There is the City of Fort Lauderdale 4th of July Spectacular along A1A, and then there are the spectacular events leading up to it which round out the holiday weekend. Wherever you plant your flag (or wave it along the wave wall), we know you'll have a fun and fabulous weekend on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Below is only a highlighted selection of the events and activities to fill your days and nights. View our Calendar of Events for more experiences and opportunities to explore in our backyard.
Friday, July 2
Friday Night Sound Waves
It's the final show of the 2021 Friday Night Sound Waves concert season and the kick off to 4th of July weekend. No finer way to start and end then with Brothers of Others, who display a true passion for authentic American Music (Blues, R&B, Rock & Roll) that is powerful, aggressive, sensitive and though-provoking. Come early and explore the Music & Makers Market which coincides with the concert series and sets the tone starting at 4pm. Bring your beach chair, a picnic and a friend and kick off your 4th of July holiday weekend. View Details
Saturday, July 3
Fireworks & Flurries
What happens when you combine 4th of July and Christmas in July with our Saturday Farmers Market and Pop-Up Block Party? You get the free, family-friendly and fun inaugural FIREWORKS & FLURRIES to kick off the long Independence Day Weekend. Join us Saturday, June 3 from 9am – 4pm at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Stroll the Farmers Market of artisans and crafters and fill your belly with a decadent Pancake Breakfast, BBQ or International array of gourmet foods. Lots of kids activities will take place from 10am - 4pm with Museum of Discovery and Science and Winterfest! View Details.
Sunday, July 4
City of Fort Lauderdale 4th of July Spectacular
Celebrate America's Independence Day at the City of Fort Lauderdale's free 4th of July Spectacular! The Independence Day Celebration will feature a patriotic extravaganza featuring live bands, a kids zone, beach games, contests, family activities, and a dazzling fireworks display. Live music kicks off with a Patriotic Concert at noon, Miami Sound Byte at 2pm and Big City Dogs at 5pm before the Beach Boys take the stage on the sand at 7:30pm.
The 4th of July Spectacular takes place on July 4 from Noon to 9:30 p.m. on Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard and Las Olas Oceanside Park. View Details
B Ocean Resort
Join B Ocean Resort as they celebrate the 4th of July at the beach with an All American Cookout from 12-9pm and Live DJ from 4-8pm before the Fireworks Viewing at 9pm on the beach. *The cost of food, beverage, parking, etc. is not included.
Come and explore all that Bonnet House Museum & Gardens has to offer at a discounted rate this Independence Day. Visitors can explore the whimsical house where fish sculptures rise in the air, shells have their own museum and shady nature trails invite you to search for playful monkeys in the trees and a majestic swan in the freshwater lake. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Tickets sold at the door.
WEEKEND POOL PARTIES
Rooftop Sessions IndepenDANCE Party
DJ Rocky Retro takes over the rooftop deck at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach for this special Independence Day edition of the weekly Saturday Sessions pool party. Cabana reservations are available but do sell out. Click here for cabana availability and bahiamarevents.eventbrite.com for more party details. Can't make it Saturday? Return Sunday, July 4 for the Independence Party featuring DJ Dekade.
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach and Candyman productions host the 4th of July @ the Pool Party with music by Vinny Venditto and Akshin. Complimentary Bubbles for the Ladies from 2PM to 4PM and no cover all day. This event is 21 and Over. Come early and stay late for the 9PM Fort Lauderdale Beach Firework Show.
Rock Bar Day Club
SPARKS WILL FLY! Don't miss the IndepenDANCE Weekend Party at Rock Bar Day Club. The Rhythm of the People. The Beat of Fort Lauderdale. SATURDAY, JULY 3 | 12 - 8pm featuring DJ's STEVE LAWLER and On Til Dawn. SUNDAY, JULY 4 | 12 - 8pm featuring DJ's BORIS, Yos and Ben Fink. Continue the party MONDAY, JULY 5 | 12 - 8pm with DJ's Alexander Orue and Caterini Single Day and Weekend Passes available via Eventbrite. For Cabana Reservations visit rockbardayclub.com or call (954) 551-9565