Independence Day Fireworks

Independence Day Fireworks

July 4, 2024 • 8:45 p.m.

Watch the night sky light up as we celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks display. Fireworks will begin around 8:45 p.m., depending on lighting and weather conditions, when the sky offers the best background for this incredible pyrotechnic display.


The fireworks displays will be viewable across an oceanside section of the island. Park and view the show from your car at a beachside park. Ideal viewing locations include:

The Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased for the day of the event. The fee at the parking gate will be an additional $5 per daily pass; annual passes are not impacted. For additional information, please visit Parking Passes & Entry »

As a state park, fireworks are strictly prohibited on Jekyll Island. This includes all types of consumer and commercial fireworks discharged in any public spaces or private homes. Commercial firework permits are available to licensed fireworks companies and must be obtained from the Jekyll Island Authority in advance. Consumer fireworks include but are not limited to:

  • Bottle Rockets 
  • Sky Rockets 
  • Roman Candles
  • Firecrackers 
  • Sparklers  
  • Smoke and Punk  
  • Fountains  
  • Missiles 
  • Novelties 
  • Crackle and Strobe 
  • Parachutes  
  • Wheels and Spinners 
  • Sky Flyers 
  • Display Shells

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