Downtown Apalachicola Independence Eve Celebration
The Best Fireworks Display on the Forgotten Coast
Join us for the Independence Eve Fireworks Celebration at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola on July 3rd. This fantastic event culminates in a stunning fireworks display over the Apalachicola River.
One of the 12 Best Independence Events in Florida!
Our Independence Eve Celebration was named one of the Top 12 Independence Events in Florida by the digital travel magazine Trips to Discover! We are honored to hold this distinction.
Live Music & Fun for the Whole Family
Enjoy live music, the veteran’s tribute, and more. Admission is free, and lawn chairs and picnic blankets are welcome. Our opening band is Flying Fish staring at 6 p.m., followed by Apalachicola Blues Authority featuring Bernard Simmons. Stay tuned for more info on all the performers!
Awesome Food Trucks!
Bring your appetite and check out all the delicious options in the food truck food court! You can find a complete guide to this year's lineup of food trucks here.
An Award-Winning Summer Tradition
The community comes together each year for this family-friendly event. We’re proud to host the most patriotic celebration around, with the singing of the National Anthem, a veteran’s tribute, and a performance of God Bless America. This event is the winner of a Florida Main Street Honor Award for Outstanding Special Event.
For an upscale experience, reserve a table in the Sponsor Section on the docks. You’ll enjoy complimentary beverages and a fantastic view of the fireworks over the river! Click here to make your reservation online. Or call 844-272-2523 or email [email protected] for more information. This event is made possible by the generous financial support of sponsors from as far away as north Georgia, Tennessee, and south Florida, but you'll also recognize many local and regional names on our sponsor listing. Perfect for businesses or families!