Friday, July 12, 2024

Fourth of July Events in Boca Raton and Beyond

July Fourth is right around the corner and South Florida is the place to be. With our scenic ocean views as a backdrop for dazzling firework shows, amazing food, and top-of-the-line live entertainment, every local celebration is sure to be well spent.

Here is a roundup of events for the whole family to celebrate this Fourth of July!

Fabulous Fourth – City of Boca Raton

Thursday, July 4, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Florida Atlantic University, Patch Reef Park, Sugar Sand Park, and Countess de Hoernle Park in Boca Raton

The City of Boca Raton will be hosting a Fourth of July celebration at Countess de Hoernle Park and various other locations around the city. Courtesy of City of Boca Raton

The City of Boca Raton and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District have extended their festivities to an all-day bevy of activities. Get an early start to your Fourth of July by running in the Firecracker 5K at Florida Atlantic University; registration is $30 and includes a finisher medal, shirt and post-race snacks. Keep the spirit of friendly competition going at Patch Reef Park in the Liberty Cup Racquet Tournament, where participants will play for the Liberty Cup in a bracket-style pickleball and tennis tournament. Registration is $20 and includes a participant shirt. 

Later, attendees can enjoy a free block party at Sugar Sand Park from 1 to 4 p.m. complete with kids crafts, a DJ, yard games, food trucks and vendors. The community will be able to come together once more for a free “Fabulous Finale” at Countess de Hoernle Park with live music from the Samantha Russel Band and various food trucks. The whole day will culminate in a fireworks display over the water—a perfect ending to an action-packed day. 

Fourth of July Celebration Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation

Thursday, July 4, 5:30-9 p.m., Sunset Cove Amphitheater at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park in Boca Raton

The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the West Boca Community Council, is putting on a Fourth of July fireworks show and concert like none other. Concert goers can expect a classic rock, Motown, R&B, and blues performance by Big Vince and the Phat Cats at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater. 

In addition to a thrilling musical performance, visitors can experience a Nature Center meet and greet, games, dancing and activities. After sunset, attendees will be able to catch the annual fireworks show. With free admission and parking as well as concessions available for purchase, this is a low maintenance way to have a fantastic Fourth of July. 

July Fourth Festival and Fireworks City of Delray Beach

Thursday, July 4, 8 a.m. to 9:20 p.m., East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach (between Northeast Sixth Avenue and A1A) and A1A (between Thomas Street and Miramar Drive)

For over 50 years the City of Delray Beach’s annual Fourth of July celebration has attracted more than 80,000 people each year to enjoy a family-friendly fun-filled day. In the morning, a “4’s on the 4th” beach volleyball tournament will kick-off the celebration. Participants can also choose to harness their adventurous side in a free snorkel tour of a sunken shipwreck known as the “Delray Wreck.”

In the afternoon visitors can head over to East Atlantic Avenue and Gleason Street at 5 p.m. to witness the raising of a 60-foot American flag and the singing of the National Anthem. At this celebration there will be an array of activities, including various eating competitions sponsored by Burger Fi and Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza as well as live entertainment, food trucks and vendors. 

Starting at 9 p.m., event goers can make their way to the beach for a fireworks show over the ocean.

Fourth of July Celebration – Boynton Beach

Thursday, July 4, 4 to 9:30 p.m. at Intracoastal Park in Boynton Beach

Bring out the whole family for an afternoon of free fun with the City of Boynton Beach, which is bringing together a fleet of food trucks, arts and crafts, entertainers, games, and live music by Whisky Six. The event also includes an Honor Guard presentation, singing of the National Anthem by Christ Fellowship, and a booth to write letters to deployed service members. At 9:05 p.m., the skies will light up over the water with a dazzling 15-minute fireworks display.

4th of July Celebration – Lake Worth Beach

Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Bryant Park in Lake Worth Beach

In true Florida fashion, Lake Worth beach is hosting its Fourth of July parade on the water with a raft parade at 10 a.m. (from Lake Avenue to Bryant Park) followed by a raft race at noon. This year’s theme is  “Raft Race to Paradise: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett”. Later in the evening at 5 p.m., gather at Bryant Park for a free community celebration with live music by Thirty Hertz and Never Stop Believing (Journey tribute band), a kid zone, and of course, a fireworks show over the Lake Worth Beach Golf Club at 9 p.m.

Where Wishes Come Red, White, and True – City of West Palm Beach

Thursday, July 4, 6 to 10 p.m., Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach (between Banyan Boulevard and Fern Street)

The annual 4th on Flagler celebration will showcase several stages for various musical performances and a designated kids’ zone. Courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach

The 36th annual 4th on Flagler celebration, hosted by the City of West Palm Beach, is sure to be a festive way to enjoy Independence Day and embrace the theme “Where Wishes Come Red, White and True.” 

