4th of July Parade and Fireworks Notice

Cape Story’s 49th Annual 4th of July Parade/Brunch & Fireworks!!!

Wednesday July 4th

Parade 10am – Noon @ Cape Story Neighborhood & Park

Fireworks – 9:20pm @ Cape Story Beach

(Rain Date for Fireworks is Thursday July 5th)


 PARADE THEME – Red, White and Scary


 This year’s parade and brunch will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon) on Wednesday July 4th.  The parade route will start on Beech at the bike path, proceed down Beech to Poinciana, follow Poinciana to Bayberry, turn left on Bayberry and end in the neighborhood park. All bike riders, floats and marchers need to line up for the parade between 9:30am – 9:45am.  Please be careful spilling out onto Shore Drive.  If you have to, line your float up in Food Lion’s parking lot and we will work you into the parade as it starts moving.


This year’s strange parade theme, “Red, White and Scary” received the most votes at the Spring Fling.  We know how much Cape Story loves Halloween, so this may be a summer tribute of some type.  Trophies will be given for Most Original, Most Patriotic and Best Theme.  The parade will be followed by a brunch in the park. There will also be biscuits, doughnuts, fruit and patriotic tunes. 


As she has done in years past, an ice cream truck will also be provided courtesy of LYNN HUME, RE/MAX Allegiance.


The annual fireworks show will once again be presented by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale. The display will consist of 700 shells and will be launched around 9:20 pm on Wednesday July 4th from the beach at First Landing State park. The rain date will be Thursday July 5th at the same time.  If it looks like rain, please check your emails and www.capestory.org for updates.  Please remember – Storage, handling and use of fireworks without a permit from the Fire Marshal’s Office is a violation of City ordinance 12-43.2 and is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. Class 1 Misdemeanors are punishable by up to a $2500 fine and/or 12 months in jail.  


Volunteers are always needed for all of the 4th of July events.

  • Brunch set-up, Brunch Clean-up, Brunch servers – Please Arrive at the park at 9:30am to help.

  • Fireworks set-up and clean-up – Trucks and movers are asked to arrive at First Landing at 1:00pm. 

 ***A special plea is being made for 4WD trucks and movers to help with the fireworks.  Last year we didn’t have enough and set up was very difficult.  It is only about an hour worth of time, so please help.  Please contact Todd Solomon at 667-8533 or todd@sdcc.info ***

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