Celebrating Independence Day along the Emerald Coast!

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It is easy to plan your Independence Day weekend along the Emerald Coast with the area’s large variety of events and family-friendly activities to choose from. See below:

4th of July Parade on Seaside
Seaside hosts the community’s annual Independence Day parade along Scenic 30A every July 4th at 8 a.m. The parade begins in Seagrove Beach and travels down 30A, ending in Seaside.  Make sure to register in advance to have a float in the parade. Please note that a portion of Scenic Highway 30A will be closed for a few hours to accommodate the parade. After the parade, stick around for the awards presentation, face painting and other fun all around. Later in the evening in Seaside, FL there will be Stars & Strips Celebration. Also make sure to reserve your spot on the lawn for a festive Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Pops performance at 7pm followed by an unbelievable fireworks finale over the Gulf of Mexico at 9pm—an annual 4th of July Seaside tradition! Make sure to grab your seat on the lawn early, as space fills up quickly for this festive event.

July 4th Celebration on 7/4 on Rosemary Beach
Start bright and early with our Bike Decoration Contest & Breakfast (7:30 AM, North Barrett Square) followed by the Bike Parade throughout the Town Center (8:30 AM). Next, head to the Western Green and get ready for good old-fashioned family field day fun (9:00 AM)! Sack races, water balloon toss, games, prizes and more! Join us on Western Green (6:00 PM) for the sounds The Like Totally Hep Cats. Followed by a star spangled fireworks display from the beach (8:45 PM) courtesy of the Rosemary Beach Property Owners Association.

Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade
Decorate your bikes, golf carts, cars, jeeps, boats, scooters, etc. and take part in the parade. Parade line up starts at 8 a.m. at Red Bar. Everyone is welcome! After, enjoy watermelon and lemonade at Grayton Coast Properties. Or you can enjoy catching candy from the parade floats in your red, white and blue attire!

Red, White & Baytowne in Baytowne Village (6-9 pm)
Enjoy a day of fun in the sun, and an evening that lights up the sky! Celebrate the 4th of July at the Village of Baytowne Wharf with family activities throughout the day! Kick off the 4th with an Independence Day golf cart parade and end your evening with fireworks over the lagoon!

4th of July Extavaganza at the HarborWalk Village (9pm)
Let freedom ring, rock and roll with The Victory Belles as they revive the WWII classics in their throwback tailored dresses, coiffed curls, red lipstick and vintage charm. The patriotic salute will continue with the Modern Eldorado’s and fireworks lighting up the sky at 9PM! Entertainment: The Victory Belles, Modern Eldorado’s & Fire Spinner


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