Celebrations abound across the county this Independence Day


Brevard County will be energized with fireworks displays and a variety of activities in celebration of the nation’s independence on July 4.

Port Canaveral and the cities of Cocoa and Cocoa Beach will host a three-day “Smoke on the Water and Fire in the Sky,” fireworks display.

“It will light up the skies over the Space Coast with red, white and blue and every color in-between,” Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism said.

Admission is free.

Other events include:

Port Canaveral: Tuesday, July 3, fireworks over the harbor begin around 9:30 p.m. Recommended viewing is from The Cove.

Cocoa: Wednesday, July 4, at Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village, starting at 8 p.m. The Brevard Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert, then play along with a fireworks display over the Indian River.

Cocoa Beach: Thursday, July 5, starting around 8:45 to 9 p.m. Enjoy fireworks over the ocean.

Melbourne: The Honor America Independence Day Parade will start at 10 a.m. in Downtown Melbourne. At 8:05 p.m., Uncle Sam’s Skydivers will make a grand entrance with U.S. flags just before fireworks at 9 p.m. Best viewing is from U.S. 1 or beachside.

Rockledge will host its annual Independence Day Picnic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4 at McLarty Park at 790 Barton Blvd. Come for games, family activities and a bargain, $1 lunch. Admission is free.

Palm Bay will celebrate July 4, starting at 4 p.m. featuring food, live music and a kids play zone. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. The event will take place at Eastern Florida State College at 250 Community College Pkwy S. Admission is free.

The city of Titusville and the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce will present “Red, White and Boom!,” a Fourth of July celebration from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sandpoint Park at 10 N. Washington Ave. Live music, family entertainment, food and drinks lead to fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Admission
is free.

Viera: Celebrate July 4 by watching the USSSA Pride’s softball game at the USSSA Space Coast Complex. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Pre-game is at 6:30 and the first pitch is at 6:35. Fireworks commence at 9 p.m. For ticket information, go to viera.com/event/the-great-american-celebration

For information on events, go to visitspacecoast.com/events/4th-of-julyevents.

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