The skies above our sparkling shores will soon be bursting with red, white and blue as we honor our country’s independence. This Fourth of July, New Smyrna Beach will sing with celebration as we honor our country’s birthday with variety of events taking place around town. Come dressed in your favorite blue, red and white to join in the Fourth festivities—fireworks, food and fun!
Fireworks, Festivities & Fun
A Fourth of July celebration will be held at the Riverside Park Gazebo on Sunday, July 4, starting at 4 p.m., with food trucks, music and, of course, a sparkling firework show. Local acts like Cactus Jack & the Cadillacs will play from 5 until 9 p.m., with a firework display erupting at 9:15 p.m.
Another event being held in NSB for the holiday weekend is the ‘Fourth of July Spectacular.’ From 5:30 until 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, City Center Park will have live music, a kid’s zone, food trucks, a beer garden, a car show and fireworks. With social distancing still in effect, Hayfire will perform at 5:30 p.m. and the fireworks will start at 9 p.m. at the park’s soccer fields.
This year’s firework show, sponsored by Zambelli Fireworks, will take place in Hawks Park. To allow spectators to view the fireworks safely and socially distanced, the display can be seen from the comfort of your vehicle or in the large grassy soccer fields. Pull up your car or a chair! This new location for fireworks –148 West Park Avenue— can be viewed from both the Riverside Park and City Center Park celebrations.
Parks will be open to public use for picnics or to grill out. Although most of the festivities will be held at Riverside Park, the George R. Kennedy Memorial Park in Edgewater has boat ramps, a fishing pier, public restrooms, pavilions and picnic tables available for enjoyment.
Food for the Fourth:
In addition to a spectacular firework show, New Smyrna Beach is also a must-stop place for delicious, unique dining! Our beachside proudly boasts exclusively locally owned eateries, each offering delicious and diverse menus, and many featuring wonderful outdoor seating. One locally loved establishment with a patio that can’t be beat is Norwood’s Restaurant and Treehouse Bar, where you can dine on delectable dishes and sip wine in beautiful, sprawling treetops. Riverpark Terrace, another local favorite, is located in a charming, cozy cottage and surrounded by a tropical garden. Enjoy delicious American-style cuisine as you soak in the views of a one-of-a-kind outdoor oasis. For waterfront dining that can’t be beat, grab a table at Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille. Located right along the New Smyrna Marina, this establishment offers the best in fresh seafood, and wonderful views of the waterways and impressive boats that call it home.
Found the perfect spot on our pristine shoreline and don’t want to lose your prime spot in the sun? No worries! Eatz NSB, a locally run delivery service, will bring whatever you’re craving straight to your beach chair. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, Eatz will deliver from any of the restaurants below:
There’s so much to enjoy throughout New Smyrna Beach this Independence Day weekend. We can’t wait to see the memories you make on our beautiful shores. Start planning your Fourth of July festivities today.