If you’ll be hitting the beach on a Gulf Coast vacation this Fourth of July, prepare for not only a great time in the water, but back on land, too. This is one of the best times to catch hot local events, including fireworks!

If you will be on vacation in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, choose from a variety of venues to catch the evening fireworks. Both The Wharf in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Public Beach will be hosting shows at approximately 9pm. If you will be staying in a Pensacola Beach vacation rental, grab a spot near Casino Beach for their fireworks over the pier at 8:30pm.

In Fort Walton Beach, walk out from your Okaloosa Island condo to watch as fireworks shoot off over the Santa Rosa Sound at 8:45pm. For a full evening of fun, hit up HarborWalk Village near your Destin vacation home rental or condo for an evening of live music and entertainment before fireworks over the harbor at 9pm.

If you will be on vacation in South Walton, consider the celebration at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, where the fireworks will begin at 9:15pm over the lagoon or Seaside for their fireworks at 9pm. In Panama City Beach, gather at one of the two piers, including the one at Pier Park, for a great nighttime display at 9pm.

No matter where or how you choose to celebrate, we hope you have a safe and happy Fourth!