Independence Day Family Fun in Destin
Family Independence Day Celebration – July 2
Shine those wheels & get out your red, white, & blue decorations! The city of Destin will host a Family Celebration & Bike Parade for children 14 and under at 4:30 p.m. July 2 at Morganâ€™s Sport Center. Bike parade at 5:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 4:45 p.m. The event is free to the public. Come show off your decorated bike, scooter, or wagon. Awards will be given for different categories in each age division. Spectators are welcome and refreshments will be available to all participants. For more information, call 654-5184.
Smoke on the Coast – July 3
Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival returns for the 9th year to the Destin Commons. Family entertainment and live music kicks off at 5:00 p.m. with the barbeque feasting starting at 5:30 p.m. You can enjoy barbeque specialities from 18 area restaurants & groups for one dollar per sample. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite. Competitors will be vying for prizes with proceeds benefiting local charities. The evening will cap off with a fireworks extravaganza.
Fireworks Celebration – July 4
Find your favorite viewing spot for Thursday night. The city of Destin and sponsors are hosting an Independence Day Fireworks show. The fireworks show can be seen over the East Pass and will begin at 9 p.m., July 4. Tune in to Z96 (96.5 FM) for the simulcast music. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks show will take place at 9 p.m. July 5.
Note: The city of Destin encourages everyone to think â€śsafety firstâ€ť if you plan to set off your own fireworks. Firework laws shall be enforced and please keep in mind that anything that flies or explodes is illegal in Florida. Citizens can use sparklers, fountains, and smokers. If you plan to purchase legal fireworks do so from a state-certified fireworks distributor only. Place used fireworks in a bucket of water before you dispose of them, keep small children and animals away from the fireworks, and never relight those that donâ€™t work.