Nothing says summer more than music and a night sky illuminated with colorful fireworks. If you’re vacationing in Destin, you don’t have to wait until July 4th to enjoy a fireworks show. All summer long you can find a display near you.
Tuesdays: Head to the Miramar Beach area for Boomin Tuesdays on the wharf. Festivities kick off in Baytowne Wharf beginning at 6:30. Activities include lawn games and inflatables for kids, as well as shopping and dining. The fireworks over the wharf begin at 8:30. Bring a chair or blanket.
Wednesdays: The Okaloosa Boardwalk bustles with activity prior to the fireworks show which begins at 9 pm. Bring a blanket, beach chair or towel as you watch the colorful display of pyrotechnics from the beach.
Thursdays: Destin Harborwalk Village is the place to be if you want to catch a spectacular aerial display over the Destin Harbor. The “Let Freedom Ring” show celebrates Americana and the Destin Harbor heritage. An airshow and music are followed by fireworks which begin at 9 p.m. Grab a front row seat at one of several restaurants on the harbor, such as Crab Island Cantina, Harry T’s or Margaritaville. If you’re up for a hike, venture out on the beach to find a spot on Noriega Point. For a more peaceful viewing, wander out to the pedestrian walkway on the bridge. It’s an easy 10 minute walk from the main parking at Emerald Grande, and there are rarely other people around. Anywhere on the bridge gives you a good view.
June 1-2: Kick of the summer with Billy Bowlegs 63rd Annual Pirate Festival in Ft Walton. The fireworks portion is Friday night at 9 p.m. Want to avoid the hassle of parking downtown? Take advantage of the free shuttle service sponsored by EC Rider and Uptown Station. Pickup is at Uptown Station from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday night and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
July 3: – Smoke on the Coast – The annual BBQ and Fireworks festival is at Destin Commons from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy family entertainment and live music starting at 5 p.m. BBQ aficionados can sample treats from 20 area restaurants and BBQ groups and cast votes for their favorites. The evening is topped off with a patriotic fireworks display. Proceeds benefit area charities.
July 4: Okaloosa Island Pier Fireworks – Fort Walton Beach, FL
July 4: Red, White, and Baytowne – Miramar Beach, FL
July 4: 4th of July Celebration – HarborWalk Village – Destin, FL
July 4: Fireworks at the Fort Walton Beach Landing – Fort Walton Beach, FL
July 5: Let Freedom Ring Tribute – HarborWalk Village – Destin, FL
Summer Fireworks Lineup:
Tuesday: “Boomin Tuesday” 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Okaloosa Pier Fort Walton. The last show of the season is Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: “Let Freedom Ring” Destin Harborwalk Village (May 31, 2018 through August 16, 2018).
- 6:30 | WWII Vintage Airshow over the Destin Harbor
- 7:00-9:00 | Modern Eldorados– An American Music Tribute on the Main Stage
- 9:00 | Fireworks Show over the Destin Harbor
- 9:15 | Just Add Fire on the Main Stage
- 9:30-Midnight | Americana Music Videos on the Main Stage
For a complete calendar: http://emeraldcoasthub.com/fireworks-destin-fort-walton-beach-fl/
*Written by Stacy Loux of Sandnsol vacation rentals
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