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Here’s Where to See July 4th Fireworks Around The First Coast

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BILL BORTZFIELD
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WJCT NEWS
Fireworks are launched from the Acosta Bridge in Downtown Jacksonville on Nov. 30, 2019.

This 4th of July the city of Jacksonville is expanding its fireworks show to six locations around town.

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A city crew prepares the former Jacksonville Landing site for the 4th of July fireworks display with social distancing signs and painted circles so spectators will have an easier time keeping their distance from one another.

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.

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A map of locations for Jacksonville's 4th of July fireworks.

“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.  

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Spectators who head to the city lawn at the site of the former Jacksonville Landing will find social distancing signs and circles to help them spread out.

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.

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.

Previews of the special along with interviews with some of the stars who will be performing are available on WJCT's Passport.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.