Fireworks, food and family fun is happening in South Florida this 4th of July.
You may be wondering where you should go to watch and celebrate fireworks. Local Mom Scoop usually has your local South Florida guide on all of the fun. But unfortunately this year, many of the cities have cancelled fireworks due to social distancing issues.
Many of the cities have some ideas and doing the best they can. Get the scoop below on how we can celebrate in this new normal.
Where To Watch 4th of July Fireworks in South Florida
4th of July Parade
Saturday, July 4 starting from 10 AM – 2 PM
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.
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.
CITY OF MARGATE TO CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY WITH PARADE THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS AND DRIVE-IN FIREWORKS SHOW
Unlike previous years, due to COVID-19, the City of Margate will be bringing the annual 4th of July parade to our residents and businesses instead of hosting the parade along Margate Boulevard.
On Saturday, July 4, 2020, beginning at 10 A.M., festively decorated City vehicles will travel through Margate neighborhoods in celebration of Independence Day.
The City encourages everyone to practice social distancing while cheering and waving flags as the parade passes by.
Please see the attached map for the parade route and the approximate times the parade will be in your area. Times are subject to change, caused by local traffic.
Residents are asked to clear the streets of parked cars to allow City vehicles to easily access and maneuver the roadway.
Drive-in 4th of July Fireworks Show
Later that evening, the City will host a modified version of its 4th of July Fireworks Display. The 10-minute, drive-in style show will begin at 9 p.m. at the Margate Sports Complex, 1695 Banks Road. The park will be closed to the public, however the show will be viewable from your vehicle parked on Banks Road. The show will be live streamed on the City’s Facebook page, facebook.com/CityofMargateFL
BANKS ROAD will be partially closed for parking starting at 8:00 P.M. from COPANS ROAD to NW 15th STREET.
New driving pattern for thru traffic. BANKS ROAD will completely close at 8:45 P.M. for all remaining parking only.
Parking is extremely limited and residents are encouraged to find alternate locations to view the fireworks, while practicing social distancing.
For more information, please visit margatefl.com/4thofJuly.
This event may be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. When a final decision has been made it will be posted here.
Bands play from 5pm – 8:45pm – Fireworks displayed off Barge at 9pm.
Rain Date Sunday, July 5th
PALM BEACH COUNTY
RED, WHITE, & BLUE IN BOCA: CITY OF BOCA RATON ANNOUNCES WEEK LONG VIRTUAL
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION JUNE 27 – JULY 4
The City of Boca Raton Recreation Services Department will present “Red, White, & Blue in Boca,” a week-long Virtual 4th of July Celebration from June 27 – July 4 on the Boca Raton Recreation social media pages and the City of Boca Raton’s YouTube Channel.
“In lieu of our annual Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration, we will be celebrating virtually as a community all week long,” said Monika Amar, Community Events Coordinator. “Families are welcome to join in on any of the activities to create their own fabulous and festive Fourth of July holiday from home.”
Throughout the week, several patriotic-themed videos will be posted, including “how-tos,” festive craft and game ideas to do at home, backyard grilling tips, recipe and drink tutorials and much more. A few of the features include: the Children’s Science Explorium with a fireworks experiment; Mizner Park’s Cielito Artisan Pops with a patriotic popsicle demo; Tomasso’s with a patriotic pizza how-to; and local mom blogger, Heather McMechan from Local Mom Scoop with a recipe for making a Star Spangled Watermelon Salad with your kids.
WEST BOCA RATON
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN DELRAY BEACH!
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the City will not have it’s traditional fireworks display this year.
Adorn your businesses, homes and yards with red, white, and blue and compete for the “Most patriotic house (or business) in Delray Beach”. Registration is required, free and open to City of Delray Beach residents and business only. Submit 1-3 photos of your home, front of house (or business) and front yard only no later than June 26th. Judges will award the top 3 homes and winners will be announced on July 4th. Please label each upload with your name. Photos will be placed in an online gallery for all to see.
1. Amanda Perna, local designer, author, illustrator
2. Marjorie Waldo, Arts Garage
Submit your favorite patriotic family or pet photos, and family recipes and we will create a digital scrapbook for all to see.
Submit, up to 5 photos and/or recipes, for free no later than June 26th. The scrapbook will be available to view online on July 4th. Please label each upload with your name.
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.
Virtual: Create a sand sculpture on your own from now until July 3rd and submit photos of your creation to be judged in one of two categories, adult and children. Submit up to 4 photos of your sculpture, with a sign showing the date and time created in the photo, along with your waiver. Please label each upload with you name.
Use of colors: If you choose to use color in your sculpture, it is required you use an organic powered tempera paint.
Test your knowledge. Games are free to enter, open to everyone, and family friendly. Your knowledge of Delray Beach and America will be tested. Each game will consist of two rounds of questions (one round on Delray Beach and one round on America) with 20 questions in each round. You earn more points the faster you answer correctly. The top player/household in each round will win a gift card. One player/household cannot win more than once. Enter one or both, each game is different.
- Game 1: 2:00 pm
- Game 2: 7:00 pm
The City of Delray Beach reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of the photograph, video, or sand sculpture submitted.
For more information, please call (561) 243-7250.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Please be advised “Ignite the Night” is postponed.
ROYAL PALM BEACH
WEST PALM BEACH
The campaign encourages residents to indulge in a full afternoon of at-home entertainment, with the 15-minute fireworks show as the grand finale. Prior to the start of the 9pm show, residents are encouraged to support local businesses by ordering takeout through West Palm Beach Eats as part of staging their POP. The DIY Event Guide content will help people host their own celebration using common and inexpensive household items. Everyone is encouraged to post pictures and videos of their POP to social media, using #WPBTogether, to join the virtual DIY 4th of July fun.
By sharing your POP online, our community will create the sense of togetherness usually enjoyed in person
The fireworks will be shot off from two undisclosed locations. While many residents should be able to see them firsthand, all of Palm Beach County and beyond will have the chance to witness the show on WPBF 25.
In addition to airing the fireworks, WPBF 25 will also highlight West Palm Beach’s storied history spanning 125 years. www.wpbf.com and in the WPBF 25 News App.half-hour show, begins at 9pm with the grand finale featuring a live broadcast of the fireworks immediately afterwards. WPBF 25 can be viewed on Comcast channel 10 and 431, on Direct TV/Dish Network/AT&T U-Verse channel 25, and over the air on channel 25-1. The broadcast will also be streamed live on
DIY 4th of July is produced by the City of West Palm Beach. Collaborators include West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority/Arts & Entertainment District, Visit Palm Beach, Northwood Village, Historic Northwest Neighborhood and Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. Sponsors include Town of Palm Beach, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center at Wellington, Discover The Palm Beaches, FPL, Burkhardt Construction, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, The Ben Hotel, WPBF 25, 97.9 WRMF, SUNNY 107.9, X 102.3, New Country 103.1, PARTY 96.3, Fox Sports 640 South Florida, News Talk 850 WFTL and Jimmy Johns.
For more information about the City’s DIY 4th of July, visit www.wpb.org/events, call (561) 822-1515 (TTY: 800-955-8771) or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB and on Twitter and Instagram @westpalmbch.
Please note this will be updated as I get more fireworks scoop. If you know of a special place to watch and you do not see it listed. Put it in the comments below.