Here’s the run-down on the 4th of July 2012 events happening in our West Broward neighborhoods! Have a safe & fun holiday!
“Great American Heroes” Parade and Family Fun Day
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
City Park, 6700 Sunset Strip
Floats will wind their way west along Sunset Strip from NW 12th Street to City Park, where the fun continues with free food, rides and kids’ entertainment.
Concert and Fireworks at the BankAtlantic Center
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
BankAtlantic Center, One Panther Parkway
This crowd-pleasing outdoor event – presented in partnership with title sponsor Rick Case Automotive Group, Fireworks Finale sponsor Sawgrass Mills, radio sponsor Majic 102.7, VIP Tent sponsor Republic Services, and the BankAtlantic Center – features children’s rides and activities, along with an assortment of food and retail vendors. The Jacob Jeffries Band will kick off the evening’s live music lineup, and alternative rockers Sister Hazel will headline. After the concert, enjoy a fantastic fireworks display. Parking and admission are free!
Independence Day Celebration Parade
Broward Boulevard & NW 46 Ave to City Hall
Beginning at the intersection of Broward Boulevard and NW 46th Avenue, heads west to 69th Avenue and turns right on 4th Street traveling to City Hall
Independence Day Activities, Concert and Fireworks at Central Park
5:30pm to 10:00pm
Central Park Ball Fields, 9151 NW 2nd Street
Enjoy Children’s Rides and Family activities In the Central Park Ball Fields from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. There will be a FREE Concert featuring the Fabulons, a South Florida Top 40s & Variety Show Band, at the North End of Central Park starting at 7:30pm. Bring along a picnic dinner, lawn chairs or blankets. The Fireworks Show by Zambelli Internationale starts at 9:00pm. Parking is limited, so come out early. Plan ahead to carpool with friends. If you live in the area, walk or ride your bike as this event historically attracts thousands of people.
Craft & Fireworks Show
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Pine Island Park, 3801 S Pine Island Road, Ballfield #2
Starting at 6:00pm, there wil be Arts & Craft Displays, Live Country Music at the Main Stage, FREE Bounce Houses, Climbing Wall, Petting Farm and Hayrides! Food Concessions open for business & FREE cake for residents *while it lasts* Fireworks Show by Firepower Displays Unlimited, Inc. starts at 9:00pm.
Vista View Fireworks Viewing
7:30pm to 10:00pm
Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142nd Ave
From the hilltop, viewers will get a panoramic view of firework displays from across Broward County. For all ages, entry fee is $1.50/person before 7:30pm, $2/person after 7:30pm. Viewers are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets, food and beverages.
Lunch and Patriotic Fun
**TUES July 3rd** at 11:00am
Community Center, 9000 SW 50 Place
Come out meet your neighbors. Bring a covered dish & add to the feast & fun. $3 plus-side dish or dessert. Wear your red, white and blue!
The morning festivities kick off with a 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the City of Weston and Broward Health Weston, starting Weston Town Center. Register at www.splitsecondtiming.com
City of Weston 4th of July Hometown Parade
Starts at corner of Town Center Blvd and Three Village Road, conintuing 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.
FREE Concert and Fireworks Show
7:00pm to 9:00pm
7400 Pines Boulevard
Gates open at 6pm. Events include Rides, Food Truck Round Ups, a Concert by Brass Evolution and a Fireworks Show.
4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway
FREE, fun-filled family event includes live entertainment from the Miami based, Platinum Album recording group No Mercy (with hits “Where Do You Go” & “Please Don’t Go”). There will be FREE inflatable rides for the children and food & beverages will be available for purchase. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display at 9:00pm. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets!
4th of July All-American Celebration
6:00pm to 9:30pm
Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th Street
FREE event featuring a Fun Zone of rides, arts & crafts, games & face painting, Live Music by Free Radicals, and a Fireworks display at 9pm. Grab your lawn chairs and your camera and get a snapshot with Uncle Sam and Betsy Ross as they make an appearance during the event. Roundtrip shuttle transportation available from Tamarac City Hall and Tamarac Community Center.
Made in America 4th of July Parade
9:00am to 11:00am
Floats and entertainment run along Margate Blvd (East from 76th Ave to 58th Ave)
Fourth of July Celebration
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Mullins Park, 10150 NW 29th Street
Fun for families, this event features games, bounce houses, food and entertainment. Fireworks display starts at 9pm. Event is free, but there are fees for food, bounce houses and games. Parking available for $3 at Coral Springs Gymnasium for early arrivers, and also at the main Mullins Park/Center for the Arts parking lot.