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.

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 168 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 begin 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 7:00 PM.

Fort Walton Beach

4th of July at the Fort Walton Beach Landing – July 4, 2018 – Admission is FREE. Enjoy musical entertainment, free inflatables for the kids, vendors, and concessions. Fireworks show starts at 8:45 PM.

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 – Boggy Bayou Fireworks – Fireworks will be launched from a platform in the middle of Boggy Bayou at dusk.  Popular vantage points include Lions Park, Lincoln Park, Kiwanis Park, Niceville Landing and Shipyard Point Park.  There will be plenty of activities for children during the day at Lincoln Park.  Enjoy a playlist broadcast from the bayou featuring popular songs from the 1950s through today in the hours leading up to the big show.  Bring the whole family and celebrate Independence Day on Boggy Bayou!

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 at 7:00 PM, 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 at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre by The Celebrity Allstar Band with the fireworks show around 9:00 PM. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Can’t Make July 4th Fireworks?

July 3 – Smoke on the Coast – Destin Commons, 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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