3 of the Best Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Destin, FL

An unforgettable summer getaway is closer than ever before. This year, make your beach trip a memorable one by planning it around a Destin 4th of July. The summer’s biggest cause for celebration brings with it a level of excitement that you just won’t find any other time of year. Before you book, put all of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and events in the palm of your hand by requesting access to our complimentary Vacation Guide. Our expertly crafted guide is the perfect resource for building your itinerary. Summer starts right now!

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How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Destin

It’s never too early to start planning for summer. The warm Florida sun and the cool ocean breeze are right around the corner. If you’re looking for all of the best ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Destin this year, you’ve come to the right spot. Explore your options below!

Smoke on the Coast

Kick off your 4th of July celebrations with Smoke on the Coast. This annual event takes place on July 3rd and features family-friendly entertainment, live music, great food, and, of course, fireworks! Sample award-winning barbecue from some of the best local restaurants and join in on the fun at this year’s edition of the event. The best part? All proceeds from the festival are offered in support of local charities. There is no excuse for missing this one!

HarborWalk Village Fireworks

You don’t have to be here on the 4th of July to experience the thrill of the area’s best firework show. Every Thursday night during the summer, a spectacular display of fireworks is organized by the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village. The evening of excitement runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and also comes with live music!

Okaloosa Fireworks on the Boardwalk

The beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast is on full display on Okaloosa Island. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze and celebrate the holiday in style this year with Okaloosa’s Fireworks on the Boardwalk. The 4th of July isn’t complete without an unbelievable firework show, and there isn’t a better setting than Okaloosa Island. Start planning your trip today!

Where to Stay on the Emerald Coast

front view of gust of sun rental property in miramar beachNo matter where your Emerald Coast adventure takes you, finding the perfect rental property is never an issue when you choose to book with Venture Found Vacation Rentals. Our luxurious rental properties can be found in each and every one of the Emerald Coast communities, guaranteeing you the perfect beach house every time. Enjoy the comfort and seclusion of a private pool or the convenience of exclusive beach access on your next getaway.

For example, take a look at Gust of Sun! This gorgeous pair of Mediterranean-style homes are located within walking distance of the beach and feature comfortable accommodations for 20 guests, two community pools, and incredible kitchens! The summer getaway of your dreams is just one click away! 

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