Here’s Where to See July 4th Fireworks Around The First Coast
This 4th of July the city of Jacksonville is expanding its fireworks show to six locations around town.
City crews were putting up social distancing signs and painting social distancing circles Thursday on the new city lawn at the site of the former Jacksonville Landing to prepare for the Downtown display.
In addition to the Downtown fireworks, this year the city will be launching displays at 9:45 p.m. from:
- The St. Johns Town Center
- Northside: FSCJ North Campus
- Southside: The Avenues Mall
- Westside: Normandy/Lem Merrett Park
- Arlington: Ed Austin Regional Park
Earlier this month Mayor Lenny Curry announced this year there would be displays across the city so people can spread out.
“We want to ensure those locations offer great vantage points but will allow for proper social distancing while we celebrate the birth of our nation,” Curry said on June 4.
The Jumbo Shrimp are also hosting a socially distanced fireworks display along with a movie on the high-definition video screen at 121 Financial Ballpark.
TOMORROW>> Socially Distanced Fireworks Celebration! Join us early for a baseball movie.— Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (@JaxShrimp) July 2, 2020
Tickets MUST be ordered by calling 904-358-2846. NO ON-SITE TICKET SALES
Independence Celebration presented by @NimnichtJax @RbACorp & Darley's Plumbing
While Jacksonville is expanding its fireworks display, some First Coast area communities have canceled theirs. WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union has a rundown of the displays and other holiday events that are and aren’t taking place around the First Coast.
For those who prefer to watch the nation celebrate its 244th birthday on television, WJCT TV 7.1 will present the 40th anniversary of A Capitol Fourth at 8 p.m. on July 4.
Due to COVID-19, we won't be live on the West Lawn celebrating our nation's Independence. But we promise to deliver a 40th Anniversary Special that inspires and excites! Don't miss A Capitol Fourth (@July4thPBS), airing Sat, July 4 at 8/7c. #July4thPBS pic.twitter.com/euQYsvOq9T— PBS (@PBS) June 29, 2020
Previews of the special along with interviews with some of the stars who will be performing are available on WJCT's Passport.