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Flagler Beach Fireworks Scheduled for July 4, Palm Coast on July 3

| July 4, 2014

Flagler Beach’s epic fireworks show has been a city favorite roughly since the Middle Ages. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Last Updated: 6:10 p.m., July 4, 2014.

Weather Note: as of 6 p.m. on July 4, the fireworks in Flagler Beach were ON for 9:30 p.m., though the weather forecast was pointing to possible periods of heavy rain until then.

Independence Day fireworks in Flagler Beach this year–2014– will be held on Friday, July 4, at 9:30 p.m., off the Flagler Beach Pier. Flagler Beach’s Holiday Parade will begin at 10 a.m., rain or shine. The parade is sponsored by the Flagler Beach Rotary. You can download a parade entry form here.

Palm Coast fireworks are scheduled for Thursday, July 3, at Central Park in Town Center, at 9 p.m. See further below for details.

Flagler Beach will be hosting a two-day celebration Friday and Saturday, with vendor registration on July 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. As was the case last year, Flagler Beach city government will be running the event. Before 2013, the event was organized by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and Affiliates. City staffers and city commissioners have teamed up to bring dozens of vendors and some $16,000 in fees and sponsorships. The vendors will be lined up in the core section of Flagler Beach over the three-day event.

Independence Day events on July 4 will focus on the traditional children’s and musical activities around Veterans’ Park. July 4 this year coincides with Flagler Beach’s monthly First Friday celebration. Veterans Park will fill with musical performances and a kids’ zone, culminating with a concert by the 40-piece U.S. Navy Band at 5:30 p.m. and more live music from the 7th Street band before and after the fireworks.

Saturday will follow a similar pattern, with music, vendors and children’s activities, along with children’s sixth annual Rain Gutter Regatta from 10 a.m. to noon. You can download the regatta rules here.

A DJ will keep the music going from noon to 4 p.m., with music by Jim Lamb after that.


Palm Coast will have its own Independence Day fireworks show at Town Center’s Central Park. That one will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 9 p.m. It will be preceded by a party around the lake, with music, games, beer, burgers and hot dogs, hosted by the Flagler Education Foundation, and Beach 92.7 FM and Kix Country 98.7 FM, the Palm Coast radio stations.

Uniquely for a Palm Coast event, there is no gate fee, no parking fees, no seating fee. Bring your own cooler, fill it with beer and other drinks: that, too, is allowed. Bring chairs, bring blankets, bring your pop-up tent, bring your favorite Anthony Trollope novel.

Because of construction on Bulldog Drive, there are some changes to parking this year. But while the city initially announced that the location from which the fireworks would be ignited was changing this year, along with parking areas, the city reversed that decision on July 1, issuing the following statement:

“The launch location of the City of Palm Coast’s July 3 fireworks celebration is moving back to the traditional fireworks launch area just northeast of Central Park. The Fireworks in the Park display will begin at 9 p.m. this Thursday, July 3. The best viewing area will be at Central Park, 975 Central Avenue, and along Central Avenue near the park. Central Park can be accessed via Central Avenue – from Belle Terre Parkway or Town Center Boulevard (off SR100).” Bulldog Drive will remain closed. “Parking and viewing will not be available at Flagler Palm Coast High School as previously announced. The City had previously planned to move the fireworks launch location to Bulldog Drive this year, but that was changed Tuesday due to concerns about the proximity to the Flagler Airport.”

Central Park can be accessed from Central Avenue – from Belle Terre Parkway or Town Center Boulevard (off SR100). Once all parking at the the park and the area around park has been filled, vehicles will no longer be allowed into the Central Park area.

Pre-fireworks family fun will be provided by the Flagler Education Foundation from 5-9 p.m. at Central Park. The evening will include live entertainment, family fun and games, free prizes, music, dancing and a cookout, a frozen T-shirt contests, whipped cream battles and other games.

The Fireworks in the Park celebration is produced by Palm Coast, Flagler Education Foundation, and Beach 92.7, with the fireworks funded by a grant from the county’s Tourist Development Council. Proceeds from the pre-fireworks event will benefit Flagler School programs and scholarships.

The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m., with patriotic music broadcast on Beach 92.7. While most people will gather at Central Park, thousands of others can see the fireworks from area parking lots and backyards.

Sponsors and exhibitors for the pre-fireworks event are being coordinated by Beach 92.7; contact Greg Otte at 386/437-1992, Ext. 218, for more information. Food and drink vendors should contact Deborah Williams at the Flagler Education Foundation at 386/437-7526, Ext. 3125.

