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Here are our top picks for watching fireworks and celebrating in Jacksonville this holiday weekend:
This year, the fireworks will be launched from multiple locations throughout the city so that residents can safely watch, socially distanced, from their communities. The fireworks locations include the below:
• Downtown Jacksonville
• Northside: FSCJ North Campus
• Southside: Avenues Mall
• Beaches/Intracoastal West: St. Johns Town Center Mall
• Westside: Normandy/Lem Merrett Park
• Arlington: Ed Austin Regional Park
The Downtown Jacksonville show may be viewed from areas on both the North and South banks along the St. Johns River. The remaining launch locations can be viewed from each of its surrounding areas.
For those who like to celebrate every holiday with delicious food and drinks, we’ve got a few suggestions for you. Beer lovers can hop on the Jax Ale Trail pre-fireworks. With four breweries by the beach and a three near downtown, it’s easy to hit the trail before the fireworks. If you’re watching the fireworks on the Southbank, then head over to Sidecar for a delicious craft cocktail - ranked as one of the best in town!
For dinner options, there’s nothing more all-American than a classic burger. Head over to Epik Burger for one of their amazing burgers.
July 4th would not be complete without something sweet. If you are headed to a barbecue or packing a picnic basket, then be sure to stop by the Jacksonville Farmers Market to pick up some fresh watermelon. For something even sweeter before the downtown display, stop by Dreamette for a cone, it's ranked as one of the best ice cream stores in Florida! If you are by the beaches, then Rita’s Italian Ice is the way to go. The custard there is to-die-for!
Have a safe and wonderful holiday in Jacksonville, and if you have any questions about things to do over the July 4th weekend, get in touch!