List: Where to watch fireworks, celebrate Fourth of July in the Jacksonville area in 2022

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.

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 and fireworks on Saturday, July 2. Fireworks will take place at Keystone Beach at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2.

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 My Brand. Wristbands can be purchased July 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from 5 p.m. until the fireworks begin. 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 Monday, July 4! The event starts at 6 p.m. and features live music, food trucks and aspectacular fireworks display over the St Johns River at dusk. Visit the Town of Orange Park’s website for more information.

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Duval County


When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, the city of Jacksonville launched fireworks from multiple locations. That tradition will continue this year, as fireworks will be launched from:

  • Downtown Jacksonville
  • 121 Financial Ballpark (following Jumbo Shrimp baseball game)
  • FSCJ North Campus
  • The Avenues Mall
  • Trinity Baptist Church
  • Ed Austin Regional Park

The Downtown Jacksonville location at Riverfront Plaza will include a family fun zone with bounce houses and activities, food trucks, beverages and a concert presented by Miller Electric Company that will feature JHP Entertainment from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Bryan Malpass from 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Fireworks at each location will be launched Monday, July 4 at 9:45 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 on Monday, July 4 at 9 p.m.

Fireworks will be launching from the pier (504 1st St. N.) with a “test” shot at 8:45 p.m.

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Nassau County

Fernandina Beach

Light Up Amelia, together with the City of Fernandina Beach and Florida Public Utilities, presents the Hometown 4th of July Fireworks on Monday, July 4. This year will feature a DJ with amplified music, food trucks, and commercial vendors. 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 Monday, 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 the traffic rerouting begins. For more information, click here.

Columbia County

Lake City

The Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Independence Day Fireworks on Monday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.

The fireworks will take place at the Florida Gateway Pro-Rodeo Arena. For more information, click here.

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Putnam County


Food, music and entertainment will begin 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park on Monday, 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

After a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lake Butler Rotary Club is proud to host its Independence Day Celebration at Lakeside Park on Saturday, July 2.

The celebration will include vendors, a fishing tournament, fun run and 5K, a car show, arts & crafts, art show, craft vendors inside the community center, a silent auction, live music, and fireworks. The fireworks display will be accompanied by live music and will happen around 9 p.m. Click here for more information.

Southeast Georgia

Camden County

St. Marys

As part of its 2022 Independence Day festival, St. Marys will hold a fireworks display over the St. Marys River Monday, July 4 at dusk. Other activities throughout the day include a 5K and 10K run, arts & crafts vendors, entertainment throughout the day and a parade. For more information and a schedule of the day’s events, visit the Kiwanis Club of St. Marys website.

Glynn County


A free fireworks show will be held at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Brunswick on Monday, July 4 at dark and last 30 minutes. For more information about the festivities, which include games, a pet parade and free watermelon, click here.

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Jekyll Island

Beachfront fireworks will take place Monday, July 4 around 9:30 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 $4 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 at the Beach Club around 9:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4. Click here for more information about events at Sea Island.

St. Simons Island

A fireworks display will take place Monday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Pier. For more information on the fireworks, visit goldenisles.com.

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