Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama are known for their military communities, installations, and attractions. Travelers flock to Coastal Alabama to visit Battleship Memorial Park, home of the USS Alabama. Meanwhile, Northwest Florida is known for the Blue Angels Flight Squadron and Naval Aviation Museum. On the Fourth of July, each coastal community hosts its own patriotic celebration.


Mobile hosts its Fourth of July celebration at Battleship Memorial Park. Visitors can bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the free concert at 7 p.m. Then, experience fireworks at 9 p.m. over Mobile Bay.


In Pensacola, Seville Quarter offers family friendly activities beginning at 11 a.m. Kids can enjoy bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, and a rock climbing wall until 6 p.m. Then at 7:30, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Hunter Amphitheater, followed by fireworks at 9 over the bay.


In Destin, January Noise, a pop-rock cover band from Nashville, takes the stage at HarborWalk Village at 7 p.m. for a free concert.  Afterward, fireworks launch over the Destin Harbor at 9. In addition, a fire spinning display will bring the heat back at the main stage.


In SanDestin, The Village of Baytowne Wharf hosts Red, White, & Baytowne from 6-10 p.m. Family activities, including arts and crafts, games, face painting and balloon sculpting will fill the streets. Live music begins at 7 p.m., and fireworks take place over the lagoon at 9 p.m.


In everyone’s favorite all-American beach town, Seaside, gather at the amphitheater for a USO-style concert by the Victory Belles at 7 p.m. Then, the fireworks spectacular over the Gulf of Mexico begins at 8:30.

Panama City Beach

Finally, Panama City Beach rounds out the evening’s festivities with a dueling fireworks display. Both the city of Panama City Beach and the county (Bay) take to the sky with a stunning fireworks show this July 4th! Experience it all at Pier Park at 9 p.m.

Happy Fourth of July from the beach!