Top Spots to Watch July 4th Fireworks

June 17, 2022
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Imagine a 4th of July celebration like the one you remember from your childhood (or from classic movies.) Fireworks, parades, and plenty of small-town charm. Amelia Island knows how to throw the best Independence Day parties and you're all invited! Be sure to kick off your southern celebrations with The Red, White & Swing: Crescendo Amelia Patriotic Show on July1st. Not a dancer? Enjoy more family-friendly fun and a lively celebration of Amelia Island's history - all set against 13 miles of beach. So, when the night sky lights up with fireworks, just where will you be? Read on for the top spots to catch 4th of July fireworks on Amelia Island. 

From a Boat in the Middle of the Harbor

Get the boat rental hook-up with Amelia Island Boat Club and watch the fireworks from your very own boat anchored in the harbor. TIP: A boaters certificate is required to rent a boat

The Salty Pelican

Order some Pelican Wings or Signature Broiled Oysters while you watch the sun set over the Amelia River and the sky light up with fireworks. TIP: Go upstairs for an even grander view

Amelia River Cruises

The always popular Amelia River Cruises wants you to relax with your favorite adult beverage, cruise the Amelia River, listen to great live music, and celebrate the USA on their BYOB Sunset Cruise!  TIP: This cruise sells out fast 

Anywhere on Centre Street

Downtown Fernandina Beach is where the past and the present collide into idyllic small town perfection. Throw in some fourth of July fireworks and it's pure magic. TIP: Walk down to the Visitors Centre at the foot of Centre Street for the best views!

The Hampton Inn & Suites Harbor Front

Enjoy breath-taking views of the Harbor and fireworks from the comfort of your very own room or on the poolside deck at the Hampton Inn & Suites Harbor FrontTIP: This weekend sells out fast. Make reservations now to secure your room. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

You're invited to a Red, White & Deep Blue Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. From 7pm - 9:30pm, enjoy an ocean front lawn party with lavish buffet, family games and front row seats to an oceanfront fireworks show. TIP: Fireworks begin at 9:15pm! 

Omni Amelia Island Resort

If you're a registered guest of the Omni Amelia Island Resort, you can take part in their Independence Day celebration including poolside movies, a Firecracker 5K, a July 4th parade and 9:30pm Fireworks show. TIP: Make room reservations now!

Still haven't made plans for July 4th weekend? Now is the time to book your reservation and make family memories. We hope you have a most enjoyable and safe July 4th! 

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.