The pandemic may have cut this year's list of Fourth of July events short, but there are still several options for viewing fireworks displays in person or from home in South Florida this year.
Fort Lauderdale will have four shows as part of their 4th of July Spectacular. The shows will not be open to spectators and no pedestrians or vehicles will be allowed access to the areas where the shows are located. The shows will be happening at Holiday Park, City Hall, Carter Park, and the Beach Community Center.
Neighbors are encouraged to enjoy the fireworks shows beginning at 9:00 p.m. from their backyards, front porches, patios, balconies or virtually on Comcast Channel 78, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, YouTube, or FLTV.
Margate will host a 4th of July parade in the morning, as well as a fireworks show later that night at Margate Sports Complex. Both will actually be open to the public, but residents MUST remain in their cars for the duration. See a map of the parade route and get more info HERE.
A firework show paired with music by the New World Symphony will be available for streaming on the city's Facebook account and will air on Channel 660 on Atlantic Broadband and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse.
The City of Miami Gardens is holding a drive-in Fourth of July firework celebration at Hard Rock Stadium. Gates will open at 7:45 p.m. and the show is set to kick off at 9:15 p.m.
The Town of Miami Lakes will host a fireworks celebration that will launch from Graham Dairy Lake and Miami Lakes Optimist Park from 9-9:30 p.m.
Residents are asked to watch the fireworks from their homes, and the show can also be live-streamed.
The Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a drive-in Fireworks Show that you can view from your home or locations around City Hall - in your vehicle - first come/first serve - City Hall, Fusco Park, County Library on Kimberly, Boys and Girls Club, Riverside or Village Methodist Church.
Residents must stay in their cars or in front of their vehicle during the show.
Plantation will be setting off their fireworks from an "undisclosed location" and residents are encourage to watch from home or on the city Facebook page.
Fireworks will start at 9:00 p.m. and will be shot from an undisclosed location in order to provide the community with a safe alternative to our traditional beach fireworks.
While many residents should be able to see them firsthand, the city will also be streaming the show live on www.pompanobeachfl.gov/fourthofjuly and on Comcast Ch. 78.
West Palm Beach
Instead of the traditional 4th on Flagler event along the waterfront, the City of West Palm Beach is planning for a DIY 4th of July. While the City’s Independence Day celebration will include fireworks, they will not be launched from near Flagler Drive but, instead, from two different undisclosed north and south locations to reach as many people as possible. While some will be able to see the fireworks from their home, all residents will be able to view them by tuning into WPBF 25'S Project CommUNITY: Fireworks From Home at 9:00 p.m.