This fourth of July, 2023 started off with a bang in Flagler Beach Florida. The Rotary Club of Flagler hosted their annual Stars and Stripes parade at 10am this morning.
The streets were lined with residents who came to the beach to watch the annual parade. Lasting close to 45 minutes, the parade was filled with festive floats, golf carts, cars, trucks and even semis.
The parade route went from North 6th street down to South 6th street and included Flagler Beach City commissioners, the mayor, the Flagler County Sheriff, the Flagler County Fire and Rescue, the Flagler County Commissioners, the Rotary Club, the Jeep Club, the Corvette Club, churches and many others.
The parade finished in time for residents to pick up their chairs and make their way over to Veterans Park for music and other festivities from 11am until 5pm. Kona Ice, Wandering Hoagie, Sheila’s Funnel Cakes and Chick-Fil-A were among the vendors at the Park to provide food and beverages for event goers. Vendors were setting up in the park for a fun-filled afternoon. A dunk tank was spotted in the park as well.
At 5pm, the Fun in the Park ends and the Flagler Executive Airport will be opening it’s gates for the fun filled fireworks show over the airport. Vendors, food trucks and many other activities will be available for those who wish to attend and watch the firework show. Parking will be at the back side of the airport, or at the FPC parking lots. Residents will need to walk and cross SR-100 at the Bulldog street crossing.