For more information about Fireworks in the Park, contact Palm Coast Parks and Recreation at 386/986-2323.

Palm Coast first held a fireworks show of its own in 2010. The Palm Coast fireworks are never scheduled on the same day as Flagler Beach’s so as to preserve the iconic nature of the beach town’s signature event.

Palm Coast also has a July 4 event: On Thursday, it will hold its “By Dawn’s Early Light” ceremony at 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy, near the Flagler County Library. Guest speakers will be Ted St. Pierre, past president of the Sons of the American Revolution, Flagler Chapter, and Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts. Others will read parts of the Declaration of Independence.

The Palm Coast Community Band will perform The Star-Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful. Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kenny Goncalves will sing God Bless America. The presentation of colors will be done by the Palm Coast Fire Department Honor Guard.

In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at nearby Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive.

Flagler Beach Parade and Other Activities

Parade line-up or staging takes place on Daytona Avenue North between 8 and 10 a.m.

The parade route: east on North 6th Street, south on A1A, west on S. 6th Street, north on South Daytona Avenue. The parade will take place, rain or shine. (If there’s heavy rain at 9 p.m., fireworks won’t go off.)

Parade awards, sponsored by the Flagler Beach Rotary Club, include “Best of Parade,” “Most Original,” “Best Marching Unit” and” Best Depicting Theme.” Judging takes place before the parade. Trophies are awarded in Veteran’s Park immediately following the parade.

Many other activities will follow, including, at 1 p.m., the Fourth Annual Tiny Tiki & Lil’ Kahuna when 3- to 5-year-old will dance the hula, strike a favorite ‘surfing pose’ and otherwise ham it up for the audience. Every child who participates is a winner and leaves with a goody bag. (Registration is limited to 20 boys and 20 girls.)”

Parking, as always in Flagler Beach, is catch as catch can.

An important traffic note from Flagler County Assist REACT: “For those going to the July 4th Flagler Beach Fireworks please note that right after the fireworks traffic approaching State Road 100 from the north and south will likely be forced west on SR 100 by the Police. This is the fastest way to clear traffic out of the city. No exceptions are made. If you must keep going north or south, plan to head west on State Road 100 to the first place you can turn around and then head back to A1A. Please plan accordingly or avoid the area. As soon as the worst of the traffic is cleared it will go back to normal. Typically this is between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.”

A Note on Private Fireworks:

While fireworks are sold in Florida, it is illegal for people without a permit to set off fireworks other than sparklers. The rule comes down to this: “If it leaves the ground where it explodes, it’s considered an illegal firework in the state of Florida,” says Palm Coast Fire Chief Mike Beadle. That also applies to firecrackers that go boom.

Exceptions apply in narrow circumstances, as when farmers use firecrackers to scare off birds and protect vegetation or fisheries, says Palm Coast Fire Marshal Jeff Pattee. Palm Coast passed its own ordinance setting out restrictions and prohibitions on fireworks. That ordinance, Pattee said, is almost identical to state law on the matter. That law may be read here.

See Also:

PSA: Traffic Patterns in Flagler Beach the Night of July 4

flagler beach parade and fireworks

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Note: the comments below archive comments from previous editions of Independence Day fireworks schedules.

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54 Responses for “Flagler Beach Fireworks Scheduled for July 4, Palm Coast on July 3”

  1. blondee says:

    I do wish that Palm Coast would have also scheduled their fireworks for the 4th. The traffic is so horrible in Flagler Beach following the fireworks, it may have alleviated some of the congestion.

  2. happening now says:

    Jax Beach had to cancel 4th Chief said 75,000 to100,000 crowd too much for protection and crowd patrol, plus overtime for all. V ery dangerous situation these days………..

  3. blondee says:

    My point was that if they both held fireworks on the 4th, half may go to Flagler, half to Palm Coast THEREBY alleviating all the Flagler Beach traffic.

    • Anonymous says:

      Good idea, but the problem with that is that the same staff work both events. Fire, Public Works, Law Enforcement, not to mention Santore and sons.

  4. Michelle says:

    The only way to alleviate traffic in Flagler Beach would be to close the county down at the borders. Historically, the celebration at the beach has attracted folks from far and wide…. even Palatka!! It is wonderful that so many find their way to this little beachside town (and spend money).
    I thnk it is great the there are fireworks in Palm Coast the day before. There are a lot of folks that avoid Flagler Beach because of the traffic and at least there is an alternative for kids to see fireworks!!

    • Amanda says:

      They don’t spend money here. They bring coolers, litter the beach, behave poorly, and then leave. These out of town viewers are not spending money.

