Because of the cancelled fireworks show in Jacksonville Beach we hear St. Augustine city officials bracing for big crowds on the 4th of July.
Parking at the visitors information center is 10 dollars for all day. All other public parking is available at no charge.
You'll also find several street closures and detours. See the complete list here, courtesy of the St. Augustine Police Department:
Detours and street Closures Wednesday, July 4, 2012 are in effect from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.
The Bridge of Lions is closed to all vehicular and boat traffic South Castillo Drive and Avenida Menendez north of the Bridge of Lions.
Cathedral Place from Avenida Menendez to St. George Street Orange Street from South Castillo Drive to Ponce de Leon Blvd. (U.S.1).
EMERGENCY TRAFFIC ONLY
King Street will be two-way traffic. From Cordova Street westbound there will be two lanes of traffic open to facilitate the exit from downtown after the fireworks. All traffic westbound on King Street after the fireworks will be directed south on Ponce de Leon Blvd or west on King Street.
King Street eastbound will turn north onto St. George Street, then west onto Cathedral Place (detour routed to Cordova Street to King Street.
Avenida Menendez northbound will turn west onto King Street.
San Marco Avenue southbound will turn west onto West Castillo Drive to Ponce De Leon Blvd. (U.S.1).
West Castillo Drive eastbound will turn north onto San Marco Avenue.
Anastasia Blvd. westbound may not cross the Bridge of Lions.
There will be a left turn from Ponce de Leon Blvd (U.S. 1) onto SR 16, it's is suggested that traffic use Lewis Speedway north of the city in order to west.
Parking is available at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility at the Visitors Information Center. A Parking fee of $10.00 for all day is in effect.
All other public parking throughout the city is available at no charge on July 4.
There will be no access to or from the parking lot of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument from 6:00pm to 11:00pm on July 4.
Parking will be limited in the vicinity of the Plaza to facilitate traffic detours in the evening.