All are welcome to celebrate our nation’s 246th birthday on Hollywood Beach on Monday, July 4, 2022 at the annual Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Sponsored by the City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency-Beach District, this annual event will feature entertainment beginning at 5:00 p.m. and offshore fireworks display beginning at 9:00 p.m.
Event schedule at the Hollywood Beach Theater:
- 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. DJ Entertainment
- 7:00 p.m. Official Welcome
- 9:00 p.m. Offshore fireworks display
TRAFFIC and PARKING INFORMATION
Due to anticipated heavy traffic, the closure of the Sheridan Street Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, 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 Federal Highway. An App requested ride is $1.00 per fare. A flag down ride is free. Flag down riders can and 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 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 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. 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.
SHERIDAN STREET REMAINS CLOSED
Access to and from the barrier island at Sheridan Street is closed due to construction. Detours are in place to direct motorists and pedestrians to Dania Beach Boulevard or Hollywood Boulevard.
From 11:00 a.m. to midnight (12:00 a.m.), the Hollywood Police Department will restrict southbound traffic between Sheridan Street and Hollywood Boulevard to one lane. Northbound traffic will be directed to exit at Dania Beach Boulevard. Broward County Transit will travel northbound only during this timeframe. From 8:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m., no eastbound traffic will be permitted onto the barrier island via Dania Beach Boulevard. During this time, all lanes on Ocean Drive between Sheridan Street and Dania Beach Boulevard will be directed to travel northbound in an effort to assist motorist in exiting the barrier island.
From 11:00 a.m. until midnight (12:00 a.m.) no westbound traffic will be permitted to exit the barrier island via Hollywood Beach Boulevard. Eastbound traffic will be directed north to Dania Beach Boulevard or south to Hallandale Beach Boulevard up until 8:00 p.m. From 8:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. all eastbound traffic from Hollywood Boulevard to Ocean Drive will be directed southbound only.
HALLANDALE BEACH BOULEVARD
From 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. all northbound traffic on Ocean Drive will be directed to Dania Beach Boulevard.
DANIA BEACH BOULEVARD
From 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., access to the barrier island will be closed. All eastbound traffic will be U-Turned and directed back westbound on Dania Beach Boulevard.
Public parking is available at the City-operated parking garages on the barrier island 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, very early in the day. The SPECIAL EVENT FLAT RATE of $30 applies. Standard parking rates only apply 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.
Parking is also 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.
If you choose to park on private property or on a private surface parking lot:
- please be sure to follow their rules exactly to avoid being booted
- pay their parking attendant or meter, NOT the City meter
- do not be late in feeding their meter, even by a second, or you could find your vehicle booted
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 and Hollywood Boulevard will remain in the down position to allow vehicular traffic to enter and exit the beach. The Sheridan Street bridge is closed to motorists and pedestrians at this time, and Marine traffic is limited.
Sheridan Street Bridge Temporary Schedule:
- Daily, between 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.: One side of the bridge will open on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour. Boaters needing a full opening should provide 4-hour advance notice.
- Sunday-Fridays, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.: The bridge will be closed. Boaters needing a full opening should provide 24-hour advance notice. Full openings are available only between midnight and 1 a.m.
- Friday-Sunday, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. : Single-leaf openings will be provided on the quarter and three quarter hour. A full opening will not be provided during this time.
- The vertical clearance across both spans will be reduced by 5-feet for the installation of a containment system for the duration of the project.
INFORMATION TO HELP MAKE IT A SAFE AND HAZARD-FREE HOLIDAY
Alcoholic beverages, 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. Picnicking is permitted on the sandy beach only 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. Connecting canopies or using canopies larger than 10’ X 10’ is prohibited.
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 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.
For additional event information, contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at 954.921.3404. For media inquiries please call Joann Hussey, City of Hollywood Communications Manager at 954.921.3328.