Labor Day weekend, which traditionally marks the end of summer, isn’t usually highlighted by firework displays. However, considering that this has been anything BUT a normal summer, it was only fitting that the City of Sebastian chose to close things out with an outstanding fireworks display.
By boat and lined up all along the Sebastian riverfront, thousands of residents watched as the skies were lit up over the Indian River Lagoon. Sebastian was one of many Treasure Coast towns forced to cancel or postpone their July 4th festivities for safety’s sake during this summer’s coronavirus shutdowns.
Sebastian generally goes all out on July 4th. The day begins with a Freedom Run 5K to benefit Substance Awareness Center programs, followed by an impressive 4th of July Parade, which last year drew more than 5,000 spectators who watched 60-plus parade groups walk along the 2-mile route. There were also Sebastian Skydive parachuters who descended with enormous American flags, a Freedom Festival at Riverview Park with vendors and all-day entertainment, and fireworks at dusk. Maybe next year.