Fourth of July Fireworks
At The Beach &
independence day celebrations

Plus other places around town to celebrate Independence
Day with activities, music and of course, fireworks

I think one of the best ways to see Fourth of July fireworks is at the beach. Nothing beats watching fireworks at the beach. A million little colorful sparks in bigger-than-life patterns etched for a moment onto the vast night sky.

Then it fades away and another one takes its place. The sound of the ocean waves mingling with the rock music and cheers from the crowd. Wow!

We’ve been to the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea celebration and for us, it's probably the best way to celebrate the 4th of July.

Below you'll find a list of beaches in the Fort Lauderdale area that every year host Independence Day festivities.

If you don't want to battle the crowd at the beach, also listed are other July 4th celebrations around town that are not necessarily close to the beach but still promises a ton of fun.

Some of them have fireworks events. Have a ton of fun but remember to always be safe!

4th of July Fireworks and celebrations

Independence Day, July 4, 2014 falls on a Friday this year, and practically everybody is getting ready for a much needed long weekend. We don't get too many of those throughout the year. Plan your weekend party outside with loved ones and friends or in one of the several 4th of July celebrations for America’s birthday bash. Think clear skies and mild weather! Boo to rain!

Entrance to most of these events is free, some may charge a fee, bring extra cash for parking and if you want to purchase food or other sundries at the event. Get there early to snag a good spot.

Spend a day or the afternoon at the beach and stay for the show and the lively ambiance. Or, you can spend the morning at the beach, go home and then go out again to see the fireworks display. Whatever works best for you and the family.

Fireworks shows begin when the sky starts turning dark (around 9 PM this time of year) and normally lasts about 30 minutes or so.

fireworks near or at the beach

Deerfield Beach
4th of July Event
Friday, July 4, 2014
Main Beach, SE 1st and Ocean Way
Starting at 12:00 PM – lots of live music, food and crafts vendors
9:05 PM – Fireworks!


Pompano Beach

Beach Bash and Fireworks Extravaganza
Friday, July 4, 2014
Main Beach, 222 North Pompano Beach Boulevard
Starting at 12:00 PM – Live bands and family fun activities, bounce house
9:00 PM – Fireworks! Off of the fishing pier


Lauderdale by the Sea
4th of July Celebration
Friday, July 4, 2014
Parade around town, EI Prado Park, Minto Parking Lot, main beach
Begins at 10:00 AM – Parade, 12:00 - 4:00 PM free water slides, music, sandcastle building contest, ice cream eating contests and more!
9:00 PM – Fireworks!
This has been our favorite 4th of July venue for fireworks at the beach, great ambiance!


Fort Lauderdale
Friday, July 4, 2014
A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, main beach
Starting at 12:30 - 9:30 PM – Live bands, DJ music, family fun activities, beach games and contests
9:00 PM – Fireworks!


Hollywood
Beach
Star-Spangled 4th of July
Friday, July 4, 2014
Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
Start at 2:00 PM arts and crafts, kids’ activities, live music
9:00 PM – Fireworks!

Hallandale Beach
Celebrates America
No celebration information this year

Hallandale – Gulfstream Park
501 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach
Party at the Park
Friday, July 4, 2014
Watch World Cup games (France vs. Germany then Colombia vs. Brazil) in the early afternoon.
5:00 - 9:00 PM – lots of family fun activities, face painting, live music, patriotic sing-a-long, giveaways
9:30 PM Grand Illuminations Fireworks by Grucci - fireworks without scaring the horses. Must see.




central broward county 4th of july events

Tamarac
All-American Celebration
Friday, July 4, 2014
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Tamarac Sports Complex located at
9901 NW 77 Street, Tamarac – art and crafts, rides, food trucks, and live entertainment
9:00 PM Fireworks!


Margate
Friday, July 4, 2014
Made in America
9:00 AM – 9:30 PM
All day event includes bounce houses, live music, food, and a chicken wing cookoff!
Margate Boulevard and S.R. 7 (441)
9:00 PM Fireworks!

Plantation
Friday, July 4, 2014
9:00 AM  parade – Broward Blvd
From 7:30 PM – live music, fun activities, hang out at Central Park
9:00 PM Fireworks!


Pembroke Pines
Friday, July 4, 2014
Pines Recreation Center Festival Grounds
7400 Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines
From 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – rides, food trucks, live music
9:00 PM – Fireworks!


Davie
Friday, July 4, 2014
Independence Day Fireworks and Family Fun Day
Pine Island Park
3801 S. Pine Island Road
From 3:00 - 6:00 PM – arts and crafts, country music, bounce house, hay rides, food trucks, and lots more
9:00 PM Fireworks!


Davie – Flamingo Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Sanctuary
Old Fashioned 4th
Friday, July 4, 2014
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM – kids’ activities, barbecue, watermelon and pie eating contests
Half-price admission, free antique car show, '50 music, dress up in your favorite '50's-themed costume and win prizes


Davie – Vista View Park
4001 SW 142nd Ave., Davie
Friday, July 4, 2014
Panoramic view of several Broward County fireworks displays including Davie, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Sunrise and if you're lucky, maybe Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood if the skies are clear.
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
9:00 PM – Fireworks begin all over the county
$1:50 per person entrance fee before 7:30 PM
$2.00 per person entrance fee after 7:30 PM


West Broward county 4th of july events

Coral Springs
Friday, July 4, 2014
4th of July Celebration
Mullins Park
Starting at 6:00 PM – Bounce house, games, entertainment, food vendors
9:00 PM – Fireworks!


Sunrise – Daytime celebration
Friday, July 4, 2014
Marching Through History" Parade & Family Fun Day 
City Park, 6700 Sunset Strip
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Parade with floats, food, fun activities for the kids 


Sunrise – Evening celebration
4th of July Fireworks and Concert
Friday, July 4, 2014
BB&T Center (former Bank Atlantic Center)
One Panther Parkway
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Family activities, rides for the kids, food and novelty vendors, live music
9:00 PM – Fireworks!


Weston
Friday, July 4, 2014
Hometown Celebration
Weston Regional Park
6:00 - 8:00 AM – 5K Run/Walk
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Parade – from Town Center and Three Village Road to Main Street 


Miramar
4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show
Friday, July 4, 2014
Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Parkway
7:00 - 9:00 PM – inflatables for the kids, entertainment, family fun activities, food vendors, photo booth
Miramar Regional Park Aquatic Water Park will be open for the kids
9:00 PM – Fireworks!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!



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