Fireworks over St. Augustine bayfront

Fireworks over St. Augustine bayfront

Fireworks over St. Augustine bayfront

Fireworks over St. Augustine bayfront

Fireworks over World Golf Village

Fireworks over World Golf Village

Fireworks over St. Augustine bayfront
Fireworks over St. Augustine bayfront
Fireworks over World Golf Village

More Than Fireworks Entertain July 4 on Florida's Historic Coast

The annual fireworks display over Matanzas Bay in the St. Augustine historic district draws thousands of patriotic revelers each year. But before Florida’s Historic Coast lights up the sky, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy yourself on July 4 in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches.
 
Let’s start with the sparkle!
 
The 4th of July Concert & Fireworks in St. Augustine starts at 6 p.m. with the All Star Orchestra performing in the Plaza de la Constitucion.  At 9:30 p.m., one of the largest fireworks displays on the East Coast bursts above the ancient Castillo de San Marcos and reflects in the waters of Matanzas Bay.  Admission is free with the best vantage points along the bay front between the Castillo and the Bridge of Lions.  www.FireworksOverTheMatanzas.com
 
 
World Golf Village celebrates Independence Day with its annual Community Fireworks—one of the largest displays in Northeast Florida. Dinner and a Movie packages are available before the fireworks. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine. 904-940-4123
 
Experience Living History Day at Fort Matanzas.  From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad re-enactors demonstrate Spanish cannons at this fortress that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine.  Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from Rattlesnake Island.  Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A, approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine. 
 
Celebrate our country’s freedom with a cruise aboard St. Augustine's premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom. The sail on the Matanzas River casts off at 12:15 p.m. (1.5 hour sail) $25 adults, $10 kids;  2:15 p.m. (2-hour sail) $35 for adults, $25 for kids.  All depart from the City Marina.  Pack a picnic or bring dessert.  Complimentary beer, wine, soda and water included.  111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine.   
 

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