There’s no place better to celebrate our nation’s 243 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 at Ormond Beach’s Annual Independence Day Celebration.
Entertainment will stretch from City Hall David Hood Plaza across the Granada Bridge to Rockefeller Gardens with music from “Pilotwave” and “Not Brothers Band."
The kids’ zone will be in Rockefeller Gardens (North Lawn). Activities include a moon walk, an obstacle course, a giant slide, and more! Returning this year will be a photo booth, balloon artist, and a stilt walker.
Food vendors include Greg’s BBQ, Papa John’s Pizza, Kona Ice, Joe’s Lemonade, Mrs. V’s Hawaiian Ice, Holy Cow Kettle Corn & Sweet Nuts, and Schmancy Pops.
The finale of this celebration will consist of one of the area’s best fireworks displays! Fireworks by Santore begin the show promptly at 9:30 p.m. on the Halifax River just south of the Granada Bridge. This is the 21st year the event has been held on the corners of the Granada Bridge and it now attracts visitors from other states.
Event Schedule Summary:
Live Music: 7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Food Vendors: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Kids’ Zone: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Shuttle Bus: 7:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m
Location: Rockefeller Gardens
Pilotwave is a 5 piece band out of NE Florida. Their music is a thoughtfully crafted blend of Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Americana, and Country.
Not Brothers Band
Location: City Hall David Hood Plaza
Not Brothers Band has been playing the east Volusia county area since early 1997as a Rock and Roll Time Machine, spanning decades of great Rock and Roll!.
Event Map of Rockefeller Gardens
Event Map of Cassen Park & City Hall Plaza
Event Parking & Boat Dock Info
Public parking is available at the lot behind City Hall, The Casements parking lot, and Fortunato Park. Please be aware that the parking area on South Beach Street adjacent to Cassen Park will be closed at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 4th, and will remained closed until 12:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5th.
Those 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.
Cassen Park piers and boat docks will be closed at 7 p.m. on July 4th.
Shuttle Service and Road Closure Info
Free shuttle service will be available from 7:00 p.m. and the last shuttle will depart at 10:15 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.
Beginning at 4:00 p.m., South Beach Street will be closed from Granada Boulevard to Mound Avenue; and Grove Street will be closed from Tomoka Avenue to Division Avenue. And New Britain at North Beach Street. Other side streets within the event area may be detoured or closed for the event.
Please 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 be patient.
We would also like to remind you that this is an alcohol free event. Personal fireworks are prohibited.
For more information, please contact Community Events at 676-3241.