This year fireworks will be launched from a barge on the St. Johns River between the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront and DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront hotels and high above the St. Johns River from the Acosta Bridge. These locations are able to be viewed from both the North and South banks in Downtown Jacksonville in addition to viewing from Brooklyn and under the Fuller Warren Bridge where the Riverside Arts Market is held.
Official audio will be featured at the Jacksonville Landing, Friendship Fountain Park, and beneath the Fuller Warren Bridge at the Riverside Arts Market. The fireworks can also be viewed on WJXT Channel 4.
Click here to see a map of the viewing areas.
The eastern most northbound lane on the Acosta Bridge will close at noon on July 4, 2017. The Acosta Bridge will fully close at 9:15 p.m. and reopen by 11 p.m. At no time will the Main Street, Fuller Warren or any other downtown bridges be closed for the fireworks display.
Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is pleased to provide Skyway service on Tuesday, July 4 from 5 p.m. to midnight for the annual Independence Day Celebrations on the St. Johns River.
Complimentary parking will be available in the JTA's Houston and Johnson Street surface lots north of the Convention Center Skyway Station, located at 1071 W. Bay Street. Paid Parking is also available at the Kings Avenue Garage (credit card payment only).
Monday, July 3 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Extended Hours)
Wednesday, July 5 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Due to fireworks activities planned in the vicinity of the Acosta Bridge, the Skyway will suspend service crossing the Acosta Bridge to the Southbank Stations (San Marco, Riverplace and Kings Ave.) from 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Skyway will continue with normal service to the stations on the north side of the river (Convention Center, Central Station, Hemming Park and Rose Parks) and the south side of the river (San Marco, Riverplace and Kings Avenue) during the fireworks show. Service will resume across the Acosta Bridge when the fireworks are complete and the track has been cleared of any possible debris.
For additional information, please contact the JTA’s customer service line at (904) 630-3100; TDD (904) 630-3191 or visit www.jtafla.com.
Boat Docking and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.