Hometown 4th of July brings patriotic beach fun

Who doesn’t love cute kids showing off their patriotism or fantastic fireworks lighting up the sky over sparkling sand and water?

My plans for this Independence Day involve a cold drink and toes in the sand along beautiful Navarre Beach, and your plans should too!

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the Hometown 4th of July Parade and Celebration for a second year on Navarre Beach in the Navarre Beach Park.

Here’s the ideal schedule. After awaking to a gorgeous sunrise in your beachfront condo, have a leisurely breakfast at Juana’s Sailors Grill (this place has been serving locals and visitors alike for 30 years!).

Then head over to the beach for a relaxing day of toes in the sand. Let the kiddos splash in the surf while you relax in your beach chair.

As the afternoon approaches, head back to your condo to clean up. Let the little ones take a nap while you get changed for a fun evening of celebrating our freedom.

Get the kids ready to decorate and dress up for the Children’s Parade at around 4 or 5 p.m. Babies, toddlers and children up to age 12 are invited to this hometown-style event featuring a short route parade with cute kids celebrating the U.S.A.

Parade Registration begins at 5 p.m. and is $5 per family. Pre-registration is not necessary. Children may dress up and use bicycles, wagons, strollers, small battery motorized play vehicles or walk, and they are encouraged to be creative. Last year we had a child rocking it on roller blades and a kiddo in a Tonka dump truck! The Parade and all the fun begins at 6 p.m.

Alongside the parade will be Picnic in the Park via Navarre Chamber food trucks dishing out all kind of great street eats while everyone enjoys a beautiful day and evening on Navarre Beach. There will be great food such as barbeque, burgers & more! I can attest that our local food truck foodies know how to grill it up.

At 7 p.m., Robert Wayne will perform. Grab your blanket and be entertained by this family friendly show as the sun sets over our sand dunes. The fireworks display will also be viewable from the festival area so no need to move your seat. The show starts at 9 p.m. and is always a treat.

Book your July 4th accommodations today at NavarreListings.com.

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