Everything you need to know to have the perfect 4th of July celebration around Palm Beach County.

The Freedom 4 Miler

The event is 7 a.m. Monday. 399 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. $50. Information:

Constitution Park, Tequesta - This July 4 racing event sponsored by Believe With Me benefits the nation's Gold Star families.The money raised will go to Christmas gifts for 1,500 children of fallen soldiers and also will help with the immediate financial needs of their families.  Registration will include a Freedom 4 Miler race-tek T-shirt, finisher’s medal, and race bib with the name of a fallen hero that Believe With Me has served.

4th of July Block Party

The event is 3 to 10 p.m. Monday. 1200 Town Center Drive, Jupiter. Information:

Abacoa Amphitheatre  - This north county shindig will feature a barbecue, golf cart parade (you must register in advance), live music with The Stevie Nicks Experience and fireworks to cap off the night.

Independence Bash

The event is 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. 400 Ave. of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens. Adults $100, children 12 and under $25. Information:

PGA National Resort - Celebrate the Fourth of July on the 3rd, but in style and comfort. This family-friendly experience will include a barbecue, food trucks, libations, live music, bounce houses, face painting and more, including an extravagant fireworks finale. Ticket purchase provides an unlimited selection of food, cocktails/mocktails, beer, and wine.

Celebrate 25 seasons of baseball at Roger Dean stadium

  Mega Bash

The events begin at 6 p.m. Sunday and 3 p.m. Monday. 4751 Main St. Jupiter. Information:

Roger Dean Stadium - Family fun abounds at the stadium on both Sunday and Monday with a block party, baseball games and fireworks. The block party is at 3 p.m. July 4, but there are baseball games both days with the Daytona Tortugas taking on the Palm Beach Cardinals at 6 p.m. on Sunday and the Palm Beach Cardinals vs. the Jupiter Hammerheads on Monday. Fireworks, presented by the Town of Jupiter and Juno Beach, will be held both nights at 9 p.m.

Celebrate the 4th of July

The event kicks off at 11 a.m. Monday. 951 US 1, North Palm Beach. Information:

North Palm Beach Country Club - Enjoy the holiday with a DJ, a slide, games, a cookout by the pool, a beer truck, Farmer's Market table, live music and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for the fantastic fireworks display.

BBQ, Brews & Blues

The event is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. 825 N. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Information: 561-822-1550;

Heart & Soul Park, West Palm Beach Historic Northwest District - Kick off the Independence Day weekend and feast on  barbecue from local vendors. Also enjoy a barbecue competition, soulful blues by Joey Gilmore and the Ike and Val Woods Band, sports, carnival games, beer samples for ages 21 and older.

4th on Flagler

The event is 6 to 10 p.m. Monday. West Palm Beach Waterfront. Information:

West Palm Beach waterfront - Celebrate the Fourth of July at West Palm Beach's largest single-day event of the year.  This year's festivities will include live music by Reverend Barry & The Funk on the Great Lawn from 6 to 8:45 p.m.; the Bill Bone 5K race, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at Post Park and featuring a DJ; and a Military Honor Salute.  Mayor Keith James will say a few words at 8:45 p.m. and a fireworks display will follow beginning at 9:09 p.m.

'Ignite the Night'

The event will be held 5:30 to 10 p.m. Monday. 2905 Jog Road, Greenacres. Information:

Samuel J. Ferreri Community Park, Greenacres - This Fourth of July event will include live music and spectacular fireworks display.

 July 4th Celebration

The event is 6 to 9:25 p.m. Monday. 226 Cypress Lane,Palm Springs. Information:

Ball fields, Palm Springs - This family event will include games, bounce house, food vendors, musical entertainment and will feature a fireworks show at dusk.

Star Spangled Spectacular

The event is 1 to 10 p.m. Monday. 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach. Information:

Commons Park, Royal Palm Beach - Royal Palm Beach's Fourth of July celebration will be an almost all-day affairpacked with something for everyone. There will a bungee trampoline, rock wall, bounce houses, a water slide, kayaking and paddle boarding, a petting zoo, face painting, arts and crafts, vendors, a Military tribute and a fireworks display. Live music will be provided by 56 Ace at 6 p.m. and BeeGees Tribute at 8 p.m.

