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Niceville Fireworks Show July 4!
Traditionally one of the most popular Fourth of July displays in the area, the Niceville fireworks show is one of the longest-running in the area and will light up the skies over Boggy Bayou on July 4, 2021, at roughly 8:45 p.m. Pre-show music, emanating from large speakers on the barge, begins around 6 p.m. Popular public viewing areas include Lincoln Park, Lions Park, Shipyard Point Park in Valparaiso and Kiwanis Park in Niceville. The annual Independence Day celebration is funded by donations, fund-raising events (such as the recent luncheon sponsored by Twin Cities Hospital) and the Fireworks Trust Fund. The annual cost is more than $25,000. Visit lightupthebayou.com.

Red, White and Baytowne!
Celebrate Independence Day at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, July 4 from 6-9 p.m.! Join Baytowne Village merchants for a spectacular 4th of July Red, White and Baytowne 2021 celebration with LIVE music from Donovan Keith on the Events Plaza Stage from 7-9:15 p.m., followed by a patriotic Fireworks display to light up the night sky at 9:15 p.m. There’s also kids crafts, face painting and balloon sculpting, too!

DeFuniak Springs 4th of July Festival
Main Street’s 4th of July Festival will take place from 4-9 p.m. outdoors on Baldwin Ave. between S. 7th and S. 8th St. in Downtown DeFuniak Springs. Free to attend, shop, sip and snack from a variety of food trucks and craft vendors, along with unique shopping from participating retail merchants, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening’s patriotic fireworks show hosted by the DeFuniak Business and Professional Association. Visit www.MainStreetDFS.org or @MainStreetDFS on Facebook and Instagram.

Okaloosa Island Freedom Fireworks
This July 4th, the Okaloosa Boardwalk will host a salute to military veterans in conjunction with their annual fireworks show. Grab a beach chair and enjoy this fiery tribute launched from the pier at 9 p.m. with great viewing spots on the pier and nearby dunes.

Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival
The 9th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival takes place July 3rd from 5-10 p.m. at Destin Commons. Family entertainment and live music kicks off at 5 p.m. Then at 5:30 p.m., you can enjoy $1 samples from 18 area restaurants and BBQ groups. Family fun activities include entertainment, BBQ sampling, face painting, photo booth and the highly anticipated, Independence Day firework extravaganza.Area restaurants, ticket holders and BBQ groups vote for their favorites with over $85,000 in donations benefiting local charities.

Free Admission | $1 BBQ Samples | Fireworks extravaganza begins at 9:15 p.m.!
Live music by Tobacco Rd Band from 5 – 7 p.m. and Heritage Band from 7 – 9 p.m. Call (850) 337-8700 or visit www.DestinCommons.com.

HarborWalk Village 4th of July Celebration
Join HarborWalk Village for its July 4th Celebration, the ideal location to catch festive fireworks over the Destin Harbor, plus activities and live music from 7-9 p.m. with The Manly Hero, fireworks at 9 p.m. and fire spinning by Autumn Lyfe at 9:30 p.m.

Seaside 4th of July
This July 4th, Seaside is hosting a day of patriotic activities in Central Square, with storefronts decorated in red, white and blue. While there will be no parade along 30A, Seaside will feature second-line-style patriotic music performances around town throughout the day, with a special performance by the Rep Theatre. All of this will culminate into a large fireworks show.