Fort Lauderdale: Games, contests and live entertainment from 4 to 9 p.m., DJ from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Fort Lauderdale Beach, A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. 954-828-5363,FortLauderdale.gov .
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea: A parade down Bougainvillea Drive, starting at10 a.m. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; picnic on Town Hall grounds with jugglers, a dunk tank and live music. Water-hose demonstrations for kids by the town’s volunteer fire department in El Prado Park (on the beach across from Town Hall). Fireworks at 9 p.m. Bougainvillea Drive, 4501N. Ocean Drive. 954-640-4252,Lauderdale- ByTheSea-fl.gov .
Pompano Beach: Kids’ activities and an antique car show from noon to 6 p.m. Entertainment begins at 2 p.m. Food trucks on site from noon to 9 p.m. Fireworks at end of the fishing pier at 9 p.m. 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. 954-786-4111, MyPompanoBeach.org .
Deerfield Beach: Entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, as well as a Kid’s Zone from1to 9 p.m. Bands will take the stage from 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free parking and trolley pickups will be available at the Cove Shopping Center,1500 E. Hillsboro Blvd., and St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 363 SE12th. Fireworks display is at 9 p.m. 954-480-4200, Deerfield-Beach.com .
Hollywood Beach: Start off at Charnow Park (Garfield Street and the Broadwalk) with a DJ, patriotic tattoos, music and games for children from1 to 6 p.m. Music at the Hollywood Beach Theater at 1 p.m. with Fusion Dance Band, and then the Ruby Baker Band at 7 p.m. Offshore fireworks display presented by Pyrotecnico starts at 9 p.m. Holly-wood Beach Theater,100 Johnson St. 954-921-3404, hollywoodfl.org .
Coral Springs: Mullins Park - food and activities will be available starting at 6 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. $3 parking fee. Mullins Park,10180 NW 29th St. 954-345-2200.
Pine Island Park: Activities begin at1 p.m. on the ball fields. Kids activities and entertainment, swimming, and food trucks. Free cake will be served (while supplies last) to celebrate our country’s birthday. Fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. by Firepower Displays Unlimited. Pine Island Park, 3801S. Pine Island Road, Davie. 954-797-1163.
Vista View Park: Fireworks viewing at the highest man made elevation in Broward County. Park opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Playgrounds and shelters will be closed. Admission before 7:30 will be gate entrance fee of $1.50 per person (children 5 or younger free); price goes up to $2 per person after 7:30 p.m. Vista View Park, 4001SW 142nd Ave., Davie. 954-357-8898.
Flamingo Gardens’ Old-Fashioned Fourth: Half-price day, carnival games from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. Admission is $9 for ages12 or older, $5 for ages 4-11, members and children 3 or younger are free. 954-473-2955, FlamingoGardens.org.
Margate: Parade down Margate Boulevard along 76th Avenue to Margate Municipal Complex from 9 to11:30 am. Following the parade,free hot dogs, beverages, music and bounce houses. Margate Volunteer Intergenerational Band will perform and food trucks will be selling all types of goodies from 5 to 9 p.m. Cool off at the Calypso Cove pool party from1to 5 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Margate Municipal Complex, 58th Avenue. 954-972-6458, Margate fl.com.
Plantation: Parade 9 a.m. at the corner of West Broward Boulevard and Northwest 46th Avenue, ending at City Hall. At Plantation Central Park, a children’s carnival at 5:30 p.m. and a concert by Viva Classic Rock and Roll at 7:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase during the evening. Fireworks by Zambelli at 9 p.m. Plantation Central Park, 9151NW Second St. 954-452-2510, Plantation.org.
Parade down Sunset Strip from Northwest 12th Street to City Park, where there will be free food, rides and kids’ fun. Festivities are from 10 a.m. to1 p.m. City Park, 6700 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, 954-747-4600, Sunrisefl.gov .
BB&T Center – Kids’ activities. Food and beverage vendors on site fireworks finale. The event starts 5 p.m. outside the arena’s parking lot. BB&T Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave. 954-835-7825, TheBBTCenter.com .
Palm Beach County
Spanish River Sports Complex - Activities starting at 6:30 p.m. Bands begin at 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.,1000 NW Spanish River Blvd. 561-367-7073, 561-393-7807, MyBoca.us.
Sunset Cove Amphitheater - Live music starting at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks. Food trucks.12551Glades Road. 561-488-8069.
Boynton Beach: Intracoastal Park - Kids activities 6-7:30 p.m.; live music at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Free park and ride shuttle from Boynton Beach City Hall and Boynton Beach High School from 5:30 to10 p.m., 2240 N. Federal Highway. 561-742-6650, Boynton-Beach.org .
Delray Beach: Sand-sculpture contest from 8 a.m. to noon and an extreme-volleyball match between Delray Beach and Miami Beach from 4 to 6 p.m. Kids activities, art exhibition and more 3 to 9 p.m. Food will be sold, and there will be a beer garden. Fireworks at 9 p.m. at the south end of the beach. More activities around A1A and Atlantic Avenue. 561-279-1370, DowntownDelray Beach.com/july-fourth-celebration .
Lake Worth: Bryant Park -Annual Great American Raft Race, featuring the Parade of Rafts from Lake Avenue to Bryant Park Boat Ramp at 10 a.m. Centennial Championship Raft Race will float down the Intracoastal Waterway at11 a.m. Entertainment from noon to 8:30 p.m. Sunset Dance and fireworks viewing at Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex from 7 to 10 p.m. for $35 per person. For reservations, call 561-533-7395. Fireworks at the Intracoastal Waterway at 9 p.m., Golfview Drive at Lake Avenue on the Intracoastal. 561-533-7363, LakeWorth.org/topics .
Jupiter’s 2012 Fun on the 4th @ Abacoa, 4-10 p.m. Games, dance competition, kids zone, water slides and food. Baseball begins at 6:35 p.m. followed by live music and fireworks. (561) 624-7788 or www.Abacoa.com.
Royal Palm Beach: Kids’ Fun zone from1 to 8 p.m., and will require a wristband purchase. Local artists, DJ and live bands. Food trucks. Zambelli Fireworks at 9 p.m. Royal Palm Beach Commons Park,11600 Poinciana Blvd. 561-790-5124,RoyalPalmBeach.com .
Wellington: Aquatics Complex at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd. Regular pool entrance fees. Wellingtonfl.gov/community/city- hall/aquatics-complex.html . Food for purchase from 6 to 9 p.m. Zambelli fireworks at 9 p.m. Free shuttles from the Mall at Wellington Green at the Palm Tran bus stop. Village Park,11700 Pierson Road. 561-753-2484, 561-791-4005.
West Palm Beach: Waterfront. Music begins at 5 p.m. Ticketed ( $25) party at the Lake Pavilion (ages 21 and up). Food, beverages, DJ. Tickets can be purchased at Club4thTickets.com. Fireworks at 9 p.m. 561-822-2222,EPB.org/events/ concerts/4th-on-flagler .
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