Northwest Florida
July Events Calendar 2012

It's July! Time to head for the beach to cool off and the Northwest Florida July Events Calendar can give you some ideas for fun activities as well. This is National Recreation and Parks Month, and National Family Reunion Month, the perfect time to enjoy a family picnic, take a nature walk or just enjoy some of our beautiful national and state parks.

It's also National Grilling Month, so marinate some grouper or amberjack, toss some veggies in olive oil and do some outdoor cooking with family and friends. It's a summer tradition.

First off there are lots of Fourth of July celebrations taking place all across the region and if you're looking for accommodations, there are some really cute boutique hotels to choose from. Activities range from the big bash put on by Sertoma in Pensacola to the Sopchoppy fireworks and music extravaganza in Wakulla County. In between you'll find parades and fireworks all across the beaches in Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Panama City Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, St. George Island, Carrabelle and Tallahassee. And that's only the start.

In fact there are a gazillion Fourth of July celebrations, so if you know of an event in your area and want to help get the word out, you can post it here.

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Note: All times listed on the Northwest Florida July Events Calendar 2011 are U.S. Central Time Zone unless otherwise indicated.


Date: July 4, 2012
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to dark
Where: Riverwalk, Downtown Milton, I-10 exit 31
Cost: Free
More Information: Call 850-623-2339

Kids activities, live music and the Great Milltown Duck Race at 5:00 p.m. are just some of the fun-filled activities at this day-long festival on the Blackwater River. There's a Treasure Island activity area for the kids, Karoke, a car show, a bike show, and a Veterans' Salute. The day finshes with fireworks over the river.

4th of July Extravaganza on the Harbor

Date: July 4, 2012
Hours: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Harborwalk Village, Destin
Cost: Free

A hot dog eating contest, live music, and fireworks over the harbor make this a Destin family tradition.

Seaside 4th of July

Date: July 4, 2012
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Seaside, South Walton
Cost: Free

Watch the parade or be in the parade, it's your choice at this old fashioned hometown celebration. The parade starts at 8:00 a.m. and meanders down Scenic Highway 30A to the Seaside town center. Activities throughout the day include storytelling by the Seaside Rep and the Stars and Stripes Concert with Sinfonia at 7:00 p.m. followed by fireworks over the gulf at 9 o'clock.

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23rd Annual Sertoma 4th of July Celebration

Date: July 4, 2012
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to after 9:00 p.m.
Where: Old Seville Square, Downtown Pensacola
Cost: Free
More Information: Visit Pensacola Sertoma

Each year Pensacola area Sertoma clubs sponsor the largest Fourth of July fireworks display on the Gulf Coast. The day-long list of activities includes a free children’s area with inflatables and pony rides, arts & crafts vendors, food vendors, and live entertainment. The fireworks out over Pensacola Bay start at 9:00 pm.

Sopchoppy July 4th Celebration

Date: July 4, 2012
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to after 9:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Sopchoppy, Wakulla County
Cost: $3 donation at the gate

Start the day with a parade through downtown Sopchoppy, then head to City Park for an afternoon of live music and entertainment, arts & crafts, and lots of food at this hometown celebration. Finish the evening off with fireworks.

Boardwalk Beach Bash

Date: July 6-8, 2012
Hours: Friday 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Boardwalk Beach Resort, Panama City Beach
Cost: Admission Free, cost for some activities
More Information: Call 850-234-3484 or visit Boardwalk Beach Resort

This three-day family fun fest is filled with food, beach inflatables, a cornhole family tournament, Sunset Cinema Beach Movies, a visit from Zoo World animals, kid's activities and more. Fireworks 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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