Celebrate America's Independence Day at the City of Fort Lauderdale's free 4th of July Spectacular! The Independence Day Celebration will feature a patriotic extravaganza featuring live bands, a kids zone, beach games, contests, family activities and a dazzling fireworks display. The 4th of July Spectacular takes place on July 4 from Noon to 9:30 p.m. on Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.
The Kids Zone will provide non-stop energy and excitement along with plenty of music and comic relief from Noon to 5:00 p.m. Highlights will include DJ, music, bounce houses, water slides, face painting, beach games and contests. Make sure to bring your appetite so you can compete in an old-fashioned hot dog eating contest. And if that doesn’t fill you up, top it off by participating in a July 4th apple pie eating contest!
Live music kicks off with Brass Evolution from 4:30 to 7:15 p.m. From 7:45 to 9 p.m., country music icon Lee Greenwood will entertain event attendees with his famous patriotic tunes such as, "God Bless the U.S.A."
As the sun goes down watch the sky light up with the City's spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m. This dazzling pyrotechnic display is simulcast with music on 101.5 LITE FM and is an annual favorite for all!
For more information on the 4th of July Spectacular including weather updates, please call our event hotline at (954) 828-5363, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram or Twitter.
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The City of Fort Lauderdale’s 4th of July Spectacular is sponsored by 101.5 LITE FM.
LEAVE YOUR FIREWORKS AT HOME!
If you are planning on spending the 4th of July on Fort Lauderdale Beach, you will want to leave your fireworks at home. The general public will not be permitted to light fireworks of any kind on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Marshal’s Office is asking that you let the professionals provide the fireworks show for you.
Scooter ProhibitionFrom June 8 through August 18, electric or motorized scooters, and any other forms of dockless mobility, will be prohibited on the entirety of the barrier island, per City of Fort Lauderdale Ordinance C-19-03, Sec. 8-55.5. No scooter operations may occur at any time within the following boundaries: the Atlantic Ocean to the east, up to and including the westernmost bank of the Intracoastal Waterway to the west, Southeast 17th Street to the south, and Northeast 42nd Court to the north. Learn more.
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