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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. 

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7 Things To Do On The Fourth Of July In Martin And St. Lucie Counties

Just because the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year,  doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate it in full force. Break out the barbecues and sparklers, but leave the pyrotechnics to the experts. Throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties, there will be spectacular fireworks and events to commemorate the holiday. 

Here are our favorite ways to celebrate the Fourth throughout the local area:

City of Stuart Fourth of July Celebration

Enjoy activities in downtown Stuart and then watch the fireworks with a beautiful, waterfront backdrop as they are launched from a barge over the St. Lucie River. The fireworks will also be visible from Flagler Park, where there will be commercial vendors, food and music before the show starts at 9 p.m.

Downtown Stuart and 201 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart; 772.288.5451; discovermartin.com

Fort Pierce Fourth of July Blowout on the Water

Watch the downtown fireworks at the Causeway Cove Marina on the water, and enjoy the night with live music, food trucks, vendors and craft beer. Bring chairs and blankets to be comfortable watching the fireworks display, which begins at 9 p.m.

601 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; 800.344.8443; visitstlucie.com

Fort Pierce Yacht Club Boat Parade

Before the fireworks display in the evening, see the decorated boats in patriotic red, white and blue in the waterways of the Fort Pierce Inlet. The boats will travel east up  to the Square Grouper, turn back into the basin and then turn north to pass the City Marina. 

Fort Pierce Inlet Waterways; 772.461.9152; fortpierceyachtclub.com

Stars Over St. Lucie 

Join friends and neighbors as the community comes together for the Fourth of July Celebration, which features live music, children’s activities, food and historic military demonstrations by Common Ground Vineyard Church. At 9 p.m., the festivities will finish off with a fireworks show.

Melody Lane and Ave. A, Fort Pierce; 772.466.3880; mainstreetfortpierce.org

Port St. Lucie Freedomfest

Celebrate our nation at Freedomfest at the Civic Center at 2 p.m. with live music, food and refreshments, games and arts and crafts. The event culminates with a large, dramatic fireworks display at 9 p.m. For those who prefer to celebrate indoors, there will also be a Freedomfest VIP party with an exquisite double-sided buffet and a front row seat to the fireworks show. 

9221 SE Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie; 772.878.2277; cityofpsl.com

Tradition Square Independence Day Celebration

If the mid-week celebration isn’t your thing, or you want to celebrate the holiday twice, Tradition Square is hosting its old-fashioned picnic event on July 1. From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., the event includes craft vendors, food and refreshments, a DJ and children’s games on the lawn. The night ends with fireworks at 9 p.m.

10807 SW Tradition Square, Port St. Lucie; 772.201.0129; traditioncommunityassc.com

St. Lucie Mets Baseball Game

Head out to the ballpark as the St. Lucie Mets take on the Brandenton Marauders on July 4, and enjoy the spectacular Independence Day fireworks extravaganza following the game.

525 NW Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 772.871.2100; stluciemets.com

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18 Things To Do Around Stuart In July, Including Where To See 4th Of July Fireworks On The Treasure Coast

Summers on the Treasure Coast may be when things start to feel a little quiet, but all that means is we finally get the chance to enjoy our lovely city for ourselves.

Here's what to do around town this July—including all of the fireworks displays and Fourth of July bashes happening in Stuart, Fort Pierce and beyond.

 

Fourth of July Festivities

Red, White & Blue Scramble

Spend your Saturday with friends or family at this Fourth of July-themed golf tournament. Register before June 29.  

July 2, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach; $240 (foursome)

 

Stars Over St. Lucie

Enjoy a dance performance by Moxie’s Dance Studio (who'll be doing a ballet, Irish step and swing routine) and live music from Wonderama at this Fourth of July bash. End the night with a bang with the dazzling fireworks display at 9 p.m.

July 4, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fort Pierce City Marina Square; free

 

Doggy Paddle & Sail - This event has been canceled. 

Celebrate the Fourth with your furry friends! Bring dogs for a day on the water, whether that means chilling on a paddleboard or enjoying the wind on a sailboat ride. There will also be a barbecue lunch ($5), pie-eating contest and games. Event benefits Humane Society of the Treasure Coast.

