Thursday, June 27, 2013

2013 Fireworks, 4th of July Celebrations In Brevard County, Florida

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida -- The 4th of July is approaching and plans will begin to take shape for residents of the Space Coast.  July 4, 2013 is a Thursday - but no worries - there are still plenty of fireworks and festivities taking place around Brevard for the entire family. 

One thing to remember, as the Fourth of July Holiday falls on a weekday for 2013, Space Coast Area Transit Will Not Operate on 4th of July on the Independence Day Holiday, so make other transportation arrangements for the holiday. 



The first fireworks display for the 4th Annual 'Smoke on the Water and Fire in the Sky' will take place on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at The Cove in Port Canaveral, Florida around 9 p.m.  The Cove is located on Glen Cheek Drive in Port Canaveral, Florida.


The second fireworks display will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9:15 p.m. For more information, see Cocoa and Rockledge 2013 Fourth of July Fireworks.

Rockledge 2013 Independence Day Celebrations

The City of Rockledge and the Rockledge Community Redevelopment Agency will host special events in commemoration of the Independence Day holiday.

Events kick off on Wednesday, July 3, with “A Midsummer’s Night” of Music, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at McLarty Park, 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge. A number of Rockledge’s own local talents will be performing a variety of musical favorites and song-and-dance routines.

The evening’s entertainment lineup features Natalie McKnight, her students from Rockledge-based Better Than Broadway Studio, and performers from the King Center’s Summer Musical Theatre Project, who will be doing an excerpt from the musical Hairspray. Local Elvis impersonator, Jack Smink, and his daughter, Kristal, will also take the stage. And, promoting his brand new CD, Ten Love Stories, Rockledge saxophone recording artist, Eirinn Abu, will be appearing courtesy of Camping World of Cocoa.

Food items will be available from six food trucks, thanks to Central Florida’s “The Food Truck Bazaar,” and beer, wine and soft drinks will also be for sale. Food trucks expected to participate include Fork in the Road, The Crepe Company, Tastebuds, Up In Smoke BBQ, Monsta Lobsta, and Brevard’s own Sunset Ice. All trucks are subject to change.
On Thursday, July 4, the City hosts its 27th Annual Independence Day Picnic, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., also at McLarty Park. This hometown favorite features children’s activities, games, face painting and swimming, as well as music by DJ Master Key. For just $1, attendees can grab their choice of a hamburger or hot dog, chips and a soft drink, and the first 500 participants will receive a free tote bag from Renco Electronics.

July 4 events culminate with a fireworks display at Cocoa Riverfront Park courtesy of the Cities of Cocoa and Rockledge. The Brevard Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m., with fireworks slated for approximately 9 p.m.

Parking and admission are free for all events.

For additional information, contact the City of Rockledge, 321.690.3978, or the Rockledge Community Redevelopment Agency, 321.305.4975.

Palm Bay Splashes & Sparks Independence Day Celebration


The third fireworks display of the Smoke on the Water, Fire in the Sky celebration will take place on Friday, July 5 , 2013 at Alan Shepard Park around 9:00 pm (when it gets dark).  Alan Shepard Park is located at 211 East Cocoa Beach Causeway.  

Important laws to remember when going to Cocoa Beach to watch the fireworks:

Personal aerial fireworks are illegal in Cocoa Beach.

Parking on the median along Ocean Beach Boulevard is prohibited.

Call the City of Cocoa Beach at (321) 868 - 3201 for more information. 

Melbourne 4th of July Fireworks, Parade


The City of Palm Bay will hold its annual Splashes & Sparks Independence Day Celebration, sponsored by Health First Health Plans, on Thursday, July 4th beginning at 5pm at the Brevard Community College Palm Bay Campus Fairgrounds.  “We’re gearing up for the biggest Independence Day Celebration on the Space Coast,” says Heidi Lapin, Director of Parks and Recreation.  "We’ve got music, food, fun and fireworks!"

Thousands are expected for the annual event which begins at 5pm with LIVE music, along with musical performances by Palm Bay’s Idol Competition winners. 

Sponsor 98.5 ‘The Beach’ Prize Patrol will be live on location starting at 7pm.  For children there will be a special Independence Day Bike Parade where they are encouraged to decorate their bikes in the “red, white and blue” spirit of the holiday.

The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display starting at 9:15pm.  The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and bug repellant.   “We promise the most fun on the 4th of July will be right here in Palm Bay,” Lapin added.

The event is sponsored by Health First Health Plans, Zambelli Fireworks,  Brevard Community College, and 98.5 The Beach.  For more information visit the city’s website at


On Thursday, July 4, 2013 the City of Titusville will be holding its Red, White & Boom over North Brevard Independence Day Celebration.  This exciting family oriented event will occur at Chain of Lakes Park from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 pm. 

The Parrish Medical Center, Dixie Crossroads Restaurant, the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Titusville are planning a phenomenal event with music and a fabulous fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. 

The move to the Chain of Lakes Park is necessitated by exciting improvements under construction at Sand Point Park that will not be completed prior to the 4th of July.