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Fort Lauderdale 4th of July Events

By on June 28, 2012

Find the perfect 4th of July celebration near you. Get your family together and watch the sky light up!

BOCA RATON FAU Campus

Family Activities, games, children’s rides, arts & crafts, walkabout entertainment. Live patriotic music. Personal fireworks & sparklers, alcoholic beverages, open fires, & the family pet are absolutely prohibited. 6pm. Fireworks display @ 9pm. FAU Campus, 777 Glades Rd. (just E. of I-95). Free admission. 561-393-7806 press #2. www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us

CORAL SPRINGS – Mullins Park

Families are encouraged to celebrate the holiday safely by enjoying a grand fireworks display. Food & entertainment will also be available. No personal fireworks, pets or alcoholic beverages allowed in the park. Free admission, parking fee/ $3. Begins 6pm. Fireworks display 9pm. Mullins Park, 10000 NW 29 St. Coral Springs. 954-345-2200 www.coralsprings.org

DAVIE – Pine Island Park

Support our local Boy & Girl Scouts by purchasing Sno Cones, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Face Painting & Tattoos. Do not bring fireworks with you! Food & snacks available for purchase throughout the evening. No alcoholic beverages, guns, or fireworks including sparklers are permitted. 6–10pm. 6pm: Arts & Crafts Displays & Live Country music (Main Stage) Bounce Houses, Climbing Wall & Petting Farm (Free) at Ballfield #2, FREE cake for residents (while supplies last) 9pm: Fireworks display. Pine Island Park, 3801 S. Pine Island Rd. Davie. 954-797-1166 www.davie-fl.org

DELRAY BEACH – A1A & Atlantic

Celebrate your All-American spirit with a day on the beach and a wide array of entertaining activities from morning til’ night! Festivities include a sand sculpture contest, a Patriotic Bicycle Parade, live entertainment, music, food & a spectacular fireworks display @ 9pm. A1A & Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach. 561-279-1380. www.downtowndelraybeach.com

DAVIE – Flamingo Gardens

Celebrate Independence Day with a bit of Old Florida! Stop by to see vintage & collectible cars on display in the front courtyard, then enjoy a beautiful day at the Botanical Gardens & Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. Lunch on BBQ & hot dogs at the Flamingo Cafe* and play old fashion games with the kids. Entry to the car show is free. July 4th is HALF-PRICE DAY! *Food, drink, & narrated Tram Tour is additional. 9:30am–4:30pm Adult/$8.50, Child(4–11)/$4.25, 3&under/free. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 Flamingo Rd. Davie. 954-473-2955. www.flamingogardens.org

FORT LAUDERDALE – On the Beach at A1A & Las Olas

Celebrate America’s Independence on Fort Lauderdale Beach! The celebration will include family activities on the beach across from the Oasis Cafe, located at 600 Seabreeze Blvd. Then, as the sun goes down, watch the sky light up with the City’s annual fireworks presentation at 9pm from a barge in the Ocean off A1A & Las Olas Blvd. 954-828-5363. ci.ftlaud.fl.us/events

HOLLYWOOD– Charnow Park

This day-long celebration of the country’s birthday on the beach will feature children’s activities, contests, games & more at Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut St. Live music begins @ 7pm. Fireworks offshore @ 9pm. 954-921-3404. www.hollywoodfl.org

PEMBROKE PINES – Recreation Center

Rides, live musical entertainment, food booths & a phenomenal fireworks show on the Pines Recreation Festival Grounds. Children’s area includes free rides 6–8:30pm. Bring your blankets & lawn chairs. No coolers, pets or fireworks permitted. Activities 7–9pm. Free. Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Blvd. 954-435-6525 www.ppines.com

POMPANO BEACH – Main Public Beach

North & South of the Pompano Fishing Pier located at 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. Fireworks begin promptly at 9pm. Blankets & lawn chairs are welcome. Personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol & pets not allowed. 954-786-4111 www.mypompanobeach.org

PLANTATION – Central Park

“Land of The Free” parade begins at 9am at the intersection of Broward Blvd & NW 46 Ave. Heads W. to 69 Ave. turns right on 4th St. ends at City Hall. Concert takes place at Central Park @ 7:30pm. Bring along a picnic dinner, lawn chairs or blanket. Fireworks 9pm. Personal fireworks, sparklers & alcoholic beverages are not permitted within the park. Parking is limited, so come out early. Central Park, 9151 NW 2 St (Central Park Dr.), Plantation. 954-452-2510. www.plantation.org

WESTON – Town Center

Enjoy a parade celebration themed “Celebrating the American Dream” beginning 9:30am at Town Center Blvd & Three Village Rd & concludes on Main Street. 5k Run begins at the Weston Town Center @ 7am. Visit the web for registration forms or call Split Second Timing at 954-384-7521. Early registration thru July 3/$15, Day of/$25. Weston Town Center, 1675 Market St. Weston. 954-389-4321. www.westonfl.org.

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