  5. Angela says:

    I’m excited the palm coast fireworks are on the 3rd. I have to work early on the 3rd and on the 5th. Attending the fireworks on the 3rd allows me to sleep in on the 4th and avoid traffic on a night that i need to be to work early the next day… So, yay!

  6. Stacey says:

    Flagler Beach’s epic fireworks show has been a city favorite roughly since the ” Middle Ages”. Really? What were you sources of information or were you just being funny?

    • FlaglerLive says:

      Stacey, our source is a Daytona Beach News-Journal story from July 3, 1211 AD. Otto IV was the grand marshal. The Flagler Beach city fathers thought he could use the consolation (he’d just be excommunicated). The fireworks, incidentally, were imported from Macau that year. Santore and Sons were still lighting up skies in Venice back then.

    • Anonymous says:

      I would guess they were just being funny.

  7. remember says:

    if you go to these events please do not leave anything in your cars cars were broke into all these locations in the last three days

  8. For those going to the July 4th Flagler Beach Fireworks please note that right after the fireworks traffic approaching State Road 100 from the north and south will likely be forced west on SR 100 by the Police. This is the fastest way to clear traffic out of the city. No exceptions are made. If you must keep going north or south, plan to head west on State Road 100 to the first place you can turn around and then head back to A1A. Please plan accordingly or avoid the area. As soon as the worst of the traffic is cleared it will go back to normal. Typically this is between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

  9. natalie says:

    why cant they do the fireworks in palm coast ACTUAL holiday?!.. palm coast always pulls these stunts and has festivities on off days instead of on the holiday itself. if they would have done them both on the 4th it would maybe not ease the traffic, but it wouldn’t be over crowded in any one particular location. i would love to go to town center because it’s around the corner from my house, but i’m not going to go out there tonight, when the 4th of july is, well, on the 4TH OF JULY.

    • Justin says:

      There are only so many qualified people to shoot a show, The racks were being used at the pier, the list goes on. Plus the town is getting a big discount for the show being on Friday! It usually costs 1500 per minute minimum!

    • Disgruntled Trench Worker says:

      Call me Krazy… But, I think the Planners want the festivities to be on a day other than the Holiday so they can all have another reason to be “Off Work” and get paid !… The rest of us poor Blue Collar Workers can’t take advantage of these “Weekday Festivals” and the like because we must work !… Government Workers are over paid and Under Worked !

  10. Michelle says:

    @Anonymouse: when and where are the fireworks on the 3rd? You need to re-read the article.

    @natalie: I guess you were not here two years ago when the City of Flagler Beach threw a ‘hissy fit’ over the fireworks being on the same day.

  11. Steven Sobel says:

    The 3rd of July (yes, that sounds wrong) Fireworks in the Park display was more impressive than I was expecting, but there was a dangerous thunderstorm that was moving in the entire time. There was lightning nearby during the fireworks, and the rain began right after they finished. Whoever was in charge of deciding whether the weather was acceptable cut things really close!

    Here’s some photos of the display for those who didn’t attend, I really enjoyed myself and will be coming back next year!

    http://www.stevensobelphotography.com/p1057921723/h209314a7#h54f4414

  12. Deep South says:

    I think it is so great that us residence of Flagler County have the opportunity to attend 2 nights of fireworks display, which my family and friends do. In my 45 years of attending the fireworks here in Flagler County I have never had a problem getting home, usually between 10:30 and 11:00 PM. We usually hang out at the beach after the show, and then drive home. The problem is people are in such a big hurry to leave. I say relax and enjoy yourself.

  13. Bennett says:

    No caps and how long r the fireworks

  14. Ken Dodge says:

    It’s only a matter of time before the Congress declares that ‘Independence Day’ will be observed on the first Monday in July. This will prevent the holiday from falling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays which upsets so many, and will guarantee a 3-day weekend for all.
    But inasmuch as ‘independence’ is now seen as politically INCORRECT, another name will have to be given to it…probably ‘Founder’s Day’ or ‘America Day’.

  15. NortonSmitty says:

    Ken, where did you get that little nugget of “political incorrect” political incorrectness? The Patriot as Victim. Nevermind, we all know.

    But at the end of a beautiful if too hot Independence Day and a nice Fireworks display here in Flagler Beach, I hope we all take the time to reflect on what the hopes were for our country by it’s founders and citizens for at least two centuries. Of all the Founders, I always thought Thomas Paine best described their hope for their new country:

    “Never had a country so many openings to happiness as this.
    Her setting out in life, like the rising of a fair morning, was unclouded and promising.
    Her cause was good.
    Her principles just and liberal. Her temper serene and firm.
    Her conduct regulated by the nicest steps, and
    Everything about her wore the mark of honor.
    It is not every country that can boast so fair an origin.”

