Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Happy Birthday America! Celebrate at Fireworks Shows Around Town

O say, can you see? Grab your red, white and blue and head to your city’s big Fourth of July party fit with fireworks.

Boca Raton

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., take part in carnival rides, game and crafts, food and drink and live music. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. There will be free parking at the Boca Raton Innovation Center with free shuttle service from 5:30 to 10:15 p.m. Spanish River Athletic Complex, 1000 NW Spanish River Blvd. in Boca Raton, myboca.us/1456/Fourth-of-July

Delray Beach

It’s that time of year for the city’s iconic American flag will be hanging over Atlantic Avenue for all to see! Bring the family for a plethora of food, beer gardens, an obstacle course, giant games, kids and teen activities, gaming stations from Silverball, Uncle Sam stilt walkers, and more. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. Atlantic Avenue will be closed from 1:30 to 11 p.m. The city recommends the public park west of the Intracoastal Bridge or take the trolley, ride a bike or hail a Katcha-Ride. Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, more details.

Boynton Beach

The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with a show by Palm Beach Hydroflight, then with live music, children’s activities, face painting, food trucks, arts and crafts, games and more. The sky will light up with fireworks at sunset. There will be limited parking at the park, as well as shuttle locations at Journey Church and City Hall. Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N Federal Highway in Boynton Beach; https://www.boynton-beach.org/July4

West Palm Beach

Head to the waterfront for a free Fourth of July celebration from 5 to 10 p.m. There’ll be live performances on three stages, a military honor ceremony, Human Foosball and bowling, children’s activities, food and drink. An 18-minute fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. 101 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, more details


Start the day of a the city’s Patriotic Pool Party from noon to 5 p.m. with activities and contests at the Wellington Aquatics Complex ($3 for children 3 to 17, $5 for adults 18 to 54, and $2 for seniors 55 and older). Then head to the Fourth of July Celebration, with family-friendly entertainment before fireworks at 9:15 p.m.  Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road in Wellington, wellingtonfl.gov/659/4th-of-July-Celebration


“Ignite the Night” with live music from the Solid Brass Band, Matt Stone the Elvis impersonator, games, arts and crafts, inflatable games, food, and a fireworks display. Samuel J. Ferreri Community Park, 2905 Jog Road in Greenacres, more details

Lake Worth

Spend the day celebrating America’s birthday, with a parade at 11:30 am, followed by a raft race, car show, kids area with a bounce house, and live music on the main stage from 3 to 9 p.m., when the fireworks show begins. Bryant Park in Lake Worth, facebook.com/events/1196697200467275

Riviera Beach

Join the city from 4 to 9:30 p.m. for live entertainment, a family fun kids zone, food and drink—and of course, a fireworks show to close out the night. Sparkling Marina, 200 E. 13th St. in Riviera Beach; rivierabch.com/news/?FeedID=598

Christiana Lilly
Christiana Lilly is the former web editor at Boca magazine, where she enjoyed battling with web coding and community reporting—the more off beat, the better. An award-winning journalist, she is the president of the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter and a proud graduate of the University of Florida.

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