“Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky” 2021 Fireworks Celebration Kickoff Friday, July 2 at Port Canaveral

6/29/2021
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(Photo courtesy Florida Today)

Port Canaveral, FL – June 29, 2021 – Skies above Port Canaveral will light up with color and sound on July 2nd for “Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky” fireworks celebration being hosted by the Cove Merchants Association at Port Canaveral. The event at Port Canaveral is the first of three nights of area fireworks celebrations that are the hallmark of the Space Coast’s popular Independence Day events. The July 3fireworks event will be held at Cocoa Beach, followed by July 4 fireworks at Cocoa Village.
 
Public viewing of the July 2nd fireworks will be available from The Cove District at Port Canaveral. Free parking will be available at The Cove parking lot for patrons of The Cove restaurants until capacity is reached. Designated parking areas at Port Canaveral will be available for the fireworks event at $7 per vehicle, cash or credit cards accepted. See Parking Overview map below for designated lot locations.
 
There are NO public viewing locations on the north side of Port Canaveral (“A” Cruise Terminals and North Cargo Operations) or on any portion of State Road 401.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for purchase to view the fireworks display from Port Canaveral’s Exploration Tower. Visit shop.portcanaveral.com and choose the “Exploration Tower” option.  The VIP ticket will offer an unobstructed view of the fireworks and includes admission to the Exploration Tower with guest access to all seven floors including the observation decks on the 4th and 7th floors. Guests may purchase light refreshments available in the ground floor café. Tickets are $16.05 each (ages 3+) and do not include parking. VIP ticket holders may choose to park in the designated VIP parking lot located across from the Exploration Tower (see Parking Overview map).

A comprehensive special event parking and traffic flow plan was jointly developed by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), Canaveral Fire Rescue and Canaveral Port Authority Public Safety to promote safe arrival at the Port before the event and exiting the Port once the fireworks display concludes. The traffic flow plan will have road closures in the Cove Restaurant District and utilize one-way directional exiting of Port roads following the event. 
 
To help expedite traffic departure and flow, the parking lot that a guest chooses for their vehicle will determine what road may be used for exiting the lot. Guests planning to attend the event should review the parking and traffic flow maps prior to arrival, make their plans accordingly, and follow electronic signs to their desired lot.


Electronic and fixed signage will be located on SR 528 and SR A1A, and on roadways and intersections on the Port to direct motorists arriving for the festivities. Deputies, parking attendants and staff will be located at key traffic intersections around the Port to assist motorists. Visitors should select the parking lot that offers the most efficient exit to the roadway needed for their return trip. For example, a motorist who wants to return to Merritt Island should park in Lot A or B. Or a guest returning to beachside communities should park in Lot B or C. Guests who park in The Cove dining and entertainment district may exit either way but should expect longer delays.
 
 
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Port Canaveral fireworks parking map.  
NOTE: Cove Parking lot is free for patrons of Cove businesses
 
 
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Port Canaveral event parking exit flow map
 
EXITING PORT CANAVERAL AFTER FIREWORKS
 
IF YOU PLAN ON TRAVELING ON SR 528
Use Lots A or  B 
 
IF YOU PLAN ON DRIVING TO CAPE CANAVERAL, COCOA BEACH, BEACH COMMUNITIES OR POINTS SOUTH, SR A1A or SR 520
Use Lots B or C
 
IF YOU HAVE VIP TICKETS AT THE EXPLORATION TOWER
VIP lot will only allow you to access SR 528, so plan accordingly
 
ACCESSIBLE PARKING LOT
Will allow entrance to SR 528 or SR A1A
 
Hi-res copies of the parking maps can be downloaded here:
https://portcanaveral-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/p/slinden/EnlGIWosSehItOW0DTJzzmMBv21fjnOBe_0FT5TM2wMQeg?e=1n0GN8