    Wow. When was the last time we heard one of our Ruling Class speak of such things? I mean when was the last time we believed them when they did. Certainly not when W. said it. For that level of cynicism, we should have listened to the words of one of our greatest poets born a century later, Carl Sandburg when he warned us:

    “ For we know when a country goes down and never comes back, when a society or a civilization perishes, one condition may always be found, they forgot where they came from ~ they lost sight of what brought them along”

    Which brings us to what I consider one of the few wise patriotic philosophers in America these days, Bill Moyers who recently said:

    “Thomas Jefferson got it right when he wrote about “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” as the core of our human aspirations. But he lived it wrong, denying to others the rights he claimed for himself. And that’s how Jefferson came to embody the oldest and longest war of all ~ the war between the self and the truth, between what we know and how we live.”

    And that quite simply is Amerika’s on going current war ~ between what we choose to believe and the truth and what we know in our hearts and how we live with the dichotomy.

    One more Poet/Patriot I admire, Bob Dylan

    “And it’s sundown on our Union
    and what’s made in the USA.
    Sure was a good idea,
    ’til greed got in the way.”

    Happy Independence day.
    G’nite.

  16. NortonSmitty says:

    Oh yea. I almost forgot. Here is what we were celebrating today:

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
    For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
    For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

    You know, just by posting this today, when the new NSA data mining facility in Utah spits it out of the supercomputer, it will probably be grounds for the new NDDA laws to brand me a terrorist.

    Screw ‘em.

  17. Anonymous says:

    WHAT I WANT TO NO IS WHY FLAGLER BEACH HAS THIS Tiny Tiki/Lil’ Kahuna Event AND CHANGES $15 A KID AND THE KIDS WALK OUT THE LADY SAYS ANYTHING SHE CARES TO SAY ABOUT UR KIDS AND DONT EVEN CARE IF THEY COME BACK AND SIT DOWN AND AFTER EVERYTHINGS THERES NOT EVEN A WINNER AND THE KIDS GET A LAY ! REALLY FLAGLER BEACH U NEED MONEY THAT BAD ( THERE WAS ABOUT 15 GIRLS IN IT AT $15 A KID WOW A BIG $300 THEY JUST MADE

    • ROOT says:

      $15 lay, are you sure you weren’t in Holly Hill :)
      But seriously ,
      I just returned from Hawaii and I got news for you the lays cost that much, they have them in coolers at Wal-mart. Of course you may be having a difficult time figuring out the complexities of business, like cost, risk and profit and of course your choice to trade, if you need your 15 bucks that bad keep it in your pocket and just watch. And BTW I am sure that Vendors do not share their profit with the city, but they do have to pay a fee to participate in the event.

    • carol says:

      I am curious, what ever happened to the Miss Flagler County contest held every 4th of July?

    • JonQPublik says:

      I love it when people SCREAM and make broken sense. I shouldn’t have to dissect each sentence to get the gist of it. The bad math was cute, too.

      Love ROOT’s comment, seems accurate about the ‘lay’. ba-boom-tissssh (and a non-sarcastic rim shot, that is)

      FL: Sorry, I haven’t had my coffee yet. I’m still trying to work off my morning snarkiness.

  18. In Palm Coast says:

    Could FlaglerLive ,for those who are interested, tell us “what are the laws and rules” in Palm Coast for those residents that wish to celebrate with their own fireworks? What are the “Do’s and Don’ts?

  19. confidential says:

    Happy Birthday AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL!!
    Still the best and number One, the more just, the most welcoming, where freedom shines and where most people is friendly and compassionate in a very rewarding land of progress and success, if we try hard enough.
    Thank you America and to all our brave ones that give it all in the battle fields and at home for us, my deepest respects and gratitude on this Independence Day!

  20. Carol Fisher says:

    I was confused by some of these comments, and then checked again and saw that they were all dated from 2012, LAST YEAR! Any comments from this year?

