Here is an updated list of upcoming Fourth of July Events around the Destin, FL area for 2017
This will be updated as changes are made.
Celebrate Independence Day at Destin Commons with a bang on July 3rd, from 5 to 10 p.m. and enjoy the fun-filled 7th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival. This year, 17 area charities will be teaming up with various restaurants and BBQ aficionados to fire up their grills. Attendees sample mouth-watering BBQ dishes hot off the grills and cast their votes for the coveted People’s Choice title. Celebrity judges will award Judge’s Pick winners of a blind taste test. Starting at 5 p.m., take in the live entertainment from local favorites Heritage and Trigger Proof, along with festive street performers and kid’s activities. BBQ sampling for $1 per sample is from 6 – 8 pm. The evening’s festivities will conclude at 9:15 with the best Independence Day firework extravaganza on the Emerald Coast. For more information, visit www.DestinCommons.com
Fourth of July Celebration
Let Freedom SING!
Come down to the Destin Harbor and celebrate Independence Day with live music all weekend long.
Saturday July 2nd 7:00 PM Fortag
Sunday July 3rd 7:00 PM: January Noise
Monday July 4th 7:00 PM: Country singer/songwriter Kevin Sport and Fireworks at 9:00 PM with a exhilarating fire experience by Just Add Fire!
Sandestin/ Baytowne Wharf
Red, White and Baytowne
When: July 4, 2017
Join Sandestin for its spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun, an evening that lights up the sky and family activities. The Village of Baytowne Wharf will have a host of kids activities from 6-10 p.m., including kids' crafts, face painting, and balloon sculpting. Live music will be performed. Grab your boogie shoes and join in the fun. We will light up the sky over the lagoon with our 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850.267.8117.
July 3: 7:30 p.m. Stars & Stripes Pops Concert in the Seaside AmphitheaterKick off the Seaside Independence Day celebrations with the patriotic Stars & Stripes performance featuring the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra!
July 4: 8 a.m. South Walton 4th of July Parade (from Seagrove to downtown Seaside). Make sure to register in advance to have a float in the parade.Please note that a portion of Scenic Highway 30-A will be closed for a few hours to accommodate the parade.
7 p.m. The Victory Belles Concert at the Amphitheater
8:30 p.m. Fireworks Spectacular over the Gulf of Mexico
Rosemary Beach 4th of July Celebration
Come join the festivities and be sure to catch the amazing fireworks display from the beach. It's a day you won't want to miss! Enjoy a day-long celebration starting with a bike parade and ending with fireworks on the beach... Here's the scoop.
Bike Decorating Breakfast & Bike Parade 7:30 am, North Barrett Square
Bring your bike, or rent one from Bamboo Bicycle, and join us for a FREE bike decorating breakfast party! Create a star-spangled masterpiece with red, white and blue decorations, enjoy doughnuts & juice and get ready to ride along at 8:45 am in the annual bike parade through town!
Family Field Day 9:00 - 11:00 am, Western Green
Bring the kids and enjoy a morning of fun! We'll have sack races, three-legged races, hula-hoop contests and a water balloon toss....plus music, face painting, "go fish", balloons and moonwalks! FREE Concert On The Green 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Western Green Bring a blanket and enjoy an evening of music under the stars featuring The Village Brass Band!
FREE Fireworks! 8:45 pm
Watch the exciting display light up the night! Best viewing is on the beach.
For more information visit rosemarybeach.com.
Fort Walton Beach
4th of July Celebration at the Landing
Come spend the 4th at the Fort Walton Landing on Brooks Street on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and enjoy food and exhibitor booths. The event will also include live music, entertainment, and children’s activities including bounce houses, inflatable slides, and face painting. The evening will conclude with a breathtaking fireworks display at approximately 8:45 p.m. For more information about this event, contact (850) 833-9575.
Schedule of Events
4:00 p.m. – Fort Walton Beach Kids Got Talent on stage
5:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony
Master of Ceremonies – Ted Corcoran
Welcome – Mayor Mike Anderson
Invocation – Ryan Burgess, the Gathering
Fort Walton Beach Police Color Guard
Pledge of Allegiance – Mayor Mike Anderson
National Anthem – Reid Soria
5:30 p.m. – Reid Soria , Autism Sings
6:00 p.m. – Continuum
8:15 p.m. – Emerald Coast Chorus
8:45 p.m. – Fireworks display with musical background
9-10 p.m. – Continuum
For more information on Fort Walton Bash, contact the FWB Recreation Department at (850) 833-9575
The July 4, 2017 Independence Day fireworks show in Niceville will be held on Monday, July 4. The immensely popular fireworks show over Boggy Bayou will begin at dusk.
Fireworks will be launched over Boggy Bayou from the city’s custom-made barge anchored between Lincoln Park in Valparaiso and Lions Park in Niceville. Pre-show music, emanating from large speakers on the barge, begins around 8 p.m. The music is heard from both Lion’s Park in Niceville and Lincoln Park in Valparaiso. Niceville’s colorful fireworks display is one of the largest and longest-running in the area. More than a ton of fireworks typically are fired, and the show always includes a spectacular crowd-pleasing finale. The most popular places for public viewing of the annual fireworks show are Lincoln Park, Lions Park, and the Turkey Creek area in Niceville. Parking is limited.The annual fireworks show is funded by donations, fund-raising events, t-shirt sales, aluminum can recycling, pork butt sales, and the Fireworks Trust Fund. The annual cost is near $25,000 or more.
God Bless America!
Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July!