Coronavirus: City of Jacksonville unveils locations for 2020 4th of July fireworks

To prevent large crowds in downtown Jacksonville due to COVID-19, the City of Jacksonville will spread out the fireworks across the city

Coronavirus: City of Jacksonville unveils locations for 2020 4th of July fireworks
Jacksonville 2020 Fourth of July fireworks locations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As the need for social distancing continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Jacksonville is offering various ways to watch this year’s Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration. The fireworks display will begin at 9:45 p.m. all around Jacksonville.

“Jacksonville’s annual fireworks celebration downtown has become a tradition on Independence Day,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said in a release. “As a City, we have taken the necessary precautions in providing additional locations across Jacksonville for our residents to view the fireworks safely. We’re looking forward to producing an experience that is bigger, better and safer.”

FIREWORKS LOCATIONS

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This year, the fireworks will be launched from multiple locations throughout the city so that residents can safely watch, socially distanced, while remaining in their communities. The fireworks locations include:

  • Downtown Jacksonville - North and South banks along the St. Johns River
  • St. Johns Town Center
  • Northside: FSCJ North Campus
  • Southside: The Avenues Mall
  • Westside: Normandy/Lem Merrett Park
  • Arlington: Ed Austin Regional Park

TRAFFIC INFO

The easternmost northbound lane on the Acosta Bridge will be closed from 12 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. on July 4. The Acosta Bridge will fully close at 9:15 p.m. and will open once all firework trailers and debris are cleared. The Main Street Bridge will be closed from 9:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. All other bridges will be open.

You can also stream the fireworks on the Action News Jax app or the Action News Jax NOW app for Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Roku.

For more information on the city’s fireworks, visit www.specialevents.coj.net.