4th of July 2024 Fireworks in St. Augustine

The Annual July 4th Fireworks Celebration in St. Augustine, Florida is on July 4, 2024.

Last updated on May 15, 2024. 

Fireworks over the Matanzas for 2024

Time: 9:30PM
Where: Barge in the Matanzas Bay
Duration: Approximately 20 minutes

Visitors and viewers of our annual fireworks will be arriving all day to find that perfect spot to watch the spectacular display.  Our city is expecting a large amount of people downtown, so please plan on staying for a bit after the fireworks to avoid being caught in traffic.  Some local businesses will be open after the fireworks to help ease the congestion.

The Bridge of Lions makes for an ideal viewing location.

St. Augustine’s 4th of July festivities officially commence at 6:00PM

Concert Run Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

The 4th of July festivities in St. Augustine officially commence at 6:00pm with patriotic big band music under the Gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitución. The concert is performed by the All Star Orchestra; it is free to attend and lasts approximately two hours, ending around 8:00pm.

Afterward, walk the short distance to the Bayfront for a prime viewing spot for Fireworks Over the Matanzas. The best and most popular areas for viewing are the grounds surrounding the Castillo de San Marcos, the sidewalk along Bayfront, or the Bridge of Lions. Note: Another popular viewing spot is Vilano Beach.

General parking information

Parking in city-owned lots and on-street is free on July 4th, as it is on all federal holidays.  Just make sure prior to parking that the lot is city-owned and not a private one.  Additionally, the Historic Downtown Parking Facility located adjacent to the Visitors Information Center is a good place to park as it can fit 1,200 vehicles. The rate is $20.00 per car per entry or $3.00 with a ParkStAug registered license plate.

Free parking and free shuttle

Shuttle Run Time: 6:00PM to 12:00 Midnight

From 6:00pm to 12:00am Midnight, the City of St. Augustine provides free shuttle service and parking on a first-come-first-serve basis. The City is partnering with Old Town Trolley Tours by providing the shuttle service. Riders of the free shuttle are dropped off on the east side of the Bridge of Lions.  When riders are ready to head back to their car, they can be picked up at the same location.

Use the shuttle and park for free at the following locations:

Note: The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is a parking-only location. If you park here, you can gain access to the shuttle at R.B. Hunt Elementary School. Use the lighted crosswalk at Anastasia Blvd. just east of the attraction and law enforcement will assist you to cross the road safely.

Road closures, traffic rerouting, and parking restrictions

Road closures begin at: 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Make sure your 4th of July trip is as stress free as possible. Get information on road closures, traffic rerouting and areas that have restricted parking.

Enjoy the full 4th of July experience:
Visit the areas best restaurants and things to do.

Restaurant and things to do may have longer wait times due to 4th of July visitor volume. Avoid traffic after the fireworks stick around. Take advantage of the businesses that have extended hours; stroll through the gift shops, find live music to listen to, grab a drink or bite to eat at the many restaurants or one of St. Augustine’s night life establishments.