Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th Of July Celebration On Beach
HOLLYWOOD - Celebrate our nation’s 239th birthday on Hollywood
Beach this Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the annual Star-Spangled
Spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Sponsored by the City of Hollywood
Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Hollywood
Community Redevelopment Agency-Beach District, this annual event
features entertainment beginning at 2:00 p.m., highlighted by a dazzling
offshore fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. The afternoon is packed with
entertainment along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk including:
• DJ and
Gamesmaster Tony Mixx from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00
p.m. beachside at Connecticut Street. ?• At 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.,
the beachside stage at Connecticut Street will feature live music
performances by Beach Party (4:00 p.m.) and Private Stock (7:30 p.m.)
followed by the offshore fireworks display. Star-Spangled Spectacular
4th of July Celebration on Hollywood Beach
• From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00
p.m., Cachi Velez and Friends (Latin Music) will perform beachside at
Fillmore Street and Carl Stanley & Silk Steel Drum (Caribbean Music)
will perform at Missouri Street.
• Official Welcome and Flag giveaway at the beachside stage at Connecticut Street at 7:15 p.m.
INFORMATION TO HELP MAKE IT A SAFE AND HAZARD-FREE HOLIDAY
Personal fireworks, sparklers, glass containers, coolers, and barbecues
are prohibited on the beach and could be confiscated by Hollywood
Police. Picnicking is permitted on the beach only between Sherman and
Custer streets. Picnicking is also allowed within Charnow Park at
Garfield Street, Keating Park at Magnolia Terrace and Harry Berry Park
at Azalea Terrace.
It is prime nesting season for several
protected species of sea turtles. If you plan to stake out a spot on the
sand to watch the fireworks, please remember the nesting habits of sea
turtles can be impacted by light sources. You should refrain from using
flashlights. If you do encounter a sea turtle or sea turtle nest, do not
disturb it. Knowingly interfering with a sea turtle nest could result
in civil or even criminal penalties and fines.
All boaters are
advised to travel at safe speeds and to watch for endangered species
including manatees and sea turtles. Any collisions with or injury to sea
turtles, manatees or other protected species must be reported to Sea
Turtle Emergency Line (24 hours) at 954.328.0580 and the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1.888.404.FWCC. Spectator boats
are not allowed to anchor on or above sea grass, hard bottom or coral
reef structures and could face fines or criminal penalties for doing so.
This is a condition of the event permit from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Boaters also must remain at least 1,400 feet from the fireworks barge.
The Hollywood Police Department Marine Unit will be on hand to assure
boaters follow these regulations.
Restrooms are located at Tyler,
Fillmore, Garfield, Taft and Missouri Streets and Azalea Terrace on the
Broadwalk for your convenience.
heavy traffic and limited parking, spectators are encouraged to use the
free shuttle buses departing from two downtown parking garage locations
to Hollywood Beach at Connecticut Street and N. Ocean Drive. The shuttle
information is as follows:
• Radius Garage (HOURLY PARKING RATES APPLY)
251 N 19th Avenue
• Van Buren Garage (HOURLY PARKING RATES APPLY)
251 S 20th Avenue
The free shuttles will run from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Please note the last
shuttles will leave for the beach at 8 p.m., at which time regular
vehicular travel on A1A between Hollywood Boulevard and Sheridan Street
will be restricted. Returning shuttles begin at 9:30 p.m. at the
conclusion of the fireworks display. Hollywood Police will restrict
vehicular access to the beach when available parking is full and traffic
levels reach roadway capacity.
Following the event, vehicles
parked on Garfield Street and all points south will be directed
southbound on A1A to Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Vehicles parked on
Connecticut Street and all points north will be directed northbound to
Sheridan Street. Vehicles parked at North Beach Park and all points
north will be diverted northbound to Dania Beach Boulevard. Southbound
traffic north of Sheridan Street will be diverted westbound on Sheridan
Intracoastal Waterway bridges will maintain their regular
schedules throughout the day and early evening, but from 8 p.m. to
midnight the following bridges will remain in the down position to allow
vehicular traffic to enter and exit the beach: Dania Beach Boulevard,
Sheridan Street and Hollywood Boulevard.
The Hollywood Trolley
will run on its normal schedule starting at 10 a.m. The trolley service
is $1 per ride and will be free beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Garage parking is available at the following locations on Hollywood
Beach: Hollywood Beach Garage at A1A and Hollywood Boulevard; North
Beach Park at Sheridan Street and A1A (must enter before sundown),
Garfield Parking Garage at Garfield Street and A1A; Keating Park at 2400
S. Ocean Dr.; the Dunewalk/Summit Lot at 1200 S. Ocean Dr. and the
Westin Diplomat Landings Garage at 3555 S. Ocean Dr.
For additional event information, contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at 954.921.3404.