Fourth of July weekend is all about celebrating the good ol’ USA with our friends, family, delicious food, cold beer and a patriotic display of fireworks.
This Independence Day there will be plenty to do in Brevard County, all weekend. What makes Fourth of July different than any other weekend in our nation? The fireworks!
To begin this long weekend, Port Canaveral will be hosting their sixth annual Fireworks Before the Fireworks event on Thursday, July 2. To accompany the fireworks there will be live music, a beer tent and a kid’s zone, with face paintings and bounce houses.
The locals here in Brevard County are lucky enough to be able to watch a mesmerizing fireworks display right on the beach. On Friday, July 3, Cocoa Beach will be putting on a show of their wonderful firework display over the ocean. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the show.
Also on July 3, Palm Bay is hosting their annual Independence Day Celebration at the Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay Campus Fairgrounds at 4 p.m. There will be numerous food trucks, a bike parade, a kid’s zone, live music and a firework display.
On Saturday, July 4, Historic Cocoa Village will be hosting their Fourth of July Celebration at the Cocoa Riverfront Park. This celebration is a family-friendly event and will have lots of food and cold drinks for sale.
To create a memorable night, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra will play as the fireworks are displayed over the Indian River. It is recommended to bring your lawn chairs or blankets and arrive early to find a good spot.
The Space Coast Stadium will be hosting their 21st Annual Great American Celebration, on Saturday, July 4. This all-American celebration will begin at 5:30 and will include baseball, all-you-can-eat barbeque and fireworks. Tickets to this event are $15 and can be purchased at www.greatamericancelebration.com.
The Space Coast offers a unique variety of places to celebrate this Fourth of July weekend, so grab your friends and family and come out for a patriotic weekend.
All firework displays will begin after dark.
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By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer