There are plenty of reasons to visit the beautiful Emerald Coast during the summer. The crystal-clear water, white sand, and incredible range of outdoor activities make it the perfect place to spend your summer vacation. The 4th of July in Destin and 30A takes a trip here to a new level of excitement! Fireworks displays and tons of family-friendly entertainment await you at our coastal oasis.
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Discover the Best Ways to Spend the 4th of July in Destin and 30A
Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade
One of the best ways to celebrate the 4th of July in Destin and 30A is the Grayton Beach Parade. This patriot showcase put on by locals features decorated cars that weave and wind through the neighborhoods of Grayton Beach decked out in red, white, and blue décor. This Independence Day celebration kicks off at 8:30 a.m. at The Red Bar.
Red, White, and Baytowne
Red, White, and Baytowne is a free annual 4th of July event near Destin that’s perfect for the entire family. It takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and features tons of family entertainment ranging from live music to kids’ activities and everything in between. It concludes with one of the best fireworks shows in Destin.
Rent a Pontoon Boat
While there is no specific celebration on the water during the day, there’s nothing like taking a pontoon boat rental for a spin on a beautiful 4th of July in Destin. The harbor is home to an array of boat rental companies like Destin Vacation Boat Rentals , La Dolce Vita, and 30A Pontoon Rental. Bring a picnic lunch with you and zoom around the clear waters of Choctawhatchee Bay under the warm Florida sun before heading over to Crab Island to check out any holiday celebrations.
Destin and 30A Fireworks Displays
No 4th of July celebration in Destin and 30A is complete without fireworks shows over the water. You’ll find a collection of events throughout the area ranging from Fort Walton Beach all the way to Seaside in 30A. These may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
- Baytowne Wharf
- Destin Harbor
- Fort Walton Beach
- Sandestin Hilton
- Destin Commons
Relax at a Your Friend at the Beach vacation rental after enjoying the 4th of July festivities in Destin and 30A. Our collection of Adagio, San Remo, and Villa Coyaba condos feature an array of amenities, including private pools, gyms, and outdoor dining areas. All of the properties sit along the pristine shores of 30A, so the distance from your front door to the sand is only a few steps.
Start planning your 30A getaway today by booking one of our condos. We look forward to welcoming you to the Your Friend at the Beach family!