This year Palm Beach County will feature 4th of July celebrations in Delray Beach, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. Festivities will include art shows, face painting, flag raisings, motorcycle exhibits and, of course, fireworks. Visitors will be treated to an array of performances by bands and singers.
2-Day Independence Day Celebration in Delray Beach
A 2-day extravaganza to celebrate July 4 sponsored by local companies will take place on Atlantic Avenue in vibrant Delray Beach. On July 3 “Red, White and Blues on the Ave” will begin at 6 pm at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and A1A near the beach. Classic blues will be presented on three stages, and local bars will serve cocktails and beer. There will also be a contemporary art show. On July 4, a Classic July 4th Celebration will take place in the same location. The Rotary club will host a free sand sculpting contest from 8 am to noon. At 2:30 pm a 60-foot flag raising will take place highlighted by a Star Spangled Banner performance. From 3 pm to 9 pm the Seagate will sponsor a Funfair with a climbing wall, trampoline and water wheel. Also from 3 pm to 9 pm there will be activities including a video tent, a caricaturist, and face painters. A fireworks display will take place at 9 pm.
Sunset Cove July 4th Celebration in Boca Raton
The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department will present its 5th annual July 4th Celebration at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in South County Park. A concert by the Whitestone Band, specializing in upbeat music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, is scheduled for 6:30 pm. A fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks will take place after the concert. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets. No pets, barbeques or personal fireworks are allowed. Sunset Cove is located at 12551 Glades Road in West Boca.
4th on Flagler in West Palm Beech
A 640-pound cheese in the shape of the presidents on Mount Rushmore will be the centerpiece of this year’s 4th on Flagler celebration in West Palm Beach. The cheese will be displayed at the Lake Pavilion on the waterfront and donated to an organization that helps the homeless after the event. Visitors will also enjoy a Harley Davidson motorcycle exhibition and photographs in “face in the hole” photo boards of momentous times in United States history. A Splash and Dash competition will be conducted by local fire departments. Those celebrating the 4th of July will enjoy music at the Meyer Amphitheatre and the Palm Stage, where several bands will entertain. Mayor Jeri Muoio will speak at the military salute when a 5-story American flag will be unfurled on the Esplanade Grande building. 4th on Flagler events start at 5 pm on the Intracoastal Waterway and end with a grand finale of fireworks synchronized to music beginning at 9 pm. The events are free of charge.