Palm Coast, FL – Get read to celebrate Independence Day with Palm Coast’s “Fireworks in the Park” on Saturday, July 3 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 and a jaw-dropping finale.

The 20-minute-long pyrotechnic show is produced by Santore and the fireworks are funded by a grant from the Flagler County Tourist Development Council.

There is no charge for entry, parking or participation.  Food and drinks will not be available for purchase, so please feel free to bring along your own food, chairs and blankets for your picnic in the park.

The City of Palm Coast is planning several strategies related to traffic flow, temporary road closures, and parking.  Beginning at 5 p.m., City Place north of Lake Ave and Lake Ave east of City Place will be closed off.  That area at the back side of Central Park is where the fireworks will be set off at 9:15 p.m.

Parking around Central Park will be first come, first serve. Overflow parking will be available in the grass lot east of Park Street by the lake. There may be additional grass parking depending on the weather leading up to the event. Arrive early for the best parking!

At 7 p.m. in Central Park, the Palm Coast City Council joined by elected officials from Flagler County will take part in the reading of the Declaration of Independence during an Independence Day ceremony.  The Palm Coast Fire Department Honor Guard will present the colors and the Palm Coast Community Band will perform the Star Spangled Banner.

For those visiting Freedom Fest at the airport prior to Fireworks in the Park, please plan to make your way over to Central Park by 8 p.m.  Anyone not in place by 8:15 p.m. may not have access to the fireworks show.

As of 9 p.m., roads will be closed down and no one will be able to leave until the conclusion of the fireworks event.  Vehicles will need to remain in their parking spaces until public safety officials open the roads.

After the event, traffic will be routed out of Town Center in two directions: Park Street will be routed out west to Central Avenue then to Belle Terre Parkway and City Place will be routed out east to Central Avenue then to Town Center Blvd.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will maintain traffic control, crosswalks, and parking along with assistance by the Palm Coast Public Works team.

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.

Media Release: Written By: Brittany Kershaw, Director of Public Information and Engagement