From flags to fireworks – and even life-size human foosball – West Palm Beach’s 4th on Flagler, one of South Florida’s largest free outdoor Independence Day events, will have it all. Returning to the Waterfront on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., tens-of-thousands of guests are expected to celebrate freedom at the popular and festive 29th annual celebration, which will feature a Military Honor Ceremony, larger-than-life games, a dynamic art exhibition, live music, and an impressive, 18-minute fireworks display dazzling over the Intracoastal Waterway.
Patriotic activities for 4th on Flagler include the Military Honor Ceremony, which includes a tribute to all branches of the military, presentation of the local Hometown Hero award, a capella performances and the unfurling of a three-story American flag on the side of the Esplanade Grande building.
Back by popular demand, guests are invited to play large-scale versions of their favorite games, like human foosball, bowling and giant Jenga. For attendees looking for throwback fun, carnival-style games, such as bottle ring toss, rubber duck fishing games, and more, will be available in the Lake Pavilion. All ages are welcome to participate, and for $5 per person, one wristband provides access to all large and small games. Guests can also tee-off on the tropical-themed Glow-Fore-It, a 9-hole glow-in-the-dark mini golf course located on the Intracoastal. Cost is $2.50 per round. Children can also create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs of traditional storybook characters in StoryVille or engage in age-appropriate crafts and games in the children’s area. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, including local craft beer.
4th on Flagler will also feature two stages of live musical entertainment and a DJ Dance Area. Performers include:
- Emily Brooke, one of the top 50 contestants on season 14 of American Idol, will rock the stage with her edgy, fun and true country music sound.
- Voted Spot Magazine’s 2013 Band of the Year, Grayson Rogers will perform a blend of dynamic original music and chart-topping country hits.
- Making Faces, a popular and dynamic band known for its unique blend of original music known as “roggunk” (rock/reggae/funk).
- One of South Florida’s most dynamic and captivating musical ensembles, The Dee Dee Wilde Band, will perform popular Top 40 hits along with classic dance songs.
New this year, guests are also invited to relax and unwind on the new Aesop’s Tables interactive art exhibition. The newest community gathering spot, the exhibit features 25 hand-painted picnic tables created by 19 local artists depicting colorful and distinctive interpretations of Aesop’s Fables. Residents and visitors are encouraged to picnic, lounge and connect with fellow community members at the tables all summer long.
For a complete schedule, please visit: http://wpb.org/events.
4th on Flagler is produced by the City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department, Community Events Division.
4th on Flagler Sponsors to date include: City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places Program, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, Coca-Cola, West Palm Beach Marriott, WPBF News 25, 97.9 WRMF, 103.1 WIRK, SUNNY 107.9, X 102.3, 850 AM, 640AM, Beatz, Discover the Palm Beaches, the Hilton West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Outlets, Best Western Palm Beach Lakes, All My Sons Moving and Storage, Jimmy Johns WPB, the Town of Palm Beach, Rhythm & Hues, SkyBike, Jet Ride, Good Samaritan Medical Center and Schumacher Automotive.