With the summer sun heating up the Gulf Coast, there isn’t a better place to celebrate Independence Day than in Destin, Florida. With unforgettable celebrations, stunning beaches, and vibrant communities, the Emerald Coast offers an unforgettable experience perfect for celebrating the Fourth of July.  And in 2024, the celebrations promise to be bigger and better than ever before.

Red, White and Baytowne

One of the most anticipated events in Destin is Baytowne Wharf’s Red, White and Baytowne fireworks display held on July 4th. Hosted at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, this annual Independence day party lights up the night sky with a bright display of fireworks choreographed to patriotic music.

Families and friends can gather on the lawn, enjoying live music and delicious food from local vendors as they await the grand finale. This year’s show promises to be a breathtaking event, with live music from 7pm until the grand show! No party is complete without face painting, crafts and balloon animals!

Harbor Walk Village 4th of July Concerts & All American Thursdays

Just a short drive from any Beach Reunion home, HarborWalk Village hosts another highly anticipated Fourth of July celebration with a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor. Crowds gather along the boardwalk, to soak in the festive atmosphere and enjoy any of the 4 live music sessions and artistic displays!

Fireworks Above the Destin Harbor

As the sun sets, the sky erupts with one of the most anticipated firework shows of the summer, illuminating the waterfront and creating a truly unforgettable display, you don’t want to miss the final evening of All American Thursday, which promises a Salute to America. Whether you’re strolling along the harbor or enjoying dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants, HarborWalk Village offers a front-row seat to the July 4th festivities.

Star Spangled Food Truck Festival

For foodies looking to indulge in a culinary adventure, the Star Spangled Food Truck Festival on July 3rd, opening at 5pm,  is not to be missed. Taking place at Destin Commons Shopping Center, this festival brings together a diverse array of 25 food trucks offering everything from gourmet burgers to tantalizing thai food, specialty mac-and-cheese plus more! With live music, games, and activities for the whole family, there is no better way to bring family together and to enjoy a deliciously fun Fourth of July.

Crab Island Floating Party

For those seeking a more laid-back celebration, Crab Island offers the ultimate party destination. This unique sandbar paradise is a hotspot for vacationers looking to soak up the sun and enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf Coast. With floating bars, live music, and a festive atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to toast to Independence Day with friends old and new. Need help choosing the perfect boat rental, or information captaining yourself vs a rental with a crew? Don’t forget to reach out to your Beach Reunion Concierge for all the latest information!

Firework Cruises

For a truly unforgettable Fourth of July experience, sail away on a firework cruise along the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Several companies offer special cruises that provide front-row seats to the fireworks displays that take place along the coast. Sunquest Cruises, Southern Star Dolphin Cruises, and Buccaneer Pirate Cruises all offer a unique view of the best shows of the season.  Relax onboard, sip on cocktails, and enjoy panoramic views as the night sky lights up in celebration of America’s freedom.

Rental Destinations

For those seeking the ultimate Fourth of July getaway, Beach Reunion Vacation Rentals offers an array of luxurious properties perfectly suited for a holiday retreat. Imagine celebrating Independence Day in your own private oasis, complete with summer kitchens, private pools, and panoramic views of the Gulf Coast. Whether you’re planning a family reunion, a romantic getaway, or a gathering of friends, Beach Reunion’s homes provide the perfect setting for creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re still thinking about it, now’s the time! With historic inventory and new deals starting 5/24 (Hello, Memorial Day Sale!), you won’t want to miss your chance at an unforgettable 4th of July in Destin!