We have compiled a complete listing of all Fourth of July events sponsored by the cities in 2012. If you do not see a city below they either are not hosting an event or have not put any information out yet. Please email and Fourth events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Vista View Park in Davie, get the best seats in Broward County. Last year more than 1,100 people scanned the sky from the vantage point of the park’s hill, which is the highest man-made elevation in the county. Viewers get a panoramic view and a lot less traffic. Dependent on weather conditions, Independence Day viewers may be able to see the firework displays from Davie, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Sunrise, and possibly Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood – all of which start around 9 p.m. $2/person after 7:30 p.m. ($1.50/person – gate entrance fee – before 7:30 p.m.) No fireworks or sparklers, grilling, or horses will be permitted in the park. Viewers are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets, as well as food and drinks. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Event times and weather cannot be guaranteed. No refunds will be given. For more information, call the park at 954-357-8898.
Families are invited to come out and celebrate on Wednesday, July 4 at Mullins Park, 10150 N.W. 29 St. Starting at 6 p.m., families will enjoy games, bounce houses, food and entertainment. The fireworks display will begin promptly at 9 p.m. The event is free, but there will be fees for food, bounce houses and games. Parking will be available for $3 fee at the Coral Springs Gymnasium for early arrivers, and also at the main Mullins Park/Center for the Arts parking lot. No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park. Personal fireworks will be confiscated by Coral Springs Police. For more information, please call 954-345-2200.
Join the City of Dave residents for an Independence Day Craft & Fireworks Show at Pine Island Park, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. there will be art & craft displays, live country music, bounce houses, climbing wall, petting farm, hayrides, food concessions (at cost), free cake for residents (while supplies last). Support Local Boy/Girl Scouts by purchasing snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting and tattoos. Activities will take place in Ballfield #2. No alcohol, guns, fireworks or sparklers permitted. For sponsorship opportunities call 954-797-1163.
Spend the 4th of July on Deerfield Beach this year. The free celebration takes place at the Main Beach Parking Lot, Ocean Way and SE 1st Street, and includes free concerts all day, a variety of food vendors, and a spectacular fireworks display launched from the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier. The event is sponsored by the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
Location: Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 SE 21st Ave, Deerfield Beach. Contact: 954-480-4429 or email@example.com for more information. A variety of delicious food & ice cold beverages available for purchase
Arts, Crafts, & Clothing Vendors, Kids’ Stations, concerts by Luminotti, 1 – 2:30 PM, The South Bound Trane Band, 3 – 5:15 PM, Jimmy Stowe & The Stowaways, 5:45 – 7 PM and Hot Brass Monkey, 7:30 – 9 PM.Starts at 1 pm and includes fireworks at 9:15. More details and road closures here: http://www.deerfield-beach.com/CurrentEvents.aspx?EID=1983.
4th of July Spectacular on Fort Lauderdale Beach on A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. Starting at 1 p.m. with kids and family activities, the events continue till dark when there’s a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Community Property Band and Spinning Wheel will perform. Visit www.fortlauderdale.gov or call 954-828-5363 for more information.
The City of Hallandale is hosting an all day celebration on Saturday, June 30 but details have yet to be released. Call 954-457-1452 for information. You can also try this calendar listing.
Live entertainment starts at 7:00pm and a star-spangled spectacular fireworks display offshore at 9:00pm. Events happen at 200 Johnson Street, Hollywood. Event is free. Call 954-921-3404 for more information.
Lauderdale by the Sea
Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks Show on the beach. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and continues on the beach with a day of family activities shoreside with plenty of dining and shopping options. Sit by the pier and watch a spectacular fireworks show at sundown. Call 954-640-4200 or visit www.lbts-fl.gov for more information.
This city is hosting a free family movie night on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. The free event includes free popcorn and drinks. Pizza slices will be available for $1. Location is The Educational & Cultural Center, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 3580 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319. For more information, call 954-535-2835.
