It’s time to dig through your closet for that American flag shirt you’ve been wearing every Fourth of July for the past 10 years. Celebrate our country’s independence with barbecues, beverages and bathing suits at any of these events.
You don’t have to travel far to find some Fourth of July fun. Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation and the West Boca Community Council are hosting their seventh annual July 4th celebration at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater. The event will feature a free concert by Replay and a musical fireworks display. Dive into some delicious food truck treats while your children enjoy games, chalk and a tattoo parlor in the Kid Fun Zone. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. (Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circle)
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Spice up your typical celebration by the pool with the Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise. Sail aboard the “Hakuna Matata” from 8-10 p.m. Dance the night away as you watch the Downtown West Palm Beach fireworks from the anchored 50-foot catamaran. You can bring your own beverages or purchase snacks and drinks on board. ($50 per person, $25 per child under 12)
Summer is in full swing. Spend the day basking in the Florida sun at the Fourth of July Spectacular on Fort Lauderdale’s beach. There will be a family fun zone and live bands starting at 12:30 p.m. The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. (Fort Lauderdale Beach, A1A and Las Olas Boulevard)
Beginning at 6 p.m., the whole family can enjoy food trucks, a DJ and a bounce house at Mullins Park. And what Fourth of July celebration would be complete without fireworks? The display will begin at 9 p.m. ($3 parking, Mullins Park, 10000 Ben Geiger Drive)
If you prefer to celebrate at home, liven up the day with these festive drinks and desserts.