South Florida Celebrates the Fourth

Fourth of July is about being with your family and friends, enjoying good food and music, and most importantly, gawking at fireworks. Instead of sitting on the backyard porch or leaning on the ledge of your balcony squinting at fireworks in the distance, make a trek to one of these places for Independence Day festivities and fireworks show that are sure to excite. Choose wisely though, as most all displays start at 9 p.m.


West Palm Beach | 4th on Flagler

4th on Flagler - Independence Day celebrations - West Palm BeachSouth Florida’s can’t-miss Independence Day fireworks show is once again West Palm Beach’s annual “4th on Flagler.” Your eyes and ears will thank you for introducing them to this 18-minute spectacle that pairs sky explosions with patriotic-themed music over the Intracoastal Waterway. Before the fireworks, roam the streets while marveling at unique artists and a massive flag unfurl. There will also be activities for folks of all ages, including mini golf, a kid’s area, live music, and food and drink vendors. Just be sure to grab a spot on the seawall in time for the fireworks show at 9 p.m.

For a complete rundown of downtown West Palm Beach’s “4th on Flagler” festivities, click here.

  • Where: West Palm Beach Waterfront. 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
  • When: 5-11 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
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Delray Beach | July 4th Celebration

There’s only one place where you can plop down a beach chair, rest the soles of your feet on the sand, and unwind with an ice-cold beer while gazing at fireworks on July Fourth, and that’s Delray Beach. Situated right on the shoreline where Atlantic Avenue and State Road A1A meet, Delray’s all-day-long jubilee encompasses the beach theme by hosting a sand-sculpting contest from 8 a.m. to noon, and a splash zone with water slides and games in the afternoon. Adding to the tropical-themed bash, a reggae band and a Jimmy Buffet tribute band will play live music as guests enjoy mini golf, a flag raising, a beer garden hosted by local restaurants, and a lip sync battle in the evening. Keep singing along with a simulcast by radio station Wild 95.5 as the fireworks launch from the north end of the beach at 9 p.m.

For a complete rundown of Delray Beach’s “July 4th Celebration” festivities, click here.

  • Where: A1A & East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach
  • When: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • For more information, visit


Boca’s Duel Independence Day Parties

Palm Beach County is bringing the party to its feet at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater for its eighth annual July 4th Celebration. The band Ocean Boulevard will start things off with some classic rock at 6:30 p.m. A kids zone will be packed with family-fun activities, while food trucks will be on hand to feed the crowds. At 9 p.m., a fireworks display will cap the festivities.

  • Admission is free, gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome and encouraged.
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The city of Boca Raton is going back in time for its Fabulous Fourth Celebration at the deHoernle Park/Spanish River Sports Complex. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the park will go from tranquil setting to all-out bash with kids activities, including a zip line, rides, carnival games, arts and crafts, and food, while the All-Star Band will bring classic rock to the stage at 6:30 p.m. The fireworks will burst in air at 9 p.m.

  • Admission is free; food vendors will be onsite.
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Jupiter | Mega Bash

You can’t go wrong celebrating Fourth of July with America’s national pastime and fireworks at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. If one fireworks displays isn’t enough, make it two. The stadium is offering a two-day special this Independence Day weekend featuring minor league baseball followed by fireworks on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Cheer on the Palm Beach Cardinals on Friday or the Jupiter Hammerheads on Saturday while letting the kids run wild on bounce houses, inflatable slides and other activities. During the games, special patriotic-themed Hammerhead and Cardinals jerseys will be available for auction to fans. Both games are scheduled for 6:05 p.m. and gates will open at 4:30 p.m.

For more on Mega Bash, click here.

