As always, St Augustine always puts on one of the best shows around for the 4th of July! This is one place you won’t forget celebrating your independence!
St. Augustine’s Fourth of July celebration at the Castillo de San Marcos, which is just steps away from the Agustin Inn includes a live music concert and a spectacular fireworks display over the historic bayfront.
“Fireworks Over the Matanzas” is known as one of the biggest and best fireworks displays on the East Coast, featuring 5,000 individual shells exploding as high as 2,000 feet and as low as 100 feet.
Starting at 6:00 p.m., the popular local band The All-Star Orchestra performs a two-hour show of big band and swing music along with patriotic favorites. The concert is free and open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to bring lounge chairs for seating in St Augustine’s Plaza downtown.
The Fireworks Begin at 9:30 p.m.
St. Augustine has been putting on a spectacular fireworks show on July 4th for the last two decades. Lighting up the sky over the waters of Matanzas Bay, with the massive St. Augustine Fort and the Bridge of Lions in the foreground, the “Fireworks Over the Matanzas” display is truly unforgettable.
Visitors and locals are welcome to line the streets and sit anywhere along the Bridge of Lions and South Castillo Drive to view the fireworks from downtown.
This 20-minute fireworks show is choreographed to sync with a soundtrack of patriotic music over an extensive sound system that carries over the entire bayfront area. The show is produced by Fireworks by Santore, who also produce fireworks shows for such major entertainment venues as Sea World Orlando and Walt Disney World. Fireworks Over the Matanzas is one of the best places in Florida to catch fireworks on Independence Day.
After the Fireworks Over the Matanzas display, around 10 p.m., guests can visit any one of the historic downtown pubs and restaurants for a bite to eat and a cool drink. Remember, St. Augustine enforces “no open container” laws, so visitors should make sure they drink only inside St. Augustine’s restaurants and bars.
Date and Time: Wednesday, July 4, 2018, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Concert from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m, fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Road closures from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Why You Should Stay at the Agustin Inn for 4th of July in St Augustine
Most of our event posts conclude with parking information and traffic patterns but that is one reason to stay with us at the Agustin! You simply won’t need that information. We offer complimentary parking at out nearby parking lot from the moment you arrive to the moment you check out. We are simply steps away from the Castillo de San Marcos and all the action in the historic district!
Be sure to browse our selection of rooms and packages to compliment your stay! Simply drop your bags and settle in to a stay you won’t soon forget! The Agustin Inn is proud to say we have one of the best locations you could ask for. In between the St. George Pedestrian Mall and the historic Castillo de San Marcos, you simply can’t go wrong! We look forward to hosting you this 4th of July in St Augustine and many more holidays!