SoWal July 4th Weekend Music, Parades, Celebrations & Fireworks

July 1, 2022 by SoWal Staff

We've got the lineup of all the South Walton area 4th of July Celebrations! Keep up to date on the SoWal Events Calendar (updated daily) and the SoWal Forum.

Alys Beach
Ring in the 4th with friends and family in Alys Beach, a groundbreaking community located along the Gulf of Mexico, six miles east of Seaside on Scenic Highway 30A. Follow Alys Beach on Facebook for updates on town events, photos, wine tastings, shopping and dining.

LIVE MUSIC at Raw in Juicy from 10AM - 1PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Scenic Highway 30A’s organic  juice bar & cafe. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available to relax and enjoy your meal while listening to local live music.
Monday, July 4th
Adventures in Alys at 10AM - The REP Theatre actors perform a masterfully improvised story based on audience suggestions. Adventures in Alys is located at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre and is great for all ages.
Concert & Fireworks at 6PM - Bring the whole family out for live music by Ascension starting at 6PM in the Alys Beach Amphitheater followed by fireworks at 9PM. Grab a spot on the green with your blanket or low-back chairs. Food and beverage available. Learn more at

Celebrate Independence Day at the Freeport 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Event! Bring the whole family out from 4-9:30PM for the City Parade highlighting all that makes Freeport so special. The parade route begins at Freeport Middle School and ends at the Regional Sports Complex. After the parade, kickback in the park while you and your crew enjoy live music as you await the grand fireworks display that will light up the sky at dark. The parade Grand Marshall is Congressman Matt Gaetz and he will be speaking in the Regional Sports Complex after the parade. Also, there will have a bounce house at the fireworks area for the kids.

Grayton Beach
Come join in the fun for the annual July 4th parade in the wonderful and funky town of Grayton Beach. Line up on Holtz Ave next to The Red Bar starts at 8:00AM with the parade starting at 8:30AM.

AJ's Grayton Beach invites you and your crew to celebrate Independence Day in Grayton Beach! The bar will be open early to purchase a bloody mary, mimosa, or bottle water. Grab a flag and swag before heading down to the annual Grayton Beach July 4th Parade, then head back to AJ's for the Star Spangled Brunch featuring bottomless mimosas. Enjoy FREE AJ's gelato, live music, delicious food & drink, and some family fun!
8:30 AM | Grayton Beach July 4th Parade
9 AM | Star Spangled Brunch featuring bottomless mimosas
9 AM | Will & Linda in the outdoor courtyard
3 PM | Jones and Company
8 PM | DJ Charles
9 PM | Triple Tails

Santa Rosa Beach at North Beach Social, our local place to hang out with family and friends and celebrate on the BEACH. NBS is a beach restaurant and bar located at the foot of the 331 bridge in Santa Rosa Beach on the Choctawhatchee Bay. From LOCAL live music to delicious food, family fun, and a fireworks display on the 4th, there is something for everyone to enjoy this Independence Day weekend at North Beach Social! Follow North Beach Social on Facebook to stay informed.

Dune Allen Beach
Head on over to Stinky's Bait Shack for some local live music. No cover!
TKO | Friday July 1st, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The TKO Show is a blend of country blues, outlaw country, southern rock, folk, and some "B side" covers. On July 1st, The Iceman Special plays directly after TKO until midnight. Extraordinary talent right next door at Stinky's Bait Shack.
THE ICEMAN SPECIAL | Friday July 1st, 9:00 PM - MIDNIGHT​
This futuristic, acid-washed, funky, prog-rock outfit has exploded out of New Orleans onto the national festival scene with a “go big or go home” mentality.
DIKI ROSS | Sunday July 3rd, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
BILL GARRETT | Monday July 4th, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Blue Mountain Beach
Red Fish Taco is celebrating Independence Day all weekend long! Eat, drink and DANCE in the Garden Room - where tacos are tasty and the margaritas come in different flavors and sizes. Check out the Red Fish Taco Facebook page for food, drink and live music updates.
Friday, July 1st | Luke Langford Band @ 6PM - The Luke Langford Band is a country band based in the central panhandle of Florida. They play everything from original music to covers of classic Haggard & Cash to today's great songwriters like Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and others.
Saturday, July 2nd | The Iceman Special @ 6PM - The Iceman Special is a 4 piece outfit transplanted from the swamps of Louisiana to New Orleans. They create a sound that resonates with the psych rock community as well as writing songs that explore reggae, funk, melodic pop, prog, and other influences.
Sunday, July 3rd | The Pickled Pickers @ 5PM - The Pickled Pickers are based out of Santa Rosa Beach FL. They keep the energy high with a mix of southern rock, blues, R&B, country, blue grass, and feel good to the soul kinda tunes.

Rosemary Beach
Start bright and early with the annual Bike Decorating Contest and Breakfast (7:30 AM) followed by the Bike Parade throughout the Town Center (8:45 AM).  Finish off the bike parade with a special “sweet treat” from Kona Shaved Ice. Enjoy a day at the beach and gather for a music concert under the stars (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM) with fireworks following.  While only Rosemary Beach homeowners and guests will have direct access to the beach, others can enjoy fireworks from outside Rosemary Beach.

SoWal Insider Tip: enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere with great restaurants and live music with Melissa Joiner @ 30Avenue Concert Series - Come out to 30Avenue for the Summer Music Series from 6 to 9 p.m. on the green. Enjoy live music with family and friends  under the stars in Inlet Beach - watch nearby fireworks at Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach.

Red, White and Baytowne Fireworks Celebration - join Sandestin for a spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun, then move the family over to The Village of Baytowne Wharf for an evening that lights up the sky and family activities at Red, White and Baytowne from 7 - 9:15pm.

SoWal Insider Tip: Hotel Effi, located at The Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, invite you to celebrate July 4th at Ara Rooftop Pool and Lounge with the best view of the fireworks! Enjoy live music, cocktails, private seating and more.

Celebrate July 4 at Seaside's Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular. Beginning at 9 AM, enjoy the family-friendly Central Square Block Party featuring an Uncle Sam Stilt walker, balloon artists, face painters, caricaturists, a juggler, and two Second Lines. The REP Theatre will be doing a performance on the Amphitheater Stage as well. And finally, you will want to turn your eyes to the sky at 8:30 PM for the fireworks spectacular, showcasing the largest fireworks show on the Gulf Coast (also claimed by others - it's a competition!)
SoWal Insider's Tip: watch fireworks from the rooftop deck or duneside deck at Bud & Alley's! And more room in the plaza at Bud & Alley's Taco Bar and Bud & Alley's Pizza Bar. On the north side of the amphitheater a great spot is Great Southern Cafe', C-Bar and Chicken Shack.

Nearby in Destin: The Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival takes place Sunday, July 3 at Destin Commons. Starting at 5 PM, enjoy family fun activities, live music, BBQ sampling, face painting, photo booth, and the highly anticipated Independence Day firework extravaganza.

Nearby in Panama City Beach: Star Spangled Spectacular - The City of Panama City Beach will host the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast on July 4th at 9 p.m. The show will feature dueling fireworks from the City (Russell-Fields) and County (M.B. Miller) Piers. Guests are invited to set up their beach chairs and encouraged to arrive early to get the best views.


SoWal Staff's picture

Offering news, features, insider tips & info, photos and video all across the South Walton area.

Add comment
Are you a human?
11 + 8 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.