If you’re visiting St. Augustine on 4th of July, the best place to see fireworks is at Plaza de la Constitución. However, there’s more than just colors bursting through the sky at this awe-inducing event. Read on and learn everything you’ll get to experience this 4th of July in our historic city. And, if you want to learn about more things to do during your trip, make sure you take a look at our Vacation Guide. Inside, you’ll find the best restaurants, excursions, breweries, wineries, and festivals in the area. Your St. Augustine vacation begins here!
This Is the St. Augustine 4th of July You Need to Experience
Getting to Plaza de la Constitución
Plaza de la Constitución is precisely where you need to be for the 4th of July celebration. While the event offers free parking on Anastasia Blvd, there’s no need to drive when you stay at Victorian House B&B. With just a 4-minute walk, you’ll arrive on site. Or, get there even faster with our bike rentals.
The Pre-Firework Celebration
At 6:00 p.m., the celebration begins with a live performance featuring toe-tapping swing music and patriotic songs. Set up a beach chair or towel on the grassy lawn and take in the soft tunes in preparation for the main firework display!
Where to Get a Meal
If you need to fuel up before the fireworks commence, stop a nearby restaurant to satisfy your hunger. One of our local favorites is Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, which is only a 3-minute walk from Plaza de la Constitución. Fill up with delicacies from their New Orleans-inspired menu such as Louisiana-style shrimp and grits as well as their crawfish etouffee. You’ll love the food even more as you enjoy your meal overlooking the bay!
The Main Event: Fireworks!
At 9:30 p.m., it’s time for “Fireworks over the Matanzas,” otherwise known as Matanzas Bay. Marvel as people line the streets of downtown St. Augustine in anticipation for the show. Then look up to the sky as it takes on our nation’s reds, whites, and blues. What’s even more spectacular is that the bursting colors illuminate the Castillo de San Marcos and Bridge of Lions off on the horizon. It’s a magical display that is sure to make this year’s 4th of July a truly unforgettable experience.
Victorian House B&B helps to provide you with the ultimate St. Augustine 4th of July. Any vacation becomes so much easier when you’re within walking distance to everything you want to see and do during your travels. Not only this, but cozy, relaxing accommodations are just what you need after a long day out exploring a new city. Return to rooms like the Patricia Suite to enjoy a private outdoor patio and soothing JACUZZI® tub. If you’re ready to visit for the celebration, reserve your stay with us today!