Events Roundup: What to Do This June in The Palm Beaches
Events Roundup: What to Do This June in The Palm Beaches…
Make it a star-spangled weekend for the entire family with special events and fireworks!
Sunday, July 4, is America’s birthday and the big-time fireworks are back for 2021. Here’s all the details on where and how you can see those skyrockets light up the night, along with plenty of other ways to celebrate the 4th of July in The Palm Beaches.
The 4th on Flagler fireworks extravaganza returns to downtown West Palm Beach on Sunday, July 4, from 7 to 10 p.m. along Flagler Drive, between Banyan Boulevard and Fern Street. Expect roving entertainment, live music, a DJ stage, food, drinks and more. Mayor Keith A. James will deliver remarks from the Palm Stage at 8:45 p.m., followed by a patriotic presentation and the announcement of the 2021 Palm Beach Health Network’s Hometown Heroes. Fireworks will ignite at 9:09 p.m. over the Intracoastal Waterway. Supercar Week will host “Drive in 4th,” an all makes and models mini car show along Flagler Drive. For anyone who wants to start the celebration early, “run to the fun” in the Bill Bone 5K, which begins at Osprey Park at 6:30 p.m. and finishes adjacent to the north end of the 4th on Flagler site. Event organizers encourage physical distancing and will provide several hand washing/sanitizing stations. Guests are welcomed to bring their own chairs and blankets and find a spot on the lawn. The event is free, and parking is available in city garages. Those who prefer to watch the show from the comfort of their home can tune in to a live broadcast.
Boynton Beach will host a celebration complete with live music, food trucks and one of the largest fireworks displays in The Palm Beaches. This free, family-friendly event will take place at Intracoastal Park from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The celebration will include a spectacular water show by Palm Beach Hydroflight. Athletes will surf the skies on water propelled Jet boards, defying gravity with mind-blowing maneuvers up to 50 feet in the air. Troy’s BBQ, Guaca Go, Kona Ice, Little Moir’s and Boardwalk Italian Ice & Creamery will be serving up delicious food and beverages available for purchase. The event will culminate at 9 p.m. with a dazzling, 20-minute fireworks display, synchronized to patriotic music, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. As parking is limited, complimentary shuttles will operate from three convenient locations (parking is free and plentiful) beginning at 5:30 p.m.: the public lots on the corner of Seacrest Boulevard and Boynton Beach Boulevard, Journey Church and NYU Langone. The ride-hailing app dropoff and pickup location is Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park.
Delray Beach is packing the 4th of July weekend with an array of fun events. On Saturday, July 3, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy live entertainment and shop the fashion boutiques, art galleries and specialty shops of Downtown Delray Beach during the Sparktacular Summer Sidewalk Sale. Nearby at Pompey Park, also on July 3, the city will host its Uncle Sam Jam from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This family event will offer live entertainment, children’s activities, food and merchandise vendors, pool games, strolling jugglers and magicians, and more. On Sunday, July 4, there will be a sand-sculpting contest from 9 to 11 a.m. at the beach pavilion at Atlantic Avenue and A1A with both adult and children’s categories. Registration is free, required in advance, and is open to everyone. Participants must bring their own tools. The city’s Independence Day celebrations will culminate with two fireworks displays at 9 p.m. The locations of the displays won’t be revealed in order to encourage physical distancing, but the magnificent shows will be visible from across the city.
On July 3 and July 4, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter will host the annual Mega Bash Celebration featuring exciting baseball and family fun. Complete with postgame fireworks, the Mega kids’ area, and exclusive stars and stripes merchandise, this is a party you won’t want to miss. Gates open at 5 p.m. each evening with baseball games between the Dunedin Blue Jays and Palm Beach Cardinals scheduled for 6 p.m. Tickets can be found online. Next door, Downtown Abacoa will host a 4th of July weekend block party featuring two nights of free live music, activities for kids and views of the fireworks at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Saturday’s concert features Across the Universe – The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band, and Sunday’s features internationally renowned blues trio JP Soars and the Red Hots.
In Lantana, get ready for double the fun. The town’s Centennial Anniversary Celebration & July 4th Fireworks Display will be held from 3 p.m. to 9:35 p.m. at Bicentennial Park. The free event will include a live concert at 5 p.m. and spectacular fireworks at 9 p.m. There will also be food and craft vendors, giveaways, a “Most Patriotic Baby” contest, and family-friendly games and rides. Free parking and shuttles are available at the parking lot at 1201 S. Dixie Highway beginning at 2:45 p.m. Masks and physical distancing will be required.
