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July 4th Fireworks & Events

Fourth of July Fireworks are Spectacular on Florida’s Historic Coast.

Don’t miss one of the largest fireworks displays on the East Coast above the ancient Castillo de San Marcos. The July 4th fireworks display over Matanzas Bay in St. Augustine draws thousands of patriotic revelers.

Here’s a guide to enjoying the fireworks plus additional things to do throughout the July 4th holiday in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and the Beaches.

July 4th Fireworks in St. Augustine

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. You can find more event information here.

Where are the best spots to view the fireworks?

The best viewing spots are along the bayfront between the Castillo and the Bridge of Lions. You can also reserve tickets to climb to the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse for a great view.

Where can I park?

View our parking guide here for information about garage parking, street parking, and the ParkStAug app.

Other July 4th Weekend Things to Do

In addition to firework celebrations, there are plenty of things to do throughout the holiday.

Free Live Music

On July 3rd, enjoy the Music by the Sea Concert, a free weekly concert series at the St. Johns County Pier from 7-9 p.m. Ain’t 2 Proud will be performing at 6 p.m.

Free Art Walk Downtown

The first Friday of the month is Art Walk in downtown St. Augustine. Stroll through local galleries from 5-9 p.m. to see new exhibits and enjoy refreshments and live music. Tour maps are available at participating galleries or online.

In addition to Independence Day events, there are free and low cost things to do, beaches for play and relaxing, and restaurants to satisfy every taste.