Downtown Apalachicola Independence Eve Celebration
Apalachicola’s Independence Eve Celebration, cancelled last year due to COVID-19, is back! Read our latest press release here.
Schedule changes because of storms in the area may occur. We appreciate your understanding. Keep an eye on our facebook page for any weather-related announcements. Please be safe and seek shelter in the event of lightning, severe storms, or tornado warnings.
The Best Fireworks Display on the Forgotten Coast
If you just can’t wait for July 4th, celebrate with us on July 3rd and enjoy the best fireworks display on the Forgotten Coast! Join us for the Independence Eve Celebration at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola. 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. Additional event details will be announced soon, so stay tuned!
Awesome Food Trucks & Award-Winning Oyster City Craft Beer
The food trucks are back! More details are coming up soon. We are proud to be offering award-winning Oyster City Craft Beer on tap.
An Award-Winning Community 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.
Please note that some aspects of the event may be different or somewhat scaled back from prior years due to Covid and the logistics of planning the event during the pandemic. We appreciate your understanding.
Reserve a Table Today!
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 the Reserve a Table tab for more information and 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!