Fourth of july 2023
JULY 4 CELEBRATION 2023
Join the City of Nassau Bay as we celebrate Independence Day with fun-filled activities throughout the day!
A parade honoring Nassau Bay’s veterans will begin at 6PM. You do not need to register to participate in the parade just please meet in the Gloria Dei Church parking lot to line up at 5:00 pm. Bring some water because it will be hot! There will be awards for “Lil Firecracker” (kids only) “Most Patriotic”, “Oldest Veteran”, “Wagons and Wheels” (bikes and wagons) and Grand Champion. If you are a veteran and would like to be in the parade please RSVP for your spot by contacting Jim Benson, US Army, 1st Lt. at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 21.
Finally, at 9PM the celebration will end with a bang as we watch an incredible fireworks show over the lake! We look forward to celebrating with our community once again!
Schedule of Events
Water Wars (City-wide) 12:00pm-2:00 pm
Parade Line-Up (Gloria Dei parking lot) 5:00pm
Celebration in the Park (David Braun Park) 6:00pm
Veterans’ Parade 6:00pm
Star Spangled Water Wars - Noon to 2:00pm
If you plan to participate please display a stars and stripes bandana on your person, wagon or cart. Participant bandanas may be picked up on July 3rd and July 4th from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at 1503 Davon. Please remember that NO WATER BALLOONS are allowed for this event.
Water Wars Watering Stations 2023
- 2430 Clippers Cove
- 1427 San Sebastian
- 18502 Vinland
- 18619 Prince William
- 18714 Martinique
- 1427 Kingstree
- 18630 Martinique
- St. Thomas the Apostle Church Parking Lot
Celebration at David Braun Park - 6:00pm
Starting at 5:00 pm, join us at David Braun Park (18900 Upper Bay Rd) for food vendors, live music and a pie contest. School of Rock will once again be back to entertain us all.
Pie Contest Sign-Up: Get those recipes ready for the Annual 4th of July Pie Contest! Please have your entry to David Braun Park tent (near the pavilion) between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm on the 4th. Remember the parade starts at 6:00 pm so plan accordingly. Judging will begin at the completion of the parade in the park. Don’t forget to label your dishes if you want them returned. To enter your pie - click the following link to sign up! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DA9AB2EA1FFC16-nassau
Fourth of July Parade - 6:00pm
It's time to get ready for this year's July 4th parade! Decorate your parade float, golf cart, bicycle, outfits and join the parade - no need to register, just line up at 5:00pm at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church parking lot. There will be awards for “Lil Firecracker” (kids only) “Most Patriotic”, “Oldest Veteran”, “Wagons and Wheels” (bikes and wagons) and Grand Champion.
Nassau Bay resident veterans
We would also like to invite all Nassau Bay resident veterans to ride in our annual July 4th parade. If you are a veteran and would like to be in the parade please RSVP for your spot by contacting Jim Benson, US Army, 1st Lt. at email@example.com by Wednesday, June 21. The parade line-up will begin at 5:00pm in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church parking lot on Sunday, July 4th.
For everyone else - Parade Lineup @ 5:00pm: Lineup begins in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church parking lot (18220 Upper Bay Road). No need to register, just check-in with event volunteers on-site.
Parade Starts @ 6:00pm: Parade begins at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and goes down San Sebastian to Point Lookout to Kingstree to Martinique to David Braun Park at Lake Nassau.
Fireworks - 9:00pm
One of the best places to watch the display is from the Boardwalk along Upper Bay Road - arrive early to secure a good spot for you and your family!