It is not hard to see Fireworks throughout the 106 miles of the Florida Keys on Independence Day.
From the northern most point in Key Largo down to the southernmost point in Key West, each of the very different groups of islands celebrates America’s history with a spectacular fireworks display that is a sight to behold.
Now as you can imagine these pyrotechnic extravaganzas are extremely popular with both Conch families and tourists who flock down to the Florida Keys all year round, but especially on this historic national holiday, so a little insider information would be useful so you get the best seat in the house.
And that my loyal readers is where we come in.
We will give you the lowdown of the best places to go to see the fireworks, and not only that try to fill you in with times, extra activities and general fun and excitement that only occurs on the 4th July.
Check each section below for the firework fun!
Firework Displays In Key West
The Key West Rotary Club If you you fancy popping down to Key West for Your Fireworks displayThen the rotary club bring a great display to Key West on the 4th July each year.
It begins around 9:00pm and lasts 30 minutes or so.
It certainly seems a lot longer.
Although this is nothing short of spectacular to watch you will be surprised to read that the fireworks are free to watch, and are funded purely by donations received by the Key West Rotary Club.
For more information make sure you click on the exploding firework image to the left to go straight to the Rotary Clubs own website.
Address:White Street Pier, White Street and Atlantic Boulevard, Key West
Phone:(305)294-2587 or (800)648-6269
Fireworks Display In Marathon
Star Spangled Event At Sombrero Beach
This is a really great display and really caters for all the family.
On the 4th July you can join one of the parades that make their way down to the beaches of the Florida Keys, where its not just the pyrotechnics that will keep you busy but live entertainment and games for the kids too.
Get here in the afternoon and compete in the volleyball tournament before gorging yourself on hot dogs, burgers and fish sandwiches as the sun goes gown.
All around you, even out to sea, people will get their best positions to watch the festivities.
So don't be surprised to discover a traffic jam of boats that can sometimes beat what you would expect on land.
There is no admission to watch the goings on, but food and games may cost.
Address: MM50 Oceanside, Marathon
Phone:(305) 743-5417 or (800)262-7284
Displays In Key Largo
Fourth Of July Event
Whether you fancy staying firmly on dry land or perhaps bobbing around on your boat, you will have a great view of this Key Largo light-show.
The event runs for about 30 minutes in length, similarly to the other display throughout the Florida Keys and starts at 9:00pm.
So get there early watch natures finest sunset anywhere in the world, and then marvel at what a bit of gunpowder stuck into a paper tube can do.
Admission if free to the event, but you must of course buy food and drink if you fancy sitting in one of the restaurants for the evening.
Address:Bayside, Key largo
Phone:(305)451-1414 or (800)822-1088