Sheriff Wayne Ivey Offers Tips To Enjoy the 4th

By  //  July 4, 2013

protecting people and environment

BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY offers sensible tips to enjoy the upcoming July 4th festivities while protecting people and the environment. (BCSO video)

Wednesday, July 3 show
Cape Canaveral
The Cove will be hosting fireworks at the Port on July 3. The
fireworks display will commence   around 9 PM and this is always a
beautiful place to watch the fireworks over the water. As there is
some road construction at the Port, arrive a bit early.

Thursday, July 4 shows
Cocoa Village – Riverfront Park
Enjoy all your favorite patriotic tunes at a free concert performed by
the Brevard Symphony Orchestra along with a spectacular fireworks
display over the Indian River. The concert begins at 8 p.m and the
fireworks commence at 9:15 p.m.  Bring your own lawn chairs or
blankets and arrive early to find a good spot. There will be food and
beverages available for sale at the park and admission is free.

The City of Melbourne Florida presents an Independence Day Fireworks
show at 9 p.m over the Indian River at Claude Edge Front Street Park,
2210 Front Street, just north of the Melbourne Causeway.  Parking is
limited near the park so catch the free shuttle bus service  operating
between the Melbourne Auditorium and Front Street Park, beginning at
7:10 p.m.

Palm Bay
The City of Palm Bay presents their annual Splashes and Sparks
Celebration at the BCC Palm Bay Campus. Starting at 5 p.m, there will
be live music, food vendors, games,  children’s area and a patriotic
bicycle parade will be held for children 12 and under.  The fireworks
show starts at 9:15 p.m

The City of Titusville presents its annual “Red, White and Boom”  over
North Brevard.  This fun and exciting family orientated event will
occur at Chain Of Lakes Park from 7 p.m to 10 p.m.  Jess Parrish
Medical Center, Dixie crossroads restaurant, The Titusville Area
Chamber of Commerce are presenting a phenomenal event with music and a
sensational fireworks display at 9:15 p.m

Friday, July 5 shows
Cocoa Beach
Thanks to the combined efforts of local sponsors, businesses and
citizens alike, the annual  Fireworks display will be returning to
Cocoa Beach. This year’s show will feature an awesome display of
fireworks from a stationary barge, 1/2 mile off-shore at Alan Shepard
Park at the end of State Road 520 in Cocoa Beach. The fireworks
display is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

Enjoy the quintessential summer afternoon Independence celebration.
This is a town wide get- together on the berm before during and after
the Brevard County manatees baseball game. Each ticket includes a BBQ
cookout, a souvenir, and one of the biggest fireworks displays. There
will also be a great game of Florida State league baseball and lots of
red white and blue.  Gates open at 5:30 p.m and the game starts at
6:35 p.m  Tickets (cash only) are available at the Viera Discovery
Center at 7850 Shops Dr. (next to Walmart and Starbucks). Seating is
limited on the berm area so arrive early.