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Where To Watch Fourth Of July Fireworks In Jupiter, Stuart And Port St. Lucie This Year

Ah, the Fourth of July—when barbecues are set ablaze with delicious food, American flag-printed T-shirts find their post and family and friends gather for a day of summer fun. 

But we all know the star of the show is the fireworks display. Sure, Roman candles and sparklers can be found at grocery stores around town, but the best fireworks, the ones with glitter and calamitous finales, require a special platform—and a great view. 

Here’s where to get the best of what Jupiter, Stuart, And Port. St. Lucie have to offer:

Mega Bash at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter

The details: Get to Abacoa Town Center at 5:30 p.m. for live tribute bands, a children’s area and all the classic baseball food you can imagine. The Bradenton Marauders will be playing the Jupiter Hammerheads, and first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Fireworks will end the night after the game is over. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors.

Where to watch: The best seats will be inside the stadium, but if for some reason you’re craving something other than sports foods, Abacoa has plenty of restaurants where you can find an outdoor table with a view. We recommend Hokkaido for all things Asian or JJ Muggs Stadium Grill for burgers and wings.

4th of July Celebration at Harbourside Place in Jupiter

The details: Starting at 4 p.m., Harbourside Place will be hosting its first ever Fourth of July party, complete with live music and family activities that include face painting, balloon art and inflatable games. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Restaurants will be open for their usual hours, so there’s plenty of great food to be had.

Where to watch: Harbourside has plenty of restaurants where you could get comfortable, but there’s also plenty of grassy space around the amphitheater that's perfect for setting up a towel and some lawn chairs. As long as you can see the Intracoastal Waterway, you’ll be able to see the fireworks. We recommend Too Bizaare and Calaveras Cantina, which face the waterway.

Stuart Stars & Stripes

The details: Flagler Park in downtown Stuart will be alive with country music. There will be plenty of food, a variety of other vendors and a children’s area. Doors open at 3 p.m. Fireworks will light up over the St. Lucie River starting at 9 p.m.

Where to watch: The fireworks will be perfectly visible by land, but it might be nicer to watch them from the water. If you have a boat, you can anchor at the city of Stuart courtesy dock or elsewhere on the river for a great view.

Freedomfest in Port St. Lucie

The details: This free event will be at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Family fun includes face-painting, arts and crafts, bounce houses and balloons. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Where to watch: Feel free to bring lawn chairs to watch the fireworks outside in front of the Civic Center, but a VIP experience is also available. Families can view the fireworks inside for $25 for adults and $10 for children, and that ticket includes dinner.