Calendar: Get ready to celebrate Independence Day

Where to find Fourth of July fireworks, celebrations in and around Ormond Beach and Palm Coast.

Fireworks light the sky over the Halifax River during Ormond Beach's Fourth of July celebration in 2022. File photo by Michele Meyers
Fireworks light the sky over the Halifax River during Ormond Beach's Fourth of July celebration in 2022. File photo by Michele Meyers
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Friday, June 30

Red, White and Boom!

When: Friday, June 30 to Sunday, July 2

Where: Florida Cracker Ranch, 797 County Road 200 Bunnell,

Details: Join the Florida Cracker Ranch for a weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July, with fireworks over the lake at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 1. Reserve a campsite for the weekend. Tickets cost $45 for ages 13 and up in advance; $65 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Visit

Family Art Night

When: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast

Details: The city of Palm Coast's Parks and Recreation Department is starting a new free Family Art Night program featuring fun and simple art projects for families to create together. Visit

Saturday, July 1

Art Walk

When: 3-7 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach MainStreet Arts District, 128 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Join Ocean Art Gallery, Frame of Mind, Art Spotlight, The Studio by Artist Angel Lowden, the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and more on the first Saturday of each month for art openings and art events.

Sunday, July 2

Happy Wanderers Ormond Beach Walk

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Regional Library 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach

Details: Join the Happy Wanderers for a 5K walk. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Costs $3. Walk with the group or at your own pace. Visit

Moonrise at the beach

When: 7:45-8:45 p.m.

Where: Gamble Rogers Memorial State Park, 3100 S Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach

Details: Take in the view of the moon rising over the Atlantic Ocean as you learn interesting facts about the moon and the local coastal ecosystem. Bring binoculars and a camera for photo opportunities. Program is limited to 30. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Entrance into the park is $5 per vehicle. Call 386-517-2086 or visit

Monday, July 3

Turtle #19 unveiling

When: 2:30 p.m.

Where: Hammock Dunes, 2 Camino del Mar, Palm Coast

Details: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation will unveil its latest public art to the Turtle Trail, titled "Gustav" and created by artist Judi Wormeck. Free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Southern States Management Office at 2 Camino del Mar.

Third of July

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Calvary Christian Center, 1687 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, food, live music, games and more. 

Tuesday, July 4

United Flagler 4th 

When: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Varies

Details: Flagler County Government, the cities of Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, and the towns of Beverly Beach and Marineland invite all Flagler County residents and visitors for this all-day community celebration. A celebration 5K is set to take place on the Flagler Beach bridge at 6 a.m., with a parade to follow at 10 a.m. from North 6th Street to South 6th Street along A1A. After the parade until 5 p.m., there will be music and entertainment at Veterans Park, at 105 S 2nd St. The fireworks will be set at the Flagler Executive Airport at 201 Airport Road at 9 p.m. The gates open at 5 p.m. Free event. Visit for more information. 

July 4th Veterans Parade on Main Street

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Main Street at Atlantic Avenue to west on Main Street, Daytona Beach

Details: Enjoy the third annual Fourth of July Veterans Parade featuring local military organizations, combat veterans, and the city of Daytona Beach’s police and fire departments. There will also be a special ceremony at 9 a.m. by the clock tower between the boardwalk and the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort at 100 N. Atlantic Ave. Free event. 

Second annual Splash Bash

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Daytona Lagoon, 601 Earl St., Daytona Beach

Details: Celebrate Independence Day with this family-friendly event that includes a "Red, White, and Blue" beach ball drop at  4 p.m. Event is included with the purchase of a waterpark ticket. Visit

Ormond Beach Independence Day Celebration

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: The city of Ormond Beach will celebrate the Fourth of July with music, food trucks, fireworks and more. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. 

Thursday, July 13

'The Girl Who Wore Freedom'

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: OMAM will be hosting a community screening of "The Girl Who Wore Freedom" to discover the stories of D-Day from the men, women and children who lived through German occupation and Allied liberation of Normandy, France. There will be a wine and cheese reception at 5 p.m., as well as a chance to meet filmmaker Christian Taylor. The film screening will take place across the street at the St. James Episcopal Church's Parish Hall at 6 p.m. Free event. Visit for tickets.

Saturday, July 15

One Day Bible Camp, 'Gone Fishing'

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Tomoka United Methodist Church, 1000 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach

Details: Tomoka United Methodist Church is hosting a free Bible camp for rising kindergarteners through fifth grade students. Lunch will be provided with optional water activities during the last hour. Must enroll by July 8. Call 386-672-6722. Visit


Six-week beginners photography class

When: Saturday, July 8, 15, 22; Aug. 5 and 12

Where: Art League of Daytona Beach, 433 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach

Details: Instructor Rafael Torres will teach the basics of photography, lighting and use of equipment. Students will participate in a series of hands-on exercises and the classes will feature short local field trips to the historic district, downtown Daytona Beach and the Halifax River. All levels of experience are welcome. Register by Friday, July 7. Visit

Inspirations and Reflections

When: June 4 through July 15

Where: Expressions Art Gallery, 2298 Colbert Lane, Palm Coast

Details: See this exhibition featuring artists Suzanne Barrett and Louise Kennedy. 

Exercises for the maturing body

When: 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays

Where: First Baptist Church of Palm Coast, 6050 Palm Coast Parkway, Palm Coast

Details: Attend upbeat classes presented by Synergy Senior Fitness and taught by Senior Fitness Specialist Artie Gardella. Classes are ongoing. Insurances that cover fitness accepted, or a donation for those with no coverage. Visit

MOAS exhibitions

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach

Details: Want to spend a day looking at fine art? The Museum of Arts and Sciences has the following shows on display: "Unfolding the Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope," and “Caribbean Indigenous Resistance.”



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