Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks

Let freedom ring and check out all the fun happenings in Destin-Fort Walton Beach!


Celebrate July 4th starting at 7pm at HarborWalk Village with live music from Flash Flood, fire spinning show, and of course, one of the best views for the fireworks at 9pm.

Looking for variety? Check out the Star-Spangled Food Truck Festival & Fireworks at Destin Commons at 5pm. With over 25 food trucks ranging from BBQ, gourmet pizzas, grill cheese, Thai and more, there will be something for everyone. Enjoy live music, dancing and fireworks at 9pm.

For a firework cruise, take a ride on the Southern Star. The boat sets sail at 8:15pm for a 1-hour cruise.

Fort Walton Beach + Okaloosa Island

The City of Fort Walton Beach invites you to celebrate July 4th from 5pm-9pm at the Fort Walton Beach Landing! Join for live music, food vendors, and a spectacular fireworks show at 8:45.

Will you still be in town on Wednesday? Head over to The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island for fireworks at 9pm. Bring a towel, blanket, or beach chair to relax as you enjoy the show.


Party in the Park at Twin Hills Park in Crestview! The festival kicks off at 5pm with food trucks, music, bicycle parade, games and more. Fireworks start at 9pm.

Niceville + Valparaiso

Freedom Fest is here, so head on over to Boggy Bayou! Events kick off at 12pm. Enjoy food, live music, and fireworks at 8:45pm.

We hope you can make it out to one of these great events. Have a happy and safe Independence Day!


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Events in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

It’s always the best time of the year to visit Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Mild temperatures and warm gulf waters make the area enjoyable no matter the season. And with a running lineup of exciting local events and festivals, there’s always something to do in Destin-Fort Walton Beach!

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