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Celebrating the 4th of July on the Sunny Gulf Coast

Despite the past year's challenges, we all look forward to celebrating the 4th of July with our family and friends. If you plan on visiting the Gulf Coast this summer, make sure you check out one of these family-friendly celebrations.

Following the challenges of the past year, we are all excited to gather together with our friends and family for the 4th of July. If you are heading to the Gulf Coast this year, check out one of these fun celebrations that your whole family will enjoy.

July 4th Fireworks at Pensacola Beach

Get in the patriotic spirit at Pensacola Beach this year with their spectacular fireworks display. The show will take place at 8:30 pm, but you’ll want to arrive nice and early to find a good spot on the beach. The show stretches from Pensacola Beach Boardwalk to the Santa Rosa Sound, and it’s sure to be a celebration to remember. Find out more here.

July 4th at Shunk Gulley

If you are in Destin for July 4th, head to Shunk Gulley. You’ll enjoy some of the most incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico from here while dining on delicious fresh food. Throughout the night, you’ll enjoy live music, and you can toast to our freedom with the drinks specials on offer. Find out more here.

Hometown 4th of July Celebration on Navarre Beach

Between 6 pm and 9:30 pm on Navarre Beach, you’ll experience live entertainment, family fun, and fresh food. Highlights of this 4th July celebration include the 7 pm performance from Johnny Earthquake & The Moondogs, followed by the 9 pm Navarre Beach Fireworks Display. It’s recommended that you bring chairs and a blanket so you can enjoy the evening in comfort. Find out more here.

4th of July Blues, Brews, & BBQ

The Coastal County Brewing Company in Pensacola is hosting their 4th of July Blues, Brews, & BBQ, which is perfect for the whole family. Enjoy a day of outdoor fun, including a giant water slide, slip and slide, bounce house, and live music all day. Of course, this will all be topped off with food specials and specialty brews to celebrate the occasion. Find out more here.

Firecracker 5k

The 2021 Firecracker 5k is held in historic downtown Pensacola and benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida. Celebrate our Fourth of July themed race by wearing your red, white, and blue. Following the 5k is the Kids Fun Run. Register for the race here.

Flora-Bama Freedom Run

Rain or shine, the Flora-Bama Freedom Run will take place in Pensacola this 4th of July. There are two courses on offer for runners and walkers, including the four-mile course and the one-mile fun run or walk. Registration is open now, so make sure you secure your place for this celebration. Register for the race here.

Sertoma’s 4th of July Fireworks

Sertoma’s 4th of July Fireworks features a whole day of fun for the family, starting at 4:30 pm with food trucks, live music, and drinks vendors. Make sure you bring your chairs and blankets and get set up well in advance of the 9 pm fireworks that are bound to be the perfect way to end this special day. Find out more here.

All of these celebrations welcome kids and adults of all ages and are the ideal way to reconnect after spending so much time apart in the past year. Whatever you choose to do this 4th of July, we wish you a wonderful time celebrating with your loved ones.

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