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Decorate your business, storefront, home, boat or car to show your patriotic pride!
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Fourth of July Celebration
The Shipyards on Bay St.

Fourth of July Celebration
5-10 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Three locations along the St. Johns River

Join the City of Jacksonville in celebrating Independence Day with live entertainment, interactive activities, food and beverages, and a spectacular fireworks display. 

The Shipyards on Bay St.
Join in the family fun with a water balloon toss, three-legged race, giant Jenga, crafts, face painting, caricature artist, live entertainment, BBQ, Jax Happenings Mini Challenges, fireworks and more! No coolers or outside food allowed.

Orleans-8x10-(1).jpgFree Concert featuring performances by The Band Be Easy and Pop/Rock sensation - Orleans. ORLEANS is best known as the 70s Pop/Rock band that brought you the iconic hits "Still the One", "Dance With Me" and "Love Takes Time". Now entering it's 41st year of live performances, Orleans has produced a body of work spanning 16 albums and several DVDs. 

The Jacksonville Landing and Coastline Dr. along the Northbank Riverfront

Enjoy live music  from 3 p.m. – 1 a.m., drink specials and a beautiful view of the St. Johns River. Live music by X Hale from 3 - 8 p.m. and Ivey West Band from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. Attendees under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent to enter The Jacksonville Landing.

Friendship Fountain Park on the Southbank
Bring the family and experience some of the coolest hands-on activities presented by MOSH. 

Fireworks over the St. Johns River

9:45 p.m.

Fireworks can be viewed from the Northbank and Southbank of the St. Johns River. The fireworks will be launched from two barges on the St. Johns River. One will be located in front of the Jacksonville Landing and the other will be east of the Main St. Bridge. Spectators can view the shows along the Northbank Riverwalk, as well as at Friendship Fountain Park on the Southbank.  The show will be choreographed to a special patriotic soundtrack, with audio on both the Northbank and Southbank. 

Boat Docking and Anchoring

  • Docking on the Northbank and Southbank and at the Metropolitan Park Marina is first-come, first-served in areas not marked as closed.
  • Docking is allowed for a maximum of 72 hours.
  • No anchoring between the Main and Acosta Bridge.
  • No anchoring west of the School Board Building to the Main Street Bridge.
  • No open flames or open flame grills allowed on boats at or on city dock.
  • No swimming in the marina or around the city docks.

For more information, contact the City Dockmaster: (904) 630-0839 or  


Parking is no problem downtown! Downtown Jacksonville has more than 43,000 public parking spaces, which include garage parking, metered street parking (enforced weekdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and peripheral parking.

The following City of Jacksonville Parking facilities are open this Saturday from 3:00-10:00 p.m. at $10.00 per vehicle:

  • Water Street Garage, 541 Water Street
  • Yates Garages, 200 E. Adams Street
  • Bay & Ocean Street Lot, 112 E. Bay Street
  • Forsyth & Main Street Lot, 28 W. Forsyth Street
  • Library Garage, 33 W. Duval Street

More than 1,600 metered parking spaces can also be found along Downtown streets.  These spaces are free every weekday evening after 6 p.m. and on weekends and holidays.

For a list of additional parking options, click here!  Information provided by Downtown

Street Closures

  • Hogan Street from Water Street to the St. Johns River
  • Close: Saturday, July 4 at 7 a.m. - Saturday, July 5 at 2 a.m.
  • Coastline Drive from The Jacksonville Landing to Newnan Street
  • Close: Saturday, July 4 at 7 a.m. - Sunday, July 5 at 2 a.m.

Bridge Closures

The Main St. Bridge and Acosta Bridge will be closed during the fireworks show and will reopen immediately following the show. Bridges will remain closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic from the start of the fireworks show until it is clear.


Before heading to the 4th of July Celebration, you can find out what traffic is like by calling 511 toll free, visiting, or checking the free Florida 511 mobile app. You also can get traffic updates on Twitter by following @FL511_NORTHEAST.


JTA Skyway Service
Hours of Operation: 5 p.m. – midnight
Cost: Free

Skyway Stop Locations:

Northbank Stations
Hemming Plaza Station (Monroe and Hogan streets)
Central Station (Bay and Pearl streets)
Rosa L. Parks Station (Hogan and State streets)
Convention Center Station (Bay and Johnson streets)
Jefferson Station (Bay and Jefferson streets)

Southbank Stations

San Marco Station (San Marco Boulevard and Mary Street)
Riverplace Station (Mary Street near Flagler Avenue)
Kings Avenue Station (Prudential Drive and Kings Avenue)

For more information, visit

City of Jacksonville, FL
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