Smoke on the Water is back! During the fourth of July weekend, residents and visitors can expect the skies over Florida's Space Coast to light up in grand style with not one, but three days of fireworks courtesy of SMOKE ON THE WATER! In its fourth year, this patriotic celebration featuring live music, a special performance by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, children's activities and all around good spirit, seems to get bigger and better every year!

4th of july 2013_3-5Planned as a three-day family event, SMOKE ON THE WATER kicks off on Wednesday, July 3 with Port Canaveral's Fireworks over the Harbor beginning at 9pm.  On Thursday, July 4th, the City of Cocoa will bring everyone to the mainland for "Fireworks Over the River" in Riverfront Park. Accompanied by family friendly activities and a free concert presented by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, this celebration will be a show you won't want to miss. Finally on Friday, July 5th, Cocoa Beach will close out the celebration with "Fireworks over the Ocean". Show central will be at Shepard Park but fireworks will be visible most anywhere on Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at all three events and admission is free. Of course, Smoke on the Water isn't the only Independence Day events scheduled on Florida's Space Coast.


Here's a list of additional celebrations:

Splashes and Sparks - Palm Bay July 4th: Enjoy live music, great food, kid's patriotic bike parade, bounce houses, water slides and of course a beautiful fireworks display starting at 9pm at BCC-Palm Bay Campus.

Red, White and Boom - Titusville July 4th: Titusville will celebrate the Independence Day at Chain of Lakes Park, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way in Titusville, Florida.The event will feature a fabulous fireworks show, children's activities, live performances and more. Fireworks begin at 9:00pm.

Firecracker 5K - Melbourne July 4th Honor America Liberty Bell Museum will kick-off the 4th of July weekend with a 5K run through historic Downtown Melbourne. The race begins at 7:15am. To register visit

Brevard Manatees vs. Tampa Yankees- Viera July 4th & vs. Daytona Cubs July 5th: Space Coast Stadium will be alive with patriotism when the Brevard Manatees host the Tampa Yankees! Enjoy America's sport followed by fireworks. Game begins at 6:05pm