Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration on Hollywood Beach

Hollywood 4th of July

All are welcome to celebrate our nation’s 242nd birthday on Hollywood Beach on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the annual Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Sponsored by the City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency-Beach District, this annual event features entertainment beginning at 5:00 p.m., highlighted by a dazzling offshore fireworks display at 9:00 p.m.

Event schedule:

  • Johnson Street Plaza:5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Social Media Station
  • Hollywood Beach Theater:5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Island Sounds with Steel Harmonics and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Xuberance Band
  • Offshore fireworks display begins at 9:00 p.m.



Alcoholic beverages, fireworks of all types, sparklers, glass containers, coolers larger than 36” long and barbecue grills are prohibited on the beach and could be confiscated by Hollywood Police. Small soft-sided coolers are preferred outside designated picnicking areas. Picnicking is permitted on the sandy beach only between Sherman and Custer streets as well as within Charnow Park at Garfield Street, Keating Park at Magnolia Terrace, and Harry Berry Park at Azalea Terrace.

It is prime nesting season for several protected species of sea turtles. Turtle nesting activity is normal and should not be considered an emergency. If you plan to stake out a spot on the sand to watch the fireworks, please remember the nesting habits of sea turtles can be impacted by light sources, including flashlights. If you do encounter a sea turtle or sea turtle nest, do not disturb it. Knowingly interfering with a sea turtle nest could result in civil or even criminal penalties and fines.


All boaters are advised to travel at safe speeds and to watch for endangered species including manatees and sea turtles.  Any collisions with or injury to sea turtles, manatees or other protected species must be reported to Sea Turtle Emergency Line (24 hours) at 954.328.0580 and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1.888.404.FWCC. Spectator boats are not allowed to anchor on or above sea grass, hard bottom or coral reef structures and could face fines or criminal penalties for doing so. This is a condition of the event permit from the U.S. Coast Guard.  Boaters also must remain at least 1,400 feet from the fireworks barge. The Hollywood Police Department Marine Unit will be on hand to assure boaters follow these regulations.


Public restrooms are located at Tyler, Fillmore, Johnson, Garfield, Taft and Missouri Streets on the Broadwalk for your convenience.


Due to heavy traffic and limited parking, spectators are encouraged to utilize the free shuttle buses departing from two downtown parking garage locations to Johnson Street and N. Ocean Drive. The shuttle information is as follows:


Radius Garage


250 N 19th Avenue


Van Buren Garage


251 S 20th Avenue


The free shuttles will run from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Please note the last shuttles will leave for the beach at 8:00 p.m., with returning shuttles running from 9:30 p.m. at the conclusion of the fireworks display until 11:00 p.m.

Parking at the Garfield Garage, 300 Connecticut Street on Hollywood Beach will be a flat special event rate of $30 for the day.


Intracoastal Waterway bridges will maintain their regular schedules throughout the day and early evening, but from 8 p.m. to midnight the following bridges will remain in the down position to allow vehicular traffic to enter and exit the beach: Dania Beach Boulevard, Sheridan Street and Hollywood Boulevard.


The Hollywood Trolley will run starting at 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., the trolley service is $1 per ride. Download the free Trolley Tracker App for complete trolley information.


Garage parking is available at the following locations on Hollywood Beach: Hollywood Beach Garage at A1A and Hollywood Boulevard; North Beach Park at Sheridan Street and A1A (must enter before sundown), Garfield Parking Garage at Garfield Street and A1A; Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort at A1A and Johnson Street; Keating Park at 2400 S. Ocean Drive/301 Magnolia Terrace; the Dunewalk/Summit Lot at 1200 S. Ocean Drive and the Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood at 3555 S. Ocean Drive.


For additional event information, contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at 954.921.3404.

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Date(s) - 07/04/2018
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort