The Destin area is home to our Armed Forces and we’re proud of those who serve. We’re proud of our country and we’ve got the patriotism to prove it! If you’re looking for the right crowd to celebrate this country on the 4th of July, you’ll find it here in Destin!
Fireworks abound and more family-friendly activities than you can choose from, Destin is sure to entertain you and your little ones this Independence Day. Come enjoy the fun in Destin, there’s plenty to do when it comes to ringing in the 4th of July, 2021. On the blog, we’re detailing five events perfect for the occasion.
1. Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival
Start celebrating Independence Day early! On July 3rd, join Destin Commons for their 10th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival. Starting at 5 p.m. family entertainment and live music will kick off the day. At 5:30 p.m. BBQ aficionados can enjoy $1 samples from area restaurants and BBQ groups and vote for their favorite as People’s Choice winners with over $85,000 in donations benefiting local charities.
2. Crab Island
What better way to spend daytime on the 4th of July, than out on the water. Food, drinks, and good company are sure to make your 4th of July a good time! Plus, Crab Island is near HarborWalk Village, which is hosting a 4th of July Celebration. Be sure to book your pontoon rental with La Dolce Vita for a night out on the emerald waves with fireworks above. Be sure to mention that Five Star sent you! Pontoons are easy to maneuver and typically hold up to 12 passengers. You won’t have to travel far from the Harbor to find the perfect spot.
3. 4th of July Celebration at HarborWalk Village
HarborWalk Village is hosting three days of celebration for the 4th of July. Enjoy live performances every day starting on July 2nd. The performances include, The Two Hoo Doos. 18 Miles Band, and The Manly Hero. End the weekend with fireworks and fire spinning by Autumn Life on July 4th!
4. Destin Harbor Fireworks
Destin is known for its fireworks, year-round! But for July 4th, the fireworks from the Harbor are out of this world. The Destin fireworks display is large enough to be seen in the Harbor and beyond, Patriotic music is also broadcasted throughout the Harbor for the full Independence Day effect. Bring a towel and watch from your home’s private beach access or take in the views from the balcony. Fireworks kick off at 9 p.m., but you’ll want to get out there early to get a good spot!
5. Red, White, and Baytowne Celebration
Baytowne Wharf is the perfect spot for the kiddos. Enjoy LIVE music on the Events Plaza Stage at 7pm. There’s plenty of restaurants and activities near by to keep you busy. The fireworks display will light up the night sky at 9:15pm. You’re in for a night of ooos and ahhhs for the little ones and adults alike. If you’re looking for a good time without the crazy crowds, Baytowne Wharf is a good spot to look into!