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Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration on Hollywood Beach

June 29, 2023

The City of Hollywood will celebrate our nation’s 247th birthday on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at the Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Sponsored by the City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, this annual event will feature live entertainment beginning at 5 p.m. and an offshore firework display at 9 p.m.

Event schedule at the Hollywood Beach Theater:
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. DJ Entertainment & 80s Tribute Band “Mixtape”
7 p.m. Official Welcome
9 p.m. Offshore fireworks display

Visitors to the beach will notice an enhanced police presence and enforcement of City ordinances. Visitors are asked to please abide by all rules and regulations while on the barrier island. Beach rules can be found at each entrance to the sandy beach. Lifeguard towers and first-aid stations are located along the sandy beach. If you see something, say something to a police officer, security and/or lifeguard. Call 911 in an emergency.

Alcoholic beverages, firearms, weapons of any kind, fireworks of all types, sparklers, glass, single-use plastic and foam items, coolers larger than 36” long and barbecue grills are prohibited and could be confiscated. Connecting canopies, or canopies larger than 10’ X 10’ are prohibited. All dogs, unless a service animal, are prohibited on the Broadwalk. Dogs are welcome between the lifeguard stands at Pershing and Custer Street only.

Picnicking is permitted on the sandy beach in designated areas between Sherman and Custer streets as well as within Charnow Park at Garfield Street, Keating Park at Magnolia Terrace, and Harry Berry Park at Azalea Terrace.

To help keep Hollywood Beach beautiful, visitors are reminded to bring reusable items and clean up after themselves at the end of the day. Please do not over-fill trash receptacles. As a reminder, Hollywood Beach is plastic and foam-free. Single-use plastics, foam containers, plastic bags, bottles and utensils are prohibited on Hollywood Beach, at City-operated parks and other City facilities.

It is prime nesting season for several protected species of sea turtles. Turtle nesting activity is normal and should not be considered an emergency. If you plan to stake out a spot on the sand to watch the fireworks, please avoid the nests and dunes and remember the nesting habits of sea turtles can be impacted by light sources, including 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 threatened or endangered species including manatees and sea turtles. Any collisions with or injuries 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.

Public restrooms are located at the Nebraska Street Parking Garage and at Tyler, Fillmore, Johnson, Garfield, Taft, and Missouri Streets on the Broadwalk for your convenience.

Due to the anticipated heavy traffic and no public shuttle service, access to the barrier island will be limited. The Hollywood Police Department will be monitoring parking and beach capacity in an effort to maintain a safe environment for all. Once capacity is reached, motorist will be directed to seek an alternative.

The Hollywood Sun Shuttle, operated by Circuit is an environmentally friendly, electric public transportation option that transports riders through service areas from City Hall Circle to downtown Hollywood, Hollywood Beach and along portions of Federal Highway.
An App requested ride is $2 per person per ride. Hailing a ride is free, hop on and off along the route the driver is already going for the paid App requested ride. The Sun Shuttle will be operating from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4th. Download the free “Ride Circuit” App from the App Store or Google Play. Riders should expect heavy traffic and lengthy service delays, and service routes may be altered due to traffic congestion.

Uber and Lyft drivers may drop off and pick up passengers at the designated ride-share spot on Tyler Street between A1A and Surf Road. Riders should expect heavy traffic delays.


From 8 p.m. to midnight (12 a.m.), access to the barrier island will be closed. All eastbound traffic will be U-Turned and directed west on Dania Beach Boulevard.

From 11 a.m. until midnight (12 a.m.), no eastbound traffic will be permitted onto the barrier island via Sheridan Street. All eastbound traffic will be directed north onto SE 5th Ave, south onto North 14th Avenue, or to U-turn westbound on Sheridan Street.

From 11 a.m. to midnight (12 a.m.), the southbound A1A exit ramp to westbound Hollywood Boulevard will be closed.
From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., eastbound traffic will be directed north or south on A1A.
From 8 p.m. until midnight (12 a.m.) all eastbound traffic from Hollywood Boulevard to A1A will be directed southbound only.

From 8 p.m. to midnight (12 a.m.), all northbound traffic on A1A will be directed to U-Turn at Jackson Street southbound towards Hallandale Beach Boulevard.

From 11 a.m. until midnight (12 a.m.), northbound traffic will be directed north toward Dania Beach Boulevard. Southbound traffic will be directed west on Sheridan Street.

From 11 a.m. to midnight (12 a.m.), the Hollywood Police Department will restrict southbound traffic between Sheridan Street and Hollywood Boulevard to one lane. The southbound A1A exit ramp to westbound Hollywood Boulevard will be closed. Northbound traffic will be directed to exit at Sheridan Street. Broward County Transit will travel northbound only during this timeframe.
***Traffic pattern subject to change based on traffic flow.

Once the parking lots reach capacity, the only permitted vessel traffic will be that which is leaving the marina.

Intracoastal Waterway bridges will maintain their regular schedules throughout the day and early evening, but from 8:00 p.m. to midnight bridges at Dania Beach Boulevard, Sheridan Street, and Hollywood Boulevard will remain in the down position to allow vehicular traffic to enter and exit the beach. Marine traffic is limited.

Public parking at the City-operated parking garages on the barrier island is on a first come, first served basis. The Garfield Parking Garage, 300 Connecticut Street, and the Nebraska Parking Garage, 327 Nebraska Street are expected to reach capacity quickly, early in the day. The SPECIAL EVENT FLAT RATE of $30 for 24-hours applies at these two locations. The rate will be charged beginning at 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Standard parking rates apply only at City-operated parking garages in downtown Hollywood at the Radius Garage, 250 N 19th Avenue and Van Buren Garage at 251 S 20th Avenue.

Public 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); Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort at A1A and Johnson Street; Keating Park at 2400 S. Ocean Drive/301 Magnolia Terrace; the Dunewalk/Summit Lot at 1200 S. Ocean Drive and the Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood at 3555 S. Ocean Drive. Special event rates may vary at these locations. Be aware, those choosing to park on private property must follow the property owner’s rules exactly to avoid a ticket, tow, or immobilization device.

For additional event information, contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at 954.921.3404.

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