Celebrate Independence Day by the sea with parades, fresh fare, contests, and activities that will keep you entertained from morning to fireworks.
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; ci.st-augustine.fl.us.