Pensacola, Florida
Friday June 23rd 2017


Fourth of July Fireworks

Fireworks, like cookouts and cold drinks, are a ubiquitous part of Independence Day. As most peopleaside from those in the hospitality industryhave the day off of work, relaxing and watching pretty, glittering lights in the sky doesnt seem like a bad way to break from the usual.

Pensacola hosts one of the largest fireworks displays on the Gulf Coast. This years Sertomas 24th Annual Fourth of July Celebration will take place throughout the day on Thursday, July 4 in Seville Square, with the traditional, huge fireworks show wrapping up the festivities at night.

The celebration in Seville Square runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will include regional bands, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and a free childrens area. There will even be a hot dog eating contest at noon, if you are feeling competitive.

For more moderate eaters, the day is a great time to try the various restaurants around Seville Square and downtownmaybe even grab a gelato at Dolce and/or beer at Pensacola Bay Brewery, both directly adjacent to the square. Its your day off after all!

The fireworks over Pensacola Bay will begin at 9 p.m., with a simultaneous music broadcast on Cat Country 98.7 (Lee Greenwood, anyone?).

For those willing to drive to Pensacola Beach, fireworks over the Santa Rosa Sound also begin at 9 p.m. If trying to get onto the island isnt your thing, depending on where you view the Sertomas fireworks on the mainland, it is possible to see those launching from the beach in the distance for two times the show from one seat.

So grab a beach chair, put on comfy shoes, and head downtown for one of Pensacolas largest gatheringsthe Fourth of July fireworks await you!