Jacksonville Fireworks Display: July 4, 2016

I really love Jacksonville’s fireworks displays!

This southern city shoots off their fireworks over the St. Johns River, right in the heart of downtown. With a back drop of glittering skyscrapers and bridges, I can’t help feeling like I could be in New York instead of Florida. The fireworks usually go up from three barges floated in on the river, and they use pyrotechnics to set the bridges aflame.

This year, the barges didn’t float in as they had in the past. The entire fireworks display was shot from the Acosta Bridge. It was a bit underwhelming, I’ll be honest.

But that’s because we’re spoiled at this point! 😉

This made things a little more fun for the boaters. Instead of closing the waterway to allow the barges through, the boaters had the opportunity to watch from the comfort of their personal watercraft.

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Boaters on the St. Johns River in front of Everbank Field

 

Hubbs has office space in one of Jacksonville’s downtown towers, which provides this photog awesome opportunities to practice her firework-capturing skills.

Here are the results from this year:

Jacksonville Fireworks July 2016

Jacksonville Fireworks July 2016

Jacksonville Fireworks July 2016

Jacksonville Fireworks July 2016

And of course, I couldn’t leave without another photo of the iconic Main Street Bridge:

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Jacksonville, Florida: Main Street Bridge

 

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Jacksonville Thanksgiving Fireworks Display 2014

 Jacksonville puts on the best fireworks display ever, and especially the Thanksgiving weekend fireworks display is the one that takes the cake. The fourth of July is tame compared to Turkey Weekend in River City.

 It’s hard to believe that we have lived here 6 years already, but we have–and for 6 years we have watched the fireworks explode outside hubby’s sky rise office window and we have watched the pyrotechnics set the downtown bridges on fire. This year I had a camera that could shoot on a bulb setting, so I placed that baby on a tripod and thought I could make the magic happen.

Sadly, firework photography is harder than I thought it would be! My bridge shots were all really blurry!

 No matter how many times I’ve seen it, I still think it’s pretty cool to have the fireworks launched from the river barges.

 I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend with many, many blessings and much to be thankful for! I love the holidays and am so looking forward to this new month leading up to Christmas and New Years.

To see Thanksgiving fireworks from years past, click [HERE].

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Jacksonville Thanksgiving Fireworks Display 2013

Each year we head downtown to watch the Thanksgiving fireworks display over the Saint Johns River in Jacksonville.

We’re lucky in that we get a bird’s eye view from my husband’s office in one of the towers.

Here are some photos of this year’s event.

(I especially like the ones of the fireworks bursting at eye level. How about you?)
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This is one of the two fireworks barges they brought in this year.

Is it only in Jacksonville that fireworks get launched off of a boat?
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The Main Street Bridge on fire!
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The Acosta Bridge–
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Jacksonville Thanksgiving Fireworks Display

{Photos of Jacksonville’s Thanksgiving Fireworks display, 2012}

Jacksonville Thanksgiving fireworks 2012

Jacksonville Thanksgiving fireworks 2012

Jacksonville Thanksgiving fireworks 2012

Jacksonville Thanksgiving fireworks 2012
As fall comes at us full force, there are so many happenings I’m looking forward to in the Jacksonville area, one of my favorites being the Thanksgiving fireworks display over the Saint Johns River at The Landing. It’s probably my favorite traditions here in in River City!

Other fun fall activities I recommend:

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