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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Free Park & Ride Shuttle returns for Fireworks over the Matanzas

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Service on Anastasia Island starts at 6:00pm on Monday, July 4


The free park and ride shuttle on Anastasia Island, provided by the city with support from Old Town Trolley Tours and Ripley’s Red Train Tours will be available from 6:00pm until midnight from parking locations along Anastasia Blvd.:

As this is a parking-only location, those who park there will need to access the shuttle at the R.B. Hunt Elementary School stop by crossing Anastasia Blvd.at the lighted crosswalk just west of the attraction.

Parking: Getting In and Getting Out

Over the years, the St. Augustine Police Department has refined a traffic plan that moves vehicles safely and as quickly as possible out of the downtown area following the show.  A summary of the parking details can be found at www.CityStAug.com/Fireworks.

Parking in city-owned lots and in on-street spaces is free on Monday, July 4, as it is on all federal holidays, excluding the Castillo de San Marcos and the Historic Downtown Parking Facility. Drivers are encouraged to confirm that they are parked in a city-owned lot and not a private lot where towing may be enforced by the lot owner.

The Historic Downtown Parking Facility, adjacent to the St. Augustine & St. Johns County Visitor Information Center at 1 Cordova St., offers parking for $15.00 per car, per entry or $3.00 with the ParkNow Card.

Parking in the lot at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is not free and is enforced by the National Park Service from 8:00am - 9:00pm, seven days a week, including federal holidays.  There will be no vehicular access to or from the Castillo’s parking lot on July 4th from 6:00pm until approximately 11:00pm.

Street Closures

Rerouting of traffic begins at 8:00pm and will include prohibiting vehicular traffic on the Bridge of Lions, Avenida Menendez, S. Castillo Dr., and Cathedral Place in order to accommodate the vast number of pedestrians. For a detailed list of streets, visit www.CityStAug.com/Fireworks.  The Bridge of Lions will be closed to vehicles starting at 8:00pm until approximately 11:00pm.


Fireworks over the Matanzas is produced by the City of St. Augustine with support funding from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.

For more information, visit www.CityStAug.com/Fireworks. Stay up to date with the latest event updates by following @CityStAug and @StAugPD on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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