Be HOT HERE at Delray Beach’s coolest event of the year, the July 4th Celebration. Located on A1A and Atlantic Avenue, this FREE event will feature back to back live music from Progression, a reggae band and Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways (a Jimmy Buffet tribute band)! Family activities will include a Splash Zone featuring water slides and games, a Kid’s Corner hosted by the Avenue Church with face painting, craft activities, sidewalk chalk and much more. Adults can cool down at the Beer Garden hosted by Burger Fi, Caffe Luna Rosa, and Boston’s on the Beach. We’ll also have a custard eating contest for kids and a burger eating contest for adults courtesy of Burger Fi.
Be sure to sign up for the sand sculpting contest hosted by the HOW Foundation and challenge your friends to a game of putt-putt at the Putt’n Around mini golf course. Countdown to the coolest fireworks show in South Florida with a Lip-Sync battle hosted by @TheZRock! Think you have what it takes? We will randomly select members from the crowd for a live Lip-Sync Battle! Fireworks begin at 9pm and launch from the North end of the beach and are simulcast by Wild 95.5.
· 8:00am – 12 Noon – Sandcastle Contest on the beach
· 3:30pm – Flag Raising Ceremony
· 4:00pm – 5:30pm – Progression, a reggae band
· 5:30pm – Burger Fi Custard Eating Contest for kids
· 5:45pm – 6:15pm – Burger Fi Burger Eating Contest for adults
· 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways
· 8:45pm – 9:00pm – Lip Sync Battle Countdown Show
· 9:00pm – FIREWORKS show launching from the north end of the beach.
PARKING – Handicap parking will be available at the north and south ends of the SR A1A closures near Vista Del Mar and Miramar Street on a first come, first served basis. Handicap vehicles must have placards and registration when approaching checkpoints. The public is urged to park in Downtown Delray Beach and take the Downtown Roundabout or walk to the beach.
PARKING GARAGES – On Saturday, July 4, a flat fee of $5 per vehicle will be charged from 10:00am to closing at the following public parking garages and locations:
Robert Federspiel Parking Garage, 22 SE 1st Avenue
Old School Square Parking Garage, 95 NE 1st Avenue
Parking attendants accept cash only, upon entry, and will monitor parking facilities until the posted closing times.
DOWNTOWN ROUNDABOUT MODIFIED TROLLEY SERVICE – On Saturday, July 4, the Downtown Roundabout will operate its regular weekend schedule (ROUTE 1 (8am-6pm; ROUTE 2, 12pm (noon)-11pm), providing free roundtrip service along Atlantic Avenue from the Tri-Rail Station on South Congress Avenue to Ocean Blvd/SR A1A.
Beginning at 2pm, trolleys will operate on a modified route, providing roundtrip service along Atlantic Avenue from Tri-Rail to NE/SE 7th Avenue. From 7th Avenue, trolleys will travel to SE 1st Street westbound to SE 6th Avenue. Service will continue north on SE 6th Avenue to Atlantic Avenue, and proceed west on Atlantic Avenue. NO SERVICE will be provided east of the Intracoastal until the following day. Due to anticipated traffic, please expect delays during this event.