4th of July Fireworks Celebrations 2018

The time of year to celebrate our Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain will soon be here. On July 4, fireworks celebrations will take place all along the Emerald Coast. Some of the celebrations take place before the 4th of July, so you can catch multiple fireworks shows! These displays are not just beautiful; they represent our freedom. They stand for all of the opportunities that we have as Americans. Below are several fireworks displays to celebrate Independence Day 2018.

2018 fireworks celebrations will be posted as they are announced along the Emerald Coast.

Text with strikethrough has NOT been verified for 2018.

July 4th Fireworks on the Emerald Coast


Smoke on the Coast – July 3, 2018 – 9:00 pm – Start your Independence Day early at Destin Commons with great BBQ, live music, street performers, and kids activities. This 8th annual event benefits local charities. There will be 16 area restaurants and BBQ teams competing in the BBQ competition fighting for the People’s choice award of best BBQ on the Emerald Coast. BBQ tastings and live music starts at 5:00 pm and samples are $1 each. Fireworks are at 9:00 pm.

Red, White, and Baytowne – July 4, 2018 – 9:15 pm – The fireworks show at Baytowne Wharf starts at 9:15 pm, but the fun and celebration begins at 6:00 pm with kids activities, live music, and more!

4th of July Fireworks over the Harbor – July 4, 2018 – 9:00 PM – Enjoy a patriotic fireworks display at HarborWalk Village on Independence Day. Enjoy live music starting at 7PM.

Fort Walton Beach

4th of July at the Fort Walton Beach Landing – July 4, 2018 – More info TBA.

Okaloosa Island Pier Fireworks – July 4, 2018 – 9:00 PM – Fireworks will launch from the pier. Bring a lawn chair and avoid the crowd at the other crowded events. There’s plenty of room on the beach at The Boardwalk.

Navarre Beach

4th of July Fireworks on Navarre Beach – July 4, 2018 – 9:00 PM (or dark) – Fireworks will launch from Navarre Beach Marine Park and will be visible from both the beach and the sound side east and west of the Navarre Beach Causeway bridge.

Niceville – Valparaiso

Twin Cities Fireworks Show over Boggy Bayou – July 4, 2018 – DUSK – The fireworks will be launched over Boggy Bayou at Dusk. There will be plenty of kids activities such a train ride, bounce house, and a water slide. Bring the whole family and spend the day celebrating Independence Day! 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.

Rosemary Beach

Fourth of July Celebration – Start bright and early with our Bike Decorating Contest & Breakfast. (7:30 AM) followed by the Bike Parade throughout the Town Center (8:30 AM). Enjoy an old-fashioned family field day on Western Green with sack races, water balloon toss, games prizes and more (9:00 AM). Rock to the sounds of the different decades with our band the “Like Totally” Hep Cats on Western Green (6:00 PM). Enjoy a star spangled fireworks display from the beach courtesy of the Rosemary Beach Property Owners Association (8:45 PM). Blankets and Lawn Chairs are welcome.


Seaside 4th of July Celebration – July 4, 2018 – 8:30 PM – The annual Seaside Independence Day parade starts at 8:00 AM and goes from Seagrove to the Seaside Amphitheater. Kick back and enjoy live music by the Victory Belles at 7PM, followed by the fireworks show at 8:30 PM.

Alys Beach

4th of July Concert & Fireworks – July 4, 2018 – 9:00 PM – Starting at 6:00 PM, there will be live music by The Bucktown All-Stars with the fireworks show around 9PM. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Can’t Make July 4th Fireworks?

July 3 – Smoke on the Coast – Destin Common, Destin, FL
July 5 – Let Freedom Ring Tribute – HarborWalk Village – Destin, FL
July 10 – Boomin’ Tuesday – Baytowne Wharf – Miramar Beach, FL
July 11, 2018  – Okaloosa Island Pier Fireworks – Fort Walton Beach, FL

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