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 2019.
2020 fireworks celebrations will be posted as they are announced along the Emerald Coast.
July 3rd and 4th Fireworks on the Emerald Coast
Smoke on the Coast – July 3, 2019 – 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.
Fort Walton Beach
Okaloosa Island Pier Fireworks – July 3, 2019 – 9:00 PM – Beat the crowd by going to the July 3rd fireworks at The Boardwalk. 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 on Okaloosa Island.
4th of July at the Fort Walton Beach Landing – July 4, 2019 – Admission is FREE. Enjoy musical entertainment, free inflatables for the kids, vendors, and concessions. Fireworks show starts at 8:45 PM.
4th of July Fireworks on Navarre Beach – July 4, 2019 – 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.
Rosemary Beach / 30A
Rosemary Beach Fourth of July Celebration – July 4, 2019 – 7:45 AM – 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.
Can’t Make July 4th Fireworks?
There are also fireworks throughout the summer at the Okaloosa Island Pier.