Top Spots to Celebrate the Fourth

Celebrate Independence Day by the sea with parades, fresh fare, contests, and activities that will keep you entertained from morning to fireworks.

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St. Augustine, Florida
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St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine's annual fireworks display brings more people to the historic downtown area than any other event all year long. So come early and enjoy the city before the show.

Celebrate all day: Take a stroll in the historic downtown district and discover antique shops and restaurants before catching The All Star Orchestra's performance at 6 p.m.

Showtime: Catch the fireworks on July 4 above the ancient Castillo de San Marcos and watch them reflect off the waters of Matanzas Bay. The show begins at 9:30 p.m.

Best view: Stake out your spot along the bayfront between the Castillo and the Bridge of Lions;

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