There are opportunities to celebrate in red, white and blue this 4th of July with special events planned in St. Johns, Putnam and Flagler counties.
SAINT JOHNS COUNTY
Music and fireworks will mark St. Augustine’s celebration with a free performance by the All Star Orchestra from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Plaza de la Constitucion. Fireworks over Matanzas Bay begin at 9:30 p.m.
The city will offer a free Park & Ride Shuttle on July 4th from 6:00pm until midnight from the following four parking locations along Anastasia Blvd.:
* Anastasia Baptist Church (1650 A1A South),
* St. Augustine Amphitheatre (1340-C A1A South),
* R.B. Hunt Elementary School (125 Magnolia Dr.), and
* St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park (999 Anastasia Blvd.).
The shuttle will drop passengers at the east end of the Bridge of Lions and pick-up from that location for the return trip following the fireworks. For more information about the city’s 4th of July celebration, Fireworks Over the Matanzas, visit www.CityStAug.com/Fireworks.
A reminder: The weekly summer concert in the plaza continues from 7 to 9 p.m. July 5. Spotlight is on Doug Carn & The Lincolnville Brass Band playing American traditional brass band music.
World Golf Village will welcome Independence Day with a 9:15 p.m. July 3 fireworks display. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with games for kids at World Golf Hall of Fame, 1 World Golf Plaza. Admission is free but there is a $10 parking fee.
In Palatka, the celebration continues from 5to 10 p.m. at Riverfront Park, 111 Kirkland St. The fireworks display begins at dark. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Palatka, the festivities include entertainment, activities for the kids, music and a variety of refreshments.
Fireworks at Flagler Beach will light the night skies at 9 p.m. July 4th, set off from the Flagler Beach Pier. The holiday parade begins at 10 a.m., sponsored by Flagler Beach Rotary. Theme is “Freedom for All.”
Palm Coast celebration includes fireworks at 9 p.m. July 3 at Town Center’s Central Park. There is no gate fee, nor parking fees or seating. Bring your own cooler, and seating.
At 8 a.m. July 4th Palm Coast will be the setting for “By Dawn’s Early Light, a ceremony at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Parkway, near the Flagler County Library.