Whether you enjoy spending the 4th of July downtown or at the beach, Jacksonville Florida has it all covered for the holiday. The always popular Jacksonville Landing in downtown Jacksonville and the favorite of beach goers, the Sea Walk Pavilion, are where you’ll find the two main Independence Day Celebrations.
All American 4th at the Landing – Fireworks in Downtown Jacksonville
Get there early for fun, music, and fireworks at Jacksonville Landing. The music starts at 2:00 pm and lasts until 2 am. You’ll hear the Palmetto Catz, the 5 x 7 band and the Jay Garret Band. There are plenty of restaurant options at Jacksonville Landing or bring some snacks with you and just enjoy the views along the river until it is fireworks time. Although the Jacksonville Landing can be a rowdy place from time to time, the All American 4th at the Landing is billed as a family event and all bands are family friendly.
The fireworks begin at 9:45 pm. Shot from barges on the river behind Metropolitan Park, the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, and the Jacksonville Landing – with strobes on the Main Street and Acosta Bridges – there are plenty of viewing options from downtown if Jacksonville Landing is not your scene. You can view the 4th of July fireworks in downtown Jacksonville from the north and south banks of the St. Johns River. If you are near the Springfield area, Klutho Park is a popular place to watch without all of the parking and traffic hassles.
Wherever you watch, be sure to check for Jacksonville 4th of July boating and bridge closing information so you can get around town safely.
Enjoy a great video of the Fireworks in Downtown Jacksonville from 2009 here.
All American 4th at the Landing
sponsored by the City of Jacksonville, Rock 105, and 96.9 The Eagle
Date: July 4
Time: 2 pm – 2 am
Website Info – Jacksonville Landing Events
Restaurants at Jacksonville Landing
Directions and Parking – Jacksonville Landing
Jacksonville Fourth of July Boating and Bridge Closing Information
Liberty Celebration and Fireworks – Jacksonville Beach, Seawalk Pavilion
If you’ve never seen fireworks over the ocean, it’s something you should really experience. The Seawalk Pavilion is the location for Independence Day fireworks and fun in Jacksonville Beach. The fireworks will be taking off from the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier but the music, food, and other activities will be found at the Pavilion.
Date: July 4
Time: 4 – 9:30 pm
Website Info: JacksonvilleBeach.org
Other Jacksonville Area Events
Orange Park – A favorite Independence Day event, the Orange Park Fourth of July Celebration has been canceled this year due to funding cutbacks.
Green Cove Springs – The Lions Club in Green Cove Springs is planning a new celebration in Spring Park on the St. Johns River for July 3-4, with arts and crafts, food, music, and more. For more information, see this July 4 events in Green Cove Springs link.
Riverside – The Cummer Museum in the Riverside Area of Jacksonville will be hosting its annual Garden Jazz Concert with the St. Johns River City Band for jazz, swing music, and dancing on the lawn from 6 – 10 pm. This event is billed more for adults – with a recommended attendance age of 13 and up. You will be able to see the downtown Jacksonville fireworks from here. Cost is $10 per person. Check the Cummer Museum Calendar for more information on this Fourth of July event.
Other Fourth of July Events in Northeast Florida and Coastal Georgia include:
Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island