Port St. Joe's 2022 Fourth of July fireworks display [ Wendy Weitzel | The Star ]
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Fourth of July events to be held in Gulf County

There’s a lot planned for the Fourth of July in Gulf County and surrounding areas. Here’s a look at some of the events that will be taking place.

Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival

The festivities will get started on Sunday, July 2, with the seventh annual Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival. The Festival will include music, the Annual Sea Creature Parade at the Festival site, food trucks, turtle talks, educational displays, arts and crafts vendors, and activities for kids.

The Festival is free to attendees and will take place rain or shine at George Core Park in Port St. Joe from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.

Independence Day Block Party

The community of North Port St. Joe will be hosting a block party starting at 8 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 3, and running through 2 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 4.

All are invited to attend and enjoy food vendors, live music and activities for families. The block party will take place along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, which will be blocked off and open to foot traffic only.

City of Port St. Joe Fireworks Display

The Gulf County TDC and The City of Port St Joe will be putting on a spectacular firework celebration at 10:00 p.m. EDT on July 4.  The show will be visible from the Port St. Joe downtown area and the George Core Park area.

City of Wewahitchka Fireworks Display

The Gulf County TDC and The City of Wewahitchka will be putting on a spectacular firework celebration at Lake Alice Park on July 4. The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at dark.

City of Mexico Beach Fireworks Display

Mexico Beach’s  Blast on the Beach Firework Show will begin around 8:30 p.m. CDT. This show can be seen throughout the entire city, and it will be one show you will not want to miss. 

For those who will be enjoying the show on the beach, the city asks that they be mindful of their “Leave No Trace” ordinance that states all personal belonging must be taken off the beach when beachgoers leave for the day.

Don’t see your event on our list? Send details to wweitzel@nevespublishing.com to be included.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor


  1. Me and friend are heading down Saturday and staying until Wednesday is there really a super soaker battle or we whatever. Before I go buy the baddest super soaker allowed by law.

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