We've got the lineup of all the South Walton area 4th of July Celebrations! Keep up to date on the SoWal Events Calendar (updated daily) and the SoWal Forum.
Celebrate Independence Day in Alys Beach! Bring the whole family out for live music by Ascension starting at 6PM in the Alys Beach Amphitheater followed by fireworks at 9PM. Grab a spot on the green with your blanket or low-back chairs. Food and beverage available.
Celebrate Independence Day at the Freeport 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Event! Bring the whole family out from 4-9:30PM for the City Parade highlighting all that makes Freeport so special. The parade route begins at Freeport Middle School and ends at the Regional Sports Complex. After the parade, kickback in the park while you and your crew enjoy live music as you await the grand fireworks display that will light up the sky at dark.
Come join in the fun for the annual July 4th parade in the wonderful and funky town of Grayton Beach. Line up on Holtz Ave next to The Red Bar starts at 8:00AM with the parade starting at 8:30AM.
Start bright and early with the annual Bike Decorating Contest and Breakfast (7:30 AM) followed by the Bike Parade throughout the Town Center (8:45 AM). Finish off the bike parade with a special “sweet treat” from Kona Shaved Ice. Enjoy a day at the beach and gather for a music concert under the stars (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM) with fireworks following. While only Rosemary Beach homeowners and guests will have direct access to the beach, others can enjoy fireworks from outside Rosemary Beach.
SoWal Insider Tip: enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere with great restaurants and live music with Melissa Joiner @ 30Avenue Concert Series - Come out to 30Avenue for the Summer Music Series from 6:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m. on the green. Enjoy live music with family and friends under the stars in Inlet Beach - watch nearby fireworks at Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach.
Red, White and Baytowne Fireworks Celebration - join Sandestin for a spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun, then move the family over to The Village of Baytowne Wharf for an evening that lights up the sky and family activities at Red, White and Baytowne from 7 - 9:15pm.
SoWal Insider Tip: Hotel Effi, located at The Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, invite you to celebrate July 4th at Ara Rooftop Pool and Lounge with the best view of the fireworks! Enjoy live music, cocktails, private seating and more.
Celebrate July 4 at Seaside's Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular. Beginning at 9 AM, enjoy the family-friendly Central Square Block Party featuring an Uncle Sam Stilt walker, balloon artists, face painters, caricaturists, a juggler, and two Second Lines. The REP Theatre will be doing a performance on the Amphitheater Stage as well. And finally, you will want to turn your eyes to the sky at 8:30 PM for the fireworks spectacular, showcasing the largest fireworks show on the Gulf Coast (also claimed by others - it's a competition!)
SoWal Insider's Tip: watch fireworks from the rooftop deck or duneside deck at Bud & Alley's! And more room in the plaza at Bud & Alley's Taco Bar and Bud & Alley's Pizza Bar. On the north side of the amphitheater a great spot is Great Southern Cafe', C-Bar and Chicken Shack.
Nearby in Destin: The Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival takes place Sunday, July 3 at Destin Commons. Starting at 5 PM, enjoy family fun activities, live music, BBQ sampling, face painting, photo booth, and the highly anticipated Independence Day firework extravaganza.
Nearby in Panama City Beach: Star Spangled Spectacular - The City of Panama City Beach will host the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast on July 4th at 9 p.m. The show will feature dueling fireworks from the City (Russell-Fields) and County (M.B. Miller) Piers. Guests are invited to set up their beach chairs and encouraged to arrive early to get the best views.