July 4th Fireworks & Events
They’re baaack! And after a year of waiting, we’re bursting with excitement to see you in St. Augustine for the fireworks display over the Matanzas.
This classic event traditionally draws thousands of locals and visitors to the Castillo de San Marcos and all along the bayfront and the Bridge of Lions every year. This year, perhaps it’s more significant than ever because, for the first time in a long while, we’ll be able to celebrate our freedom with family and friends we haven’t seen in a while.
The Fourth of July Fireworks event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 4, 2021. But keep in mind that the City of St. Augustine could cancel the event if it is deemed that it will not be in the best interest of public safety. Refer back to this page for any updates. Barring that, plan on having a great time outdoors, practice social distancing, and you’re encouraged to wear a mask if you plan on spending time indoors this holiday.
The “Fireworks Over the Matanzas” festivities start at 6 p.m. with the popular local band, The All-Star Orchestra, performing a two-hour show of big band and swing music along with patriotic favorites. The free concert is taking place at the Plaza de la Constitucion in the center of the Historic District and open to the public. Bring a chair if you’d like to relax and have a seat. Then, get ready to be dazzled by 5,000 individual shells exploding as high as 2,000 feet and as low as 100 feet. The breathtaking display, one of the biggest and best on the East Coast, starts at 9:30 p.m.
Keep in mind that there will be no shuttle service or satellite parking this year and there will be some road closures starting at 8:30 until 10:30, so plan to arrive early for a cool drink at a local hot spot or enjoy a delightful meal at one of our many outdoor restaurants. Parking is available at the Historic Downtown Parking Garage behind the Visitor Information Center.