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June 21, 2024 | Posted in Destin Guides

Destin Celebrates July 4th!

July 4th! A day people celebrate by wearing red, white, and blue, as well as shooting fireworks to finish off the night. With the day arriving so soon, we know all of you last-minute planners are scrambling to figure out how you’re going to keep face after volunteering to take care of this year’s Independence Day festivities. Fear not, we’re here to alleviate that stress with some recommendations. Whether you volunteered yourself for the day or week, we got you!!

Rent a Pontoon Boat

A fun activity to do to celebrate the 4th of July is in a Destin, Florida pontoon rental. This is a great way to celebrate one of the most outdoor holidays that they have, in the water. Destin pontoon rentals are one of the best ways to get to Crab Island, where many people will be gathering this 4th of July. With that being said, being on the boat, you can either stay on or get out into the water.  Don’t have a boat? We got you with our great selection of Destin pontoon boats for rent.. The great thing is you are able to book ahead, which we highly recommend for big days like 4th of July, as the whole town is going to sell out. Being on a pontoon boat is fun for many reasons, first and foremost is you get to be on a boat and in Destin, second is that you can rent out private chartered pontoon boats to have your own captain driving, third is: the only rules you have to follow are whether you can stay on the boat or can get in the water. Finally, you get to access many Destin spots that are only accessible by boat. The celebration is just getting started this 4th of July, so it is the perfect time to keep the party going!

Rent a Jet Ski

Since the 4th of July only comes once a year, let’s do something that’s fun for the whole family.  We’re talking celebratory jet ski rides! Our jet skis are a great, fun way to get the whole family together since jet ski can hold up to three people at a time. This is a fun way to be out and about in the summer weather while celebrating the day. Renting a jet ski is a great way to catch a breeze on the day of, before you return to the condo and prepare for a fireworks show. Taking these to Crab Island will get you in the 4th of July spirit. The places will be packed, but do not let that stop you from having fun. Just make sure before renting that everyone in your party is able to drive the jet skis. Make sure to wear either red, white, and blue while skimming down the gulf on a jet ski!

HarborWalk Village’s 4th of July Concert & Celebration

The HarborWalk Village is a great place to head over to during the 4th of July holiday, as they host the 4th of July Concert & Celebration. The event will take place for three hours starting at 6 pm. The concert will begin with Reid Soria with Autism Sings LLC. Right around this time, Vintage Fly Over will begin the next act. The next band to take the stage is Manly Hero Band. Finally, to top off the night with the fireworks show and fire spinning by Autumn Lyfe. The 4th of July is known for seeing a spectacular fireworks show, and that is something that you will get at the HarborWalk Village.

Red, White & Baytowne, The Village of Baytowne Wharf Firework Celebration

The Village of Baytowne Wharf every 4th of July hosts an event, Red, White & Baytowne. The event takes place at 7 pm with some live music by Below Alabama. Following the band’s performance, there will be a fireworks display that will light up Baytowne Wharf. With these two activities happening, the event will also have a kid’s area for any kid to do arts and crafts, face painting, and much more. The best part is that this event is 100% free of charge. That way the whole family is able to enjoy the fireworks, as the costs add up when you’re hosting the whole family. The fireworks show will be an amazing show one will not forget about so make sure you add The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s celebration to your list of things to see for the holiday.

Star Spangled Food Truck Festival 

The Destin Commons is more than just a shopping center. It also hosts the Star Spangled Food Truck Festival, which happens on July 3rd. This event lets you embark on all different types of cuisine with a great selection of food trucks. With over 25 different food trucks at the event, no one in your party will leave hungry, not even your pickiest toddler. Some cuisines that you will find go from classic American food to Thai food. All the food is fantastic and will put you in the mood for the next day’s party. While enjoying the delicious food, there will be live music from Duchess and Tobacco Road Band, who will be playing throughout the whole event. Once the band is finished playing, it is the moment everyone has been waiting for, it is time to see the fireworks show come to life. It will be a grand display of colors all across the Destin Commons. The fireworks will be the grand finale to a fantastic celebration! This is something you do not want to miss out on so make sure to stop by the Destin Commons on July 3rd!

Celebrate July 4th in Destin!

Plans for the 4th of July always revolve around doing something fun in the sun and seeing a fireworks show, making Destin, Florida, the place to head for this kind of party. With all the events being held on and before July 4th, there is no reason not to celebrate. It can be as simple as a low-key pontoon boat ride or attending a food truck festival. July 4th is a big party itself with being on summer vacation and having a big barbecue. Make sure to check out any or all of these events when you celebrate the 4th of July here in Destin!


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