Celebrate and remember America’s Declaration of Independence at special events throughout The Palm Beaches. Here are a few 4th of July “go to” events for locals.
Roger Dean Stadium’s MEGA BASH: Head to Roger Dean Stadium on both Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4, for great minor league baseball action, along with a MEGA Kid’s Area and fun fireworks. These are the busiest games of the whole year. Adults: $10.00; Kids/Seniors: $8.00; Mega Kid’s Area- $8.00; Groups (15 or more)- $7.00. Order online: July 3 tickets. July 4 tickets. See the summer game schedule here.
4th of July Block Party at Abacoa: From 4:30-9 p.m., Jupiter’s Abacoa community will host a free blow-out block party with live music by The People Upstairs, along with lots of kids activities, food vendors and a Cornhole tournament. This family-friendly celebration takes place at Downtown Abacoa, located on Town Center Drive in Jupiter. Abacoa Block Party Info.
Fourth on Flagler: Celebrating for the 30th anniversary year, “Fourth on Flagler” in West Palm Beach is south Florida’s largest Independence Day celebration. Musical acts are on three stages, plus there’s plenty of food and drink available for purchase. At Meyer Amphitheatre (104 Datura St.) catch the Derek Mack Band at 5 p.m. (top 40 and vintage); the Air National Guard Band of the South (6:30 p.m.); and a military honor ceremony at 8:30 p.m. The “Discover The Palm Beaches” stage features singer/songwriter Liddy Clark (5 p.m.) and the Andrew Morris Band at 7:30 p.m. (rock/country). The “Post Park Stage” offers up Brass Knucklehead at 5 p.m. (ska) and The People Upstairs at 7:30 p.m. (funk, reggae, rock). A spectacular 18-minute fireworks display with pyrotechnics synced to music will light up the Intracoastal Waterway starting at 9 p.m.
Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach will host a old-fashioned community fun event from 4 p.m. Included are carnival rides, a Kids Fun Zone ($5 bracelet), and a gourmet food truck invasion. Local artists will display their artwork, and tribute bands will play throughout the day. Fireworks will light up the night at 9 p.m. City of Royal Palm Beach
The City of Lake Worth throws an all day celebration, beginning with a July Fourth Parade at 11:30 a.m. along Lake Avenue. Head to Bryant Park by 1 p.m. for the annual Great American Raft Race, a crazy competition between superbly creative rafting teams. There’s a Generation Rascal’s Car show at the park, along with a family-focused kids area and bounce house. The bandshell becomes the main event with the Gravel Kings (3 p.m.); Jim and the Sweets (4 p.m.); band showcase winner (5 p.m.); Brothers of Others (6 p.m.) and blues guitarist Matthew Curry at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin over Lake Worth at 9 p.m. City of Lake Worth Celebration.
#J4DelrayBeach: Delray Beach’s July 4th celebrations are from 5-9 p.m. at Atlantic Avenue and A1A on the ocean. At 5 p.m., participate in an official flag raising ceremony (Atlantic at Gleason St.); Mainstage entertainment includes Solid Brass (5-5:45 p.m.); surprise performances (6-6:45 p.m.); Echosmith (7-8 p.m.); and the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors (8:15-9 p.m.), followed by a spectacular Zambelli Fireworks show staged from a barge in the ocean near Atlantic Ave. at 9 p.m.! julyfourthdelraybeach.com
Boca Raton’s Fabulous Fourth Celebration: Free trolley service is available from 5:30 p.m. at Boca Corporate Center & Campus and several nearby public parking lots. The complimentary shuttle runs continuously from 5:30 to 10:15 p.m., leading to and from the Countess deHoernle Park, 1000 N.W. Spanish River Blvd, in Boca Raton. Festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. and include a zip line, rides, carnival games, food for purchase and children’s crafts, a giant slide, Pirates Revenge and Mickey Park Toddler Center. The All Star Band (classic rock) will entertain and fireworks start at 9 p.m. Boca’s Fabulous Fourth Celebration