  • Mega Bash tickets cost $10 per day; for more information, call 561-630-1828 or visit
  • Where: Roger Dean Stadium. 4751 Main St., Jupiter
  • When: 6:05 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks after the game.
  • Abacoa’s “4th of July All-American Celebration” is free to attend.
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Lake Worth’s 4th of July Celebration

Lake Worth’s Fourth of July celebration begins and ends with a bang. Situated at the end of Lake Avenue and Bryant Park, the party starts at 11:30 a.m. with its one-of-a-kind float parade down the avenue. Locals will strut down Lake Avenue flashing their homemade rafts until they reach Bryant Park, where the annual “Great American RIF Raft Race” will take place from 1-3 p.m. Following the race, guests can enjoy water sports activities, watch live pro wrestling and listen to live music all night long. To keep this fun and crazy festivity on the star-spangled train tracks, guests can “ooh” and “ah” at a frenzy of fireworks at 9 p.m.

For a complete rundown of downtown West Palm Beach’s “4th on Flagler” festivities, click here.

  • Where: Downtown Lake Avenue & Bryant Park, Lake Worth.
  • When: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • For more information, visit


Royal Palm Beach | Star Spangled Spectacular

Royal Palm Beach’s “Star Spangled Spectacular” offers a fireworks display that is, well, spectacular. Setup along the spacious Commons Park, this all-day festival gives guests an obstacle-free view of the night-capping fireworks show at 9 p.m. Show off your fisherman skills in the annual “Bass Master’s” fishing tournament at 6 a.m. at Lakeside Challenger Park, then get competitive in a volleyball or cornhole tournament at Commons Park in the afternoon. Visitors can also enjoy live music from various tribute bands while picking from a variety of food and drink vendors, games, crafts, and other entertaining activities to keep busy.

  • Where: Commons Park. 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach
  • When: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
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Wellington | July 4th Celebration

While fireworks will illuminate the Wellington sky come 9 p.m. on July Fourth, the real attraction is the diverse amount of activities at Village Park. Get down and dirty for games such as tug-of-war, sack races and egg toss, and then quench your appetite in a pie- or watermelon-eating contest. Other activities will include a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, bingo and bounce houses along with live music and food trucks. Free shuttle rides will be offered from The Mall at Wellington Green at the Palm Tran bus stop from 6 p.m. until the end of the fireworks show.

  • Where: Village Park. 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington
  • When: 6-9 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
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North Palm’s Red, White and Boom

North Palm Beach will be painting the night sky with fiery delight at the annual Independence Day celebration: Red, White and Boom. Fourth of July revelers are invited to join the fun at the North Palm Beach Country Club from 6 to 10 p.m., enjoy music by Memory Lane, specialists in vintage rock and the oldies, with the fireworks display beginning promptly at 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, food and beverages will be available at the NPB Country Club restaurant.


Freedomfest, Port Saint Lucie


Port Saint Lucie is getting in on the Independence Day spirit with Freedomfest 2015, held at the Civic Center in Village Square on July 4 starting at 2 p.m. The all-day, family-friendly event will include live music, food and booze as well as arts and crafts and children’s activities, including bounce houses, arts and crafts vendors, free face painting, caricature drawings, a balloon artist and more.

   For the barbecue aficionado, the Freedomfest VIP Party is worth the price of the admission ($25 for adults, $10 for kids), with all-you-can-eat barbecue and the best seat in the house for the firework display: the Emerald Ballroom.

   No Fourth of July party can be complete without fireworks, and Freedomfest aims to please. Fireworks launch at 9 p.m.

  • Admission and parking are free.
  • For more information, visit

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Star-Spangled Stuart

Nestled along the Treasure Coast, Stuart offers a gem of a firework display over its sailfish-filled waters of the St. Lucie River on July Fourth at 9 p.m. Flock to downtown Stuart’s Flagler Park beneath the Roosevelt Bridge from 5-9 p.m. for a mix of food, fun and live music. Vehicles from the nearby Road to Victory Military Museum will also be displayed.

  • Where: Flagler Park. 201 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart
  • When: 5-9 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Admission is free.
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Star Spangled Stuart’s band lineup is as follows:

Audi Stuart Stage at Flagler Park:

  • Stuart Community Band
  • Slip & the Spinouts
  • Random Play

Infiniti Stuart Stage at Riverwalk:

  • Biscuit Miller & The Mix
  • Humdingers
  • Raquel Renner

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