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5 Fun Things to do on the Fourth of July

Posted at 9:48 AM, Jun 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 05:11:31-04

Of course, fireworks top our list, but there are some other fun things to on Independence Day.

1) Fireworks

Check out our South Florida Fireworks Show Guide to find a fireworks show in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast. 

2) Party Like It’s 1776 This Fourth of July - Jupiter

The Gist
1000 NORTH is having a barbecue with live music and, AND there is a Hot Dog bar (yes you read that correctly) featuring over 50 toppings. The organizers say, "The red of the Jupiter Lighthouse, the blue waters, and the fluffy, white clouds, all paint the perfect setting for this summer holiday."

Smoked chicken sliders, prime Texas brisket, Memphis-style dry rub baby back ribs, grilled corn, twice-baked potatoes, Cold Fashioned (frozen Old Fashioned), wine, and local tap beer.

The Deets
Wednesday, July 4, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1000 North U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter, Florida
(561) 570-1000
All-inclusive cost: $95/adults and $45 for kids (our and younger free)
Advanced reservations and payment required

3) 4th of July Science Celebration - West Palm Beach

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A family-friendly daytime event with live fire jug and liquid nitrogen demonstrations, patriotic hands-on activities, LEGO spin art, and more.

The Deets
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
4801 Dreher Trl N, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
Wednesday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
General Admission (non-members): Adults $16.95 | Kids 3-12 $12.95 | Seniors $14.95

4) Fourth of July runs

Freedom 4 Miles - Tequesta

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A run supporting local fallen heroes and their families.  At Christmas, the charity provides over 7,000 gifts to children who have lost a parent serving in the Military. On Valentine's Day, hundreds of widows of war get a beautiful gift to honor their loved one.

The Deets
399 Seabrook Rd, Tequesta, FL 33469
Wednesday, July 4 at 7:15 a.m.

Registration costs: Adults $45 | Kids $34

Run 4 Freedom - Lake Worth

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A four-mile race benefiting Wounded Veterans Relief Fund.  Kids (8-12) can participate in Firecracker mile, or the Cupcake dash (kids 7 and under).  Food, music, local vendors, and more.

The Deets

John Prince Park
Lake Worth Ave
Wednesday, July 4 at 7:15 a.m.

Registration costs: Adults $40 | Students $35 | Cupcake $10


5) Boston's on the Beach Street Party - Delray

The Gist
Upgrade your Delray fireworks show experience.  The ticket price includes a buffet dinner, soda or tea, and guaranteed seat directly on A1A for fireworks viewing. Seating is family style and will be available starting at 7 p.m. Buffet service stops promptly after the fireworks. 

The Deets
Boston's on the Beach
40 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, Florida 33483
Tickets:Adults $45 | Children $20 (plus tax and gratuity).

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