4th on Flagler: Celebrate Independence Day in West Palm Beach!

By Julia Bauer
People at the 4th on Flagler celebration

The City of West Palm Beach is hosting its 36th Annual 4th on Flagler celebration Thursday, July 4! This event is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. along the West Palm Beach Waterfront (between Banyan Boulevard and Fern Street).

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy live music on multiple stages, family activities, a Military Honor Ceremony, roving entertainment, food vendors and more at this “Where Wishes Come Red, White and True” themed event, according to the City of West Palm Beach press release. The city expects over 50,000 people to attend.

What to Expect at 4th on Flagler

There will be a Military Honor Ceremony with a speech from West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James, a live National Anthem performance and a Military Honor Salute, according to the press release. Additionally, the annual Hometown Hero Award will be presented. This event will also be the start and end point for the Bill Bone 5K.

Guests will be able to enjoy entertainment on three live music stages, a kids’ entertainment zone, food and refreshments. In addition, guests can see Florida Power & Light strolling entertainers such as stilt walkers! At the end of the night, an 18-minute fireworks show will take place over the water.

Photo credits courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach.

“Every year, 4th on Flagler is a destination celebration for Independence Day,” said Mayor James, according to the press release. “Residents and visitors alike come from all over South Florida and beyond to enjoy our family-friendly entertainment, patriotic celebrations, stunning waterfront views, and, of course, our impressive 18-minute fireworks display. We look forward to seeing everyone on the waterfront this year for another fun and meaningful celebration of our nation’s independence.”

The City of West Palm Beach recommends bringing blankets and chairs to this event. Additionally, parking will be available in the city’s public parking garages.

Activity Schedule

The activity schedule is as follows, according to the press release.

Homegrown: The Zac Brown Experience

  • Time: 6 – 8:45 p.m.
  • Location: NewDay USA Stage
  • Enjoy a tribute to Grammy award-winning southern rock group the Zac Brown Band.

DJ Infiesta at the BNT Impact Windows & Doors kids’ area

  • Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Location: Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Stage (at the Meyer Amphitheatre)
  • Play carnival games, beat the inflatable obstacle course, try inflatable axe throwing, get your face painted and more!
Fireworks over the water at the event

Music by Mischief (Dance)

  • Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Location: Informa Markets Stage (at Post Park)
  • Mischief is a top Florida band known for its mix of R&B, pop, ’70s disco and more.

Fireworks by Pyrotecnico

  • Time: 9:09 p.m.
  • Location: Over the Intracoastal Waterway
  • End the night by watching a display of fireworks over the water.

If you prefer celebrating at home, you can watch the WPBF 25 Special: 4th on Flagler LIVE Fireworks. You may also tune into WRMF 97.9 for a simulcast of music.

“4th on Flagler is ‘Where Wishes Come Red, White and True,’” said Mary Pinak, the community events manager for the City of West Palm Beach, according to the press release. “Each year, we are reminded of the significance of this event when we see a large crowd enjoying the patriotic celebrations on our beautiful waterfront. We know this day holds meaning for many, and we are grateful for the opportunity to host a world-class event where memories are made each year.”

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