5 Hot Reasons to Visit Daytona Beach on July 4th Weekend

Independence Day is cause for celebration throughout the U.S., and of course, there are few better places nationwide to celebrate America’s birthday than at the beach. This Fourth of July weekend in Daytona Beach, there’s a long list of festive events on tap where you and your patriotic crew can let your red, white, and blue spirits fly high.

If you’re looking for a special place to celebrate your Fourth of July weekend, consider these fun highlights (which represent just a few standouts among the many area events planned) on tap July 3-7 in Daytona Beach:

1. Alter Eagles (an Eagles tribute band)

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Having spent more than a decade dazzling audiences nationwide with their tribute to the all-time best-selling band in North America, The Alter Eagles have honed their skills by playing full Eagles sets for more than 1,000 live shows. And during a special July 4 show on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, they’ll Take It To the Limit one more time — this time for America’s birthday on the Daytona Beach oceanfront. As an explosive bonus, a Fourth of July fireworks show will follow the performance.

2. More Bandshell Concerts

The U.S. Bee Gees will perform a Bee Gee tribute on Friday, July 5, part of the Sounds of the Summer Concert Series, an annual free summer concert series on Friday nights at the world’s most famous beach’s historic Daytona Beach Bandshell. On Saturday night, July 6, at the Bandshell, Southern Cross and Bad Moon Rising will perform Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and Creedence Clearwater Revival Tributes. Located on the North end of the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, the free concerts are an experience both locals and visitors alike look forward to every summer. Both concerts begin at 7:15 p.m.

3. Freedom Festival

Join the City of Daytona Beach in celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, June 29 at the Freedom Festival on Manatee Island at the Riverfront Esplanade. Activities will begin with a veteran’s ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by family-friendly games, food trucks, and music. Free meals will be provided to all veterans.

4. Daytona Tortugas Baseball



Taking in America’s pastime is a great way to celebrate America’s birthday, and Daytona Beach can accommodate. With the St. Lucie Mets visiting town to play the Daytona Tortugas on Wednesday, July 3, holiday revelers can take in a great ballgame, buy some peanuts and Cracker Jacks, and maybe even enjoy a favorite cold beverage or two to cool things off. And to mark the occasion in an all-American way, fireworks will light up the skies over Jackie Robinson Ballpark after the final out is in the books.

5. Fireworks

Fireworks and the Fourth of July go hand in hand, and in Daytona Beach, the night skies over the coastline certainly won’t disappoint. In addition to the aforementioned fireworks shows at the Daytona Beach Bandshell and the Daytona Tortugas game, the area will host even more pyrotechnics displays throughout the community.

Ready to plan your patriotic fun for the Fourth of July weekend in Daytona Beach? Check out all the great accommodations available in the area now, and start planning your amazing holiday weekend beach getaway today! See you, and your red, white, and blue crew in Daytona Beach soon!