The Niceville fireworks display is one of the longest-running in the area. More than a ton of fireworks typically are fired, and the show always includes an explosive, crowd-pleasing finale.
Niceville fireworks will light up the skies over Boggy Bayou on the evening of July 4, 2017, in celebration of Independence Day. The fireworks show is traditionally the most popular Fourth of July display in the area.
The 2017 Niceville fireworks will be launched over Boggy Bayou from Niceville’s custom-made barge anchored in the bayou between Lincoln Park in Valparaiso and Lions Park in Niceville. The fireworks begin shortly after dark; typically about 8:45 p.m. It is best to arrive early to avoid traffic.
Pre-show music, emanating from large speakers on the barge, begins around 6 p.m. The music can be enjoyed from both Lion’s Park in Niceville and Lincoln Park in Valparaiso, the most popular public viewing areas.
In addition to Lincoln Park, Lions Park, other popular public viewing sites are Shipyard Point Park in Valparaiso and Kiwanis Park in Niceville. Parking is limited. [See our July 4 Viewing Map here]The annual fireworks show is funded by donations, fund-raising events, t-shirt sales, aluminum can recycling, pork butt sales, and the Fireworks Trust Fund. The annual cost is near $25,000 or more.
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