Friday, July 1, 2011

Free South Florida 4th of July Events: Broward

I can hardly believe that it is almost July fourth again, but it is and there are plenty of free 4th of July events and activities all over South Florida.

I wish all of you a happy 4th of July weekend!

Free South Florida 4th of July Events

Saturday July 2nd, 2011

Event: Hallandale Beach Celebrates America, Hallandale Beach, FL
When: Saturday, July 2nd 11 a.m. - 4p.m.
Cost: FREE 
South City Beach
A1A, just south of Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Event DetailsFamily Fun Zone Beach Bash: Happy Birthday America Party with DJ and kids activties including craft corner.
Parking: Additional parking and shuttle at Walmart parking lot.
Contact info: 954-457-1452    

Monday July 4th, 2011

Event: Fourth of July Celebration, Coral Springs, FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 - 6-9 p.m
Cost: FREE + $3 Parking Fee
Location: Mullins Park,  10000 N.W. 29th Street, Coral Springs, FL
Event Details There will be entertainment, with food and refreshments available for purchase. Fireworks display starts promptly at 9 p.m
Contact info: 954-345-2200

Event: Fourth of July Celebration Davie, FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 6 - 10 PM
Cost: FREE for residents
Location:  Pine Island Park, 3801 Pine Island Road. Davie, FL
Event Details Entertainment: Country artist Shane Duncan. Free family activities include bounce house, climbing wall, petting farm and arts and crafts. Independence Day birthday cake will be available for residents while supplies last. Food will be sold. 
9 PM Fireworks
Contact info: 954-797-1163

Event: All-American 4th of July Celebration, Deerfield Beach, Fl
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 1 - 9PM
Cost: FREE for residents
Location:  Main Beach Parking Lot area, Ocean Way & SE 1st St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Event Details Free concerts all day, a variety of food vendors, and a spectacular fireworks display launched from the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier.
Smuggling YoYos ~ 1-3 PM
Scott Ringerson, “The Elvis Experience” ~ 4-6 PM
The David Ray Band ~ 7-9 PM

Spectacular Fireworks Display from the International Fishing Pier – 9 PM
FREE event with complimentary shuttle service from locations west of the Intracoastal.

Parking and Shuttle Service

Parking on the barrier island will be extremely limited during the event. Complimentary parking will be available at the Cove Shopping Center. Attendees can make the short walk across the bridge to the event or take the complimentary shuttle service between the Cove Shopping Center and the beach. Shuttle service will run from 11AM – 5:45 PM, at which time Hillsboro Boulevard and the bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic. Immediately following the fireworks display, the road will reopen and the shuttle service back to the Cove Shopping Center will resume.

Contact info: 954-357-8898end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
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Event: 4th of July Spectacular, Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Cost: FREE 
Location: Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fl off A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.
Event Details
12:30 PM - 2 PM: American Legion Band
1 PM - 4 PM: DJ and Family Activities
4PM - 6:15 PM: Sarah Packlan Band
6:45 PM - 9 PM: Brass Evolution
9 PM: Fireworks Show
Contact info: 954- 828-5356

Event: Fun, Fireworks and Family, Hallandale, FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 - 4 - 8 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, 501 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale, Fl
Event Details Kids will have a blast with a bounce house, arts and crafts, pony rides, music and balloon animals from 4-8 p.m. at Village at Gulfstream Park. Fireworks show is at 9 p.m.
Contact info: 954-378-0900

Event: July 4th Celebration, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: The Parade starts 10 a.m. on Bougainvillea Drive behind Town Hall, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and ends at Town Hall.
Event Details 10 a.m. 4th of July parade with grand marshall Mike San Miguel.
Noon - 4 p.m.: Two giant waterslides for kids on the beach at El Prado and in El Prado Park. Steel drum band entertains.
12:30 p.m.: Hands-on fire equipment demonstration for kids in the El Prado parking lot.
1 - 3 p.m.: Ally Oop Skim boarding demonstration on the beach in front of El Prado Park.
1 - 3 p.m. : Sand castle competition for kids on the beach at El Prado Park! Free hot dogs and watermelon.
3 - 3:30 p.m.: VFD full sea rescue demonstration with BSO on the beach in front of El Prado Park.
4 p.m: At Burgerfi, there will be an ice cream eating contest for kids followed by a burger eating contest for adults.

