1777, 13 gun salutes were fired during the nation’s first Independence Day
celebration honoring the original 13 colonies whose people had signed the
documents releasing our United States from Great Britain’s rule.
no place better to celebrate our nation’s 241 years of freedom than beside the
beautiful Halifax River in Ormond Beach. Citizens and visitors can enjoy
entertainment and fun-filled activities with no admission fee.
will stretch from City Hall Plaza across the Granada Bridge to Rockefeller
Gardens will feature the “UpTUIT” band and City Hall will feature “Tie Dye
Road” both playing from 7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
activities will be in Rockefeller Gardens (North Lawn) from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30
p.m. Kids’ activities include a moon walk, an obstacle course, a giant
slide, and more! Returning this year, there will be a photo booth,
balloon twisting, and a stilt walker.
finale of this celebration will consist of one of the area’s best fireworks displays!
The fireworks begin promptly at 9:30 p.m. on the Halifax River just south of
the Granada Bridge. This is the 20th year the event has been held on the
corners of the Granada Bridge and it now attracts visitors from other
43 years, Santore has provided the anxiously awaited fireworks show in Ormond
Beach exciting all the spectators and reminding us of the history we are
celebrating on the fourth of July.
with handicapped parking permits may park in the lot near Bailey Riverbridge
Gardens (where Pilgrim’s Rest Church is located), on the northeast corner of
Granada Blvd. and North Beach Street. Public parking includes the lot
behind City Hall, The Casements parking lot, and Fortunato Park.
be aware that the parking area on South Beach Street adjacent to Cassen Park
will be closed at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, and will remained closed
until 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5.
Park piers and boat docks will be closed at 7 p.m. on July 4.
Beach Street will be closed from Granada Blvd. to Mound Avenue; and Grove
Street will be closed from Tomoka Avenue to Division Avenue. Other side
streets within the event area may be detoured or closed for the event.
shuttle service will be available from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. to assist
guests in getting back and forth across the Granada Bridge. Pick-up and
drop-off locations are at Beach Street and Granada Blvd. on the west side of
the bridge, and at Riverside Drive and Granada Blvd. on east side of the
bridge. We encourage you to get to your fireworks viewing location prior
to the end of the shuttle service. The final shuttle will end at City
Hall at 10:30 p.m.
understand that following the fireworks display, traffic will be heavy and you
will experience congestion for at least fifteen minutes and we encourage you to
would also like to remind you that this is an alcohol free event and personal
fireworks are prohibited.
more information, please contact Community Events at 386-676-3241 or visit the
City’s website at www.ormondbeach.org.
is a celebration you don’t want to miss!