Nobody celebrates America’s Independence Day like Jacksonville! When the weather is hot and the grills are hotter, we like to pull out all the bells and whistles to make sure the fourth blasts off. With most events being canceled last year, this year is going to go off with a bang and we’ve curated a list of all the hottest spots to catch the show and fun things to do to help you celebrate being an American. So, if you’re itchin’ for a serious patriotic party, check out amazing things to do for the 4th of July in Jacksonville and let your freedom flag fly high.
1. Jacksonville’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
Fireworks are back! Jacksonville’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration is the city’s most spectacular way to to rock the red, white and blue. With multiple locations around the city, there will be plenty of places to set up camp and catch the show.
If you happen to head to the urban core, you’ll also be treated to a free concert, family fun zone, food trucks and bars with fireworks viewing along the North and South banks of the St. Johns River, starting at 5:00!
🗓 JUL 4 | 5PM–10:45PM (FIREWORKS AT 9:45PM)
Locations in Jacksonville
✨FSCJ North Campus
✨The Avenues Mall
✨Trinity Baptist Church
✨Ed Austin Regional Park
2. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4th of July Game
The family favorite tradition of having 4th of July fireworks at the ballpark continues as the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp host a home game this year on the nation’s birthday! This Independence Day, the Jumbo Shrimp invite families to stay after the game and enjoy the biggest firework display of the year presented by Nimnicht Family of Dealerships! What better way to celebrate the USA than with America’s very own pastime?
🗓 JUL 4 | Game begins @ 7:05
📍 301 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202
3. Red, White and Deep Blue Celebration
Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island on the oceanfront lawn! This will be a patriotic all-American yard party that you don’t want to miss. The menu includes delicious items such as ceviches, shrimp cocktail, marinated steak, grilled local fish, summer vegetables, and a delectable dessert bar. They will also have live music, family fun games, and a front-row seat to the oceanfront fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.
🗓 JUL 4 | 7PM–10PM
📍The Ritz-Carlton – Amelia Island 4750 Amelia Island Parkway Amelia City, FL 32034
4. Fourth of July BBQ at Jax Cooking Studio
Celebrate Independence Day the right way by learning to cook the best fall off the bone, melt in your mouth barbeque ever! On the menu this year is Frito Pie with Loaded Nacho Toppings, BBQ Steak Skewers and plenty of delicious sides! Guests can also enjoy complimentary lemonade, wine and beer.
🗓 JUL 4 | 6:30PM – 9:00PM
📍Jax Cooking Studio 14035 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32224
5. Check out the fireworks over the Matanzas
St. Augustine will be hosting a fireworks display over the Matanzas river with a free 2-hour concert Plaza de la Constitucion before the show. If you’ve never experienced spectacular explosions over the historic bayfront and the Castillo de San Marcos, it’s a sight to see! The Concert starts at 6PM and fireworks begin at 9:30PM!
🗓 JUL 4 | 6M–11PM
📍 1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084
6. 4th of July Hometown Celebration
Celebrate the 4th of July in Fernandina Beach with an excellent fireworks display that begins promptly at 9:00PM! There will be a variety of vendors to enjoy before and after the fireworks from 6:00PM to 10:00PM. Enjoy a day of shopping down Centre street before the festivities begin. Be sure to get down to the river on time for a good spot to watch the fireworks show!
🗓 JUL 4 | 6:00PM-10:00PM (Fireworks at 9:00PM)
📍 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, United States