July 4th is this Wednesday and in celebration of our country’s independence, there are a variety of fireworks displays to enjoy along the beaches of Panama City Beach. Every year we’ve watched our local celebration grow as Pier Park has opened and more and more people flock to our beaches to commemorate the independence of our country. And beginning last year, the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau responded to the public’s request and sponsored fireworks displays at three different areas along our beaches: Russell Fields Pier (at Pier Park), M.B. Miller Pier (County Pier) and Grand Lagoon.
Fireworks Display Locations and Event Schedule
This year, the fireworks display will be at three different locations, simultaneously.
- Russell Fields Pier across from Pier Park
- M. B. Miller Pier – also known as the County Pier
- Grand Lagoon
Along with the fireworks display, there is always a huge celebration at Pier Park.
9:00 a.m. Veterans Celebration at the Veteran’s Memorial Park (adjacent to Aaron Bessant Park) Chairs will be provided for Vets and Families for the Morning Service.
7:30 p.m. POPS Performance in Aaron Bessant Park — Bring your chairs, blankets and all the children.
9:00 p.m. Three Fireworks Shows all along the Gulf. — City Pier, County Pier and Grand Lagoon.
History of Independence Day
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.