It’s that time of year again. Time to hoist the Red, White and Blue, make that fireworks run, and ignite the grill- not the fireworks those come later. Fourth of July is right around the corner, and every city is hosting an exciting and patriotic event. Each one is a family friendly city event geared toward a broad audience. No matter what city you land on for the 4th of July, a festive day or night is sure to be had.
Downtown Delray Beach is always bustling with energy, even on a Tuesday afternoon. When the flag is raised on Fourth of July that energy is tenfold. Starting July 1st, Boston’s on the Beach will be hosting their Red, White, and Blues Festival, flooded with bands singing the blues and tasty food. July Fourth is when the real fun begins. There will be the annual sand sculpting competition, along with a surfer memorial, the Beautiful Baby Bathing Suit contest, and it will all be followed by the spectacular firework display over the ocean starting at 9:00 p.m. Follow Downtown Delray Beach on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date.
Head ten minutes south to Boca Raton’s Florida Atlantic University and there are patriotic events awaiting your arrival. There will be entertaining music, fun family activities, and explosive fireworks at the event for every age to enjoy. The event is free, and everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfortable seating.
Thinking about heading north? 4th on Flagler will be hosted again in West Palm this year. This is a popular event at the City Commons, Meyer Amphitheatre and Flagler Drive. Come at 5 p.m. and stay until 10 p.m. Enjoy celebrating with neighbors, new friends, or family and of course there will be fireworks to watch in amazement as they light up the summer’s night sky.