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Celebrate Fourth of July in South Florida Style

Ready For Fireworks and Fun Around The Sunshine State?

We love Fourth of July whether here in South Florida or up in Columbus, Ohio ( yup we are Buckeyes). From fireworks, parades, cookouts, beach picnics, boating, dining out, fun runs decorating, roadtripping and sandcastle contests there is plenty to do in 2023…YAY!!! 

Take a scroll through the blog for the latest on Boca Raton news and events for the holiday, with tons of inspo to celebrate July 4th plus links to some of my favorite local and national bloggers who have some great ideas on celebrating Independence Day! 

Andy and Michele Fourth of July
Michele Bellisari founder of #SoooBoca® Lifestyle & Media and a Realtor with Real Broker.

We have sparklers ready as always, the Captain is ready to grill some fresh mahi or snapper…maybe we can convince him to make some of his famous smoked fish dip too! Make sure to subscribe to #SoooBoca on Instagram to see some of our home cooking stories! 

Disclosure: The links in this post/on this page are affiliate links via Amazon and other companies and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. 

PS…I am shopping for something fun to wear this year so check out Amazon for some quick deliveries!

Pets and The Fourth 

Our pets can get very anxious from all of the loud booms and bright lights happening throughout the week ramping up the the July Fourth holiday. Plan ahead to keep your pet safe, comfortable and stress free if possible with some tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association that can help you prep and keep your animals safe. 

Our Yellow Lab Brody

Fireworks and Events 

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Boca Raton 


Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Countess de Hoernle Park | 5:30PM-9:30PM


The City of Boca Raton’s Recreation Services Department will host a Fabulous Fourth Celebration on Tuesday, July 4 at Countess de Hoernle Park/Spanish River Athletic Facility (1000 NW Spanish River Blvd) starting at 5:30pm with a spectacular fireworks show beginning at 9pm.

Fourth of July. People sitting in field watching fireworks

FREE Event

  • live music
  • amusement rides
  • kids’ craft
  • strolling entertainers (Captain America, Wonder Woman and stiltwalkers)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger movie on the lawn 
  • DJ and games
  • food trucks and vendors (for purchase)

LIVE Mainstage Music

5:30pm – Luis Rojas (high energy acoustic featuring favorite hits of today and yesterday)
7pm – Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band (traditional folk, fiddle tunes, old-time country, bluegrass, Appalachian, ragtime, blues)


A spectacular fireworks show begins at 9pm.

FREE Parking

Free parking will be available nearby at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC). Complimentary shuttle service will begin at 5pm through the end of the event. Shared Ride Drop-Off is located at 4530 Technology Way.

Please Note: Enter parking from Yamato Rd OR Spanish River Blvd.

What To Bring?

  • Remember – bring your reusable water bottle! The City’s mobile water unit will supply free filtered water at the event.
  • Blankets & lawn chairs are permitted.
  • NOT PERMITTED on site: pets, coolers, sparklers, fireworks, drones and alcohol.

The Fabulous Fourth Celebration is presented by the City of Boca Raton Recreation Services and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, and sponsored by WPBF-TV and the Boca Raton Airport.

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Delray Beach 

Delray Beach 4th of July  

Delray Beach 4th of July Celebration

Event: Delray Beach 4th of July Celebration

Where: East Atlantic Avenue and A1A, Delray Beach, FL 33444

When: July 4, 2023, 5 pm – 9:30 pm

The City of Delray Beach is excited to be hosting the 4th of July Celebration again for 2023!  It’s been a family-friendly event for over 50 years and draws 80,000 people to our Village by the Sea. The event starts at 5 pm with the 60’ flag raising ceremony, with an honor guard and the singing of the National Anthem.  We invite the public to join us for this ceremony. Our celebration has something for everyone – contests, food trucks and vendors, children’s activities and games, non-stop entertainment, and so much more! The spectacular Zambelli Fireworks will start promptly at 9:00pm.  The City of Delray Beach 4th of July Celebration will take place on East Atlantic Avenue from the Intracoastal Bridge to A1A.

(The streets close on Tuesday, July 4th  from 1:00 pm – 11 pm – East Atlantic from the Intracoastal Bridge east to A1A, A1A from Thomas to Miramar.)
(*subject to change)

Event Schedule 

5:00 PM – Flag Raising

5:30 PM – DJ Big Smile at the main stage, DJ SoNyce non-stop at the teen stage, frozen custard eating contest by BurgerFi.

6:00 PM – Cheeseburger eating contest by BurgerFi

7:00 PM – K-Luv and the United Funk Foundation at the main stage

7:45 PM – DJ Big Smile at the main stage

8:15 PM – K-Luv and the United Funk Foundation at the mainstage.

9:00 – Fireworks by Zambelli

Other Activities

Food vendors and trucks, merchandise vendors, soft play area for toddlers and toddler bounce house, giant games, two inflatable obstacle courses, 360 photobooth, face painting and temporary tattoos, Ninja wall and more. 

Getting Around

Parking – The public is urged to park west of the Intracoastal Bridge. There are plenty of parking lots around the city. To find the closest one, visit our Parking page.

Tri-Rail – Runs a Holiday schedule. Call 1-800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245) for more info.

Bike – Ride your bike! Bike valet available.

