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Independence Day on 30A :: 2020

4th of July festivities will look differently this year along the Gulf Coast. With many towns opting to forego celebrations out of an abundance of caution, the question on everyone’s mind is:

Where can I see fireworks on 30A this 4th of July?

Grayton Beach Independence Day Parade  ::  Grayton Beach, FL

Although not technically fireworks, this beloved annual event is just another reason why so many people love Grayton Beach! No registration is needed, but decorating your ‘vehicle’ of choice is strongly encouraged! Scooters, skateboards, Jeeps, bikes, wagons, golf carts, even boats make up this one-of-a-kind kick off to Independence Day.

The parade starts at 8:30 AM on Saturday, July 4, 2020 but you’ll want to line up by the Red Bar on Hotz Avenue beginning at 8:00 AM if you plan to ride in the parade. For more information, visit the event post on Facebook.

4th of July Sunset Dinner and Fireworks Cruise  ::  Sandestin, FL

Sunquest Cruises is setting sail for an extraordinary evening of dining, dancing and celebration. From 6:00 – 9:30 PM, their 125′ SOLARIS yacht will take guests on a tour of the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay before serving a 3-course meal (with an elegant selection of entrees) in one of the yacht’s two dining salons. After dinner, guests are invited to the open-air Sky Deck for spectacular views of the fireworks from Sandestin’s Baytowne Wharf.

Space is limited for this experience and reservations are required. Visit the Sunquest Cruises website for additional information and to reserve your space.

Red, White and Baytowne  ::  Sandestin, FL

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin offers a family-friendly celebration from 6:00 – 9:30 PM. Children’s activities begin on the lawn at 6 PM with live music following on the Events Stage at 7 PM. The fireworks begin at 9:15 PM and will delight the entire family.

This event is free and open to the public, but it is always recommended to arrive early to secure parking. Details on this celebration and the other July events taking place at Baytowne can be found here.

Surrounding Fireworks Displays

Panama City Beach’s Star Spangled Spectacular takes place Saturday evening at 9 PM at the M.B. Miller County Pier (due south of Pier Park). An annual favorite among locals and visitors alike, the fireworks show can be seen along the shoreline of Panama City Beach and beyond.

Harborwalk Village in Destin is celebrating Independence Day all weekend long! Arrive early for their famed 4th of July Celebration and enjoy live music, a grand fireworks show and fire spinning – all beginning at 7:00 PM.

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