Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions for your 4th of July escape. You’ll enjoy patriotic activities as well as time on the beach, in the water, and wherever adventure takes you. Local Floridians know the best places to enjoy a fun-filled 4th of July break—they head to 30A, as you should as well!

Seaside Stars & Stripes Spectacular Fireworks

Once the last note from the pops concert that precedes it fades away, the town of Seaside lights up the sky over the Gulf of Mexico. The show starts at 9 p.m., directly after the concert. If you were at the concert, your seats near the Seaside Amphitheater are some of the best in the house. You can also choose to relax in the sand or dip your toes in the water while you watch from virtually anywhere on the beach in Seaside.

Destin Harbor July 4th Fireworks

While Destin shoots off fireworks all summer long on Thursday nights, the best show is sure to be on the 4th of July. Pack up your beach gear and your group and head to Destin Harbor to watch the show that is set off from West Jetties Beach. The 15-minute show is best viewed from Norriego Point or the boardwalk. Parking is limited, so you’re advised to arrive early to claim your spot. Catch a Thursday show set off between Harborwalk Village and West Jetties Beach.

Sandestin Hilton July 4th Fireworks

Keep your eyes on the Gulf of Mexico for this light extravaganza. The show is billed as the only one in the area to be set off directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach. The show lasts about ten minutes and is visible from anywhere on the surrounding beaches, and you can even get near the launch spot. The show starts at 9 p.m.</p.

Fort Walton Beach July 4th Fireworks

Another great spot for 4th of July fireworks is Fort Walton Beach. You can view the spectacular shower of light anywhere along the water downtown in Fort Walton Beach Landing to enjoy the show that celebrates the country. Fireworks are shot off from a barge over the Santa Rosa Sound starting at 8:45 p.m. on July 4th.

Village of Baytown Wharf 4th of July Fireworks

After you’ve spent some time at the town’s Red, White, and Baytowne celebration, turn your attention skyward. The Baytowne 4th of July Fireworks, set to a music soundtrack, are a patriotic end to the evening. The show is over the water between the Village and Baytowne Marina, and the soundtrack can be heard throughout the Village. Shorter shows take place on Tuesdays throughout the summer.

Red, White, and Baytowne

If you plan to spend some time at Baytowne Wharf, you’ll want to make sure to schedule it on the 4th. The Red, White, and Baytowne event includes live music, face painting, crafts, balloon sculpting, and much more. There are concerts on the main stage all day long for your enjoyment. The event is from 6 to 9:15 p.m.

Stars & Stripes Spectacular Concert

Head to Seaside for a pops concert presented by the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra on the Amphitheater stage. They’ll be playing some favorite patriotic songs, along with familiar tunes from some of the biggest films in history. Lawn seating is limited, so you’ll want to arrive early enough to claim your spot for the 7 p.m. show.

South Walton 4th of July Parade

Head to Seaside for plenty of patriotic fun. Starting at 8 a.m. on July 4th, South Walton hosts its Annual Independence Day parade along Scenic Highway 30A. The parade starts in Seagrove and ends at the Seaside Amphitheater. Stick around after the parade for an awards presentation, face painting, and more patriotic fun.

30A 4th of July Fun

Begin and end every day of your 30A 4th of July respite in a vacation rental by I Love 30A Vacations. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, private patios or balconies, and other indoor and outdoor spaces that offer privacy other accommodations can’t. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own patriotic fun for a vacation that’s unique to them. Choose from small condos for a more intimate stay all the way up to five-bedroom single-family homes that fit everyone for a dose of Florida-style red, white, and blue. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat screen TVs, private pool, and more.

Contact us today to start planning your fun-filled early summer trip to 30A!