What To Do For Independence Day 2019

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Daytona Beach, FL - Both Volusia and Flagler counties have plenty planned for this year's Independence Day.

And the first thing on some people's minds is where exactly can they see fireworks?

If you plan on going out to see fireworks, there are plenty of family-friendly events throughout both counties offering plenty of live music, food, games, local vendors and more.

Volusia County

  • "Party In The Park" - Gemini Springs Park, DeBary, 4-11 p.m. (Fireworks start around 11 p.m.)
  • "4th of July Spectacular" - City Center Park, Port Orange, 5:30-9 p.m. (Fireworks at 9 p.m.)
  • "Lake Helen 4th of July" - Historic Lake Helen, Lake Helen, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Parade at 10 a.m., live music at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.)
  • "Independence Day Celebration" - City Hall Plaza/Rockefeller Gardens, Ormond Beach, 7-10 p.m. (Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.)
  • Free Concert & Fireworks, Daytona Beach Bandshell, 7:15-10 p.m. (Concert featuring the Alter Eagles (Eagles tribute band) starts at 7:15, fireworks start at 9:45)
  • Food Trucks & Fireworks, Riverside Park, New Smyrna Beach, 4-9:15 p.m. (Fireworks at 9:15)
  • Beach Weeks Fireworks, Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach (Fireworks at 9 p.m.)
  • "Fireworks At Dusk" - Kennedy Park & Menard May Park, Edgewater, 6-9 PM (Boat ramp will be closed)
  • "4th Of July Family Fun Fest" - Chipper Jones Ballfield, Pierson, 4-9 p.m. (Fireworks at 9 p.m.)

Flagler County

  • Veterans Park Festivities, Flagler Beach, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Flagler Beach Pier Fireworks, 9 p.m.
  • "Fireworks in the Park", Central Park, Palm Coast, 5 p.m., 9 p.m. (Fireworks at 9)

The World Center of Racing

You can also expect a lot of festivities to take place around the World Center of Racing throughout the week as the final July running of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 is scheduled to take place this weekend, July 6th.

The NASCAR Foundation will also be hosting over 250 children from the Daytona Beach area at their third-annual Speediatrics Fun Day Festival, an event aimed at inspiring kids to lead a healthy lifestyle.

WNDB will also host non-stop coverage of NASCAR's Xfinity Series and Monster Energy Cup Series events in Daytona Beach.

The race broadcasts begin today starting at 1 p.m. as WNDB covers the practice sessions for both series at Daytona International Speedway.

On Friday (July 5th), racing takes to the air at 2 p.m. with Xfinity qualifying then Monster Energy Cup qualifying following at 5 p.m.

Then, the Circle K Firecracker 250 takes over Daytona beginning at 7 p.m., with a post-race broadcast following the close of the race.

On Saturday, WNDB begins coverage of the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 beginning at 12 p.m., with the race beginning around 6:30 p.m.

Fireworks will also follow the end of the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

You can listen to coverage live on FM 93.5 and AM 1150, or through WNDB's internet live stream.

Staying Safe

Be sure to drink responsibly and do not drive while impaired and under the influence. Don't forget to appoint a designated driver or utilize a ridesharing app, such as Uber or Lyft, to get a safe ride home.

AAA and Budweiser have also teamed up to provide drivers and their vehicles a safe ride home.

That's thanks to AAA's "Tow To Go" service, which is available for everybody, including those who are not AAA members.

The Florida Department of Health also wants to urge residents to stay safe when it comes to handling fireworks this independence day.

According to Florida Health:

  • Abide by all count and city firework laws
  • Never use homemade and/or illegal fireworks
  • Clear away dry vegetation and debris before igniting fireworks
  • Always have a water source, full bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher on hand
  • Make sure pets are indoors
  • Watch from a safe distance
  • Never carry fireworks in pockets or shoot them off in metal or glass containers
  • If a firework does not light or fire, let it sit for around 20 minutes then carefully place it in a bucket of water

And while sparklers may be considered a "safe" firework for kids, the tip of a sparkler burns at 1,200 degrees or higher, which can cause third-degree burns, so monitor children.

Be safe, have fun and Happy Independence Day.

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