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Independence Day on the Emerald Coast | Celebrations from 30A to Navarre

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Summer is in full swing on the Emerald Coast, and Independence Day is just around the corner! Whether you’re planning to celebrate along Scenic Highway 30A, Destin, or Navarre Beach, there are fun + family-friendly events planned all along the coast. Scroll below to find the perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday!  

30A & Walton County

Rosemary Beach · July 4th Celebration
An all-day fun filled July 4th celebration! Do not forget to bring chairs & blankets for the firework show!

7:30 AM | Bike Decorating Contest & Breakfast
8:30 AM | Bike Parade throughout the Town Center
6:30 PM | Summer Concert featuring The Coppertones
8:45 PM | Star Spangled Fireworks Display

Seaside · Independence Day Concert & Fireworks Spectacular
Family fun in Central Square all day long!

9:00 AM-11:00 AM | Central Square Block Party
9:00 AM-12:00 PM | Balloon Artists, Uncle Sam Stilt Walker, Face Painters, Caricaturists, Juggle
9:00 AM | Seaside Rep Performance
9:00 AM-1:00 PM; 4:00 PM-8:00 PM | Second Line Patriotic Music Parades
8:30 PM | Gulf of Mexico Fireworks Spectacular

Grayton Beach · July 4th Parade
Decorate your cars, jeeps, boats, bikes, scooters, or golf carts and join in the downhome fun at the annual Grayton Beach July 4th Parade! Line up on Hotz Avenue next to The Red Bar at 8:00 AM with parade start at 8:30 AM. After the parade meet up at Grayton Coast Properties for popsicles, watermelon, and lemonade.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort · Red, White & Baytowne
Held at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, this July 4th celebration includes live music, fireworks, and kids activities such as crafts, face painting, and balloon sculpting all evening long!

7:00 PM | Live music with the Trest Richardson Band
9:15 PM | Fireworks Show

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort · Sunset & Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Cruise the 4th of July away on SunQuest Cruises’ Solaris, a 125’ yacht with indoor and outdoor spaces.
This dinner cruise heads out into the sunset with delicious coastal cuisines and live music and ends with front row seats to a spectacular fireworks show.

Freeport · 4th of July Parade & Fireworks
Bring the whole family out at 4:00 PM for the City Parade. The parade begins at Freeport Middle School and ends at the Regional Sports Complex. After the parade head to the park and enjoy live music as you await the grand fireworks.

Defuniak Springs · 4th of July Festival
Main Street DeFuniak Springs will host its 2nd Annual 4th of July Festival from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This family-friendly event is taking place on Baldwin Avenue between S. 7th Street and S. 8th Street and will have a variety of food trucks and inflatable experiences for families to enjoy. Free to attend, the festival takes place in tandem with the parade, ceremonies, and fireworks hosted by the DeFuniak Springs Business and Professional Association held around Lake DeFuniak on Circle Drive.

Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties

Destin · HarborWalk Village 4th of July Celebration
Three days to celebrate the 4th of July at HarborWalk Village!

Saturday, July 2nd | 18 Miles Band: 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 3rd | Cadillac Willy Duo: 7:00 PM

Monday, July 4th
7:00 PM | The Manly Hero: 7:00 PM
7:00 PM | Silent Disco at the Compass Rose: 7:00 PM
9:00 PM | Fireworks and Fire Spinning by Autumn Lyfe

Navarre Beach · Hometown 4th of July Parade & Celebration
Find a classic celebration at the Navarre Beach Annual Hometown 4th of July Parade and Celebration!

6:00 PM | Non-motorized Children’s Parade
7:00 PM | Live music from the band Duchess
9:00PM | Fireworks Show

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