1. Smoke on the Coast

Seventeen area charities will take part in this year’s Destin Commons’ Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival from 5-10 p.m. July 3. The charities will team up with various restaurants and barbecue aficionados hoping to win the People’s Choice title or be a Judge’s Pick winner. Musical performances includes I’magene and The Wide Open, along with festive street performers, kids’ activities and firework extravaganza.

2. Freedom Fireworks at The Boardwalk
This Fourth of July celebrate military members and family by recognizing their service and bravery and honor a local hero who fought for freedom. Local veterans have been nominated to win an Okaloosa Island prize package and will be honored during fireworks on the Fourth at 9 p.m. at the Boardwalk.

3. Red, White, and Baytowne

The free Red, White, and Baytowne celebration begins at 6 p.m. July 4 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf with lawn games, inflatables, kids’ crafts, and face painting. Then enjoy live music on the Events Plaza Stage at 7 p.m. followed by a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.