Seaside 4th of July Celebrations
The Best Seaside 4th of July Celebrations
The Fourth of July, America’s Birthday, Independence Day, a celebration of freedom. No matter what the holiday means to you, the Fourth of July is one of the biggest and brightest holidays celebrated in America. Barbeques, pool parties, and boating sweep the nation during the day and fireworks cover the sky at night. Where ever you may be, fireworks are a huge part of the celebration of the Fourth of July. If you plan on spending the holiday aboard a yacht, here are a few special places through out the U.S that have the most amazing fireworks on the water that you do not want to miss.
San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California is a beautiful city to spend this holiday. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes because you’ll be dancing the night away as you celebrate this holiday at Pier 39. Spend your day off the yacht and enjoy all that Pier 39 has to offer. There will be live music, street performers, family activities, and of course, fireworks. The live music will be happening all day from noon until 7PM. Then, hop back on your charter yacht for a front row seat and get ready for the show of a lifetime. The fireworks show starts at 9:30PM and are one of the best around. These fireworks are actually synchronized to a sound track and there are over 10,000 fireworks that get launched into the night sky.
Wilmington, North Carolina
Head over to Wilmington, North Carolina to experience the largest fireworks show in the area. You can see these fireworks from almost anywhere downtown, but the best place to see them of course, is from the comfort of your yacht. Start your day off celebrating here with music, food, and lots of crowds on the land. Then, at 9PM get ready for the amazing fireworks show that will illuminate the sky as it blasts over the docked WWI battleship. Make sure to bring blankets and drinks as you relax the night away from your private seating area on the yacht.
Chicago, Illinois hosts an amazing Fourth of July celebration as well at the famous and historic Navy Pier. There will be a celebration all day with live music, entertainers, shopping, and beaches. Then, at night, you can enjoy the fireworks from your very own chartered yacht, or check out the show from their 150-foot Ferris Wheel on the Pier. Navy Pier is a very popular place to watch the fireworks so make sure to get there early if you don’t plan on staying on the yacht. The celebration goes on all day and the fireworks show starts at 9:30PM.
Charter a yacht to the beautiful islands of Hawaii for this amazing holiday. Honolulu puts on a beautiful fireworks show during their Fourth of July celebration. More than 10,000 people are expected to gather on the shores of Ala Moana to watch the fireworks light up the sky. During the day there will be live music and lots of shopping for you to enjoy. The fireworks display starts at 8:30PM and you can watch it from your anchored yacht for a water view or use their seats located on the deck.
Rockaway Beach, Oregon
Rockaway Beach, Oregon has a variety of events and activities happening around the area for the Fourth of July. Head over early in the day to get a good spot for the parade, which starts at 11AM. Then, indulge yourself in the delicious desserts from the annual bake sale. If you love dogs, you’ll definitely want to watch the dachshund races, which start at noon. After a morning of activities, grab lunch, hit the beach, and wait until it gets dark. You won’t want to miss this fireworks show. It is one of the largest celebrations on the Oregon coast and more than 10,000 people are expected to attend. Get cozy on the boat and make some celebratory drinks because the show starts promptly at 10PM.
Seattle, Washington is having an amazing day filled with festivities to kick off the holiday. Gas Works Park will be hosting live performances, kids activities, food vendors, games, and beer gardens from noon until 11PM. The fireworks show will start at 10:15PM and the viewing areas are endless. If you want the best view of the show, stay on the yacht and you can find a perfect spot in Lake Union or bring some lawn chairs and watch it from Gas Works Park.
Jekyll Island, Georgia
If you’re in Georgia, make your way over to Jekyll Island for an experience you won’t forget. Hang out on the beach all day and soak up the sun. Then, around 6PM make sure you watch the sea turtle release at Great Dunes Park. This will be a show you do not want to miss out on. Then, head back to the yacht for dinner and drinks and enjoy the fireworks show as they light up the sky.
St. Augustine, Florida
What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than in the oldest city in Florida? St. Augustine, Florida hosts an amazing annual fireworks display. People gather around the historic downtown to watch these fireworks explode over the ancient Castillo de San Marcos. The show starts at 9:30PM and you wont want to miss these fireworks reflecting off the waters of the Matanza Bay. During the day, you can explore the historic city, go shopping, and catch the All Star Orchestra’s performance around 6PM. Then, its back to your Florida charter yacht for a fireworks display you don’t want to miss.
Get ready for some walking if you’re in Massachusetts. Head over to Marblehead for a fun filled day packed with activities and events. This little harbor front will be hosting music, art, food, and activities. The fireworks show starts at 9PM over Marblehead Light Tower. While everyone will be watching from the land, you’ll have a spot up close and personal for the show. Curl up in some blankets and enjoy this luminous light show from the comfort of your New England charter yacht.