Fourth of July Celebrations on the First Coast

July 3, 2015
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Join the City of Jacksonville for the 4th on the River. Celebrate Independence Day from 5-10pm with live entertainment, interactive activities, food and beverages, and spectacular fireworks displays at three locations along the St. Johns River.

The Shipyards on Bay St. Join in the family fun with a water balloon toss, three-legged race, giant Jenga, crafts, face painting, caricature artist, live entertainment, BBQ, Jax Happenings Mini Challenges, fireworks and more! No coolers or outside food allowed. There will be a Free Concert featuring performances by The Band Be Easy and Pop/Rock sensation – Orleans, the 70s Pop/Rock band that brought you the iconic hits “Still the One”, “Dance With Me” and “Love Takes Time”.

The Jacksonville Landing and Coastline Dr. along the Northbank Riverfront Enjoy live music from 3pm – 1am, drink specials and a beautiful view of the St. Johns River. Live music by X Hale from 3 – 8pm and Ivey West Band from 8pm – 1am. Attendees under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent to enter The Jacksonville Landing.

Friendship Fountain Park on the Southbank Bring the family and experience some of the coolest hands-on activities presented by MOSH. MOSH is also offering $4 admission on July 4th.

Fireworks over the St. Johns River at 9:45pm. Fireworks can be viewed from the Northbank and Southbank of the St. Johns River. The fireworks will be launched from two barges on the St. Johns River. One will be located in front of the Jacksonville Landing and the other will be east of the Main St. Bridge. Spectators can view the shows along the Northbank Riverwalk, as well as at Friendship Fountain Park on the Southbank. The show will be choreographed to a special patriotic soundtrack, with audio on both the Northbank and Southbank.

Jacksonville Beach‘s 4th of July Fireworks will be shot from the Jacksonville Beach pier at 9pm.

bb536060fdfc998703abd0915a12f083July 4th in St. Augustine will feature local music and a fireworks show along the scenic and historic bayfront. The All Star Orchestra will perform a free concert at the Plaza de la Constitucion prior to the fireworks display. The spectacular light show, one of the largest on the East Coast, will be over the historic Castillo de San Marcos at 9:30pm. The bayfront road and Castillo Dr., will be closed to accommodate this event. The Bridge of Lions will also close to boat and vehicle traffic. Street closures begin at 8:30pm and end at 10:30pm so visitors must make sure they are appropriately situated before then! Visitors are allowed to bring lawn chairs, line the streets and sit anywhere along the Bridge of Lions and Castillo Dr. while viewing the fireworks from downtown.

America’s Independence Day will be celebrated on Amelia Island with fireworks, the Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival at Main Beach, and Sounds on Centre free concert in downtown Fernandina Beach. Fireworks display will be at 9pm from Fernandina Beach Harbor waterfront (Front Street near foot of Centre Street).

American Pride 4th of July will take place at Moosehaven, 1701 Park Ave in Orange Park. Live entertainment, arts & craft and food vendors starting at 2pm, concert at 7pm and fireworks at 9pm.


World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine will put on a spectacular fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day on Friday, July 3. There will also be dinner and movie packages available for visitors to purchase. Visitors and residents are welcome to attend this annual event from 5-9:30pm.


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