Village’s July 4th event returning ‘with a bang’

Village’s July 4th event returning ‘with a bang’
Village’s July 4th event returning ‘with a bang’
A view of the fireworks display from a previous year.

Palmetto Bay’s sixth annual July 4th event returns to Village Hall, 9705 E. Hibiscus St., with a number of activities, attractions and spectacular fireworks to celebrate America’s birthday.

A free event, it begins at 6 p.m. with rides, food, music and activities, and at 9:30 p.m. the fireworks display will light up the sky.

Mayor Karyn Cunningham said she is looking forward to the event.

“We are proud to once again celebrate our country’s independence with our Fireworks Extravaganza at Village Hall,” Mayor Cunningham said. “One of our signature events since 2014, this highly anticipated village tradition brings families together with rides, music, food and of course a spectacular display of fireworks in partnership with our many sponsors.”

Before the fireworks show there will be family-friendly entertainment such as face painting, stilt walkers, live bands, an artist/craft area, LED robots and a free kid’s fun zone with inflatables and amusement rides. A variety of vendors will be on hand to sell food and beverage items. ID will be required for alcohol purchases.

Although the event technically begins at 6 p.m., village staffers recommend getting there at 5:30 to get a good viewing spot.

Free limited parking will be available at Palmetto Bay Park. Free satellite parking with shuttle service will be available to and from the event, from 5:30 to 11 p.m., at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary St. Richard Catholic School, 18455 Franjo Rd. Cash parking ($15) will be available at Palmetto Station Apartments (SW180th St. entrance only – no elevator service available). People are encouraged to use public transportation, Uber and Lyft when possible.

Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. No grills, personal fireworks or pets will be allowed.

This year’s top level sponsors are the Town of Cutler Bay, South Motors, and The Collection.

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