County-by-county: Best spots to see 4th of July fireworks

Light up your Independence Day!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Independence Day usually consists of cookouts, friends, family and perfect weather. 

But the Fourth of July wouldn't be complete without a spectacular fireworks show. 

There are several prime locations, all of which offer something a little different, to watch bright lights in the sky. 

We have a county-by-county list of all the best spots to watch fireworks this Independence Day. 


  • July 4th Fireworks at the Jacksonville Landing: The St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville will put on a firework show from 5 - 10 p.m. The main downtown fireworks will begin at 9:45 pm. You can also see the display from the Riverwalk or near Friendship Fountain. Other rooftop restaurants will have a beautiful view. 
  • Jacksonville Beach: Pick a spot on the beach and look up! The annual 4th of July Fireworks will take off from the Pier around 9 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket! 

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  • Hilliard's annual fireworks display: The Town of Hilliard’s Firework display will be on July 4th at the Hilliard Airpark located at 37776 Eastwood Road, Hilliard, Florida. The show will begin at dark (9:00 to 9:30 p.m.), and will be exhibited by “Pyrotecnico.”


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*Other notable locations to watch fireworks: The old bridge in St. Augustine, Boardwalk in Anastasia State Park*


  • Saint Mary's 4th of July Celebration: The Kiwanis Annual Fourth of July celebration offers hometown charm plus a parade and fireworks over the St. Marys River. This is an all-day celebration from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and the fireworks begin at dusk. Other activities include a 5K & 10K Run, arts & crafts vendors and entertainment. Address: 400 Osborne Street 

These are the best places to go watch a spectacular show, but sometimes you can get a great view from your own backyard! Whatever your plans, please be safe and have fun. 

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