Port Canaveral Fireworks Celebration ‘Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky’ set for July 2nd July

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first of three nights of fireworks celebration

The sky over Port Canaveral will glow in color and tone on July 2nd at the “Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky” fireworks celebration hosted by the Cove Merchants Association in Port Canaveral. (Port Canaveral picture)

The Port Canaveral event is the first of three nights of fireworks celebrations that are the hallmark of the Space Coast’s popular Independence Day events.

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The skies over Port Canaveral will be lit up with colors and tones on July 2nd to celebrate the “Smoke on Water & Fire in the Sky” fireworks celebration hosted by the Cove Merchants Association in Port Canaveral becomes.

The July 3rd fireworks will take place at Cocoa Beach, followed by the July 4th fireworks at Cocoa Village.

Public viewing of the July 2nd fireworks is available in The Cove District in Port Canaveral. Free parking is available to guests of The Cove restaurants in the parking lot of The Cove until capacity is exhausted.

Designated parking in Port Canaveral is available for the fireworks event for USD 7 per vehicle, cash or credit cards are accepted. You will find the designated parking spaces on the parking overview map below.

There are NO public viewing locations on the north side of Port Canaveral (“A” Cruise Terminals and North Cargo Operations) or on any part of State Road 401. (Port Canaveral picture)

There are no public viewing locations on the north side of Port Canaveral (“A” Cruise Terminals and North Cargo Operations) or on any part of 401 State Road.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available to see the fireworks from the Port Canaveral Exploration Tower.

visit shop.portcanaveral.com and select the option “Exploration Tower”.

The VIP ticket offers an unobstructed view of the fireworks and includes entry to the Exploration Tower with guest access to all seven floors including the viewing platforms on the 4th and 7th floors.

Guests can purchase light refreshments in the café on the ground floor. Tickets cost USD 16.05 each (ages 3 and up) and do not include parking.

VIP ticket holders can park in the designated VIP parking lot opposite the Exploration Tower (see parking overview map).

A comprehensive special parking and traffic flow plan has been jointly developed by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), Canaveral Fire Rescue and Canaveral Port Authority Public Safety to encourage safe arrival at port before the event and exit after the fireworks display .

The traffic flow plan provides for road closures in the Cove Restaurant District and uses one-sided exits from harbor roads after the event. (Port Canaveral picture)

The traffic flow plan provides for road closures in the Cove Restaurant District and uses one-sided exits from harbor roads after the event.

In order to speed up the departure and the flow of traffic, the parking space that a guest selects for his vehicle determines which street can be used to leave the parking lot. Guests wishing to attend the event should check parking and traffic flow maps prior to arrival, plan their plans accordingly, and follow the electronic signs to their desired parking space.

On the SR 528 and SR A1A, as well as on the streets and intersections of the port, electronic and fixed signs will be installed to guide motorists arriving for the celebrations.

Deputies, parking attendants and employees are posted at important traffic junctions around the port to help motorists. Visitors should choose the parking lot that offers the most efficient exit to the carriageway for their return journey. For example, a motorist wishing to return to Merritt Island should park in Lot A or B.

A guest returning to the beachfront communities should park in Lot B or C. Guests parking in The Cove dining and entertainment district can exit in either direction, but expect long delays.

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