Celebrate the Fourth on the Gulf Coast

Fourth of July in Destin, Gulf Shores, and More!

Celebrate the Fourth on the Gulf Coast

Fourth of July is one of the most popular times to visit the beaches and for good reason! Visitors come from all over the country to experience Independence Day along the Gulf Coast. To give you an idea of what celebrations are happening in each city, we have listed Fourth of July fireworks in Destin, Gulf Shores, and more below!

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If you have ever visited Destin, FL before, then you have likely spent time along the harbor. The area known as HarborWalk Village offers restaurants, live music, and is a popular venue for major events in the area. Fourth of July is no exception. The Destin Harbor is hosting people for Independence Day this year and will have live music, kid’s entertainment, and a spectacular firework show beginning at 9pm. Patriotic music will be played throughout HarborWalk Village to add to the atmosphere.


Scenic Highway 30A is a great place to vacation for the Fourth of July if you are hoping to enjoy an exciting event within walking distance or a bike ride from your cozy accommodations. Stay near Alys Beach and join in on the fun for the Fourth of July.

Alys Beach Amphitheatre is hosting an Independence Day celebration beginning at 5pm. Here you can enjoy quality time with family and friends in a beautiful setting with live music. The night will end with a wonderful firework show.

Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is one of the most popular cities along the Gulf Coast for a firework viewing. If you want a laid-back Independence Day, spend your day lounging in the sun, find a delicious restaurant for dinner, and return to your beachfront condo for viewing the fireworks. The fireworks can be seen from almost every spot along the beach.

If you would rather have a more exciting celebration, head to the Destination Panama City Visitor’s Center. Here you will find a kid’s zone, live music, delicious food options, and a dazzling firework show. The event begins at 11:30am and the fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:30pm.

Gulf Shores

Do you prefer to stay in Coastal Alabama? Consider visiting the Gulf State Park Pier for Fourth of July fireworks beginning at 9pm. Admission to this event is free, however, we recommend getting there early to reserve a parking spot. View the fireworks from the pedestrian bridge or bring chairs and situate them right next to the lake.

There are many different options on how to celebrate Independence Day along the Gulf Coast. We hope this list of Fourth of July fireworks in Destin, Gulf Shores, and more is helpful in your vacation planning.