When you think back to your last 4th of July celebration, what memory instantly jumps to the forefront of your mind? Was it the taste of hotdogs enjoyed as you sit on a towel on the beach, watching the sky light up with the colorful explosions of the fireworks that signify the end of another successful Independence Day? Was it the feel of salt water on slightly sunburned skin, the sounds of the waves crashing against sugar white sand beaches, and the sights of palm trees swaying in the ocean breezes? If you answered no to either of these questions, it’s not too late to make sure this Independence Day is all of the above and more! This guide to the Fort Walton Beach 4th of July ensures an absolutely fabulous day to remember!
Most Important Meal of the Day for Fort Walton Beach 4th of July
The best way to start out this All-American holiday is with an All-American Breakfast of pancakes or waffles at Crackings, located at 979 US-98 E in Destin. Don your best patriotic apparel and parade on over for the best breakfast in town; the pancakes are fluffy and light, the lobster gouda grits are creamy and rich, and the waffles will make even the crabbiest of celebrants smile with every bite!
Fort Walton Beach Festivities
The Fort Walton Beach 4th of July is always a fun time, and one of our favorite way to celebrate is by taking part in the 4th of July at the Fort Walton Landing. It starts at 4 PM and offers live entertainment, hot music, food vendors, fun activities for the kids, and of course, an explosive fireworks finale starting at 8:45 PM. The streets of our hometown will be rocking with the music of some of the most talented bands in the region and you will be there to witness it all!
Decadent Destin Doings
And because choices are important, it’s just a short ride share ride to our sister town of Destin and more fabulous fun to be had! If you want to start the party early, dance on down to the Destin Commons for a night of barbecue and fireworks with the Smoke on the Coast Festival at 5 PM on July 3rd, which offers fun, music, children activities, fireworks, and of course, all the barbecue your stomach can handle! Because more is obviously better, July 4th the fun continues with more live music, entertainment, and fireworks; there really is no better way to wish our country a happy birthday than by spending it right here in the panhandle in one of our chic condos!