FreeBee – Free rides through the FreeBee app anywhere in the downtown area. 

More Info

Contact Information

For more information, please call (561) 243-7250 option 5 or email Danielle Beardsley BeardsleyD@mydelraybeach.com

West Palm Beach 

West Palm Beach July 4th Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 | 6–10 p.m.
on the West Palm Beach Waterfront

Activities are programmed along Flagler Drive between Banyan Boulevard and Fern Street
Fireworks start about 9:09 p.m.

Join us for South Florida’s largest, free outdoor annual Independence Day celebration — 4th on Flagler. This event will be the City’s 35th annual celebration, and it will feature live entertainment (music on three stages), a military honor ceremony, a kids’ entertainment zone, roving entertainment (including jugglers, stilt walkers, and magicians), food and refreshments for purchase, and an 18-minute fireworks show over the Intracoastal Waterway. Viewers can also join the celebration remotely by tuning into WBPF’s live special broadcast from 9 – 9:30 p.m.


4th on Flagler Stars & Stripes in Paradise Poster

For more information about 4th on Flagler, call (561) 822-1515. If you wish to receive emails about our upcoming events, send your email address to: events@wpb.org with “Events Eblast” in the subject line.

Event Location: Waterfront Commons (100 North Clematis Street), Meyer Amphitheatre (105 Evernia Street) and Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Fern Street.

Deerfield Beach

4th of July At The Beach!!!

4th of July Celebration logo


The City of Deerfield Beach is excited to announce that this year’s 4th of July event will be back at the beach. The celebration kicks off at noon with music, vendors, and more. The night will be wrapping up with a spectacular fireworks show!  


  • Fireworks will be launching from the Pier at 9:05 PM. 
  • There will be several road and facility closures related to the 4th of July Celebration:
    • International Fishing Pier will be closed on TBD, and will reopen at 6:00 AM on Wednesday, July 5th. 
    • On July 4th, Ocean Way from Hillsboro Boulevard to SE 4th Street, the Main Beach Parking Lot, the lot behind Ocean Rescue, and the Pier Parking Lot will close, reopening the morning of July 5th. 
    • SE 2nd Street and SE 1st Street will close at A1A, Monday, July 4th at 6:00 AM, reopening on the morning of July 5th. 
    • On July 4th, from 6:00 PM-11:00 PM, the Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge will remain in the lock-down position from 6:00 PM-11:00 PM for pedestrian traffic. 
    • Parking on the barrier island will be limited during the event. Complimentary parking will be available at the Cove Shopping Center, Sullivan Park, and St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Attendees can make the short walk across the bridge to the event or take the complimentary shuttle service that will pick up at the Cove Shopping Center, St. Ambrose, and drop off at SE 4th Street. 
    • The Shuttle Service will run as follows:
      • TBD
      • 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM

fourth of july treats

Lauderdale By The Sea

Lauderdale by the Sea

Fourth of July Parade and Family Fun Day

We’re bringing back the fun at this year’s Parade and Family Fun Day!

The day kicks off with the Town’s annual parade at 10 a.m. along El Mar Drive. Restaurants, shops, non-profits, and local business owners are invited to decorate a float and partake in the parade festivities spectators line the street in their fun red, white, and blue attire. This year’s Grand Marshal Paula Mangano, a resident for over 70 years and owner of Paula’s Beauty Salon, will lead the procession.

Florida Keys Celebrations

florida keys sunset

Florida Keys July 4th Events 

You know the #SoooBoca family loves their “Keys” however this year many things are cancelled due to Covid-19. Please click the link above to see what is happening from Key Largo to Key West

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Florida Travel 

Thinking of jumping in the car and doing a July 4th vacation or even a staycation…then check out some road trip ideas for you around the “Sunshine State” that you may want to consider and hotels and lodging ideas for you! 

25 Things To Do In The Florida Keys 

Discover Daycations In Your Own Backyard 

Visit Florida 

We wish you a very happy Fourth of July and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to see some of our holiday celebrations!

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Happy Fourth of July

Florida Bloggers Fourth of July Inspo

Check out some of my favorite Florida bloggers and publications for events, ideas, fashion and food!

Fort Lauderdale on The Cheap – July Fourth fireworks & Festivities

Florida Travel + Life – Best Fourth of July Celebrations in Florida

Ocean Drive Magazine – 2023 Miami Events

Information we provide should be directly verified by readers, is subject to change, provided only as a courtesy and please remember to contact the event coordinators directly for information, times and any questions you may have before you go. Event info is compiled from city and county websites.

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About Michele BellisariMichele Bellisari is the founder of #SoooBoca® Lifestyle & Media based in Boca Raton and a Realtor with Real Broker. If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in Boca Raton and any of the surrounding cities let her help you out! Thinking of purchasing a vacation home? Michele blogs, vlogs, posts and shares all things Boca Raton, South Florida & Beyond from events, people, food, travel, home decor, fashion, beauty and real estate! You can find more at www.soooboca.com and on all the socials @soooboca. Information in this post should be verified with your accountant, attorney and or financial planner as well as the state of Florida. Information in posts should be verified independently. Information deemed reliable, not guaranteed.

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  1. Michele,

    Thanks for the update on the 4th of July happenings in and around Boca Raton.

    I am passing your post along to friends and family in the area!



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