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Independence Day Celebrations

South Florida Mommy Deals want to wish you and your families a wonderful weekend. Here is a list of some family friendly Independence Day Celebrations going on in our great cities throughout Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade County.  P.S. most are free!

Broward County

City of Pompano Annual Fireworks Extravaganza North & South of the Pier. Fireworks begin promptly at 9 p.m. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Festivities kick off with the annual parade starting 10 a.m.on Bougainvillea Drive behind Town Hall. Post-parade fun begins at 12:30 p.m. on the beach in front of El Prado Park. Fire Department will feature truck, hose and sea rescue demos. There will also be a skim boarding demo and a children’s sand castle competition. Fireworks at Anglin’s Pier shoot off at 9 p.m.

City of Ft.lauderdale The “Fourth of July Spectacular” on the beach will have a DJ, beach games and a patriotic orchestra performing. Brass Evolution will also take the stage. Festivities start at 12:30 p.m. The half-hour fireworks presentation blasts off 9 p.m. at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale July 4, All-American Oceanfront Festival & Barbecue Buffet 7-10pm, $50 adults (includes two signature drinks), $25 children ages 4-11. The 7th floor tropical pool deck transforms into an All-American poolside festival with snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, a mouthwatering barbecue buffet and 4th of July favorites, family fun entertainment, a live DJ and front row seats to watch the fireworks illuminate the sky. Open to the public. Advance reservations required.

Hallandale Beach Kids will have a blast with a bounce house, arts and crafts, pony rides, music and balloon animals from 4-8 p.m. at The Village at Gulfstream Park. Fireworks show is at 9 p.m. over Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, 501 S. Federal Highway.Text STAR to 55800 on July 4th to recieve a free patriotic blinky pin.

Hollywood Beach will feature nightly musical performances at the theater (Johnson Street and Broadwalk) from 7:30-9 p.m. all weekend long. On July 4th, Bring the kids for fun, games and DJ from 1-6 p.m.at Charnow Park. 20 minutes of fireworks will light up the sky over the Atlantic Ocean at 9 p.m. Park at a downtown parking garage and ride the free express bus.

Pembroke Pines Independence Day Celebration Admission: Free 6-9 pm Family activities start promptly. Fireworks at 9pm. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Located at Pembroke Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Boulevard.

City of Miramar Admission Free! Live Entertainment, Inflatable rides for the children. Food & beverages available for purchase.Festivities begin at 7pm, fireworks at 9pm. Located at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway.

Weston The morning festivities kick off with a 5K Run/Walk, beginning at 7 a.m. at Weston Town Center.  Registration in advance is $16; race day registration is $20 available 5:45 a.m. – 6:45 a.m. Hometown parade participants line up at 9:30 a.m. and proceed promptly at 10:30 a.m. from Town Center Boulevard and Three Village Road, then travel to Main Street. Local businesses, civic groups, schools, organizations and residents will be featured. There are no fireworks.

Town of Davie 29th Annual Fireworks celebration From 6-10pm Family activities including bounce house, climbing wall and arts and crafts. Food available for sale, free birthday cake. Located at Pine Island Park Community Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie.

Flamingo Gardens Old Fashion Fourth Admission: Half price all day: $9 for ages 12+; $5 for ages 4-11; and free for ages 3 and under 9:30am-4:30pm. Vintage and collectible cars will be on display in the front courtyard area, plus music, BBQ, and games for the kids in the gardens.

City of Plantation Start the holiday with the Annual Independence Day parade, beginning 9 a.m. at West Broward Boulevard and ending at City Hall. Viva, a local classic rock ‘n’ roll show band, will start playing at 7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blanket. Fireworks are at 9 p.m. Central Park Ball Fields, 9151 NW Second St.

Coconut Creek Red, White and Butterflies at Butterfly World at Tradewinds Park.Half off admission for active U.S. personnel (military I.D. required) and veterans . Buy one get one free admission by wearing red, white and blue (all three colors must be represented for offer). Valid July 3, 4 and 5.

City of Coral Springs Free event, $3 parking fee Starts at 6pm, firework display at 9pm. food and entertainment available. No pets or alcoholic beverages. Located at Mullins Park.

Billie Swamp Safari in the Everglades Get 50% off regular ticket price for Swamp Safari Day Package by wearing American flag in the form of a pin, shirt, hat, etc. Airboat ride, swamp buggy Eco-tour, Reptile Show and Swamp Critter & Bird of Prey Show.

City of Margate Grand Old Flag Parade, Admission: Free 9- 11am. Parade route travels along Margate Boulevard, east from 76th Avenue to the Municipal Complex at 58th Avenue. Firework Display 9 pm Located on Margate Blvd and 441.

