June 10, 2023 -CNW News -The City of West Palm Beach will be hosting its Annual 4th on Flagler Celebration with a festive “Stars and Strips in Paradise” theme. The highly anticipated event will return for its 35th year as the largest waterfront Independence Day Celebration in South Florida.
The event takes place from July 6 – 10 p.m. along Flagler Drive (between Banyan Blvd. and Fern Street).
“Our Annual 4th on Flagler celebration is rich with tradition,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James. “From our Military Honor Ceremony to our impressive 18-minute fireworks display, the City of West Palm Beach’s Independence Day Celebration is one of the best in the Country. I hope everyone will plan to join and enjoy our beautiful waterfront and plentiful activities.”
The event features three stages of music, an annual Military Honor Ceremony, a kids’ entertainment zone (featuring inflatable games and bounce houses and make-and-take crafts and activities), roving entertainment sponsored by FPL (including stilt walkers, jugglers and magicians), food and refreshments for purchase and an 18-minute fireworks display by Pyrotecnico over the Intracoastal Waterway. Additionally, 4th on Flagler will be the start and end point for the annual Bill Bone 5K.
More than 50,000 people are expected to attend 4th on Flagler.
People who prefer to celebrate at home can watch the fireworks display and a special show by tuning into WBPF 25 News from 9 – 9:30 p.m.
The musical lineup is as follows:
- NewDay USA Stage (main stage on Flagler Drive and North Clematis Street): 13th Army Band (Jazz, Salsa, Marching, Rock Combo, Brass & Woodwind Quintet)
The 13th Army Band is a renowned musical ensemble composed of dedicated and skilled Soldiers of the Florida National Guard. With a lineage dating back to 1930, the Band has had a rich history of providing unparalleled musical support and entertainment for military and civilian events.
- Meyer Amphitheatre: DJ Infiesta and Co. will keep the party going in the kids’ entertainment zone
The kids’ entertainment zone will feature inflatable activities like bounce houses and games (wristbands will grant unlimited access for $5 per person). Additionally, volunteers will help kids and their families with various Independence Day crafts and make-and-take activities (no charge).
- Palm Beach International Boat Show Stage (at Post Park): CoverUp (Pop, Punk & Alternative)
South Florida-based CoverUp will perform upbeat songs from hard rock and punk to ’80s hair bands and everything in between. The band, led by singer Larry Demers, is known for its high-energy and interactive shows.
“’Stars and Stripes in Paradise’ is such a perfect theme for 4th on Flagler,” said Mary Pinak, community events manager for the City of West Palm Beach. “As soon as you arrive at the event, you will feel the festive and patriotic energy. Our Fourth of July celebration features a ton of family-friendly entertainment, delicious food and drinks for purchase, activities for the kids, a meaningful patriotic ceremony, and of course, one of the best fireworks shows in South Florida. It is truly the best event of the summer!”
Blankets and chairs are recommended. Parking is available in the City of West Palm Beach’s public parking garages for flat rates of $10 at the Banyan and Evernia garages and $5 at the City Center, Clematis and Sapodilla garages. Parking must be prepaid while entering the garage. The Banyan and Evernia garages are closest to the event.
4th on Flagler is produced by the City of West Palm Beach. 4th on Flagler sponsors to date include the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, NewDay USA, Palm Beach International Boat Show, Town of Palm Beach, Amazon, FPL, Discover The Palm Beaches, Bill Bone Bike Law, PDQ Restaurant, Jimmy John’s, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Humana, SWA, WPB Magazine, WPBF 25 News, 97.9 WRMF, SUNNY 107.9, X 102.3, New Country 103.1, PARTY 96.3, Fox Sports 640 South Florida and News Talk 850 WFTL.