Stars and Stripes at the Sea Walk July 4th Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day at the Sea Walk Pavilion July 4, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to10:00 p.m. Music, food & fun. Kid's Zone. Food Trucks. Live music all day. Live music from Flagship Romance, country music artist Craig Campbell, the Navy Band Southeast Wind Ensemble, and the Navy Rock Band.
Fireworks display over the ocean at 9 PM. Festival closes at 10 PM.
Parking & Traffic:
This is a large event and pedestrian and vehicular traffic are expected to be heavy. Due to this, certain travel routes will be limited or blocked entirely to aid in the consistent flow of traffic after 5:00 PM:
Prohibited Items or Actions:
- SR A1A will have the turning lanes blocked from 10th Avenue North, as far south as 16th Avenue South. This will aid in the main flow of traffic heading north and south.
- Beach Blvd will have limitations at Penman Road. The westbound right lane of Beach Blvd approaching North Penman Road will be a right turn only lane onto Penman. The southbound right lane of Penman road approaching Beach Blvd will be a turn only lane for westbound Beach Blvd. The southbound and eastbound lanes of Penman will be closed.
- Pedestrian crossing zones for SR A1A will be at each traffic light along A1A. Traffic control will be provided at those locations to aid in crossing A1A safely.
- The main travel route for northbound and southbound traffic along the three beach communities will be SR A1A. A secondary route will be Penman Road to Florida, and then to Mayport Road.
- The main travel routes westbound will be J. Turner Butler Blvd., Beach Blvd. and Atlantic Blvd. A secondary route for westbound traffic will be Wonderwood Drive.
- Fireworks: Please be aware that many consumer fireworks are not legal in Florida/Jacksonville Beach.
- Legal Fireworks: Consumer grade fireworks permissible for use in the state are generally classified as sparklers, fountains, and novelty fireworks that do not explode, spin or fly through the air. Furthermore, state law requires the purchaser of any consumer fireworks be at least 16 years old.
- Illegal Fireworks: Firecrackers, ground spinners, Roman candles, rockets, bottle rockets, mortars, and others that explode spin or fly. Illegal fireworks will be confiscated and place the owner subject to penalty.
- Good Advice: Even legal fireworks, commonly called "Safe and Sane," emit extremely hot sparks that may exceed 1,200 degrees, so please do not ignite fireworks in crowded areas such as the beach. Please remember to collect your trash and dispose of it properly in the receptacles provided at each walk over. Trash left on the beach creates a hazard for others as well as to the wildlife that inhabits the area.
- Alcohol: Please understand that it is illegal to drink alcohol in public in Jacksonville Beach. Violators will be subject to arrest.
- Please keep a close watch over children. The crowds will be very large and make it easy for children to become lost. Please remind your children to go to the nearest Lifeguard (Large Red Chairs on the beach) or Police Officer to ask for help. Adults please do the same to report a child who is lost. Immediate reporting is key to a successful outcome.
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