  21. AMOS says:

    Couldnt Agree More with Your Comment, “Happening Now” !!! Cars & Trucks Were Parked 3 Deep on the Sidewalks, Dune Walks, & Anywhere They Could Fit. The Crowds of People from the Pier To North & South 12 Streets Were Just Out of Control !!!! We Saw What appeared to be a Fight on the Beach, Looked Like at Least a Few Hundred Young Adults and Maybe 20 Police Officers!!!! If It Got Out of Control, We Hope The National Guard is on Standby, Because it was About 20 to 1, and Our Officers were Surrounded !!! Maybe Jax Beach Chief Could give a Little Advise to Our City Officials. Besides Being “Turtle Nesting Season”, How are So Many People Allowed to Have Generators, Lights, Loud Music Devices and Fire Works on The Beach , People have Been Shooting them Off Most of the Afternoon and We are Sure The Beach will Light up Tonight, as it Always Does!!!! Can Anyone Tell Us Why These Illegal Acts are Not Dealt with?????? The Drinking on Our Beach is Out of Control, as a Matter of FACT, Our Tiny Town will be Out of CONTROL thru Sunday, Now That its Been Made a Free 4 All for 4 DAZE !!!! Cant wait to see the “HORRIFIC MESS” Our Beach is in the Morning!!!! We Pray Our Tiny Task Force of Police get thru the “MAYHEM” !!! Bless You ALL for Your Service!!!! By the Way we did Find Parking, The Young Lady who Owns the Farmers Market Property had it open for All Day Parking, for $10.00 !!!! and its worth it Because they watch your Vehicles !!!!!! Advise to Our City, Have the Illegal Parked Vehicles, Towed, Just Like Any Other City Does, Word Spreads Fast & That Will Stop That !!!! The “FAKE” Parking Tickets Ya Issue Obviously is NOT WORKING!!!!!! HELLOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey Flagler Live, Hope Ya Have Time to Take Some Pictures of Our Beach Close to the Pier in The Morning Early!!!! Your Coverage is Great so Lets See if You Can Show The “REAL DEAL” !!!!??????? We are Counting on Ya Pierre !!!!!!

  22. Ron says:

    I swear, some people in this town will find something to complain about concerning just about anything.

  23. Michael says:

    For those who want to complain about the traffic and because Palm Coast has their 4th on the 5th. If that is all you have to worry about, then you are doing good. Now far be it for me to say you cannot complain. You have that right, but before you do complain. Think of those men and women over seas right now and those in the past. who missed the 4th and the 5th of July. Be thankful for what you have and don’t sweet the small stuff. Your life could always be worse.

    disabled combat medic

  24. AMOS says:

    Thank You “Santore & Sons”, Fantastic Fireworks Show Last Night !!!!! We Hope Everyone Has a Happy & Safe 4th of July Weekend !!! Thank You Flagler Live For Your Excellent Coverage of Our Entire County !!!! God Bless Our Troops !!!!

    • L.D. Ablo says:

      The fireworks were produced by Fireworks by Santore,not Santore & Sons.
      Same great family,different companies.

  25. Wow ! I love it, three days to celebrate our Nations Birthday !! Way to go Flagler Beach and Palm Coast !!

  26. Blinded by the Light says:

    Palm Coast has fireworks every night when the Red Light Cameras start flashing!

  27. PC LOVER says:

    REALLY?

  28. Stormy says:

    Don’t make NO difference people. There will be NO fireworks this July 4th…..HURRICANE is coming in !

  29. THE VOICE OF REASON says:

    Almost as much fun as watching the fireworks over the ocean is walking a half block back to our apartments and watching the Dodgems from our balcony.

    You get some pretty hilarious vignettes when half-drunk, half-dressed pedestrians stumble into the path of a car that hasn’t moved in 10 minutes.Drivers honk — as if they were about to “run down” the miscreant pedestrian — and get a drunken tirade for their trouble.

  30. I was just down at the beach, and I saw signs that said “No Fireworks Allowed On Beach. ” But when I go down to the beach to watch the fireworks, people are shooting fireworks off all up and down the beach. What gives ?

  31. PC LOVER says:

    STORMY…. Sorry the fireworks are a go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. confidential says:

    Happy 2014 Birthday America the Beautiful with freedom and justice for all. My home sweet home!

  33. Carl says:

    You`d think over all these years they`d of built more bridges instead of more empty shopping centers to alleviate traffic back and forth to beach , especially for times of evacuation , the way it is now the hrs spent trying to cross them two bridges if another wild fire like in the early 80`s started , thousands would die , these counsel members only build stuff they can syphon money off , never anything we want or need , bunch of crooks!!!

    • @ Carl. Never heard of a fire jumping the Intracoastal, West side of the Intracoastal have far more evaluations routes then we did in the ’80′s.

      • Rob says:

        The southern fire in 1985 (the one the burned homes in Seminole Woods and Korona) did jump the Intracoastal Waterway in the area of High Bridge Road.

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