Droves of residents and visitors will flock to the waters and shores of Boggy Bayou as the sun begins to set Tuesday evening. Each is searching for that perfect viewing spot to enjoy Niceville’s annual July 4th fireworks show.
Here on dry land, most of the public parking spots along Bayshore Drive in Niceville are occupied in advance of the holiday by locals who park their pickups and other vehicles in prime spots and return to enjoy the fireworks on the Fourth. It’s a Niceville tradition.
So, what about the rest of us?
The Twin Cities of Niceville and Valparaiso have four parks that offer spectacular public viewing of the Fourth of July fireworks show: Lions and Kiwanis parks in Niceville, and Lincoln and Shipyard Point parks in Valparaiso. Each is located on the shore of Boggy Bayou. Our Niceville Fireworks Viewing Map below shows each park and the position of the fireworks barge.
No matter which public park you choose, be prepared to do some walking because parking is limited. Arrive early to avoid traffic and to get parking closer to the bayou.
The fireworks show begins at about 8:45 p.m. and generally lasts about a half hour.
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