Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Palm Beach County

It’s America’s 242nd birthday, and fêtes and festivities all across Palm Beach County are helping celebrate. Where will you be?

Fabulous Fourth in Boca Raton

Celebrate America’s birthday with the city of Boca Raton, with live music, carnival rides, games and crafts, food and drinks, and fireworks. Shuttle service runs from parking lots, including Boca Corporate Center, from 5:30 to 10:15 p.m. Blankets and lawn chairs permitted. Free. Spanish River Athletic Complex at deHoernle Park, 1000 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton; 561/393-7807; myboca.us/1456/Fourth-of-July

Delray Beach’s Fourth of July Celebration

The city’s annual celebration returns with live music (including a performance by the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors), sand castle contests, mini golf course, flag activities, a kids corner, and vendor booths. The night ends with fireworks at 9 p.m.  Atlantic Avenue and A1A, Delray Beach; julyfourthdelraybeach.com

Boynton Beach Independence Day Festivities

Bring the family out to enjoy music by progressive-rock band The Paradigm, a kid’s corner, patriotic salute at 8:45 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. Free shuttle from Ezell Hester Community Center from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Intracoastal Park, 2240 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 561/742-6642; boynton-beach.org/fourth-july-celebration

Lake Worth Independence Day Celebration

The all-day celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with the Neighborhood Association Raft Parade in downtown Lake Worth, followed by a raft race at Bryant Park Boat Ramp. Then, the music amps begins with bands Marijah, Jahzilla, High Tolerance and The Spazmatics taking the stage. At 5 p.m. the winner of the Star Spangled Band Showcase will perform. Finally, the festivities close out at 9 p.m. with a fireworks. Bryant Park, Lake Avenue and Golfview on the Intracoastal Waterway, Lake Worth; lakeworth.org/events

4th on Flagler

It’s also this event’s birthday! Drawing 100,000 guests, 4th on Flagler is celebrating three decades with live music on three stages, a military honor ceremony, water sports show, human foosball, giant Jenga, an air-conditioned arcade, food and drink, a performance by The Air National Guard Band of the South and an 18-minute fireworks display. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/822-1515; wpb.org/events

July 3 and 4 Mega Bash

It doesn’t get more American than a day at the ballpark, so celebrate the Fourth of July over two days at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Cheer on the hometown teams the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals, and kids can enjoy activities at in the children’s areas. After both games, fireworks will close out the evening. Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, 4741 Main St., Jupiter; 561/775-1818; rogerdeanchevroletstadium.com

(Feature photo by Stephanie McCabe on Unsplash)