Summer is finally here and Independence Day is just around the corner! With 4 consecutive days of fireworks in Franklin and Gulf County, here are 5 places that are certain to make your 4th of July Weekend on the Forgotten Coast memorable.
Eastpoint Fireworks & Freedom Festival
Friday, July 1st @ Dark-Thirty
Experience history by attending the inaugural Eastpoint Fireworks and Freedom Festival. This celebration of Independence is the latest brainchild of the Eastpoint Civic Association and offers fun for every member of the family. If you’re looking for a fresh spin on the holiday weekend, this is the place to kick off the weekend.
Carrabelle Fireworks Extravaganza
Saturday, July 2nd @ 6PM CT
Saturday is Carrabelle’s turn to light up the sky, as the city will be hosting its annual firework spectacular downtown on Marine Street. The event will be preceded by the City’s 2nd Annual Unofficial Car/Bike/Scooter Parade (starting at Sand Park at 5PM) and will roll right into the main venue. You can bank on this function to be filled with loads of family-fun, fellowship, and freedom.
Apalachicola Main Street’s Independence Eve Fireworks Celebration
Sunday, July 3rd @ 5:00 PM CT
Nationally renowned as one of the Top 11 Best 4th of July Events in Florida, Riverfront Park is home to a beautiful Independence Eve Fireworks display that mirror reflects gorgeously over the Apalachicola River. The 2017 recipient of Florida Main Street’s Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Public Partnership look to uphold their prestigious reputation with entertainment from the historic Apalachicola Blues Authority featuring Bernard Simmons and a patriotic tribute presented by a Veteran Keynote Speaker.
St. George Island Independence Day Festivities
Monday, July 4th @ Dark-Thirty
As the prominent hub for all Independence Day gatherings in Franklin County, all festivities flow through St. George Island. The island is perfect for families longing for some patriotic beach-day fun, fresh seafood restaurants, and ocean-side docks for firework viewing. For those who don’t want the party to end, St. George’s firework show is the first of two in the area, with the latter taking place in Port St. Joe.
Gulf County Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Monday, July 4th @ 9:00 PM CT, 10:00 PM ET
Downtown Port St. Joe will close out the holiday weekend with their 4th of July Fireworks Celebration – the area’s final firework expo of the night. Gulf county’s event is conveniently timed for visitors to be able to partake in all the area’s festivities on Independence Day. With 34.9 miles, 2 time zones, and roughly 3 hours separating the two events – firework lovers on the Forgotten Coast are in for a treat on Independence Day.
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