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Great Fourth of July Activities to Enjoy with the Family in Fort Lauderdale

Posted on Blog, Fort Lauderdale, Holidays and Events July 3, 2018

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Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, it’s America’s 242nd birthday, and it’s gonna be a hot one too!

Do you have plans for Fourth of July? No? The City of Ft. Lauderdale has you covered. They’re planning a big celebration with lots of things to do in Ft Lauderdale all in one place.

They’ve thought of everything from the fireworks, to discounted public transportation. Get your guide to the celebration below.

Ft. Lauderdale Spectacular

The city of Ft. Lauderdale is putting on what they’re calling a “4th of July Spectacular” from noon to 9:30 pm at the beach.

Starting at noon, meet friends and family on Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. This kid-friendly event promises a kid zone with “non-stop energy”, which we’re hoping will drain our kids after staying up late for the fireworks.

They promise a kid-friendly DJ, multiple bounce houses, water slides and slip n slides, face painting by local artists, beach games, and contests. One such contest is the hot dog eating contest, an American classic.

If you’re a professional eater or just brought your appetite, you can follow your hot dogs with an apple pie eating extravaganza!


If you’re thinking about beating the hottest part of the day, grown-up music starts at 4:30 PM with local band Making Faces hits the stage. They offer a unique blend of rock, reggae, and funk.

Once you’re done dancing until you flatten the sand, the Walk of Fame Induction ceremony starts at 5:45. They’re honoring some Fort Lauderdale-famous people, like Evelyn Fortune Bartlett.


With awards in hand (for them, not for us!) you can get your boogie on with Motown band N2Nation. They’re playing from 6:30-9:00, a set long enough that you can dance your way to dinner.

Chow down with one of the vendors on the beach or walk a way to a seaside restaurant.


Once 9:00 rolls around, make sure you’re back on the beach because that’s when the fireworks start! They’re coordinated with music by 101.5 LITE FM and last half an hour – long enough for any little ones to start yawning.

When that’s over, you can take water transport back or take the bike valet – which is back by request!


All city parking lots are $10 flat rate for 4th of July day and the Sun Trolley is offering $3 all-day passes. You can track it will the app from

We recommend taking some other form of transportation since there will be traffic closures during and after the event.

Things To Do in Ft Lauderdale: Stay Cool!

If you’re going during the day, please make sure you stay cool. Drink lots of water because you’ll be having fun and the sun will be hot!

If you’re sensitive to heat, stay in your air-conditioned home during the hottest part of the day (12-3) and head out after. You won’t miss that much and your body will thank you.

Need some help with that? Trust a local company that has a handle on the Florida heat. Call now and let us know how we can help, so you don’t have any worries when it’s time to celebrate the US of A with all the things to do in Ft Lauderdale!


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