Greater Fort Lauderdale is going big this year and bringing back the parades, concerts, food trucks, games, and of course, the fireworks!


Coral Springs

Bring the whole family to Mullins Park, 10000 Ben Geiger Drive, for a water splash zone, game zone, community corn hole, food trucks, refreshments, and music by Alexander Star and The Golden People and DJ Reré. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Deerfield Beach

Bring your own food and drinks to the Fourth of July fireworks show at Quiet Waters Park, 401 Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Non-residents can enter the park starting at 5 p.m. The gates open early at 3 p.m. for residents with proof of residency. 

Fort Lauderdale

The city is welcoming back Fourth of July with a day filled with family fun zones at Fort Lauderdale Beach (south of Las Olas Boulevard) and Las Olas Oceanside Park, where there will also be music from the Miami Sound-Byte Band, a patriotic concert, Walk of Fame induction ceremony, and eating contests. From 7:30 to 9 p.m., The Beach Boys will be performing at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Stage before fireworks light the sky at 9 p.m. 


Enjoy music from the Blue Wave at 5 p.m. on Hollywood Beach, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. 


The beach town is hosting a parade at 10 a.m. along El Mar Drive, fit with fire trucks, stilt walkers, treat bags, and tossed candy for the kids. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., catch the Family Fun Day at El Prado Park with a giant water slide, music, face painting, hot dogs, and a clown. Then, fireworks from 9 to 9:20 p.m. to cap off the night. 


It’s a full day for the Fourth of July starting with the parade at 9 a.m., followed by a Calypso Cove Pool Party from 1 to 5 p.m. (6200 Royal Palm Blvd.), a live band, and food trucks from 5 to 9 p.m. (Margate Boulevard and State Road 7) and fireworks at 9 p.m. 


Celebrate Independence Day at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway, starting at 5:30 p.m. for music from Taylor Dayne, Morgan Heritage, and TimbaLive. The evening will be capped off with a fireworks display. 


Start the festivities early, as Plantation is hosting “Land That I Love, An Independence Day Celebration” on July 3. The city’s parade begins at 9 a.m. from the corner of West Broward Boulevard and Northwest 46th Avenue, making its way to Plantation City Hall. At 7 p.m. at the Central Park Ball Fields, there will be music from Shane Duncan Band followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. 

Pompano Beach

Spend the day grilling at home, then head to the beach just south of the Fisher Family Pier for music from Jazhilla Group and the VAM Band from 5:30 p.m. until fireworks at 9 p.m. The music and fireworks will also be streamed for those joining in the festivities virtually from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. 


The city is kicking off Independence Day with a “Parade of Stars” at 9 a.m., making its way down Sunset Strip from Northwest 12th Street to City Park at 6600 Sunset Strip. Until noon at the park, families can enjoy free refreshments and a kids’ fun zone. At 3:45 p.m. at the BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway, there will be another kids’ fun zone, food and beverage vendors, and music from Reggae Force, Audiotramp, and Gypsy Lane Band. At 9 p.m., the night concludes with a fireworks show. 


Kick off the weekend with a party on July 2 at the Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th St. with music by the Valerie Tyson Band, food trucks, fun zone, lawn games, face painting, and arts and crafts from 5:30 p.m. until a fireworks display at 9 p.m. 


This year marks the 25th anniversary of the town’s incorporation, so this year’s annual Fourth of July Hometown Celebration parade is more special than ever. Starting at 10:30 a.m., the parade will snake from Town Center Boulevard and Three Village Road, east to Bonaventure Boulevard, south to Bell Tower Lane, and throughout the Weston Town Center.