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The Fort Lauderdale 4th of July Spectacular

With Independence Day less than a month away, we’re starting to see a lot of red, white, and blue pop up around town. If you’ll be with us for America’s birthday and would like the full Fort Lauderdale 4th of July experience, head down to Fort Lauderdale Beach for the family-friendly and free 4th of July Spectacular. The festivities, which run from noon to 9:30, will include live music by sensational local bands, games, contests, food, and more. The Kids Zone will run from noon to 5 P.M., featuring its own DJ, water slides, face painting, bounce houses, and other activities to let your little ones burn off that excess energy. There will also be a few eating contests for kids and adults if you’re feeling especially ravenous. When the summer sun finally sets, fireworks will illuminate the sky and reflect off the water below in a dazzling display you won’t soon forget.

Location: A1A and Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Beach