Things To Do

Fourth of July 2016's Fireworks, Parades, Picnics, and Parties in Broward and Palm Beach

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Gulfstream Park
12:45 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 2; 1:15 to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 3; 1:15 to 4 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach.
Freedom Fest is a three-day-long event at Gulfstream Park complete with horse racing, Fan Grab Giveaways, Kid Zone, Ten Palms BBQ Buffet, and, at 9 p.m. on Sunday, the Grucci Fireworks display.

City of Hollywood 
2 to 10 p.m. on Hollywood Beach at 300 Connecticut St.
Activities will include Charnow Park’s splash pad, beach games, percussion instruments to play along by beachside entertainers, and food and drink tents. The celebration concludes with a star-spangled offshore fireworks display at 9 p.m.

City of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 
From 10 a.m. to 9:20 p.m. at El Prado Park, 2 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

The day kicks off at 10 a.m. with a parade presented by the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Volunteer Fire Department starting from behind Town Hall (4501 N. Ocean Drive) and wraps up at 9 p.m. with fireworks at the beach (just north of Commercial Boulevard and El Prado Park). In between, enjoy Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at El Prado Park. Food, drinks, and family-friendly fun will be available throughout the courtyard and lining the streets. 

From 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Margate Boulevard and U.S. 441, Margate.
Margate is hosting its annual Fourth of July parade and fireworks celebration on Monday, July 4. The celebration will begin at 9 a.m. with a parade, followed by the Fourth of July Extravaganza with food trucks at 5 p.m., a concert at 6 p.m., and fireworks at 9 p.m. There will also be children's activities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Calypso Cove water park.

City of Miramar 
From 7 to 9 p.m. at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway. 
This free event celebrating America's independence kicks off at 7 p.m. and culminates with a fireworks display beginning at 9 p.m. Family-friendly event; food and drinks available for purchase. 

City of Pompano Beach 
From 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier at 100 W. Atlantic Blvd.
The city of Pompano Beach will celebrate July 4th this year with a fireworks extravaganza just outside the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier. There will be live music by Chain Reaction (a Journey tribute band), followed by emcee Kenny Walker and 102.7 the Beach Radio Station, playing throughout the night. Available parking is at Atlantic Boulevard and A1A; at the new Pier Garage, located right across from the pier; and on the streets. 
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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.
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