City of St. Augustine Dangles Fireworks In Our Faces - "Completely agile if we need to cancel it"

The City of St. Augustine is sharing posts today, along with some media, telling us they are 'planning on fireworks.' However a full read of the press release shows that the city is still not fully committed to the celebration.

With 86% of St. Johns county seniors currently vaccinated (as of Mar 31), and vaccines planned to be fully available to any American who wants one we should be in very good shape for 4th of July.


At the March 22, 2021, City Commission meeting, City Manager John Regan recommended that the City proceed with plans for the return of Fireworks Over the Matanzas, the city’s annual Independence Day celebration, in 2021, with some modifications to services being offered and particular attention to CDC guidelines.

“We want to move ahead with planning this year’s event for the 4th of July celebration,” Regan said, “based on the position we took with outdoor gatherings and following the CDC guidelines. This means being completely agile if we need to cancel it, but if we don’t plan and produce it, then we have no option.”

Entertainment will be provided by The All-Star Orchestra in The Plaza de la Constitución from 6:00pm until 8:00pm and fireworks will begin at 9:30pm over Matanzas Bay.

Satellite parking and shuttle service will not be provided this year.

Check back for updates about entertainment, parking, traffic, road closures and more! Questions may be directed to Kimberly Mayo, Event and Venue Coordinator via email at or by telephone at 904.825.1004.

Media inquiries may be directed to Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, via email at or by telephone at 904.293.3307.

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