fireworks Spectacular

The city of Jacksonville is offering a dazzling array of fireworks displays at various venues. Start at the Museum of Science and History at 1025 Museum Circle at 9 p.m. You can also enjoy the display at Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier at 11 North Third Street, Riverfront Plaza at 2 W. Independent Dr, Jumbo Shrimp Stadium at 301 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Estrella Cocina at 100 W Bay St Ste 701, The Avenues Mall at 10300 Southside Blvd, or Ed Austin Regional Park at 11751 McCormick Rd. The times for the fireworks range from 9:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., depending on the venue.

Date: July 4, 2023
Time: Fireworks start from 9:00 p.m. onwards
Location: Various locations across Jacksonville