Palm Coast – Palm Coast’s “Fireworks in the Park” is one of the most revered and highly-anticipated events held by the City each year. The colorful and enchanting fireworks display over the lawn combines patriotism and tradition with good old fashioned family fun.

After having to cancel the event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to come together once again to embrace picnics, fun, and fireworks on Saturday, July 3 by celebrating Independence Day with an all-American picnic at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Avenue. Fireworks will be set off around 9:15 p.m. next to City Hall featuring more than 1,000 exploding shells, culminating in a jaw-dropping finale.

“We are so excited to offer this cherished, family-friendly event to residents again this summer,” said Parks and Recreation Director Lauren Johnston. “We invite those of all ages to join us that evening in Central Park in honor of our nation’s birthday with this spectacular show under the stars.”

The at least 15-minute-long pyrotechnic show is produced by Santore and showcases the mesmerizing cascade of lights in the form of Chrysanthemums, Peonies, Crossettes, Willows and more. The fireworks are funded by a grant from the Flagler County Tourist Development Council.

The event and parking are free. Beginning at 5 p.m., the intersection of Lake Avenue and City Place - and its immediate vicinity - will be closed off. That area at the back side of Central Park is where the fireworks will be set off.

Bring your blanket, chairs, pop-up tents, coolers and picnic supplies to enjoy this festive family-friendly event starting at 6 p.m. Don’t forget your sunscreen and bug spray. Food vendors will not be available like in years past. Please do not bring your own fireworks.

Observing fireworks in the park offers spectators the ability to practice safe social distancing.

Please help us keep Central Park beautiful. Remember what comes in must go out.

For more information, contact Palm Coast Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.