Continue the great American tradition of celebrating 1776 with a classic summer trip to the beach! There’s nothing more iconic than a Fourth of July full of swimsuits, sunshine, waves, an abundance of watermelon, and of course… New Smyrna Beach! Unlike other top Florida destinations, NSB offers a family-friendly environment. Umbrellas pepper the shore, boogie boards glide with the tide, and families leisurely relax on the hot, golden shore. Join together with those you love in a beach condo or home to celebrate Independence Day in your favorite summer location. From fireworks to barbecues, we’ve listed the best activities to fill your Fourth of July with in New Smyrna Beach.

Fourth of July Fireworks

* Please note that COVID-19 may change the scheduling of the following events.

It wouldn’t be July 4th without a booming display of red and blue fireworks in the night sky. Grab a sweatshirt, beach chair, and your loved ones for New Smyrna Beach’s dazzling show. One of the best seats to the patriotic display is at Riverside Park which begins its show at 9:15 p.m. Port Orange City Center and Edgewater’s Kennedy Memorial Park also hold evening celebrations full of live music, food trucks, and fireworks at dusk. If you’d rather stay beachside, you’ll still be able to enjoy the colorful night sky as many locals and visitors launch their personal stash near the shore. Just remember that Volusia and Flagler beaches do not permit fireworks or sparklers on the beach!

Fourth of July BBQ

Whether you stay in a condo or home, you’ll be fully equipped to host the best summer barbeque of the season. Our condos reside in complexes with amazing amenities ranging from pristine pools to full outdoor grills. Searching for a beach condo with specific outdoor features and seating? Browse our complex page to find a place that accommodates all you desire. If you prefer a grill and backyard to yourself, a beach vacation home is your best pick! Flip burgers, lounge by the pool, and enjoy an exclusively private celebration with just your family and friends.

Looking to add to your July 4th menu? Sip on these summer cocktails and cool down later with an ice cream treat at a local NSB shop! If you’d rather lay on the beach than prep in the kitchen, order takeout from NSB’s best BBQ spots: Sundown Smokehouse, Finger Lickin BBQ and Wings, and Yellow Dog Eats.

Fourth of July Beach Traditions

There’s nothing like a holiday to begin a new family tradition! Establishing NSB as your Fourth of July beach destination creates so many fun opportunities for you and yours to enjoy. Kick off Independence Day with a healthy sweat on the beach. We recommend getting an early start to enjoy a clear, open shore and to avoid the intense Florida heat. After you’ve put miles behind you, change into a festive swimsuit for a watermelon breakfast on the beach. Fresh fruit, morning sunshine, and your toes in the tide are a combination you’ll want to repeat every year. When the day draws to a close, round up the family for a nighttime beach walk to enjoy the sky’s patriotic display.

From sunbathing on the hot sand to watching fireworks overhead, there’s nothing like a Fourth of July in New Smyrna Beach! Plan your summer holiday today by browsing our vacation rentals online. Need help finding a beach condo or home? Call us at 386.478.7863 and a vacation planner would love to help you find the perfect place for your July 4th stay.