Palm Beach County

City of Boca Raton Fabulous Fourth” offers family activities, games and kiddies’ rides starting at 6 p.m. “America, the Beautiful” stage show at 6:30 p.m. Wind Symphony of Florida performs at 7:30 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. Bring chairs and blankets since the fireworks display starts at 9 p.m. Florida Atlantic University.

Boca West At Sunset Cove Amphitheater, the July 4th Celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. with a concert by Soul Survivors. Fireworks set to music will take place after the concert. Picnic baskets and lawn chairs are permitted.

City of  Delray Their local favorite sand sculpting and beautiful baby bathing suit contests, patriotic bike and scooter parade, as well as hot dog and three-pound burger eating contests. New this year: fallen surfers memorial with surfer procession starting at 2 p.m. from intersection of Atlantic Avenue and A1A to the beach with paddling into the ocean. Also new, Cars As Art parade beginning at 5 p.m. Fireworks over the ocean, at the intersection of A1A and Atlantic Avenue, begin at 8:50 p.m.

City of Lake Worth will be hosting their Star Spangled Celebration with a full day of fun activities at Bryant Park from 10am-10pm. Fire-rescue will showcase antique and modern trucks. The raft regatta begins at 11 a.m. Traditional picnic games, such as watermelon-eating contest, sack race and balloon toss, can be enjoyed by all ages. Fireworks are at 9 p.m. North Bryant Park, Golfview Drive at Lake Avenue on the Intracoastal

City of Boynton Beach “Salute to Independence” celebration takes place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Amber Leigh will perform. Food and drinks may be purchased and don’t forget to bring your folding chairs and blankets. A special patriotic salute is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. and musically choreographed fireworks at 9 p.m. Intracoastal Park, 2240 North Federal Highway, south of Gateway Boulevard. Shuttle from Federal Highway and Ocean Avenue between 6-10 p.m. is free.

City of Wellington Family celebration at Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road, will begin at 6 p.m. with music, inflatable rides, face painting, paint-less paintball, traditional games and food for purchase. Enjoy free bingo at 6:30 p.m. inside the gym. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Pool Party 12-5 p.m. at Wellington Aquatics Complex

West Palm Beach Fourth on Flagler celebrates the American West with a Wild West mini rodeo, kids’ area and “Ride Them Hogs” Harley display. There will also be non-stop entertainment, food and refreshments, unfurling of a giant American Flag and the Firefighters’ Splash and Dash. All the fun is from 5-10 p.m. along the waterfront on Flagler Drive. National City Fireworks Show takes place at 9 p.m.

Miami-Dade County

City of Aventura The city’s 16th annual fireworks display can be viewed promptly at 9 p.m. from any location along the Country Club Drives.

Coconut Grove For some old-fashioned fun, come to the Barnacle (a 19th century pioneer home site). There will be lawn and board games, kite-making, crafts and treasure hunt beginning at 11 a.m. Joel Zoss will perform. Don’t forget to bring a picnic lunch. Food will also be available for purchase. Admission is $5; $3 for ages 6-12; under 6 free. Barnacle Historic State Park.

CocoWalk will host a scavenger hunt throughout downtown and hot dog eating contest . Free entertainment includes performances by the Ramblers and Pit Bull of Blues. Festivities, with a children’s Fun Zone. Starts from 5-10 p.m. The day culminates with a big fireworks display. Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Road.

City of Doral Beginning at 7 p.m., festivities include the upbeat tunes of Orquesta America and Boys Night Out. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The fireworks show takes place at 9 p.m. JC Bermudez Park.

City of Homestead Race to the Fourth celebration is 5-10 p.m. Family entertainment will include children’s fun and games. There will be a vendor and display area near the Rum Pavilion where food and beverages may be purchased. View fireworks in the grandstands at 9 p.m Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Miami at Bayfront Park, America’s Birthday Bash will feature a kids’ zone with inflatable slides, kiddie carousel, hoops and face painting from 3-7 p.m. Fireworks show takes place over Biscayne Bay and is scheduled for 9 p.m.

Village of Key Biscayne The big Fourth of July celebration is one of the highlights of summer on Key Biscayne.
The day-long schedule of events begins with the traditional parade along Crandon Blvd. starting at 11:00 a.m. presented by the Fourth of July parade Committee. The Kiwanis Picnic takes place on the Village Green immediately after the parade. Fireworks display at sunset. Tune into 88.9 FM WDNA to hear the fireworks music simulcast.

Miami Beach Big Poppa E and the E Band will kick off the “Fire on the Fourth” party at 6:30 p.m. South Florida Jazz Orchestra with Nicole Henry will follow. Catch the fireworks at 9 p.m. and tune in to the live simulcast at 89.7 FM.

Palmetto Bay/Cutler Bay Black Point Marina is the site of the annual 4th of July celebration. Music and kids’ activities start at 6 p.m. Enjoy the fireworks at 9 p.m.






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