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4th of July Fun in Destin

You Don’t Need to Look Far for¬†4th of July Fun in Destin

Everyone is pouring in to celebrate 4th of July in Destin! While it’s no surprise you’ll likely be watching fireworks over the East Pass next Wednesday, you’re probably looking for other fun things to do in Destin during your stay. Fortunately, we celebrate 4th of July in Destin all the way up to the big day. So if you’re looking for 4th of July Fun in Destin, we’ve got you covered!

  • Let Freedom Ring – Thursday, July 28 |¬†Each Thursday night in Destin until August 16th, catch an All-American tribute celebrating America and the heritage of the Destin Harbor. The celebration includes a one of a kind WWII Vintage Air Show, live entertainment, and fireworks over the Destin Harbor. After the fireworks, stick around for “Just Add Fire,” a unique and exciting fire spinning performance! Entertainment begins at 6:30 PM with the WWII Airshow, while the Modern Eldorados take the stage from 7-9 PM for their American Music Tribute. Fireworks begin at 9 PM, and Just Add Fire starts at 9:15. This is an exciting event you won’t want to miss!
  • Rock the Docks – Saturday, June 30 | No matter what night you visit, Destin always has something exciting going on! Catch free concerts at the Destin Harbor each Saturday night from 7-9 PM, as part of the “Rock the Docks” series. This is a great opportunity to enjoy dinner at one of HarborWalk Village’s popular restaurants before you grab a seat at the docks to enjoy a beautiful view and great music.
  • Smoke on the Coast – Tuesday, July 3 |¬†It’s that time of year again! Destin Common’s¬†4th of July Fun in Destinpopular (and free!) Smoke on the Coast event is back for its 8th run. If you love barbecue and fireworks, this is the event for you. Entertainment and live music begin at 5 PM, with the barbecue competition beginning at 5:30. Samples are only $1 each, and with 17 teams competing there’s a lot to choose from! Each barbecue team is partnering with a local charity, with charities including The Arc of the Emerald Coast, Boys & Girls Club of America, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Last year, the teams raised over $83,000 in donations! Winners will receive cash prizes, trophies, and of course – bragging rights for a full year. After the competition, stick around for a spectacular fireworks show from 9:30-10. Learn more about Smoke on the Coast here.
  • 4th of July Celebration – Wednesday, July 4 |¬†Spend Independence Day at HarborWalk Village for some 4th of July Fun in Destin! The celebration kicks off at 7 PM with live music and entertainment. You can easily spend a whole day at HarborWalk, as they have tons of shopping and family-friendly activities. Grab a bite to eat at any of HarborWalk’s restaurants, including Crab Island Cantina, Harry T’s Lighthouse, or Margaritaville, before the fireworks at 9.

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