JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - 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.
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Here are the times and places where you can watch fireworks across the area:
Keystone Heights will hold its Our Country Day celebration with a parade, food vendors and fireworks on Thursday, July 4. Fireworks will take place at Keystone Beach at 9:30 p.m.
Entry into the beach park will require each spectator to have an wristband. Wristbands will cost $1 each and are available at City Hall and My Brand. Wristbands can be purchased at the Street Dance on June 29th and July 4th 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-until the fireworks begin. For a full schedule of events and more information, click here.
Join the Town of Orange Park and Moosehaven on Thursday, July 4 to celebrate the American Pride 4th of July. This event will include food trucks, local performers and a spectacular fireworks display over the St. Johns River. Gates open at 5 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9:20 p.m. For more information, visit the Town of Orange Park's website or Moosehaven's website.
Join the City of Jacksonville to celebrate the nation's independence with the annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. The spectacular fireworks display over the downtown riverfront and will begin at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 4.
Fireworks will be launched high above the St. Johns River from the Acosta Bridge and from a barge on the St. Johns River between the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Lexington Hotel & Conference Center, Jacksonville Riverwalk, and DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront hotels. This spectacular show will last approximately 15 minutes. For more information on parking, road closures and viewing areas, click here.
Bring the entire family and spend the evening celebrating America's birthday with fireworks from the Jacksonville Beach Pier Thursday, July 4 at 9 p.m.
The City recommends everyone to get there early for a great seat. The Pier Parking lot will be open for seating only so bring your chairs and blankets!
There will be an array of activities in downtown Fernandina Beach on Thursday, July 4 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be live music, a patriotic pet contest and a fireworks display, which starts at 9 p.m. For more information on the patriotic celebrations, visit the Amelia Island website.
St. Johns County
"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. Road closures will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For more information about road closures, where to park and shuttles from Anastasia Island, click here.
The annual Lake Butler Rotary Club 4th of July Celebration kicks off Thursday, July 4 at 3:30 a.m. with their Big Bass Fishing Tournament at Lakeside Park! Top Prize of $1,000 for the largest bass and other cash prizes are available as well. There will be a One-Mile Fun Run at 7:00 a.m. followed by the 4th of July 5K at 8:00 a.m. There will also be a variety of vendors with food, crafts and more, a car show from 9:00am - Noon, an art show and much more, including FREE bounce houses and water slides for the kids! The fireworks spectacular will begin at dusk.
As part of its 2019 Independence Day festival, St. Marys will hold a fireworks display over the St. Marys River Thursday, July 4 at dusk. Other activities include a 5K and 10K run, arts & crafts vendors, entertainment throughout the day and a river cruise that offers the best seat in the house for fireworks. For more information and a schedule of the day's events, visit the Kiwanis Club of St. Marys website.
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 Thursday, July 4 at about 9 p.m. and last 30 minutes. For more information about the festivities, which begin at 5 p.m. and include free games and free watermelon, click here.
Jekyll Island will host several days of family-friendly events to celebrate Independence Day. Events include a spectacular oceanfront fireworks show, live music, bounce houses and an old-fashioned parade.
Oceanfront fireworks will take place Thursday, July 4 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.
St. Simons Island
A fireworks display will take place Thursday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Pier as part of the the St. Simons Island Annual Sunshine Festival. For more information on the Sunshine Festival and the fireworks, visit goldenisles.com.
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