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Fireworks, food and family fun is happening in South Florida this 4th of July.
You may be wondering where you should go to watch and celebrate fireworks. Local Mom Scoop has your local South Florida guide on all of the fun.
Where To Watch 4th of July Fireworks in South Florida
Come out and celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4. Starting at 6 p.m., 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 and fills up fast, so make sure to arrive early to enjoy all the activities planned. 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The fireworks will be held at Mullins Park, 10150 Ben Geiger Dr. in Coral Springs, Florida. https://coralsprings.org/Home
The City of Deerfield Beach’s 4th of July Celebration will feature music and vendors providing a variety of arts & crafts, local foods and ice cold beverages. The event will be held on Wednesday, July 4th at the Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 SE 21st Ave. and starts at 12:00 pm. The fireworks start at 9:00 pm and it’s free to attend.
Preparations are underway for a fun and music filled day on Tuesday, July 4th from 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Pick your fun along the beach at Charnow Park’s splash pad, beach games, relaxing under an umbrella or grab your favorite percussion instrument to play along with beachside entertainers. The celebration concludes with a star-spangled offshore fireworks display at 9:00 pm. This event is located on Hollywood Beach at 300 Connecticut St
in Hollywood, FL. More info here.
Join us all day on the Fourth of July to celebrate our freedom and families. The parade starts is from 10 – 11 am. The Family Fun Day is located in El Prado Park from 11:30 – 3:00 pm. Get ready for the fireworks to go off from 9:00 pm – 9:20 pm in North of El Prado Park. http://www.lbtsevents.com/events
Margate will celebrate the 4th of July with an extravaganza from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The City’s 4th of July Extravaganza begins at 5:00 p.m. with food, bounce houses, and family-friendly activities at the northwest corner of Margate Boulevard and State Road 7. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and the fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. http://margatefl.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=81
The City of Pompano Beach will be celebrating July 4th this year with a Fireworks Extravaganza at Pompano Beach at the beach, near the Fishing Pier. At 5:00 p.m., they will start the night off with live music, featuring the “Nostaljah,” a reggae band, followed by the main act “L Tribe”, an R&B band.
At 9:00 p.m. direct your attention to the night sky as we set off an array of fireworks that is sure to impress. Fireworks will be launched from a floating barge in the ocean off of the end of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; however personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol, and pets are prohibited. In case of inclement weather, there will be a rain date for the fireworks show of Thursday, July 5th.
Available parking is at Atlantic Boulevard and A1A. Street Parking will also be available as well as the new Pier Garage, located right across from the Pier.
PALM BEACH COUNTY
Boca Raton will host it’s Fabulous Fourth at Spanish River Athletic Facilities @ deHoernle Park, 1000 NW Spanish River Blvd. Family activities start at 6:30 pm with a live band at 9:00 pm. Free trolley service along with a parking map will be plentiful with several nearby public parking lots including Boca Corporate Center with complimentary shuttle service will begin at 5:30 pm and run continuously until 10:15 pm. Blankets & lawn chairs are permitted.
WEST BOCA RATON
The 11th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, west of Boca Raton.
This FREE family fun event will have a kids fun zone, concessions on site, a welcome booth and interactive prize wheel, live music by The Fabulous
Fleetwoods and fireworks! Gates open at 5:30 pm. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Kids Fun Zone is from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. The Fabulous Fleetwoods play at 7:00 pm. The fireworks start at 9:00 pm.
Boynton Beach will host it’s 4th of July celebration with te Paradigm band on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, starting at 6:30 pm. Children activities will also be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and food vendors will be on site. There is limited parking at the Intracoastal Park, but there is complimentary buses. The buses will shuttle from the Ezell Hester Community Center (1901 N. Seacrest Blvd) beginning at 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The final shuttle picks up from Ezell Hester Community Center at 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at Intracoastal Park, 2240 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL 33435. boynton-beach.org/fourth-july-celebration
DELRAY BEACH’S JULY 4th CELEBRATION 2018 will be held on Wednesday, July 4th at Atlantic Avenue & A1A. Sand Castle Contest Hosted by the HOW Foundation will be from 8am-Noon and the Flag Raising Ceremony at 5:00 pm at Atlantic Ave & Gleason. Main Stage Entertainment is located at Atlantic Ave & A1A from 5:00 -9:00 pm. The Kids Corner hosted by Avenue Church will be from 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm julyfourthdelraybeach.com/
Independence Day Celebration “Ignite the Night” – July 4th Event will be from will be from 5:30pm to 10:00 pm. A patriotic celebration featuring musical entertainment, Most Patriotic Dressed contest, games, arts & crafts, wristbands for inflatable amusements (slides, obstacle course, rock wall, etc) and food available for purchase, and a spectacular fireworks display. Cash Only – No ATM. Admission is free. The fireworks will be at Samuel J. Ferreri Community Park located at 2905 Jog Road in Greenacres, FL.
ROYAL PALM BEACH
Celebrate the 4th of July by declaring Independence with the Village of Royal Palm Beach’s annual Star Spangled Spectacular at Royal Palm Beach’s Commons Park, on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. The Zambelli Fireworks International Show begins at 9:00 pm, and is fireworks show not to miss.
The Kids Fun Zone will begin at 4:00 pm and will require a wristband purchase ($10 per child). The Gourmet Truck Expo will be on hand with over 20 gourmet food trucks that will appeal to anyone’s palate. Entertainment will feature live music by local bands and a tribute bands throughout the event. An interactive DJ spinning all of the greatest hits will also be part of the festivities. https://www.royalpalmbeach.com/
Wellington’s largest FREE event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with live music and entertainment, bounce houses, face painting, a petting zoo, traditional games (pie eating, watermelon eating, hula hoops, egg toss, sack races, tug-o-war), food trucks, vendors, Free Bingo sponsored by Humana, Inc. and more! The evening is topped off with an incredible Zambelli Fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.
Fireworks will be visible from Village Park and surrounding areas. Free shuttle transportation service is available from The Mall at Wellington Green at the Palm Tran bus stop beginning at 6 pm. Please note that the shuttles do not run while the Fireworks show is in progress. wellingtonfl.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/events/special-events#July4th
WEST PALM BEACH
Celebrate Fourth of July along the West Palm Beach Waterfront at 4th on Flagler on Wednesday, July 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. In addition to the annual Military Honor Ceremony, larger-than-life games, live music and impressive 18-minute fireworks show igniting over the Intracoastal Waterway, this year’s celebration will have extra special elements in honor of its 30th anniversary.
Coconut Grove will host a FREE annual family-friendly Independence Day celebration and the event will take place on WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH FROM 6:00 PM -9:00 PM at Regatta Park, 2699 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33133.
This year’s event will feature live music and an enhanced family fun zone. You can enjoy live music, contests, games, face painting, photo booth and fun for the entire family. Pack a picnic, bring your blankets and chairs for a spectacular evening along the waterfront in Coconut Grove.
There are plenty of free activities at Bayfront Park for the entire family including the Family Fun Zone. Live music starts at 2pm and continues all the way until fireworks time. The stage is located right in the middle of the Budweiser Beer Garden. There are dozens of places you can see 4th of July Miami fireworks. For the 4th of July festivities, America’s Birthday Bash, the Family Fun Zone opens at 3:00 pm. The fireworks go off at 9:00 pm. http://www.miami4thofjuly.com/
Please note this will be updated as I get more fireworks scoop. If you know of a special place to watch and you do not see it listed. Put it in the comments below.