Get ready for a family-friendly Fourth of July celebration in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea! We’re thrilled to welcome our LBTS friends and neighbors to celebrate the holiday with us as we bring back our annual traditions. We’ll have festivities all day long for the whole family to enjoy.

The day kicks off with the Town’s annual parade at 10 a.m. along El Mar Drive. Restaurants, shops, non-profits, and local business owners are invited to decorate a float and partake in the parade festivities spectators line the street in their fun red, white, and blue attire. This year’s Grand Marshal Paula Mangano, a resident for over 70 years and owner of Paula’s Beauty Salon, will lead the procession.

Following the parade, head over to El Prado Park for “Family Fun Day” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We’ll have a waterslide, clowns, face painting, treats, and more for your kiddos to enjoy.

If you work up an appetite after all that fun, stop into one of our locally-owned restaurants for unique flavors from around the world. Grab a burger and fries, a slice of pizza, or try out some Thai or Caribbean food, all just a stroll or bike ride away. And don’t forget to browse for cute little keepsakes in our little shops along Commerical Blvd.- you’re sure to come across some one-of-a-kind treasures.

Spending the long holiday weekend in our beach town? Our open-air hotels make for the perfect place for a relaxing beachside trip with the family. Most hotels in LBTS are four stories or less, with outside walkways, pools for a quick dip, outdoor grills, bike rentals, and other amenities to make your stay here enjoyable. Give our Visitor’s Center a ring at (800) 921-2319 for assistance with planning your trip. They’ll help you find the perfect fit for your budget.

Oh, and don’t forget to snap a picture or two at the Fourth of July celebration and tag us @discoverlbts on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #DiscoverLBTS and #LoveLBTS for a chance to be featured on the Town’s feeds.

We can’t wait to celebrate the Fourth of July with you! So relax… everything you need for a memorable holiday family trip is right here.