Area July Fourth fireworks

Looking for something to do this Fourth of July? There’s lots to choose from in the local area.

Crestview

Party in the Park
Twin Hills Park, 100 S. Hathaway St.
2-7 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Activities include food, vendors, games music


Milton

Riverfest 2017
Downtown Milton, South Willing and Elmira Streets
9 a.m.-dark

Activities include

  • Arts & crafts, concessions, vendors
  • 16th Annual Firecracker Motorcycle Show
  • Freedom Car Show
  • Treasure Island children’s activity area
  • Great Milltown Duck Race
  • Live entertainment
  • Veteran’s salute
  • Hotdog eating contest
  • Fireworks over the Blackwater River at dark

Bring blankets and lawn chairs


Pensacola

Pensacola’s 4th of July Fireworks
“The largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast”
Seville Square
11 a.m.-6 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.

Activities include

  • Children’s Area with inflatables
  • U.S. Army simulator
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Meet-and-greet with characters
  • Face painting
  • Arts & crafts
  • Food vendors
  • Live entertainment on the Bayfront stage
  • Hotdog-eating contest

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
Hunter Amphitheater in Vince Whibbs Community Maritime Park
7:30 p.m.

Festivities culminate with the fireworks show over Pensacola Bay at 9 p.m., synchronized with music broadcast on Cat Country 98.7.

Presented for the 28th year by the area Sertoma organizations


Fort Walton Beach

July 4th Celebration At Fort Walton Landing
Brooks Street Downtown
4-9 p.m., fireworks at 8:45 p.m.

FWB Kids Got Talent! showcase

  • Begins at 4 p.m.
  • Open to children 17 years old and younger
  • Individuals or groups

Activities include

  • Free Kids Zone with bounce houses, inflatable slides, game, dunking booth
  • Live music
  • Food vendors
  • Free Park & Ride Trolley service

Destin

City of Destin Independence Day Fireworks Show
Near Destin Harbor over the East Pass
7-9 p.m., fireworks over Baytowne Landing at 9:15 p.m.

Fireworks accompanied by music from Z96, 96.5 FM

 

Red White and Baytowne
Baytowne Wharf
6-10 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Activities include

  • Kids activities — stilt walker, face painting
  • Live music from 7-9 p.m.
  • Restaurants

 

Fourth of July at HarborWalk Village
7 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.

Live music begins at 7 p.m.; fire-spinning after the fireworks show


Navarre Beach

Navarre Beach 4th of July Fireworks
Fireworks at 9 p.m., Sandpiper Pavillion


Valparasio

39th Annual 4th of July celebration
Noon- 8 p.m., Twin Cities Fireworks Show at dusk

Activities include

  • Train ride
  • Bounce house
  • Water Slide

 

39th Annual 4th of July Duathlon

7 a.m., Lincoln Park, 6:30 a.m. for late registration

Events include

  • 5K run and 2,000-meter swim 8 a.m.
  • 1-mile Family run following duathlon
  • 3.2K paddleboard race 10 a.m.

Defuniak Springs

4 p.m. parade, Circle Park
6 p.m. celebration, Wee Care Park
Fireworks at dark

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