The 4th of July is the greatest American holiday. Traditionally there are barbeques, fireworks, and family time. Palm Beach has a vast array of options to celebrate the nation’s birthday. You can enjoy a cruise, visit large events, or stay closer to home with day time events.
On the Water
A real treat is to watch the fireworks on the water. You will not have to fight the crowds and can lay back for the full experience of the firework displays after dropping anchor. Do a bit of research and make your reservation for a catamaran or larger vessel. A popular fireworks cruise leaves from Singer Island. The price for adults is fifty dollars per person and twenty-five dollars for minor under the age of twelve. Space is limited so call 561-881-9757.
The best event in Pam Beach is free! Largely considered one of the biggest events in South Florida is also family friendly. Palm Beach’s waterfront becomes the best seat in the state to watch the fireworks. There are two stages of live entertainment and a display of Harley motorcycles. Call 561-822-1515 for further information.
Star Spangled Spectacular
If you are seeking an alternative to the celebrations on Flagler, then the Village of Royal Palm Beach may be for you. They offer tribute bands paying homage to Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen to put you in the festive mood with all your favorite songs. Kids will love the fun zone and find something to entertain them for hours. Adults have the option of picking up some new wares at the arts and crafts fair featuring local artists and many masterpieces waiting to be discovered. Indulge your competitive side with a kayak race, golf tournament, volleyball and cornhole tournaments in addition to a fishing tournament. A food truck invasion of over twenty mobile restaurants and festival food vendors will indulge your food cravings with all their delights. To make any inquiries, call 561-790-5140,
Wellington Aquatics Complex
From noon until 9:30 celebrate the 4th of July at the Wellington Aquatics Complex with two shifts of activities. The first shift is noon until five in the evening. This is a more child-friendly event for a nominal cost. It is only three dollars for children seventeen and under. Adults will be charged five dollars. Enjoy the day before all the fireworks begin with fun activities in the pool. The second shift of activities will begin at six and end until 9:30 (plenty of time to beat traffic). The location will be moved to Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road. For no charge, you will enjoy music, games and, of course, fireworks. Request more information by calling (561) 791-4770.
As this is a holiday weekend, keep in mind that streets will be packed and traffic will most likely be bottle neck when entering popular locations. Avoid any issues by starting off early and consider leaving your chosen venue before elven at night. Most venues encourage bringing chairs and blankets, but not personal grills or personal coolers. Check ahead of time to see if shuttles are available and to make necessary reservations.