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Salute to Freedom Fireworks Displays

July 4 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Panama City Announces July 4th Salute to Freedom Fireworks Displays

Originally planned as a full day of activities, including a festival, parade, and fireworks at the Downtown Panama City Marina, the Salute to Freedom would have attracted thousands. Phase Two of the Governor’s Reopening Plan only allows for gatherings up to 50 people.  With safety being paramount, Destination Panama City and the City of Panama City agreed that adjustments were necessary.

While the revised plan cancels the parade and festival area – it brings the celebration to the people by expanding the firework displays.  Instead of the one traditional fireworks display, there will be three fireworks displays. The locations are:

  • Millville – launched from the Watson Bayou at 9:00PM
  • SweetBay – launched from the old airport runway at 9:15PM
  • Downtown Panama City – launched from the Panama City Marina at 9:30PM

There will be no official viewing areas, and the event organizers request the public not attempt viewing within the 500 foot safety fall out radius at each launch location. The amended plan encourages small gatherings and backyard barbecues with your families and neighbors, practicing social distancing, and relaxing. For more information on upcoming events, like Oktoberfest on September 25 -26, 2020, please visit

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Jennifer Vigil
Destination Panama City
(850) 215-1700