Fourth of July will be a little different this year but lets roll with what we have to work with!
Cookouts, beach picnics, boating, virtual 5K’s, decorating, roadtripping and sandcastle contests will be happening and YES, in some cases, fireworks will be happening around Florida too! Take a scroll through the blog for tons of inspo to celebrate July 4th 2020!
We have sparklers ready and 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! The plan is to sort of not have a plan and just go with the flow this year.
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My yellow lab Brody is always open to new toys and of course a new Independence Day outfit or collar so if your pet needs a fresh new fashion look or some treats check out gear and more from Chewy!
Lastly at the end of this blog post you will find some road trip suggestions and vacation ideas that you may want to consider and some of my favorite bloggers, who have some great suggestions and inspo for you this Fourth of July!
Boca Raton – Cancelled
The City of Boca Raton has cancelled the Fabulous Fourth Celebration – City of Boca Raton celebration.
Take a 15 second video of your decorated wagon, wheel chair, bike or vehicle along the street or sidewalk. Videos must be taken in the horizontal direction with “vehicle” going from left to right.
Submit your video (no longer than 15 seconds, we may need to edit) no later than June 26th. Please label each upload with your name and category (decorate, parade, etc. ). We will create our first virtual Independence Day Parade and reveal it on July 4th. Free.
AMERICAN PARTY PACK
Delray Beach Parks and Recreation is creating 600, FREE, activity to-go kits (which is also sensory friendly) for Delray Beach Residents. Bags will include activities and patriotic accessories to help you celebrate Independence Day. Bags will be available for drive through only on a first come first serve basis, (up to 2 bags per car) while supplies last, on July 4th from 10:00 am until noon at the following locations:
- Pompey Park
- “505” Teen Center and Hobbit Skate Park
- Barwick Park
- Catherine Strong Park
DISCOVER DELRAY BEACH SCAVENGER HUNT
Your challenge awaits you. Download your scavenger hunt and discover Delray Beach. Visit new places and complete challenges on your own. Please remember to keep safety as a priority and follow CDC guidelines where appropriate. Scavenger Hunt download will be available on June 29th.
JULY 4TH SAND SCULPTING CONTEST
Live: Saturday, July 4th, 2020. Join us at the beach across from the Opal Grand (formerly Delray Beach Marriott) from 9:00 am – 11:00 am for the Sand Sculpting Contest, physically distancing of course. Two categories (Adult and Children) will be awarded. Registration is free, required in advance, and is open to everyone. Participants must bring their own tools.
West Palm Beach
Instead of the traditional 4th on Flagler event along the waterfront, the City of West Palm Beach is planning for a DIY 4th of July. While the City’s Independence Day celebration will include fireworks, they will not be launched from near Flagler Drive but, instead, from two different undisclosed north and south locations to reach as many people as possible.
While some will be able to see the fireworks from their home, all residents will be able to view them by tuning into WPBF 25’S Project CommUNITY: Fireworks From Home at 9:00 p.m. on July 4 for a broadcast of the fireworks live to everyone in the station’s viewing area.
To promote the public’s health and safety, the City’s beloved July 4 waterfront festivities are canceled. Instead, residents are encouraged to have a “POP”– a Party on their Porch.
As part of our DIY Event Guide, the Community Events team has created a series of videos to inspire your own at-home 4th of July celebration, including the how-to videos below for patriotic decorations and a recipe page with several classic summer favorites.
Patriotically decorate your porch, patio or balcony, post to Instagram and enter to win prizes from DowntownWPB businesses. The more creative, the better! Visit DowntownWPB.com for details.
Step outside of your comfort zone and take on a new challenge in the Star Spangled Sprint 5K! Each registration helps support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Northeast Broward. Register HERE!
This is not a Timed Race, this can be completed ANYWHERE on Saturday, July 4th. Be sure to listen to your body and practice proper social distancing while striving towards the finish line. Simply work on Going the Distance throughout the entirety of the event on Saturday, July 4th.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page, HERE. We will have a Live DJ perfroming on our Facebook Live from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM to encourage runners to collectively run during this time to feel a sense of community, all participating runners must social distance during this time.
Also be sure to join the Exclusive Star Spangled Sprint Strava Club HERE, this group is a great way to track your progress along the way!
We look forward to seeing you at the finish line and seeing your progress along the way! Participants will receive an exclusive Star Spangled Sprint t-shirt to celebrate the accomplishment.
On Saturday, July 4, 2020, the City of Coral Springs invites its residents and businesses to enjoy our Fourth of July Parade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of our country’s independence.
This year due to COVID-19, we will not be hosting a Fourth of July Celebration at Mullins Park. Instead, festively decorated city vehicles representing each department will visit all of our Coral Springs communities. As we pass by, remember to wave your flags and practice social distancing.
The following is an estimated timeline the parade will visit each neighborhood:
- 10:00 a.m. Country Club of Coral Springs
- 10:25 a.m. Westchester
- 10:50 a.m. The Springs/Pine Landing
- 11:00 a.m. Cypress Run/Cypress Glen
- 11:15 a.m. Oakwood/Shadow Wood
- 11:30 a.m. Ramblewood South/Sherwood Forest
- 12:15 p.m. Forest Hills
- 12:30 p.m. Pine Glen/Riverside/Meadow & Dells
- 12:40 p.m. Hidden Hammocks/Oakbrook
- 1:00 p.m. Pine Ridge/ North Springs
- 1:15 p.m. Chevy Chase
We ask residents to clear the street of any vehicles, as this may cause the route to shift.
Please understand, due to vehicle size and navigation, we cannot get through each of our city’s neighborhoods. However, if you don’t see your community on the list, residents can view the parade from the following locations listed below. You must remain with your families and safely distanced from others while viewing:
- North Community (view from Westview Drive)
- Betti Stradling ( view from Coral Springs Drive)
- Chevy Chase Park
- Westchester Park (view from NW123 Ave)
- Three Mountains Park
- Jaycee Park
The Parade will be live streamed on the City’s Facebook, Youtube Channel and on CityTV, Blue Stream Channels 25, 25.2, 725 and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99.
We remind our residents that fireworks can be dangerous. Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Airborne fireworks run the risk of damaging property or causing serious injury to users.
The Fort Lauderdale City Commission approved moving forward with the coordination of four fireworks shows as part of Fort Lauderdale’s Independence Day Celebration. Locations being explored for the shows currently include Holiday Park, downtown, the north beach area, and the northwest area.
The shows will not be open to spectators, however, neighbors will be encouraged to enjoy the fireworks from their backyards and front porches as we celebrate the 4th of July together by staying apart. As more information becomes available, updates will be shared on this website.
This dazzling pyrotechnic display is simulcast with music on 101.5 LITE FM and is an annual favorite for all!
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
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!
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!
Fourth of July Inspo
Check out some of my favorite bloggers for ideas, fashion and food!
D’arcy Vandenberg – Dear D’arcy
Rosemary Davis – Distinctly Southern Style
Gwen Gottlieb – Gwen Lives Well
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.