Once again, we have scoured the web, Facebook, e-mails and anywhere else information might appear to put together the most complete listing of July 4th festivities involving both Fireworks and Live Music from Hollywood to West Palm Beach. City by city, you’ll find Family Friendly activities, Live Music by one or more bands followed by a grand finale Fireworks show. Some cities will break the celebration into two parts with the morning being dedicated to a parade and the evening festivities scheduled to end with fireworks around 9pm.
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BROWARD COUNTY EVENTS
4th of July Spectacular on Fort Lauderdale Beach – This annual event begins at Noon with Family Friendly activities till 5pm followed by Reggae Band T-Wave and 80’s Rock Covers by Stall-4 till the fireworks blast off at 9. Las Olas & A1A “Beach Hub”
Star Spangled Spectacular on Hollywood Beach – Various locations on Hollywood Beach, Highlights include a concert by the 13th Army Band of the Florida National Guard at Charnow Park: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
City of Sunrise Celebrates July 4th with Parade, Concert & Fireworks – The parade will begin at 9am and festivities will take place at City Park till Noon. The celebration continues at 5pm at the BB&T Center where the public is invited to enjoy live music by Baha Men followed by The Romantics. fireworks, food and beverages for sale as well as children’s rides and inflatables. BB&T Center, 6pm
City of Deerfield Beach July 4th Celebration – Live music all day and fun for the whole family events at the Main Beach Parking Lot starting at Noon. See our dedicated coverage for the complete schedule.
Family Fun Day at El Prado Park (Lauderdale by the Sea) – Beginning at 10 with a Parade, Family Fun Day at El Prado Park from 11:30am-3pm featuring a water slide for the kids as well as fire truck demonstrations. A 20-minute fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. just north of the Park. See the link for our coverage from last year.
The Town of Davie invites families with children to two different events on Tuesday, July 4th. The morning activities take place at the Pine Island Pool and include free swim, Inner Tube Water Polo, Fun Foam Spray with the Davie Fire Department, a Dive in Treasure Hunt and finally a Watermelon Eating Contest at 3pm. The fun continues at Bamford Sports Complex in Pine Island Park starting a 4pm and ending with Fireworks at 9pm. Smokin Aces will entertain the masses from 6 till 9.
City of Miramar – July 4th will coincide with the Grand Opening of the City’s new Amphitheater (AMP). Enjoy a free concert with live performances by National Recording Artists: Eddie Santiago, Tavares, Kelly Price, France Joli, Wayne Wonder and a special guest performance by Yung Gordon, winner of the Miramar Day Celebration’s band showcase. Guests can also enjoy music by DJ, food trucks, food and novelty vendors, and a Kid’s Zone which is available for all ages: Extra large Inflatables, Face Painting Balloon Artists, and Local Vendors. The event will close with fireworks at approximately 9pm. Shuttle services will be provided at the off-site parking lots on 16700-17100 Bass Creek Road between Everglades High School and Glades Middle School for $5 per car.
City of Coconut Creek defers to the Seminole Casino of Coconut Creek when it comes to hosting fireworks one day early (July 3rd) at 9pm. Food, Drinks and Entertainment will be hosted by the Casino.
City of Coral Springs annual Fourth of July Celebration – Takes place at Mullins Park. Entertainment, Food, Music, bounce houses for the kids and a fireworks show at 9pm. Free admission however expect a $3 Parking fee at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, Mullins Park and the Center for the Arts.
City of Margate July 4th Celebration – The celebration will begin at 9 a.m. with the City’s popular parade down Margate Boulevard eastbound from 76th Avenue to Margate City Hall. followed by a post-parade picnic. Beginning at 5:00pm, enjoy family fun and an evening concert featuring The Wolfpack Band ending with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:00pm at Margate Boulevard and 441.
City of Pompano Beach Fireworks Extravaganza – Enjoy country classics with the Jamie Mitchell Band followed by Speakerbox, a top-40s band. At 9:00 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from the end of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; however personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol, and pets are prohibited. 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.
The City of Pembroke Pines celebrates independence day with a free concert by Entourage starting at 6pm at the Pines Recreation Center and ending the evening with a Fireworks show at 9pm. Kids will enjoy fun rides and arts & crafts. Food Trucks will also be on hand for dinner and other treats.
The City of Plantation begins the day’s celebration with a parade at 9 a.m. beginning at West Broward Boulevard and Northwest 46th Avenue, heading west to 69th Avenue, to Northwest Fourth Street, ending at City Hall with an awards ceremony. The Big City Dogs, classic rock band, performs at 7 p.m. at the Central Park ball fields followed by Zambelli fireworks at 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available for sale or bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs or blankets. Plantation Central Park is located at 9151 NW Second St.
All American Celebration in City of Tamarac features a free outdoor concert by Heatwave at the Tamarac Sports Complex. Also fun rides for the kids, arts & crafts, games and food trucks starting at 6pm. Fireworks at 9pm. Parking shuttle from City Hall and Tamarac Community Center.
PALM BEACH COUNTY EVENTS
10th Annual July 4th Celebration at Sunset Cove Amphitheater – Presented by West Boca Community Council and the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. Featuring kids funzone, concessions, welcome booth & interactive prize wheel, live music by Gypsy Lane topped of by fireworks! Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Gates open at 5:30 pm.
Fabulous Fourth Celebration in Boca Raton – Annual festivities at Spanish River Athletic Facility at deHoernle Park kick off 6:30 PM and feature a 28’ high and 110’ long State Fair style slide, a “Stars & Stripes” slide; along with many other rides; toddler center; carnival games; food trucks; and carnival food. Boogie Brothers (Classic Rock) at 7:00 PM followed by Fireworks display at 9:00PM
South Florida’s Coolest July-4th-Celebration-in-Delray-Beach – Sandcastle competition, live music and flag raising are just part of this day-long celebration starting as early as 8am. Atlantic & A1A
4th on Flagler in West Palm Beach – Two Stages of Live Music, fun activities for both kids and adults and more at Meyer Amphitheatre & Waterfront, 5pm
Village of Royal Palm Beach 4th of July Celebration – A day filled with activities for the whole family including concerts by Lazy Bonez (6pm) and The Boss Project (8pm). Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, 1pm
City of Boynton Beach 4th of July Festivities will take place on Saturday July 1st! However, if you would rather wait till Tuesday, you might want to check out the United We Rock Independence Day Festival with more then 20 bands and artists performing non-stop starting at Noon at The Fish Depot Bar & Grille.
City of Lake Worth Live Music, Car Show and Raft Race – a day filled with activities and live music headlined by National Blues Artist Matthew Curry. Bryant Park, 11am
City of Greenacres Independence Day Celebration – Live music by The Groove, Rides, Games, most patriotic costume contest, food and drinks for purchase and more. Greenacres Community Park, 5:30pm
Many more live music events, especially places to go post-fireworks, can be found on the WeekendBroward live music calendars for BROWARD and PALM BEACH.