The City of St. Augustine estimates for Historic City News that about 100,000 people were watching from downtown, the grounds of the Mission Nombre de Dios, and Vilano Beach when “Fireworks over the Matanzas” lit up the sky over the historic city last night.
As the pyrotechnics filled the sky, a soundtrack of patriotic favorites and film scores filled the Bayfront through a quarter mile long sound system and was simulcast by WFCF — Flagler College Radio.
St. Augustine’s annual Independence Day tradition is produced by the City’s Public Affairs Department with funding support from St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.
Contributing to the successful tradition: the city’s Public Works, Heritage Tourism, General Services and Police Departments, with cooperation of the National Park Service.
Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News staff photographer