9 p.m. Fireworks off Anglin's Pier
Contact info:

Event: Hollywood Hometown's 4th of July Celebration, Hollywood, FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 - 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Hollywood Beach and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach, FL
Event Details the celebration begins with children's fun and games at Charnow Park featuring Games Master and DJ Tony Tiru from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Musical entertainment at the Hollywood Beach Theatre featuring country music with the Rodeo Clowns followed by Galo's Tribute to Santana from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. A twenty minute dazzling, patriotic star-spangled spectacular fireworks display will light up the evening sky over the Atlantic Ocean, beginning at 9:00 p.m.

To enjoy maximum relaxation park at a downtown parking garage and ride the FREE Fourth of July Express bus to Hollywood Beach. Normal downtown parking rates apply.

Contact info: 954-921-3404

Event: July 4th Celebration, Margate, FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 
Parade 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. .
Fireworks 9 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: The Parade starts at Margate Blvd from 76th Avenue to 58 Avenue in Margate.
Fireworks at Margate Blvd & 441.
Event Details 

Contact info: 954-972-6458

Event: July 4th Celebration, Miramar, FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 
Parade 7 PM - 9 PM
Fireworks 9 p.m.

Cost: FREE
Location: Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL
Event Details Live Entertainment, Inflatable Rides For The Children
Food & Beverages Available For Purchase
Fireworks Show At 9:00 P.M.
Bring Your Blankets & Chairs

Contact info: 954-602-3319

Event: Independence Day Celebration, Pembroke Pines, FL 
When: Monday July 4th, 2011   7 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE 
Location: Pines Recreation Center
7400 Pines Boulevard
Event Details: The event includes rides, live musical entertainment, food booths and a phenomenal fireworks show.

FREE Concert By: Wesley Phillips Band
Festival grounds open at 6:00 p.m.

Childrens area which includes free rides will be opened between 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. No coolers, pets or fireworks permitted.

Contact info: 954-435-6525

Event: Fourth of July Celebration, Plantion, FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 - 
 9 AM Parade
7:30 PM Concert
9 PM Fireworks

Cost: FREE
Location: Central Park Ball Fields, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation, FL
Event Details Independence Day parade, beginning 9 a.m. at West Broward Boulevard and Northwest 46th Avenue, traveling west to Northwest 69th Avenue, turning right onto 73rd Avenue, 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. Zambelli Internationale fireworks are at 9 p.m

Contact info: 954-452-2510 
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Event: Fourth of July Extravaganza, Pompano Beach, FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: City’s Main Public Beach, North & South of the Pier, Pompano Beach, FL
Event Details Fireworks begin promptly at 9 p.m.  Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.  Please refrain from bringing personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol and pets.
Contact info: 954-786-4111

Event: Fourth of July Celebration, Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise, FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 4 - 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Outdoors at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, FL. 
Address: Bank Atlantic Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33323
Event Details: Live music by Gin Blossoms, family fun zone, food and beverage vendors,.
9 PM Spectacular Fireworks Finale
Contact info: 954-835-PUCK

Event: July 4th Celebration, Tamarac,  FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 6-9:30 p.m
Cost: FREE
Location: Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 N.W. 77th Street, Tamarac, FL
Event Details Kids area, live band and fireworks display. 
Contact info: 954-597-3620

Event: Fourth of July Celebration, Weston, FL
When: Monday July 4th, 2011 - 7 AM - 
Cost: FREE
Location:  Town Center Blvd. and Three Village Road,Weston, FL
Event Details  
7 AM: Run/Walk - registration fees
10:30 AM: Parade
arade begins promptly at 10:30 am at  the corner of Town Center Blvd. and Three Village Road, continuing east on Three Village Road to Bonaventure Blvd. heading south briefly to Bell Tower Lane, and winding through Town Center to the heart of Main Street.
Contact info: 

*All dates and hours are subject to last-minute changes from the event organizers. Please call the contact numbers to make sure there has been no changes to the events.

Source: Sun Sentinel and City Calendars

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