The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band, will play at the Fourth of July Celebration held at Village Park in Wellington.

 Fourth of July Celebration

The event starts at 6 p.m. with the fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m. 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington. Information:

Village Park, Wellington - This event will feature The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band to deliver the tunes and 20 food trucks to fill the tank with sweet, salty and savory goodness. There will be fireworks to end the evening. Also in the mix: bounce houses, a climbing wall, games, bingo, slides, an apple pie eating contest, a watermelon eating contest, obstacle courses and the US Ninja Warrior Warped Wall and Ninja Steps (waiver required).

 July 4th celebrations

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday. 100 S. Golfview Road, Lake Worth Beach. Information:

Bryant Park, Lake Worth Beach - Time for the annual raft parade and race. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at J Street and Lake Avenue and ends at Bryant Park. The Great American Raft Race  follows at noon and will feature over 20 homemade rafts that will race in the Intracoastal Waterway. This year's theme is Dr. Seuss. From 5 to 9 p.m. at Bryant Park there will be live music by DJ Mike Locke, 30HZ and No Filter. The fireworks start at 9 p.m. The event is being sponsored by WPTV Channel 5 and Oldies 95.5.

Mix of mayhem, chaos and creativity, and a staple of Lake Worth Beach's Lake Worth Beach July 4th celebrations, The Great American Raft Race begins at noon.

Annual Independence Day Celebration

The event is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday. 321 East Ocean Ave., Lantana. Information:

Bicentennial Park, Lantana - Is it possible you have the 'Most Patriotic Baby'? Time to get that child to this celebration which includes a 'Most Patriotic Baby' contest, but also covers the other July 4th must-haves: live music by Nikki Kidd & The Collective, food and craft vendors, stilt walkers, mimes, family games, name the town seagull, and fireworks. Chairs and blankets recommended.

 July 4th Celebration

The event is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday. 2240 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Information:

Intracoastal Park, Boynton Beach - This even includes water shows by Palm Beach Hydroflight and one of the largest Zambelli fireworks displays in Palm Beach County. The festivities also include live music No Big Deal Band and the Peter Bernard Music "It's All About the Drum," food trucks including Boardwalk Italian Ice & Creamery, Cardona’s Kitchen, Guaca Go, Just Eatz, Kona Ice, Little Moir's Hibiscus StrEATery, Professional Concessions (PCI), Troy's Bar-Be-Que, and That’s Amore, kids' activities, Attendees are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue.

4th of July Celebration

The event is 5 to 9:30 p.m. Monday. East Atlantic Avenue from the Intracoastal Bridge to A1A. Information:

East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach - This family event has been going for over 50 years and draws approximately 80,000 people annually. Sponsored by WPTV, KOOL 105.5, 92.1 REAL Radio, Opal Grand, Robes Law, Discover the Palm Beaches and Burger Fi, the event starts with the solemn 60-foot flag raising ceremony, with an honor guard and the singing of the National Anthem. There will be custard-eating and cheeseburger-eating contests, food trucks and vendors, children’s activities and games, non-stop entertainment with DJ Big Smile and Groove 2.0 Band, and more. The fireworks will start at 9 p.m.


Fabulous Fourth Celebration

The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Monday. 1000 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton. Information:

Countess de Hoernle Park, Boca Raton - This festival promises a way to get out of the house and still have a cool indoor retreat to beat the heat: two video game trucks. Of course, the outdoors will be calling with amusement rides, kids’ crafts, interactive musical instruments, strolling entertainers, a kids’ DJ and games . Indulge in a variety of food options including seafood, tacos, mac & cheese, pizza, chicken, ice cream, and baked goods. Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band will provide the music. A fireworks show will end the night.

 4th of July Celebration

The event is 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday. 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton. Information:

Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton - Journey to this celebration to celebrate with Journey tribute band Odyssey Road. The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Oldies 95.3/96.9FM, will present the 14th Annual 4th of July Celebration. Celebrating 50 years of Parks & Recreation. The event will feature a fireworks display, Odyssey Road in concert, a kid’s fun zone and more! Concessions will be available for purchase on-site. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. 

 Article found at The Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network, by Eddie Ritz is a journalist

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