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Fort Lauderdale's July Spectacular!

  • Free Event
  • Various Times
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA USA-Atlantic


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 in Las Olas Oceanside Park and on Fort Lauderdale Beach featuring live bands, a kids zone, beach games, contests, family activities, and dazzling fireworks display. The kid's zone provides nonstop energy and excitement with plenty of music, inflatable water slides, face painting, and a variety of other amusing beach games. The adults can also enjoy or partake in old-fashioned hot dog and apple pie eating contests.  

As the sun goes down, the celebration heats up with live music and entertainment. After the sun sets all eyes will turn toward the sky for the City’s spectacular 23-minute fireworks show on Fort Lauderdale Beach at 8:45 p.m. This dazzling pyrotechnic display is an annual favorite of children and adults of all ages!



Event Schedule

12:00 - 5:00 PM
Kids Zone: DJ, Games, Water Slides
On Beach South of Las Olas Blvd.

12:00 - 2:00 PM
Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3:00 - 4:15 PM
B and B Experience
Las Olas Oceanside Park
4:15 - 5:00 PM
Eating Contests: Hot Dog & Apple Pie
Las Olas Oceanside Park
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Fort Lauderdale Beach Stage
7:30 - 8:45 PM
The B-52s
Fort Lauderdale Beach Stage
8:45 PM
Fireworks Show
Fort Lauderdale Beach



Water Taxi Information

Avoid the traffic jam and the hunt for a parking space. Instead, enjoy a quick ride by the sea!

Water Taxi Parking

Riverwalk Center Garage
150 SE 2nd St.

Hourly Rates Apply

  • Registered Residents: $1.50/hour
  • Visitors: $3/hour

E. Clay Shaw Lot West
Under the 17th St. Bridge

Hourly Rates Apply

  • Registered Residents: $1.50/hour
  • Visitors: $4/hour

Water Taxi Pick-Up Locations 

Departs every 30 minutes with nonstop service to Las Olas Marina. Last trip to Fort Lauderdale Beach for the fireworks show departs at 8 p.m.
Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM

Roundtrip Ticket Prices - Purchase tickets on 

  • Per Person: $5
  • Seniors: $2
  • Active Military: Free
  • Kids Under 5: Free

Pick-Up Stops

  • Riverside Hotel & Stranahan House
    Stop #1 - 335 SE 6th Ave.
  • Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
    Stop #4 - 1882 SE 17th St.
  • GALLERYone DoubleTree Hotel
    Stop #7 - 2670 E. Sunrise Blvd. (on Intracoastal)

Traffic Advisory 

The following traffic restrictions will be in effect on Monday, July 4 from 7 p.m. to midnight:

  • Southbound traffic on Seabreeze Boulevard will be diverted to Las Olas Boulevard westbound.
  • Eastbound traffic on Las Olas Boulevard will be diverted south on Seabreeze Boulevard.
  • The turnaround south of the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center will be closed.
  • Las Olas Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic between Seabreeze Boulevard and A1A.

Expect traffic congestion and plan travel times accordingly.

  • If you live close to the beach, consider walking or riding a bike. Please use crosswalks and be visible. 
  • If you live north of Las Olas Boulevard, please access the beach via Sunrise Boulevard to avoid traffic congestion.
  • Las Olas Boulevard is closed to vehicular traffic between Seabreeze Boulevard and A1A.
  • Las Olas Circle is closed north of the Las Olas Garage as well as the southbound lane of Birch Road between Poinsettia and Cortez Streets.
  • If you drive and park at the beach, expect delays. Please consider carpooling or using a ridesharing company (Uber, Lyft, taxi, etc.).


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