COCOA and ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – The City of Rockledge and the Rockledge Community Redevelopment Agency will host special events in commemoration of the Independence Events kick off on Thursday, 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 Palmer along with her students from Rockledge-based Better Than Broadway Studio; performing-artist and guitarist, Jill Carlyle; and local saxophone recording artist, Eirinn Abu.
Food will be available courtesy of Central Florida’s “The Food Truck Bazaar,” and beer, wine and soft drinks will also be for sale. Food trucks expected to participate include El Cubanito, Ice Cream Social Club, In Yer Belly, It's All Greek To Me, The Big Cheese, and Voodoo Kitchen. All trucks are subject to change without notice.
On Friday, July 4, the City hosts its 28th 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 from DJ Master Key. For just $1, attendees can grab their choice of a hamburger or hot dog, chips and a soft drink.
July 4 events culminate with a fireworks display at Cocoa Riverfront Park courtesy of the Cities of Rockledge and Cocoa. Activities begin at 5 p.m. in Cocoa Village, with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra scheduled to perform at 8 p.m., and fireworks slated for approximately 9:15 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.