Independence Day Fireworks

July 04, 2012 - July 04, 2012
9:45 p.m.
Downtown Jacksonville Riverfront
River barges near The Jacksonville Landing and the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
The City of Jacksonville will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks over the St. Johns River on the downtown riverfront.

Fireworks can be viewed from the Northbank and Southbank of the St. Johns River. There will be two river barges; one near the Jacksonville Landing and the other behind the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The fireworks show will also be choreographed to a special patriotic soundtrack which can be heard on the Northbank and Southbank.  

Please Note: Dry conditions will be closely monitored and all activities will proceed as scheduled unless otherwise noted. If changes arise, local media will be notified immediately.


Vendor applications for this event are now being accepted. Vendor application (Word document)

A completed application must be submitted no later than Friday, June 15, 2012. For more information, contact Cathy Butler at (904) 630-1942.

Boat Docking & Anchoring

  • Docking on the Northbank and Southbank and at the Metropolitan Park Marina is first-come, first-served in areas not marked as closed.
  • Docking is allowed for a maximum of 72 hours.
  • No anchoring between the Main and Acosta Bridge.
  • No anchoring west of the School Board Building to the Main Street Bridge.
  • No open flames or open flame grills allowed on boats at or on city dock.
  • No swimming in the marina or around the city docks.
  • For more information, contact the City Dockmaster: (904) 630-0839 or   


The following city parking garages and lots will be open on July 4:
-West Lot, 300 Courthouse Drive
-Water Street Garage, 541 Water St.
-Bay & Ocean Lot, 112 E. Bay St.
-Forsyth Lot, Corner of Main St. & Forsyth St.
-Yates Garage, 200 E. Adams St.

Lots and garages open at 5 p.m.
Special Events Rate: $5 - $10 per vehicle

S.S Marine Taxi
The S.S. Marine Taxi runs between the North and South banks of the St. Johns River.

Hours of Operation

Northbank Stops
The Jacksonville Landing
Jacksonville Municipal Marina

Southbank Stops
Friendship Fountain
Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront
Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk

$3 per person, each way
$2 for children (over 3 years) and seniors (over 60 years)

For more information, visit

JTA Skyway Service
Hours of Operation

Northbank Stations
Hemming Plaza Station (Monroe and Hogan streets)
Central Station (Bay and Pearl streets)
Rosa L. Parks Station (Hogan and State streets)
Convention Center Station (Bay and Johnson streets)
Jefferson Station (Bay and Jefferson streets)
Southbank Stations
San Marco Station (San Marco Boulevard and Mary Street)
Riverplace Station (Mary Street near Flagler Avenue)
Kings Avenue Station (Prudential Drive and Kings Avenue)

The Skyway is now FREE!

The JTA Trolley (including the Riverside Trolley) will not be available. For more information, visit