Get ready to light up the skies and your spirits this Fourth of July as Gulf County is gearing up for a spectacular show. Grab a blanket or chair and come watch the night sky shimmer with spectacular fireworks over Lake Alice in Wewahitchka or St. Joseph Bay in Port St. Joe. No matter where you choose, prepare for a spectacular celebration that creates memories to last a lifetime.

Celebrate in Wewahitchka

Kickstart your adventure by immersing yourself in the sunny vibes of Wewahitchka's captivating Dead Lakes. Dive into the fun as you splash around the sandbar, where laughter echoes and the cool water refreshes your spirit. Capture candid shots of the vibrant wildlife, creating picture-perfect memories. At Honeyville Park, fire up the grill and indulge in a classic cookout, watching the kids play at the park and enjoying the joy of togetherness. These moments will surely be etched in your memory, adding a sprinkle of magic to your day. 

As the day turns to dusk, make your way to Lake Alice, where you'll find the perfect spot to set up your chairs and blankets. The atmosphere buzzes with excitement as everyone gathers in anticipation. When the sky darkens, prepare to be amazed by a breathtaking fireworks display. The vibrant bursts of color reflect off the serene waters, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that will leave you in awe. 

The Fourth of July in Wewahitchka is more than just fireworks. It's a day of community, where neighbors become friends, and everyone feels the warmth of small-town hospitality. Whether you're a local or a visitor, you'll find yourself swept up in the festive spirit.

kids playing on river's edge with water guns gathering around the shore of lake alice Fireworks

Celebrate in Port St. Joe

Celebrate the Fourth of July in the charming town of Port St. Joe, where adventure and relaxation go hand in hand. Start your day on the water either at Cape San Blas or St. Joe Beach, where you can choose between boating, snorkeling, kayaking or casting a line while relaxing on the beach. Making unforgettable memories as you glide through the waves.

When it's time for lunch, head to the Historic Downtown Reid Avenue, the heart of Port St. Joe's dining scene. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many delightful cafes and restaurants. Whether you're in the mood for a juicy burger, fresh seafood, or a hearty sandwich, Reid Avenue has something to satisfy every palate. After lunch, take a stroll along the waterfront or relax with a refreshing drink as you soak in the breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico or St. Joseph Bay. The serene waters provide the perfect backdrop for a peaceful afternoon.

As the evening approaches, the excitement builds. Find your perfect spot at George Core Park, on the back deck of your vacation rental, or along the coast at one of our Public Beach Access as you prepare for an enchanting fireworks display. The sky lights up with dazzling colors, reflecting off the water and creating a magical scene. Gather with friends and family, feel the warm coastal breeze, and let the spectacular show fill you with awe and wonder.

a group of guys sitting in beach chairs while shore fishing Shoobies ice cream cup with 4th of july themed garnishes crowd sitting near George Core Park waiting for fireworks with lighthouse in the background

A Spectacular Show Wherever You Watch

In Gulf County, the Fourth of July is more than a holiday—it's a celebration of freedom, community spirit, and unforgettable experiences. Join us for a celebration that captures the essence of this charming county, promising fun, adventure, and moments that will be cherished forever! So, pack your sunscreen, bring your loved ones, and get ready to experience the best Fourth of July celebration you’ve ever seen!