Celebrate Fourth of July in #DTJax

By Jacqueline Guthart, DVI Intern

Wondering what to do this Fourth of July Weekend? Come to #DTJax in your patriotic garb for music, libations, great food, fireworks and much more!

        It’s a Very Jaws Holiday at Hourglass Pub

July 2 | 7 p.m.- 2 a.m.

Specials: $5 cover and $3 Narragansett tall boys

Celebrate your Fourth of July Weekend at Hourglass Pub and CoffeehouseCome in your best Jaws costume to get a free beer from Narragansett on the house! Watch Jaws on the big screen at 7 p.m. and jam out to Dirty Pete at 10 p.m. Stay around to enter the Jaws costume contest at 12 p.m. This celebration only costs $5 cover and Narragansett tall boys will only be $3!

        Florida Theatre’s Summer Movie Classics: Top Gun

July 3 | 2 p.m.

Cost: $7.50

As part of its Summer Movie Classics’ program and in celebration of America’s Birthday, the Florida Theatre will be showing an American classic, Top Gun. Buy your tickets here.

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Independence Day Celebration with The Jacksonville Suns

July 3 | 6 p.m.

Cost: Varies

Cheer on the Jacksonville Suns as they battle against the Tennessee Smokies. After the game, enjoy a fireworks show while listening to some of America’s most beloved songs. Buy your tickets here.

Fourth of July Celebration at The Jacksonville Landing

July 4 | 3 p.m.- 1 a.m.

                                                                           Cost: Free

Come out to The Jacksonville Landing to enjoy food, drinks, live music and more right on the St. Johns River. Enjoy the view of #DTJax’s skyline and watch a magical firework show! Best of all, it’s entirely free!

        $4 Fourth of July at MOSH and Fireworks at Friendship Fountain

July 4 | 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Cost: $4

In honor of Independence Day, ticket prices at MOSH will only be $4! Walk through time and space to discover the secrets of dinosaurs, whales, the Timucua Indian Tribe, the galaxy and more. Check out MOSH’s summer exhibit Darwin & Dinosaurs, get up close and personal with native critters in the Florida Naturalist’s Center and journey to the edge of the universe in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium.  After a fun day at the museum, stay in #DTJax for a firework show at Friendship Fountain at 9:45 p.m.

       RAM’s Annual Independence Day Party

July 4 |  6- 10 p.m.

Cost: Free

Join the Riverside Art Market for live music featuring Complicated Animals (6- 7:30 p.m.) and Billy and Bella (8- 9:45p.m.). Sip on beers from some of Jacksonville’s favorite breweries and enjoy delectable eats from food trucks while enjoying a firework show from under the Fuller Warren Bridge.

bb’s Restaurant “Backyard BBQ”

July 4| 4 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.

Cost: Varies

Celebrate the 4th at the 2nd annual “Backyard BBQ” at bb’s. Enjoy St. Louis ribs, sausage dogs, corn on the cob, “Freedom Fries,” homemade mango lemonade and more! You can also pick up to-go meals on the way down to watch fireworks on the river.

        Mark’s Jacksonville’s $4 Freedom Cocktails

July 4 | Doors open at 6 p.m.

Specials: $4 Freedom Cocktails

Make your Fourth of July in #DTJax a night that you won’t forget! Grab friends and go to Mark’s Jacksonville and experience Downtown’s premiere nightlife. Sip on their special of the night, $4 Freedom Cocktails, and dance the night stress away!

July 4th Celebration at River City Brewing Company

July 4 | 5- 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $13.95 for Adults, $9.95 for Children

Enjoy an all-American buffet at River City Brewing Company’s Brew House Lounge and Deck. Eat as many American classics as your heart desires, including hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken fingers, potato salad, coleslaw and more, right on the St. Johns River. Afterwards watch a fireworks show next door at Friendship Fountain at 9:45 p.m.

First Wednesday Art Walk: Red, White and BBQ

July 6 | 5- 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Put on your best red, white and blue and come out to July’s Art Walk! Keep the celebration going with live music by The Band Be Easy, art work by local vendors, delectable eats in the Regions Bank Food Truck lot, a party at the Jacksonville Landing’s Front Porch and more than 60+ participating venues in #DTJax! Keep the party going throughout the night with Art Walk After Dark in The Elbow.

Red, White and Bluau at Myth Nightclub and Element Bistro
July 1 – 5 | 9:30 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Cost: $10 at the door
Get ready for a party in the U.S.A. at Myth Nightclub and Element Bistro all weekend long. Doors open at Myth Nightclub at 9:30 p.m. every night with live music, dancers and drink specials all night. Element Bistro is open for lunch, happy hour and dinner with a special Downtown Fireworks Spectacular on Monday with cocktails, BBQ and more.

For more information on the nightlife scene, look at weekly happenings in #TheElbowJax and download our free #DTJax app today!