Steven L. Abrams
Mary Lou Berger
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Lots of Free July Fourth Fun in Palm Beach County
June 28, 2013
No matter where you live, there are exciting, free July 4th events to enjoy throughout Palm Beach County as we celebrate our nation’s birthday.
West Boca - Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation presents its sixth annual July 4th celebration at Sunset Cove Amphitheater featuring oldies group The Shindigs. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Following the concert will be a musical fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks. Several food trucks will be on site. Picnic baskets and lawn chairs are permitted. No BBQ’s, pets or personal fireworks allowed. Admission is free. Sunset Cove Amphitheater is located in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, 12551 Glades Road, Boca Raton. For more information, please visit www.PBCGov.com/parks. You will shin-DIG it!
Boca Raton - "Fabulous Fourth" at Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, offers family activities, games, kiddie rides starting at 6 p.m., and the "America, the Beautiful" stage show at 6:30 p.m. Wind Symphony of Florida performs at 7:30 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. Bring chairs and blankets. Fireworks display starts at 9 p.m. (just east of Interstate 95 and Glades Road or 20th Street entrance). 561-393-7827.
Delray Beach - New this year are the fallen surfers memorial with surfer procession starting at 2 p.m. and Cars As Art parade beginning at 5 p.m. at Old School Square. Boston's on the Beach will be hosting the free Red, White and Blues Festival from 2 p.m. at 40 S. Ocean Blvd. (A1A). Featured musicians are Nucklebusters, Damon Fowler Group, Sista Marybeth, Bonefish Johnnies' Funky Roots Revue, and Funkabilly Playboys. Grucci fireworks over the ocean at the intersection of A1A and Atlantic Avenue, begin at 8:50 p.m.
Boynton Beach - “Salute to America” presented by the Boynton Beach CRA will be held at Intracoastal Park (Federal Highway just south of Gateway Blvd.) beginning at 6 p.m. There will be live music from 6:30 to 9 p.m. by the Amber Leigh Band. The Patriotic Salute is at 7:30, followed by a fireworks display by Grucci at 9 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. There will be food and drink vendors (no outside food is allowed) and a full bar. Legal ID required. No ID = no alcohol. Pets and personal fireworks (including sparklers) are not permitted. This event is free and parking is free. Free park & ride service from the Bank of America (Federal Hwy & Ocean Avenue) to Intracoastal Park.
Greenacres - “Ignite the Night” will be held at the Greenacres Community Park, 2905 Jog Road. There will be entertainment, activities for the kids, food, fun, and of course fireworks! Bring the whole family, but please leave the pets at home. This free event runs from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and has ample parking in the shopping plaza across the street by the CVS on 10th Avenue.
Lake Worth - the city’s celebration will take place from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. PBSO will have their K-9, SWAT, horse, ATV and marine units on display. Fire Rescue will showcase antique and modern trucks. The raft regatta begins at 11 a.m. Traditional picnic games such as a watermelon-eating contest, sack race and balloon toss can be enjoyed by all ages. Fireworks are at 9 p.m. North Bryant Park on the Intracoastal. 561-586-1600.
Royal Palm Beach - The village’s “Star Spangled Spectacular” features Journey tribute band Odyssey Road at 7 p.m. The all-day event takes place at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park on Royal Palm Beach Boulevard. The Zambelli Fireworks International show begins at 9 p.m., but come early as the festivities begin at 1 p.m. The day will feature multiple activities including a Kids Fun Zone packed with carnival-style rides, slides, games, and fun. The ever popular Food Truck Invasion will be on hand with over 20 gourmet food trucks. An interactive DJ spins a variety of country and pop tunes; an open mic session will be part of the festivities. Parking is available throughout the park. Bring lawn chairs and a blanket for a day of fun for all ages. For more information call the Recreation Center at 561-790-5124.
Wellington - Family celebration at Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road, will begin at 6 p.m. with music, inflatable rides, face painting, paintless paintball, traditional games and food for purchase. Enjoy free bingo at 6:30 p.m. inside the gym. End the day with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Free shuttle service from the Mall at Wellington Green, Palm Tran bus stop, beginning at 5:30 p.m. 561-791-4005. Need to cool off? Take a refreshing dip in the pool from noon to 5 p.m. at the Wellington Aquatics Complex, 12165 W. Forest Hill Boulevard. 561-791-4770.
West Palm Beach - 4th on Flagler celebrates 25 years on the Downtown Waterfront with the theme “By George.” New this year is a private, 21 & up party at the Lake Pavilion featuring a 1980s theme. National recording artists Hot Chelle Rae will perform. The spectacular fireworks show will be set to the top music hits from the 80s through today. Enjoy a kid’s area, the return of the Big Rig Gig backhoe and forklift competition, and live entertainment throughout the day.
North Palm Beach - Red, White & Boom is a free pool party at the North Palm Beach Country Club, 951 U.S. Hwy. 1. The facility is free and open to the public from noon to 8 p.m. Swimming pool games/relays at 4 p.m.; family relays/contests on the first fairway at 6:30 pm. The band Eclipse performs from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Fireworks begin at approximately 9 p.m. Food and drink available on site.
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