The 4th of July is a great time to get out and see the city. Not only are there fantastic fireworks shows, Tallahassee restaurants are offering specials that day for you and your family or friends to enjoy. You can bring your own food, but there’s also plenty of places where you can eat right on the holiday with no fuss.
We’ve found previews for some of these deals and freebies at local businesses in Tallahassee below. Make sure to grab your Funny 4th of July shirts!
Fireworks Shows in and Around Tallahassee:
Celebrate America at Tom Brown Park
- When: July 4th 7:00 PM – Fireworks at 10 PM
- Free/Cost: Free. Bring chairs, blankets. Music Stages, Food, Naturalization Ceremony (So cool!)
- Shuttles – Schedule and More: https://www.talgov.com/parks/july4.aspx
Let your American spirit be moved this Fourth of July with the City of Tallahassee’s Celebrate America event. Taking place at Tom Brown Park on Sunday, July 4, from 7-10 p.m., you and your family can enjoy live music and a spectacular, patriotic fireworks display.
Taking the stage from 7:15-8:30 p.m. will be the Billy Rigsby Band. There will be a short interlude while the stage is reset, and for the remainder of the event, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra will charm the crowd.
As a prelude to the dazzling firework display, sponsored by the City’s Utilities, TSO will play the National Anthem at 9:45 p.m. and then accompany the fireworks, finishing with the 1812 Overture during the grand finale.
There will be food truck and activities for children at the event. Attendees are also welcome to pack a picnic. Beer will be available for sale to those 21 and older with a valid ID.
Parking will be available within the park. Handicap parking has been moved closer this year, so check with a parking attendant upon arrival for assistance. Shuttle bus service will not be offered this year.
July 4th Celebration at Earle May Boat Basin in Bainbridge:
- July 4th Celebration at Earle May Boat Basin
- 100 Boat Basin Circle,Bainbridge, Georgia
- Activities at park from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Concert begins at 8 p.m.
- Fireworks at 9 p.m.
- The event is free to the public. Call 229-248-2000 or visit www.visitbainbridgega.com for more information.
Sopchoppy 4th of July Celebration:
- The parade starts at 10, the park opens at 11, and fireworks will start as soon as it gets dark.
St. George Island Independence Day Fireworks:
- Starting at Dark in front of The Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe
Other Fun Things to Do For the 4th:
Tallahassee Museum of History
This museum will be open from 10a – 4p daily but you’ll need $3 donation to enter (kids under 5 are free though). From 11a – 3p there will be craft activities available for children as well as staff on hand to educate. The museum’s restaurant ‘The Back 40’ will offer a holiday themed buffet from 12p – 2:30p and 4p – 8:30p for just $24 per adult and $13 per child with various sides.
Restaurant Deals for 4th of July for Tallahassee:
While we wait for 2022 deals to come out, here is what was offering in 2021.
The university will have fireworks that evening and fans can also get in on some deals for the holiday itself.
Buy a $25 IHOP gift card and get a free $5 bonus card through July 25, 2021. The bonus card expires on Aug. 29, 2021.
Buy one dozen donuts from Krispy Kreme from June 28 through July 4, 2021 and you’ll get a free Original Glazed dozen.
Miller’s Ale House
Military personnel and veterans with valid ID can get 50% off of their meals at Miller’s Ale House this July 4.
If you bring your COVID-19 vaccination card to Panera Bread from July 2 through July 4, 2021, you can snag a free bagel.
Too hot to cook or grill for your guests yourself? Fret not: Red Robin offers 15% off of catering orders of $50 or more through July 5, 2021 when you use code “CATERING15.”
Rubio’s Coastal Grill
Will offer free meals to all FSU students with their student ID. All other patrons can get half off non alcoholic beverages and certain Mexican items at Rubio’s as well!
The Melting Pot
A wonderful restaurant known for its fondue (including a scrumptious chocolate variety) will be open from 5p – 10p on the 4th. They only require a $15+ purchase per person to come in and enjoy the special day however it’s not stated if alcohol will be served or if patrons must purchase a full entree.