Spending 4th of July weekend in Melbourne Beach? Well you are in luck! There are plenty of activities all weekend long for families and travelers alike. The SeaGlass Inn is the perfect place to stay if you want to be close to all the fun while still enjoying a relaxing space of your own to get away. With the weather forecast predicting nothing but sunshine, here are the best places to spend this holiday weekend.
The SeaGlass Inn Pool: If you are someone who prefers to be alone and relax quietly away from all the celebration we have just the place for you! Our pool offers the perfect spot for a nice, quiet afternoon in the sun without even leaving the Inn. Lay out on one of our comfortable chairs or float in the water to soak up the sun, either way we promise you wont be disappointed!
Ryckman Park: Right across the street from the Inn, Ryckman Park will be filled with families celebrating all weekend long! With a playground, tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts, and a beautiful gazebo, this park has something for everyone in the family. Located just off the park is the Melbourne Beach Pier which gives you an incredible view of the Indian River Lagoon and happens to be one of the best spots in town to watch the 4th of July Fireworks go off in the evening!
Ocean Avenue: Take a lovely stroll or bike ride just minutes down the road to get to Ocean Avenue Beach which is sure to be buzzing with people throughout the weekend. Enjoy some sand volleyball, or go for a swim in the Atlantic! In the mood for a nice cold drink or a delicious lunch? Walk over to Sand on the Beach and get a great ocean view while deciding what to choose from their delectable and affordable menu.
Looking for some events to satisfy your holiday craving? Well look no further. Here are a list of activities being hosted in the area throughout the weekend.
Friday, July 3rd
Enjoy BBQ, music and games? Then head out to the Eau Gallie Arts District on Highland Ave in Melbourne at 6:30 to kick off your 4th of July weekend! This free event is a perfect way for your family to experience the local art culture and community of Melbourne.
Saturday, July 4th
Want to get fit while showing off your patriotism in honor of Independence Day? Then sign up for the Firecracker 5k! The race begins at 7 am at the Honor America Liberty Bell Memorial Museum. Racing fees are $30 for adults and $15 for children but the event is free for anyone wanting to come out and support the participants! Starting with the ringing of the replica of America’s Liberty Bell and ending with the Honor America Parade, this is one event you don’t want to miss!
Melbourne Fireworks Display
The best part of 4th of July weekend is always the fireworks shows and Melbourne certainly doesn’t disappoint! Starting at 9 pm, the sky will light up above the Indian River Lagoon with an extravagant display of colorful fireworks that can be viewed from anywhere along the river. Be sure to catch the show for the perfect ending to the holiday!
Looking for other events outside of Melbourne? Check out this post which highlights activities going on all weekend in surrounding areas such as Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral! We hope to see you out celebrating this 4th of July weekend and if you aren’t already staying with us, be sure to stop by the SeaGlass Inn and say hello!