July 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; U.S. Sailing Center of Martin County in Jensen Beach; $10 (adults), $5 (children 12 and under)

 

City of Stuart Presents 4th of July Fireworks 

Watch the sky light up in red, white and blue during this festive fireworks display. There will be multiple viewing areas throughout Historic Downtown Stuart. Be sure to bring a blanket or chair. 

July 4, 9 p.m. Downtown Stuart; free

 

Food Truck Invasion

Delicious and unique foods are plentiful at the Food Truck Invasion. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to mingle with friends and enjoy live music.

Every Monday including July 4, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Memorial Park in Stuart; free

 

Editor's Note: Please heed any warnings regarding the water conditions at our local beaches and waterways. Speak up in the local elections to make your concerns heard. 

 

 

What To Do Around Town In July

B & A Flea Market

Come visit the oldest and largest flea market on the Treasure Coast. With a variety of shops, music and food, this is a great place to bring the whole family to enjoy your day off.

Every Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 2885 SE Federal Highway, Stuart; free

 

Smoking Music Festival

You’re in for a smoking weekend at Terra Fermata. Moska Project will be performing live music Saturday with special guest Victoria Leigh on Friday and special guest Spred the Dub on Saturday. Beer on tap will be provided by Cigar City Brewing, and there will be authentic Cuban cigar rolling in the garden.  

July 1-2, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Terra Fermata, Stuart; $12 (two-day pass), $5 (Friday pass), $10 (Saturday pass)

 

Pretty Princess Tea Party

Bring your little ones to meet and mingle with other princesses. Children can wear their favorite royal attire, enjoy the dress-up trunk, story time, tea time snacks, sing-alongs and crafts.

July 6, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Port St. Lucie Community Center; $3 (children ages 2 and up)

 

Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Aquarium

Does your child love animals and the sea? Bring them to find out what goes on behind the scenes at the aquarium. The tour takes place every Saturday. 

July 9, 2 p.m.; St. Lucie County Aquarium in Fort Pierce; free with admission

 

The Shape of Things: Hand Making a Surfboard

Mike Karol of Stoke Surfboards will demonstrate the art of creating a surfboard. The presentation will include how a board is shaped for hydrodynamics, laminated for durability, and “art-worked” to create a recognizable brand.

July 14, 7 p.m.; Elliott Museum in Stuart; free (members), $14 (non-members)

 

Boys & Girls Clubs' Chili Cook-Off

At this fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, more than 40 teams will compete for awards based on chili, team spirit and fundraising. A chili eating contest, performances and talent show will also take place.

July 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; The Fenn Center in Fort Pierce; $150 (team registration), $300 (political team registration)

 

The Naked Magic Show

Good magicians don't need sleeves, and great magicians don't need pants. This boisterous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes.

July 21, 7 p.m.; Sunrise Theater in Fort Pierce; $39-$49

 

Christmas in July

Can’t wait until December? Get in the Christmas spirit at this event for the whole family. There will be food, vendors, entertainment and a scavenger hunt.

July 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Riverview Park in Sebastian; free

 

Eagle Marsh Golf Tournament

Looking for something fun to do outdoors? Register for the Eagle Marsh Golf Tournament, which will be followed by a silent auction to benefit Courage on All Fronts.

July 23, noon; Eagle Marsh Golf Club in Jensen Beach; $75 (golf and buffet)

 

Goombay Bash

This fundraiser for maternal child and pediatric services at Martin Health System will feature ample food stations, themed entertainment, and more.

July 23, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Fairwind Air Charter in Stuart; $125

 

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra: Russian Masters

Attend this breathtaking performance that brings together three Russian master composers: Borodin, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky.

July 24, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Community Church of Vero Beach, $20 (adults), free (children 18 and under)

 

Treasure Coast Junior Golf Tour Championship

You’ll leave in awe after this golf championship, where some of the best junior golfers will compete on the beautiful turf of the Sandridge Golf Course.

July 30, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach

 

Pure Zeppelin

Your Time Is Gonna Come to witness the music, magic and energy of one of the greatest rock and roll bands of our time with this Led Zeppelin tribute performance.

July 30, 8 p.m.; Sunrise Theater in Fort Pierce; $30-$40

 

(Fireworks photo via Flickr/ludovick. Photo of Downtown Stuart via Facebook/Stuart Main Street)