Margate celebrates the Fourth of July with a hometown parade of floats, vehicles, walkers, bands, performers and more. Join the city for the parade on July 4 at Margate Blvd (East from 76 Ave – 58 Ave. It’s free to enter the parade and the theme is “Made in America.” Contact 954-972-6458 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Decorate your Bike, Stroller or wagon in Red, White and Blue and come out to the City of Parkland’s annual Bicycle Parade at Terramar Park, 6575 NW 76 Drive, Parkland. 954-757-4120 or email@example.com for more information.
The Independence Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Broward Boulevard and N.W. 46th Avenue, heads west to 69th Avenue, turns right on 4th Street, ending at City Hall. The concert by Viva Classic Rock & Roll begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Central Park ball fields. Refreshments will be available for purchase or bring a picnic dinner, and don’t forget the lawn chairs or blanket. At 9 p.m. Zambelli Internationale presents one of the best fireworks displays in Broward. Fireworks, sparklers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted within the park. Call 954-452-2510 for More Information
The City of Pompano Beach will be celebrating July 4th this year with an all day Beach Bash and Fireworks Extravaganza at the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier, located at 222 N. Pompano Beach Boulevard.
The Beach Bash will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the celebration will continue throughout the day with a watermelon eating contest, relay races, arts and crafts projects, airbrush and glitter tattoos, bounce houses, and live entertainment!
Featured tribute bands will begin at 12:00 p.m. and include: Doors Alive, Orange Sunshine, Turnstiles, and Classic Rock Therapy. Never Stop Believin’ will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. featuring hits from the rock group Journey. Don’t miss these amazing performances. At 9:00 p.m. direct your attention to the night sky as we will launch an array of fireworks that is sure to impress. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; however personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol, and pets are prohibited. The N.E. 14 Street Causeway and Atlantic Boulevard bridges will be in the down position from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. For more information call 954-786-4111.
The city of Sunrise goes all out with a “Great American Heroes” Parade & Family Fun Day at 6700 Sunset Strip, Sunrise from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Floats will wind their way west along Sunset Strip from NW 12th Street to City Park, where the fun continues with free food, rides and kids’ entertainment. Local businesses and organizations are welcome to participate. Call (954) 747-4600 for more information.
Then Sunrise continues with a free 4th of July Concert & Fireworks at Bank Atlantic Center. This crowd-pleasing outdoor event – presented in partnership with the BankAtlantic Center – features children’s rides and activities, along with an assortment of food and retail vendors. The Jacob Jeffries Band will kick off the evening’s live music lineup, and alternative rockers Sister Hazel will headline. After the concert, enjoy a fantastic fireworks display. Parking and admission are free! For information about sponsor and vendor opportunities contact Kurt Johnson at (954) 835-7839 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, July 4th the morning festivities kick off with a 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the City of Weston and Broward Health Weston, beginning at 7 a.m. at Weston Town Center. Registration in advance is $15; race day registration is $25 available the morning of the race.
The race will begin at Town Center and go east on Three Village Road to Indian Trace. The route then heads west on Indian Trace to Town Center Blvd. then south, returning to Three Village Road and ending back at the Town Center. Detailed information and downloadable application are available on-line at www.splitsecondtiming.com.
10:30AM – PARADE: Join us later that morning for the City of Weston 4th of July Hometown Parade! Participants including local businesses, civic groups, schools, bands, organizations and residents gather to march in Weston’s biggest and most exciting event.
Grand Marshal(s): This year the Grand Marshals will be picked from the crowd! At approximately 10AM, staff will be scanning the crowd for a family or group of up to 6 people who are showcasing the spirit of holiday in how they are dressed or made up. We also suggest a sign or poster stating “pick me” or “I want to be a Grand Marshal” so we know you are interested. Those selected will ride on the Grand Marshal float.
The Parade begins promptly at 10:30 am at the corner of Town Center Blvd. and Three Village Road, continuing east on Three Village Road to Bonaventure Blvd. heading south briefly to Bell Tower Lane, and winding through Town Center to the heart of Main Street. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating We The People.” Contact the Weston Community Center with any questions at 954-389-4321.