Delray Beach is closing off the downtown to vehicular traffic for the Annual 4th of July festival. East Atlantic Avenue will be shut down so parking west of the Intracoastal Bridge would be a sensible choice so you can leave when you are ready. The downtown trolley will be in service to provide transportation to and from the Intracoastal Bridge. The downtown Trolley is free for anyone in Delray Beach. Please park west of the Intracoastal Bridge. You can use the Downtown Trolley to get to the Intracoastal Bridge. The streets will be closing at 1:30 PM for the event and will reopen at 11 PM. The event is held on East Atlantic from the Intracoastal Bridge east to A1A from Thomas to Miramar.
As in past events there will be outdoor beer gardens set up for refreshment. Food vendors will offer pizza, burgers, guacamole, tacos, hoagies, calzones, pierogies, soft drinks, water, ice cream, shaved ice, milkshakes. Don't forget to bring a blanket and beach chairs so that you can set up your fireworks viewing location on the beach.
There will be an array of activities for everyone's enjoyment. This years activities include Adrenaline Obstacle Course, Arts and Crafts, Bubble Wands, Face Painting, Giant Games, Graffiti Mural, Hula Hoop Games, Kids’ Zone, Putt'n Around, Selfie Board, Silverball Gaming Stations, Teen Activities, Uncle Sam Stilt Walkers, Wheels from the Heart Classic Car Show, and so much more!
8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Sandcastle Contest sponsored by Silverball Museum and hosted by the H.O.W. Foundation of South Florida
8:00 am – 1:00 pm: 4’s on the 4th – Beach Volleyball Tournament
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Water Activities on the South end of the Beach (weather permitting)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Custard Eating Contest sponsored by BurgerFi
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Cheeseburger Eating Contest sponsored by BurgerFi
5:00 pm: Flag Raising Ceremony at E. Atlantic and Gleason St
5:30 pm: Non-stop Music with DJ SoNyce at the Teen Stage on E. Atlantic and E. Rd
5:30 pm: DJ JayR from WiLD 95.5 on the Marriott Delray Beach Main Stage
6:30 pm: The Silent Shout Band on the Marriott Delray Beach Main Stage
8:00 pm: National recording artist MAX on the Marriott Delray Beach Main Stage
9:00 pm: Fireworks show by Zambelli
In addition to all of the activities in downtown and on the beach, you can also take a July 4th Fireworks Cruise on Delray Yacht Cruises. Delray Yacht Cruises is located at 801 East Atlantic Avenue (Verteran's Park). Visit www.delraybeachcruises.com or call 561-243-0686 to make your reservation. Boarding begins at 6:30 pm and the cruise departs at 7:00 pm. The cruise will end after the fireworks grand finale. The fireworks cruise is an adult only cruise and the cost is $80 per person. The cruise will include "Welcome Aboard" cheese and crackers and a BBQ dinner buffet. A full cash bar is available on board and there will be a disc jockey spinning tunes for your dancing pleasure.
Whatever you choose to do, the ending to the day will be spectacular.
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Lori Keroack is the Business Office Manager of Mizner Residential Realty. Lori recently moved to Delray Beach from Connecticut. She is enjoying learning about her new home town and the surrounding areas by researching and blogging about various topics that are relevant to the area.
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