Community 4th of July Celebrations: Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth Beach


4th on Flagler fireworks show.

Photo by City of West Palm Beach



Village of Royal Palm Beach


Events kick off Saturday, July 2, with the start of Weekend Spectacular, which consists of two days of live music, food trucks and bounce houses at Commons Park in Royal Palm Beach.


Festivities take place from 4 to 9 p.m. and live music begins at 6 p.m. Performers include Blues Brothers and Van Halen tributes.


After the Weekend Spectacular is the Star Spangled Spectacular Independence Celebration on July 4. The celebration features a petting zoo, a rock wall, kayaking, paddleboarding, golfing, volleyball tournaments, craft vendors, a bungee trampoline, face painting, a bounce houses, and a grand fireworks finale.


The events are free, but bring money for food and extra fun.


The Star Spangled Spectacular starts at 1 p.m. on July 4 and wraps up at 10 p.m. Live music opens with 56 Ace at 6 p.m. followed by a Bee Gees tribute band playing two shows starting at 8 p.m.


Kayaking and paddleboarding are available sunrise to sunset. The golf tournament runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the volleyball tournament kicks off at 11 a.m. The grand fireworks show starts at 9 p.m.


Both events are at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd.



Village of Wellington


The Village of Wellington’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 6 p.m. at Village Park (entrance on Pierson Road). The event is free and appropriate for all ages with live music, activities, food trucks, fireworks and free shuttles and parking.


The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band, provides the musical entertainment.


The free activities include bounce houses, a climbing wall, bingo, an inflatable farm maze, inflatable slides and obstacle courses, a petting zoo, Ninja Warrior warped wall and steps obstacles, apple pie and watermelon eating contests, egg-and-spoon races, a Hula Hoop challenge and sack races.


The following food trucks are expected to be selling their wares at the celebration: Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Authentic Gyros, Captain Lobstar, Caribbean Delicious Jam, Churrasco Grill, City Wings 305, Cousins Maine Lobster, CRUNLY, Four Corners Cafe, G’s Hibachi, Kobschie’s Ice Rolls, Kona Ice, Meathead’s BBQ, Messirve Food Truck, OMG, Philibert Kitchen, Sisters Hot Dogs, The Picnic, Tornado Foods and Uncle Louie G’s Italian Ice.


The fireworks display, presented by Zambelli Fireworks International, begins at 9:15 p.m. and is expected to last 20 minutes. You can livestream the display on Florida 24 Network/WHDT Channel 9.


Village Park has limited parking. A free shuttle service is provided from The Mall at Wellington Green, leaving from the Palm Tran bus stop near Macy’s. The shuttle begins at 5:30 p.m. but does not run during the fireworks. Check here for status updates in the event of inclement weather. Personal fireworks, alcoholic beverages and pets (with the exception of service animals) are not permitted.



West Palm Beach


4th on Flagler fireworks show. Photo by City of West Palm Beach.

West Palm Beach’s most anticipated event of the season, 4th on Flagler, returns Monday, July 4, from 6 to 10 p.m. on the waterfront along Flagler Drive between Banyan Boulevard and Fern Street.


The family-friendly evening offers a bit of fun for everyone, including live music by Reverend Barry & The Funk, an eight-piece funk band featuring a three-piece horn section and several Grammy-nominated musicians.


The second annual Bill Bone 5K kicks off at 6:30 p.m. sharp, beginning and ending at Post Park; if you’re up for the run, register here. All proceeds from the run benefit the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund.


The Palm Beach Health Network Family Chill Zone takes over the Meyer Amphitheater, featuring a DJ, kid-friendly inflatables ($5 for unlimited play), face painting, a magician, stilt walkers and a juggler. The Military Honor Salute on the NewDay USA Stage at 8:45 p.m. includes remarks from Mayor Keith A. James, a presentation of the annual Hometown Hero Award and a live performance of the national anthem. Food and beverages are available for purchase throughout the event.


“Set along the beautiful West Palm Beach waterfront, 4th on Flagler is packed with patriotic revelry, entertainment, food, fun and fireworks in celebration of Independence Day,” James said. “There is something for everybody at 4th on Flagler.”


The 18-minute fireworks show over the Intracoastal Waterway begins at 9:09 p.m., weather permitting, with a live broadcast on WPBF 25.


Chairs and blankets are recommended. Parking is $10 at the city’s Banyan, Evernia and City Center garages or $5 at the Clematis and Sapodilla garages.



Lake Worth Beach


Lake Worth Beach is hosting an all-day celebration of the Fourth of July at Bryant Park.


The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a raft parade starting at J Street and heading east on Lake Avenue to Bryant Park and continues with the Great American Raft Race at noon at the Bryant Park boat ramps. The race theme is Dr. Seuss.


The Lake Worth Neighborhood Association President’s Council (NAPC) is sponsoring the parade and race. The boat ramps will be closed from Sunday, July 2, at 9 p.m. through Monday, July 4, at 10 p.m. to accommodate the race.


Live performances begin at 5 p.m. on the Main Stage with DJ Mike Locke, followed by 30HZ at 5:30 and No Filter at 7:30.


The fireworks show begins at 9. To prepare for the fireworks display, the Lake Worth (Robert Harris) Bridge will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from 8:30 to 10 p.m.


Sponsored by Oldies 95.9/106.9FM and WPTV News Channel 5, the event is free to attend and includes craft vendors, a kids area and a car show, with food and beverages available for purchase.


Please bring your own blankets and chairs. For additional details, visit www.lakeworthbeachfl.gov.


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