So where better to spend the 4th of July weekend? If you're lucky enough to be hanging with us over the Fourth, you've got plenty of tri-colored party options. You'll find some of them listed at this link: http://www.sunny.org/july4.
As you'd expect, you'll find fireworks displays among the offerings. And a lot more too. Like, how about a 4th of July fireworks cruise? You can do it through the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six hotel. Then there's the 4th of July All-American Swim Party from noon to 4 p.m. in Tamarac and Hollywood's 4th of July Star-Spangled Spectacular. Maybe you'd like to begin early with the Red, White & Sailor Blue Independence Day Party, which actually happens the night before Independence Day - July 3 at 7 p.m. in Fort Lauderdale. Or check out some big band jazz that same evening or ... You get the idea. No shortage of patriotic parties in Greater Fort Lauderdale, for sure. It's all really only the first wave of our summer parties, including some shindigs that are part of the big Broward 100 celebration happening this year. You can find a listing of those events by clicking here: http://www.broward.org/Broward100/Calendar100/Pages/default.aspx. They'll lead us right through the warmest months and into October's huge Broward 100 Duende grand finale weekend party, something I'll be telling you a lot more about in these blogs during the coming weeks. For now, though, let's do the 4th of July as the 4th of July should be done. The Founding Fathers probably didn't anticipate hot dogs and hamburgers and backyard barbecues, leisurely days at the beach and family picnics. But I imagine they would be pleased to see us having fun on the 4th, if they could. We are the fortunate heirs to their vision of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This weekend is a perfect time to remember that, oh yes, and to enjoy it.