Fourth of July weekend happenings

By Hana Ashchi, DVI Intern

How many times do you think we will say “fireworks” in this blog post? Well, that’s one right there.

Get fired up for a weekend full of fireworks, summer-themed events sports, music and more. Here are some Downtown events that are sure to dazzle:

Photos by DVI.
Photos by DVI.

For Independence Day fun:

  • MOSH: In honor of Independence Day, admission will be $4 all day.
  • Jacksonville Suns: Plays the Chattanooga Lookouts with a fireworks spectacular after the game.


-Shipyards at Bay Street: Join in the family fun with water slides,  three-legged race, volleyball, crafts, live music and of course, a great view of the fireworks.
-The Jacksonville Landing: Enjoy live music, drink specials and a beautiful view of the St. Johns River. Live music includes the singing of the National Anthem prior to the fireworks show by nationally recorded singer Tarralyn Ramsey, who’s wowed audiences of The Voice and the X-Factor.
-Friendship Fountain Park: Bring the family and experience the coolest activities presented by MOSH along with barbecue from Woody’s BBQ.

Wait! There’s more. Saturday, July 5:

  • Luau at Underbelly: Replace your red, white and blue with grass skirts and iconic Hawaiian shirts to celebrate America with live music and hot drink specials.

Sunday, July 6 ends the weekend with:

  • Summer Movie ClassicA Florida Theatre summer tradition, enjoy a screening of A Never Ending Story.

Need transportation? Fear no more for the Riverside Trolley has extended its hours for Fourth of July and will also be going to RAM for the fireworks show. If you do drive, remember parking is free after 6 p.m. and all weekend long.

Remember, these are just the highlights, for even more Downtown happenings July 4 weekend and parking info, visit

(And for the record, we counted eleven “fireworks” mentioned in this post. Boom!)