Fireworks over the Matanzas
July 4: Celebrate 4th of July in St. Augustine with Fireworks Over the Matanzas t 9:30 p.m., one of the largest fireworks displays on the East Coast. The display takes place over the historic Castillo de San Marcos and reflects in the waters of the Matanzas Bay. Live music begins at 6 p.m. in the Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place, in downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE. Best vantage points are along the bayfront between the Castillo and the Bridge of Lions. For parking details, go to www.parkstaug.com; for more details on the event, go to www.citystaug.com/Fireworks
Red, White & Boom at World Golf Village and Fireworks
July 3: The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort will host the annual Red, White & Boom celebration on July 3. Enjoy the VIP package or choose the dinner buffet option. For dinner reservations, call 800-948-4653 or go to www.worldgolfvillage.com/renaissance-resort. The World Golf Village fireworks display begins at nightfall.
Fireworks from the Top of the Lighthouse
July 4: The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum offers a view of the fireworks from the top of the tower on July 4. The event begins at 9 p.m. Guests are asked to arrive by 8:45 p.m. to check in. Space is limited. Tickets are available online and are $40 for adults and $35 for youth ages 12 and under. Call 904-829-0745 or go to www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Independence Day Savory Faire Food & Wine Tasting Tour
July 4: Eat, drink and taste your way through St. Augustine’s delicious historic culinary influences on the original Savory Faire Food Tour. This award-winning, three-hour VIP tasting adventure is the city’s very first foodie tour started a decade ago and will indulge your senses at renowned local restaurants and unique eateries. This exclusive boutique walking tour departs at 1:30 p.m. from Tour Saint Augustine where our guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments at check in. Tickets are $59. Advance reservations required. Call 904-825-0087 or go to www.staugcitywalks.com