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Fourth of July 2024: County-by-county list of fireworks displays, events in the Jacksonville area

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Fourth of July is here 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:

Northeast Florida


Clay County

Keystone Heights

Keystone Heights will hold its Our Country Day celebration with food vendors, a parade, a 5K run, and fireworks on Thursday, July 4. Fireworks will take place at Keystone Beach Park at 9:30 p.m.

Entry into the beach park will require each spectator to have a wristband. Wristbands will cost $1 each and are available at City Hall and local businesses, or can be purchased for $2 at the gate. For a full schedule of events and more information, click here.

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Orange Park

American Pride 4th of July is back at Moosehaven this year on Thursday, July 4! The free event starts at 5 p.m. and features live music, food trucks, a kids zone and a spectacular fireworks display over the St. Johns River at dusk. Click here for more information.

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Duval County

Jacksonville

The city of Jacksonville began launching fireworks from multiple locations in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. That tradition will continue this year, as fireworks will be launched from several different locations.

Fireworks at each location will be launched Thursday, July 4 at 9 p.m. For more information, click here.

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Jacksonville Beach

Bring the entire family and spend the evening celebrating America’s birthday with fireworks from the Jacksonville Beach Pier (504 1st St. N.) on Thursday, July 4 at 9 p.m.

Before the show, the Navy Band will be performing at the Seawalk Pavilion from 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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Nassau County

Fernandina Beach

The Hometown 4th of July Fireworks will be happening on Thursday, July 4. This year’s fireworks are part of the celebration leading up to Fernandina Beach’s 200th birthday, which is on Jan. 1, 2025. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. and fireworks will launch at 9:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

St. Johns County

St. Augustine

“Fireworks Over The Matanzas,” a 20-minute aerial display of pyrotechnics high over Matanzas Bay, begins at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. 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. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m., including a performance by The All-Star Orchestra. Everyone attending should find their parking area prior to 8 p.m., when road closures begin. For more information, click here.

Columbia County

Lake City

The City of Lake City and The Rotary Club of Lake City is hosting a Downtown Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4. There will be food trucks, kids watermelon eating contest, vendors.

The event is set to take place from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Putnam County

Palatka

Food, music, and entertainment will begin at 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park on Thursday, July 4. Fireworks are scheduled to take place at approximately 9 p.m.

The celebration will include food trucks, a kids’ zone, and music. Click here for more information.

Union County

Lake Butler

The Lake Butler Rotary Club is proud to host its Independence Day Celebration at Lakeside Park on Saturday, July 6.

The celebration will include a fishing tournament, food trucks, vendors, and more. Click here for more information.

Southeast Georgia


Camden County

St. Marys

As part of its 2024 Independence Day festival, St. Marys will hold a fireworks display over the St. Marys River Thursday, July 4 at dusk. Other activities throughout the day include a 5K and 10K run, arts & crafts vendors, entertainment, and a parade. For more information and a schedule of the day’s events, visit the Kiwanis Club of St. Marys website.

Glynn County

Brunswick

A free fireworks show will be held at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Brunswick on Tuesday, July 4 at dusk. For more information about the festivities that will take place beforehand, which include food, games, crafts, and free watermelon, click here.

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Jekyll Island

Beachfront fireworks will take place Thursday, July 4 around 8:45 p.m. Arrive early to claim your spot on the miles of wide beach on Jekyll. Ideal viewing locations include Great Dunes Beach Park and Oceanview Beach Park. For more information, click here.

The Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased for the day of the event. The fee at the parking gate will be an additional $5 per daily pass; annual passes are not impacted. For additional information, please visit the Parking Passes & Entry page of Jekyll Island’s website.

Sea Island

For guests and residents of Sea Island: The Cloister and Beach Club have many activities scheduled each year during the 4th of July weekend. July 4th usually begins with a flag-raising ceremony and ends the day of family fun and celebration with a Fireworks Spectacular. Click here for more information about events at Sea Island.

St. Simons Island

A fireworks display will take place Thursday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Pier.

The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival held in the Pier Village on St. Simons has been an island tradition for over 60 years. With St. Simons Island fireworks, a 5K run, arts & crafts, and live music, this is the perfect family-friendly event this season. The festival hours run from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information, visit goldenisles.com.

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