4th of July Celebrations & Fireworks

July 2 WORLD GOLF VILLAGE FIREWORKS Enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in Northeast Florida as the World Golf Village celebrates Independence Day. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and find a spot around the Walk of Champions to enjoy the show. Admission is free. Restaurants and shops will be open to the public and a minimal parking fee will be required for entry to the event. Coolers not allowed. 9 pm, World Golf Village, 1 World Golf Place, 940-6088, www.worldgolfvillage.com
July 3 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT CONFEDERATE PARK Stand up for America in celebration of the United States’ military, police officers, firefighters and all service personnel. Admission is free and guests can enjoy a variety of activities including pony and carriage rides, bounce houses, face painting and the chance to talk with Benjamin Franklin and Patrick Henry as they bring American History to life. There will be a presentation of the colors and pledge of allegiance by the Jacksonville Police Department Honor Guard and a performance by the U.S. Navy Band. The celebration will offer food and drink stations, complimentary for service men and women in uniform. 2:30 to 7 pm, Confederate Park, 956 Hubbard St, 629-2779
July 3 – 4 4TH OF ZOO-ly Celebrate Independence Day weekend at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens with live entertainment, prize drawings, summer games, children’s water activities, and visits from Jazoo. Military personnel and their family members can get 25 percent off admission. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, I-95 and Hecksher Dr, 757-4463, www.jacksonvillezoo.org
July 4 FREEDOM, FANFARE AND FIREWORKS The annual celebration includes a fireworks show over the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. River barges will be located in front of The Jacksonville Landing and the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel with strobes on both sides of the Main Street Bridge and the east side of the Acosta Bridge. Fireworks can be viewed from the Northbank and Southbank of the St. Johns River. 9:45 pm, City of Jacksonville, www.makeascenedowntown.com
July 4 GARDEN JAZZ CONCERT The St. Johns River City Band returns to the Cummer Gardens for an evening of jazz, swing and patriotic music, dancing and fireworks on the river. Guests are allowed to bring blankets, chairs, food and beverages. Food and drink will also be available for purchase. Tickets: $10, rain or shine, no refunds. 7 – 10 pm, Cummer Museum, 829 Riverside Ave, 355-0630, www.cummer.org
July 4 THIRD ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY BASH ON THE RIVERFRONT Come rock the night away with spectacular fireworks, a fabulous view and music by Spanky the Band! Table of 10 for $125 includes one cheese platter & two bottles of wine. Hyatt guests/$10. Non-Hyatt guests/$20. 7 – 11:30 pm. To reserve a seat, contact Nacole Davis at 360-8621 or [email protected]
July 4 LIBERTY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS The annual Liberty Celebration and Fireworks at the Sea Walk Pavilion at First Street and Beach Boulevard will have live music with DJ Chill Will, Chroma and Sugar Bear and fireworks. 4 – 9:30 pm, Sea Walk Pavilion, 11 North Third Street, Jacksonville Beach, 270-9301, www.jacksonvillebeach.org
July 4 ST. AUGUSTINE’S FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION The fireworks burst above the ancient Castillo de San Marcos and reflect in the waters of Matanzas Bay. The 20-minute show includes a soundtrack of great patriotic music. Admission is free with the best vantage points located along the bayfront between the Castillo and along the newly restored Bridge of Lions. 9:30 pm, Downtown St. Augustine, 825-1004
July 4 TOP OF THE LIGHTHOUSE 4TH OF JULY Celebrate the 4th of July at the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse with a magnificent view of the skyline and St. Augustine fireworks. The spectacular event begins with the viewing of the sunset over the Atlantic. Then fireworks when darkness sets. Tickets are $40 per person and space is limited. St. Augustine Lighthouse, 81 Lighthouse Avenue, St. Augustine, 829-0745
July 4 FIREWORKS & 4th of JULY CELEBRATION – VILANO BEACH FISHING PIER Food, music, fun and a great view of the St. Augustine Fireworks. Bring a chair to enjoy the holiday celebration with family and friends. Music by Jaz-z-Jaz, food, drinks and home made ice cream. 5 – 10 pm, Vilano Beach, Main St, 687-7781, 444-2162, 501-5545.

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