The village of Royal Palm Beach’s Star Spangled Spectacular will feature live music, games, food and fireworks at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park from 1 to 10 p.m. In addition to three live bands starting at 4 p.m., there will be mobile gaming, laser tag, a zip line, a rock wall, a bungee trampoline, kayaking and paddleboarding, volleyball and corn hole tournaments, craft vendors, a chalk zone and more. Greenacres will present its Ignite the Night Independence Day Celebration from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in Samuel J. Ferreri Community Park. The rain-or-shine event will feature live music by Solid Brass Band. Parking and admission are both free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and reminded to practice physical distancing. No personal fireworks or sparklers are allowed.
Finally, Riviera Beach will present its physically distanced Front Porch Fireworks shows at 9 p.m. on July 4 featuring two simultaneous fireworks shows, which can be seen from anywhere in the city. Watch the display from your front porch, backyard, patio, balcony or virtually on RBTV18 or the city’s Facebook page.
You can see the West Palm Beach fireworks in style from the only waterfront rooftop bar in town, Spruzzo at The Ben hotel. The 4th at The Ben includes multiple options for exclusive access and VIP table service throughout the rooftop lounge (cost range: $50- $400 per person). Exclusive ticketholder access to Spruzzo begins at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. At 7 p.m., DJ Adam Lipson & Friends will spin Americana music until the 4th on Flagler fireworks show starts at 9:09 p.m. Table service includes a food and beverage credit. Price per ticket is dependent on seating selection. Tickets are priced per person; however, guests must purchase individual tickets for all available seats within the selected table option. General rooftop admission tickets include two drink vouchers. Rooftop access will be limited only to ticketholders and The Ben’s overnight hotel guests.
Treat yourself to an array of 4th of July meals and specials at famed resort The Breakers Palm Beach. On the second floor of The Breakers’ Golf and Tennis Clubhouse, Flagler Steakhouse will welcome guests for dinner on July 4 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The restaurant’s full a la carte menu will be available for guests dining indoors. For those who prefer to reserve a table on the outdoor terrace with a view of the West Palm Beach fireworks, a special three-course, prix-fixe menu will be served for $215 per person. Guests should note that the regular children’s menu will not be available on the terrace that evening. Reservations are required and may be made online or by calling 561.659.8471 (a credit card will be needed at time of booking).
Also at The Breakers, The Circle is hosting an elaborate and spirited brunch. One of the resort’s most stunning spaces, The Circle features arched windows accented by glimpses of the Atlantic Ocean. Indulge in creative cocktails, an exquisite one-of-a-kind buffet and signature desserts, with a live harpist playing tableside. The Fourth of July Holiday Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $175 per person and $75 for children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 561.655.6611.
Two more of The Breakers’ restaurants will also be offering specialty cocktails for the 4th of July. At American-inspired bistro Henry’s Palm Beach, you can sip on the Red, White and Blue Pop, a concoction of Stoli Razberi, St-Germain and fresh lime juice, topped with a red, white and blue Rocket Pop. At the luxury yacht-inspired, indoor, oceanfront Seafood Bar, try the Sparkler featuring Grey Goose L’Orange, Cointreau, white cranberry and fresh lime juice, with a blueberry/raspberry garnish.
At luxury boutique hotel The Chesterfield Palm Beach, wear your red, white and blue for an old-fashioned American barbecue. Chef Gerard Coughlin and his team will cook a feast of barbecue chicken, ribs and pulled pork, plus creamy coleslaw, baked beans and potato salad for sides. Save room for the dessert offerings of cornbread and traditional apple pie. Priced at $32 per person (tax and gratuity not included), the barbecue will be served throughout the hotel from 3 p.m. until sold out on July 4.
The South Florida Fairgrounds is welcoming back the 18th annual Florida Jerk Festival after a one-year break. Florida’s premier Caribbean food festival will feature Grammy-winning reggae superstar Shaggy as the headliner, with additional performances by reggae group Lust and Soca performer Skinny Fabulous. Limited general admission tickets are available for $35 for adults and $5 for kids. VIP admission featuring unlimited food and drink is $135 for adults and $60 for kids. Prices increase at the gate the day of the event. The event takes place on July 4 from 2 to 11 p.m.
Before the sun goes down on Independence Day, celebrate with a bang at the Cox Science Center and Aquarium. On Sunday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the West Palm Beach attraction will host a family-friendly event featuring patriotic, hands-on activities and crafts; a live fire jug demonstration and even liquid Nitrogen explosions. Activities are included in regular Science Center admission ($17.95 for adults, $13.95 for kids 3-12, $15.95 for seniors and free for kids under 3 and members). In addition to the special 4th of July fun, admission includes the Science Center’s exciting exhibits, the new summer exhibit Dinosaur Revolution, mini golf and planetarium shows.
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