We’ve mapped out a day of patriotic fun in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. From building sandcastles at the beach to watching dazzling fireworks in the sky, we’re celebrating Independence Day in a big way! Check out this Fourth of July itinerary in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches:
A Star-Spangled Start
Uncle Sam wants Y-O-U to start the day off great! Begin with an invigorating run during the Celebration 5k in Flagler Beach. Stretch your legs are you race along A1A, enjoying ocean views on the way. Registration starts at 6 a.m. at the Moody Boat Ramp at Betty Steflik Park, with the race itself beginning at 7 a.m.
After you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Swillerbees Craft Donuts in Flagler Beach for something sweet. This cutie-pie shop doles out delectable donuts—many with a seasonal theme. Looking for something heartier? Round up the gang and head to Friend’s Café for a classic American breakfast of biscuits and gravy or platter of syrupy pancakes.
Once you’ve filled up—make your way to the annual Fourth of July parade in Flagler Beach. The Stars and Stripes parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs from North 6th Street to South 6th Street along A1A in Flagler Beach.
Sand That We Love
Spend the afternoon building sandcastles in the sun and cooling off in the rippling waves of the Atlantic with some time at the beach this Independence Day. Use those eagle eyes to find a great spot in the sand for the day or plan ahead and have a local rental company, like Beach-Otter, set up everything you need in advance. Beach-Otter’s total package includes a tent, two chairs, small table, cooler, Bluetooth speaker and more! The best part is they do the heavy lifting—you just show up and enjoy.
For lunch? Lettuce celebrate freedom with an American favorite—a juicy burger! You’ll flip over the delicious meaty monstrosities at Whaam Burger in Flagler Beach. Afterwards, head over to The Waffle Cone for a sweet treat. This little dessert shop serves up scoops of nostalgia with its retro vibes and irresistible flavors like raspberry haze and pistachio. Get your cone to-go and check out the music and entertainment provided by SURF 97.3 FM's DJ Vern at Veterans Park.
Reds, Whites, and Booms!
Unwind with a pre-dinner drink at Flagler Beachfront Winery. Sip on a glass of red or white and enjoy a charcuterie board and impressive ocean views. For an early dinner, pop over to The Golden Lion Cafe for a seafood tower filled with oysters, mussels, shrimps, and clams.
For the grand Fourth of July finale, you’ll need to make your way across the bridge to the Flagler County Airport. If you’re wondering about where to watch fireworks in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches, this is it! Fireworks Over the Runways will feature a reading of the Declaration of Independence and a dazzling display of pyrotechnics. Gates open at 5 p.m., followed by the Declaration of Independence at 7 p.m., and fireworks at 9 p.m.