Lake Park Fireworks Show
July 1, 4:30 p.m. Kelsey Park, on U.S. 1 in Lake Park. Throughout the park there are seven free rides for children including a water slide and rock climbing. Kids puppet shows, Island Heat and Karaoke Experience entertain. Food, crafts and displays fill the park. The Pepsi 400 Nascar Race will be broadcaster live on a large screen television. New this year is the Inaugural Hot Dog Eating Competition. Free. 561-881-3338
JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION
8 a.m.9 p.m. Downtown Delray Beach, Atlantic Avenue and Ocean Boulevard. The all-day affair includes the 13th Annual Sand Sculpting Contest and Kite Demonstration at 8 a.m. and Patriotic Bicycle and Scooter Parade in Veterans Park, 3 p.m.4 p.m. then parade to Ocean Boulevard. The children's festivities are 28 p.m., a concert by Back in Time at 5:30 p.m. and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. 561-279-1380, ext. 17 or www.downtowndelraybeach.com
LAKE WORTH'S TROPIC FEST
11 a.m.10 p.m. Bryant Park Bandshell, corner of Golfview Road and Lake Avenue at the west end of the Lake Worth Bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway, Lake Worth. Annual Fourth of July festival with music, food and crafts. 561-586-1791
FOURTH OF JULY CARNIVAL AND FIREWORKS
4 p.m.9 p.m. Bicentennial Park, East Ocean Avenue at the Intracoastal, Lantana. Includes carnival games, a pie-eating contest, a watermelon-eating contest and Lantana's Most Patriot Baby Contest. 561-540-5000
BOOM WITH A VIEW
510 p.m. Downtown West Palm Beach from Fern Street to Banyan Boulevard along Flagler Drive. Activities take place in the Meyer Amphitheatre, along Flagler Drive, on the east grounds of the West Palm Beach Public Library, and at the Palm Beach Post Park at Fern Street and Flagler Drive. Cheer on your favorite Fire Department as they compete in a rivalry in wet and wacky games. Children can enjoy free crafts and games with a patriotic theme at the East Library Grounds. Three stages of nonstop entertainment and a fireworks show. At 8:45 p.m. watch the unfurling of a giant four-story-high American flag above the Meyer Amphitheatre and join 100,000 South Floridians in a tradition as they pledge allegiance to the flag. Free. 561-822-1515 or www.wpb.org
6 p.m. Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. The evening includes family activities, games, children's rides, Island Heat Band in concert, Wind Symphony of Florida concert and a grand finale fireworks display at 9 p.m. Free. 561-393-7806, selection 2.
FOURTH OF JULY CELBRATION
noon-5 p.m. Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road. A patriotic pool party at the aquatics complex.
6-9 p.m. Carnival games, wet and dry inflatable rides, face painting, prizes and food for purchase.
9:15 p.m. Fireworks display at Village Park.
YOU'RE A GRAND OLD FLAG
July 5, 2 p.m. Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Learn about the nation's flag, the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem through stories, music, a movie and a craft. Ages 6 and up. Registration required. 561-233-2600
July 5, 3 p.m. Okeechobee Blvd. Branch Library, 5689 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. A salute to the U.S.A. and those who have served, in stories, marching music and a special patriotic craft. Ages 6 and up. Registration required. 561-233-1880
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