Independence Day in Palmetto Bay means having a blast with friends and family in the Village's Downtown District! Please join us July 4th, 5 - 9:30 p.m.for an evening of fun, food, and fireworks. See our Dos & Don'ts list below. Event highlights:
  • Free event, open to the public
  • Giant fireworks display 
  • Live music by "The Fire Brigade"
  • Free "Fun Zone" for kids with mechanical rides
  • Sack race, 3-legged race, hot dog eating contests
  • "Around the World" Zumba Experience
  • Free American flags, pinwheels, hand-held fans
  • Beer-garden for adults
  • Food for purchase(vendor registration)
A booming call out to our generous sponsors
Corradino Group, Ludovici & Ludovici, Stantec, Under One Umbrella, Village of Pinecrest, and Waste Management. Get sponsorship details now. Special thanks to Regions Bank for providing the grand prize hot-dog eating contest -- a new bicycle.
The center of festivities is the Village Hall complex at 9705 E. Hibiscus St., and all along Franjo Road, which will be closed to traffic. Fireworks launch from Palmetto Bay Park. Thousands of spectators will be in attendance, so plan to arrive early to get a parking spot, to enjoy the games and activities, and to stake out a perfect spot for your blanket and beach chairs -- enjoy the show!
  1. Do ride your bicycle or golf cart to the event 
  2. Do use a bicycle light, if riding (fireworks end at 9:30 p.m.)
  3. Do consider parking you bike or golf cart in designated lots
  4. Do consider public transportation or satellite parking
  5. Do come early to secure a good parking spot
  6. Do listen for lightning warnings and take cover if siren sounds
  7. Do bring with a beach blanket and comfortable chairs
  8. Do bring cash as all vendors may not accept credit/debit cards
  9. Do support local businesses/vendors
  10. Do tell all your friends and family
  11. Don't bring your own grill or other open flame apparatus 
  12. Don't bring your own fireworks and firecrackers
  13. Don't wear dark clothes if plan to walk or ride home
  14. Don't worry about bringing beer/alcohol -- vendors are serving
  15. Don't bring pets as they get agitated by crowds and/or fireworks
  16. Don't forget sunscreen
  17. Don't forget bug spray
  18. Don't forget an umbrella if Mother Nature decides to make rain
  19. Don't forget to clean up after yourself
  20. Don't forget to pick up a free American flag, pinwheel, or fan  


Contact Parks & Recreation, call 305-259-1234, or visit the Palmetto Bay website.

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