4th of July Event Information

Cape Story’s 55th Annual 4th of July Parade/Brunch
Wednesday July 4th from 10am – Noon @ Cape Story Neighborhood & Park
(No Rain Date – since it would fall on a week day)

in honor of the 300 year passing of Blackbeard

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 at 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.

As in past years, 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.

Volunteers are needed for the 4th of July brunch
• Brunch set-up, Brunch Clean-up, Brunch servers – Please Arrive at the park at 9:30am to help.

Please contact Todd Solomon at todd@sdcc.info or 757-667-8533 cell for more information or to volunteer.


35th Annual 4th of July “Fireworks on the Bay”
Fireworks – Wednesday July 4th @ 9:20pm on Cape Story Beach
(Rain Date for Fireworks is Thursday July 5th)

Similar to last year, the fireworks show will be presented by Innovative Pyrotechnic Concepts. The display will consist of approximately 1700 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, http://www.Nextdoor.com, and http://www.capestory.org for updates.

Also take a moment to read the Skipjack article “Finale for Fireworks on the Bay” discussing the sad news that this will be the last show to be organized by Cape Story by the Sea.

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.

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