At the event there will be three stages for musical performances, a kids’ entertainment zone, Florida Power & Light strolling entertainers, food and refreshments for purchase, and an 18-minute fireworks display. Attendees can expect opening remarks by Mayor Keith James during the Military Honor Ceremony. With 50,000 visitors expected in attendance, this makes 4th on Flagler one of the largest waterfront Independence Day celebrations in South Florida. 

The 4th on Flagler event will also be the start and end point for the annual Bill Bone 5K. The 5K will celebrate bringing the community together and raising money for the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund.

July Fourth Celebration – North Palm Beach

Thursday, July 4, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., North Palm Beach Country Club

Celebrate the spirit of community at the Village of North Palm Beach’s Fourth of July celebration. Hosted at the North Palm Beach Country Club, there will be opportunities for golf, tennis and time by the pool at this all-day affair that will entertain the whole family. In addition to a wide array of delicious food, specifically from Farmer’s Table and Scoop Coop ice cream truck, guests can enjoy spectacular fireworks over the golf course starting at 9 p.m.

“Ignite the Night” – City of Greenacres

Thursday, July 4, 5:30-10 p.m., Samuel J. Ferreri Community Park

The City of Greenacres is hosting a free event for the whole family to celebrate this Fourth of July. This celebration will leave no one bored with live music, arts and crafts, a plethora of food vendors, stilt walkers, games and contests. Enjoy a classic end to this patriotic afternoon with an astonishing fireworks display.

Hotels

“Stars and Stripes Weekend in Paradise” – PGA National Resort

July 5-7, 6:30 p.m.- onwards Friday, 9 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. Saturday, PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens

PGA National Resort is hosting a Pickleball in the Sun Event to celebrate Fourth of July weekend. Courtesy of PGA National Resort

The party doesn’t stop at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, which is hosting its  “Stars and Stripes Weekend in Paradise” from July 5 to 7. 

On July 5, children are welcome to participate in the “GAmerican Campout” Kids Night Out with a full night of activities including a scavenger hunt, tent building and birdhouse designing. Tickets are $95 per child. Meanwhile, adults can enjoy a complimentary trivia night with happy hour specials on chef’s favorites, cocktails and beers as well as live entertainment with Jeff Allen at the Lobby Bar starting at 8 p.m.

Start your Saturday at the resort with their Stars and Stripes Saturday Pickleball Social, complete with clinics, round-robin style play and a series of tournaments. Tickets to participate in the pickleball festivities are $100 per adult. Then, enjoy a barbeque spread during BBQ and Fireworks. While guests enjoy the delicious food, live music from the Rhythm Me Up band will set the perfect mood for bounce houses, ax throwing and lawn games. To conclude the event, attendees will experience a spectacular 30-minute fireworks display. Tickets start at $100. 

Fourth of July Weekend Celebration – Hilton West Palm Beach

July 4-7, Hilton West Palm Beach

Hilton West Palm Beach is offering Fourth of July weekend food specials, poolside activities and a third night free. Over the weekend, guests can look forward to Poolside Sessions on Saturday and Lazy Sundays with lawn games and dancing to a live DJ. During these events the hotel will be showcasing a Fourth of July menu with specialty food and drink deals. Additionally, the Hilton is offering a third night free promotion, with additional food and beverage credits, as well as 15% off standard rooms for Florida residents.

July 4th Celebration – The Seagate

Thursday, July 4, 11 a.m.- 9p.m., The Seagate

The Seagate in Delray Beach will have an optimal view for Delray Beach’s fireworks display on the Fourth of July. Courtesy of The Seagate

By celebrating Independence Day at The Seagate Hotel, guests will have access to a range of holiday activities and a perfect view of the Delray Beach fireworks display. Throughout the day several kids activities will be hosted on the beach and a DJ will set the mood by the pool. In addition to the several food specials that the Shoreline Grill will offer during the day, they will also host a barbecue on the beach with popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. Hotel guests will receive exclusive access to the Beach Club, which offers a prime view of the fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Bonus Event: “Respect the U.S. Flag”

The City of West Palm Beach and the West Palm Beach Elks Lodge #1352 have formed a partnership to educate the public on the proper handling and retiring of an American flag. Together, they’ll be providing several locations where worn or distressed flags can be dropped off for proper disposal. 

The community is invited to bring their American flags to 4th on Flagler, where the West Palm Beach Fraternal Order of Firefighters and the Elks will have representatives on Flagler Drive between North and South Clematis Streets to educate the public and collect flags that need to be properly retired.

Maria Silveira
Maria Silveira
Maria Silveira is the 2024 editorial intern at Boca Magazine. She currently attends Wake Forest University in North Carolina, where she plans on majoring in business and minoring in journalism. She is also a News Editor for Wake Forest’s student-run publication, the Old Gold & Black.

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