Jacksonville Fourth of July fireworks: Where, when you can see shows across the area

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The Fourth of July is just around the corner and there are plenty of places in the Jacksonville area, Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia to watch fireworks displays.

Here are the times and places where you can watch fireworks across the area:


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Monday, July 3: World Golf Village 

World Golf Village will feature fireworks over the lake around 9:30 p.m.  

Tickets are not required to view the free firework shows.

Parking is $10 per vehicle.

Downtown Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville's annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration will take place over the downtown riverfront beginning at 9:45 p.m.

This year, fireworks will be launched from a barge on the St. Johns River between the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront and DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront hotels. The fireworks display can be viewed from both the north and south river banks in Downtown Jacksonville, Brooklyn and under the Fuller Warren Bridge where the Riverside Arts Market is held.

The eastern most northbound lane on the Acosta Bridge will close at noon on July 4. The Acosta and Main Street Bridges will fully close at 9:15 p.m. and reopen by 11 p.m. All other downtown bridges will remain open during the fireworks display. For more information, visit the city's website.

Jacksonville Beach

Enjoy an evening of fireworks presented by the City of Jacksonville Beach at the Jacksonville Beach Pier at 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July.
 
This is a large event and pedestrian and vehicular traffic are expected to be heavy. Due to this, certain travel routes will be limited or blocked entirely to aid in the consistent flow of traffic after 5:00 p.m., the Jacksonville Beach Police said.
 
SR A1A will have some turning lanes blocked to aid in the Northern and Southern flow of traffic. Beach Blvd. will have limitations at different intersections to aid in the westerly flow of traffic. 
 
The main travel route for northbound and southbound traffic along the three beach communities will be SR A1A. A secondary route will be Penman Road to Florida, and then to Mayport Road. The main travel routes westbound will be J. Turner Butler Blvd., Beach Blvd. and Atlantic Blvd. A secondary route for westbound traffic will be Wonderwood Drive. More information can be found by clicking here.
 
Orange Park
 
Join the Town of Orange Park and Moosehaven on the Fourth of July as they celebrate America with the American Pride Fourth of July event. The event includes vendors, crafts, food and a fireworks display over the St. Johns River.
 
Gates open at 2 p.m. and fireworks start at 9:20 p.m. For more information, visit the Town of Orange Park's website and Moosehaven's website.
 
 
There will be an array of activities in downtown Fernandina Beach on the Fourth of July from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be live music, a patriotic pet contest and a fireworks display, which starts at 9:15 p.m. For more information on the patriotic celebrations, visit the city's website.
 
St. Augustine
 
"Fireworks Over The Matanzas," a 20-minute aerial display of pyrotechnics high over Matanzas Bay, begins at 9:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July. The fireworks, which can be seen over the bayfront between the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and the Bridge of Lions, are set to a soundtrack of patriotic music.
 
For more information about the Nation's Oldest City festivities, click here. For more information about road closures, where to park and shuttles from Anastasia Island, click here.
 
Palatka
 
The City of Palatka will host its annual Independence Day/4th of July Fireworks Display on July 4th at Riverfront Park. Music, the Kids Fun Zone, vendors and other activities begin at 5:00 p.m. and Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. or dusk. For more information, visit the City of Palatka's website.
 
Jekyll Island
 
Jekyll Island will host a full day of family-friendly events to celebrate Independence Day. Events begin at 9 a.m. July 4th with an old-fashioned parade and finish that evening with an oceanfront fireworks show that will begin at approximately 9 p.m.
 
Arrive early to claim your spot on the miles of wide beach on Jekyll. Fireworks are best viewed from between the Holiday Inn Resort and south to the Days Inn on the island’s oceanfront side. For more information on the day's events, visit JekyllIsland.com.
 
St. Marys
 
As part of its 2017 Independence Day festival, St. Marys will hold a fireworks display over the St. Marys River at 9:30 p.m. Other activities include a fun run, arts & crafts vendors, entertainment throughout the day. For more information and a schedule of the day's events, visit the Kiwanis Club of St. Marys website.
 
Brunswick
 
A free fireworks show will be held at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Brunswick. The fireworks over the waters of the East River and Oglethorpe Bay start about 9 p.m. and last 30 minutes. For more information about free games and free watermelon, visit goldenisles.com.
 
St. Simons Island
 
The St. Simons Island Annual Sunshine Festival culminates with a fireworks display on the Fourth of July at 9 p.m. at oceanfront Neptune Park. For more information on the Sunshine Festival and the fireworks, visit goldenisles.com.
 
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