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4th of July in Jacksonville & St. Augustine

By June 28, 2021No Comments


Stuff to do in Jacksonville on the fourth of July as explained by the Welch Team

Are you looking for things to do this weekend for Jacksonville’s 4th of July Celebrations? With the help of our friends at Stuff to Do Jacksonville – we have got you covered!

Since we didn’t get to celebrate too hard last year – it’s going to be a grand celebration in St. Augustine & Jacksonville this year! If you haven’t seen St. Augustine’s 4th of July Celebrations at the Matanzas or Jacksonville’s Fireworks – YOU ARE MISSING OUT! If you are ready to start celebrating Independence Day check out these events in Northeast Florida!

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1. Jacksonville’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Fireworks are back! Jacksonville’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration is the city’s most spectacular way to to rock the red, white and blue. With multiple locations around the city, there will be plenty of places to set up camp and catch the show.

If you happen to head to the urban core, you’ll also be treated to a free concert, family fun zone, food trucks and bars with fireworks viewing along the North and South banks of the St. Johns River.

Event Details
? JUL 4 | 5PM–10:45PM (FIREWORKS AT 9:45PM)

Locations in Jacksonville
  • Downtown Jacksonville
  • St. Johns Town Center
  • FSCJ North Campus
  • The Avenues Mall
  • Trinity Baptist Church
  • Ed Austin Regional Park
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2. Food Trucks & Fireworks

Bring out the lawn chairs and blankets but skip the snacks because this event has got you covered! At Food Trucks and Fireworks you’ll have a great spot for the show and plenty of Jacksonville’s best trucks to keep the grub coming.

Event Details
? JUL 4 | 7:30PM–9:30PM
?Russell Baptist Church
2299 Sandridge Rd, Green Cove Springs, Florida, 32043

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The gang’s all here!

Hit the beach with your buds on the fourth and party like a true Jacksonville native. Be sure and bring your bike, then head downn First Street to celebrate on two wheels with the community. An annual tradition, hundreds of party-goers ride up and down First Street on the fourth with flags flying and music blaring. This grassroots, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-bike event only happens once a year and should not be missed.

Be sure and grab a Rocket Bomb drink at Ginger’s Place afterward, it’s the only thing that hits the spot after a long ride.

When it gets dark, head to the beach with a towel and catch Jacksonville Beach’s fireworks show over the ocean. Fired off at the pier, it’s a spectacular way to end the day seaside.

Event Details
? JUL 4 | Fireworks @ 9PM
? Jacksonville Beach

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Skip the red and blue for this 4th of July party because it is rock is going to be a white-tie affair. Celebrate Independence Day with drink specials, local DJ, AADJs, and the band Tru Gentlemen. Free food will also be available while it lasts!

Event Details
? JUL 4 | 4PM–9PM
? ELITE 65
3000 Dunn Avenue

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things to do for the 4th of july in jacksonville

Nothing is more American than throwing back a cold one hailing straight out of the homeland. Try Brewz! or Engine 15 for a good spot for sampling beers from across the country while you celebrate Independence Day with your buds. While there are different styles across the states, there is one flavor they have in common –  the taste of freedom.

things to do for the 4th of july in jacksonville

St. Augustine will be hosting a fireworks display over the Matanzas river with a free 2-hour concert Plaza de la Constitucion before the show. If you’ve never experienced spectacular explosions over the historic bayfront and the Castillo de San Marcos, it’s a sight to see!

Event Details
? JUL 4 | 6M–11PM
? 1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Check out Stuff to Do Jax for more fun ideas!