Yes. You can spend ALL DAY, from 9:30 A.M. to 9:30 P.M., in Coney Island on July 4th. Get in some beach time. Catch a unique show produced by the zany folks who bring us the Mermaid Parade! Watch fireworks on the beach! Hear some free music! Wave to the TV crew for ESPN which is actually filming the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest!
Check out this hour-by-hour Coney Island July 4th family fun schedule: