A Guide to July Fourth in Jacksonville: Fireworks, Food & Fun

Will you be in Jax to celebrate Independence Day this year? There are plenty of fireworks displays and Fourth of July events happening around town.

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Here are our top picks for watching fireworks and celebrating in Jacksonville this holiday weekend:

Where to See July 4th Fireworks in Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville’s Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration will return this year at multiple locations throughout the city to celebrate our nation’s independence. At each location, the City of Jacksonville is offering a spectacular fireworks display on Monday, July 4, 2022.

Fireworks will be launched at 9:45 p.m. from the following locations throughout the city:

The Downtown Jacksonville location at Riverfront Plaza will include a family fun zone with bounce houses and activities, food trucks, beverages and a concert presented by Miller Electric Company that will feature JHP Entertainment from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Bryan Malpass from 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

There will also be an additional opportunity to view fireworks at 121 Financial Ballpark immediately following the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball game.

For more information about Jacksonville’s Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration, please visit events.coj.net.

Please note: There will be no activations at these remote locations other than restrooms.

Jax 4th of July Fun, Food & Drink Ideas

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Discover 29 of the best drinks in Jacksonville! Many of Jacksonville’s best bars with views take it to the next level—quite literally—with their rooftop bars. Let’s take a look at the coolest, hippest and most upscale rooftop bars in Jax, from trendy microbreweries in historic neighborhoods, to beachfront rooftops that let you take in Jacksonville’s coast and river regions, to some just-opened nightlife hotspots.

From July 1 – 10th, Hyatt Jax will be hosting the Red, White, and Riverfront Views activation at the hotel.

SHOR and TAVERN will have the following:

  • The Salty Dog: Manifest vodka, grapefruit juice and soda water
  • The Sour Goose: Ruby beach scallywag sour, grey goose and passionfruit puree-$2 from each drink will go back to support Jacksonville Naval Museum.
  • Orleck Burger: beef patty, bacon jam, provolone cheese, onion rings, served with waffle fries-$2 from each burger will go back to support Jacksonville Naval Museum.

Staying at the Hyatt? Hotel guests will be able to take a tour of the USS Orleck!

  • Tour Dates: July 1 – 10th, except for July 4th
  • Tour Times: 9am – Noon
  • Entrance: Show Hyatt Jacksonville room key to enter
  • Suggested donation of $10
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For dinner options, there’s nothing more American than a classic burger with all the toppings and a side of hot, fresh fries. According to a popular Jacksonville restaurant reviewer, you can find Jacksonville's best burger—in terms of quality, variety, execution, and consistency—at Epik Burger. We hear their bacon cheeseburger is killer. For a more traditional burger, head over to Graffti Junktion.

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!

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