Are you ready? The City has done a great job in organizing and bringing in bands and events, so this year we have a HUGE 4th of July celebration downtown. See this section of the City of West Palm Beach website for updates.
We also have some independently organized local events, which I’ve added to this page as well.
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016 – BBQ, Brews & Blues in historic Northwest
Three blocks north of Clematis on Rosemary. Pulled pork, ribs, craft beer and collard greens call to Southern food lovers to flock to this savory second annual event. BBQ, Brews & Blues will feature live blues music and much more in a family-friendly outdoor atmosphere. Trolley service will be available from downtown West Palm Beach. 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Guests can enjoy FREE samples of delicious southern soul food and craft beers by local vendors (while supplies last) and take in some of the area’s best Blues and R&B music in a family-friendly outdoor atmosphere. South Florida Blues legend, Joey Gilmore, will entertain with his soulful tunes and electrifying show displaying the talent that earned him “Best Blues Band in the World,” along with Grammy-nominated blues duo IKE and VAL WOODS.
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016
Residents and visitors are invited to explore Downtown West Palm Beach and enjoy festive specials from their favorite restaurants and shops. From delicious dining options and unique shops, there is something for everyone to explore during this patriotic weekend celebration. For more information, visit DowntownWPB.com or facebook.com/downtownwpb.
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
4th on Flagler
West Palm Beach Waterfront
Join us this Fourth of July along the West Palm Beach Waterfront for 4th on Flagler, South Florida’s largest FREE outdoor Independence Day Extravaganza. More than 100,000 guests are expected to attend this patriotic celebration and we want YOU to be there! Enjoy classic Americana bites and craft brews while listening to THREE stages of entertainment, including a Military salute for all branches and the unfurling of the giant three-story American flag on the side of the Esplanade Grande building. The evening will culminate with a Spectacular 18-minute fireworks display featuring dazzling pyrotechnics synced to music lighting up the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway.
- Military Honor Ceremony recognizing all branches of the armed services and their affiliated organizations.
- Performance of patriotic American classics by the Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra.
- Unfurling of the giant three-story American flag on the side of the Esplanade Grande building.
- Honoring of the 2016 Hometown Hero.
- Spectacular 18-minute fireworks display featuring dazzling pyrotechnics synced to music lighting up the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway.
MEYER AMPHITHEATRE STAGE: Quick Fix – 5:00 p.m.
Quick Fix is more than just your typical six-piece band from South Florida. Fronted by two phenomenal female lead singers, and a phenomenal female drummer, they quite possibly could be the best female artist cover band in all of America. Seductive Vocals with occasional sax has been the catch phrase from their beginnings. They perform a wide variety of genres, from Pop, Rock, Soul, to R&B. Quick Fix steps outside that mold, performing songs from the past with meaning and feeling.
MEYER AMPHITHEATRE STAGE: Jason K & Signal Fire at 6:15 p.m.
Jason K and Signal Fire is an exciting and dynamic new project conceived out of 5 other top local bands. Grown tired of the typical guitar-bass-drum format, we added a killer keyboardist and challenged ourselves to bring that big concert feeling to your favorite local venue. SF performs cover songs with expert precision, and brings them to the stage with an energy and sonic dynamic that is unmatched. In addition, they are performing their own compositions that rival any of the covers in their set!
MEYER AMPHITHEATRE STAGE: The Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra at 7:30 p.m.
Exciting, versatile and entertaining, this 18-piece Jazz Big Band is an affair to remember! The band is made up an ALL STAR cast of players who have worked with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Estefan, the Count Basie Orchestra, Stan Kenton Orchestra and many more. With over 30 years’ experience, the Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra’s repertoire spans favorites from the 30s to today – guaranteeing a song for everyone.
PALM STAGE: The Rua at 5:00 p.m.
You won’t forget the first time you heard The Rua.
It will be on a day such as this when nothing feels right and it seems like as good an idea as any to fill the silence with reason. Songs very rarely make you stand up and sing but Fight For What’s Right and Stand Out and Into The Crowd and Follow just might. And you could stand here all day and say that The Rua sound like this and The Rua sound like that but it wouldn’t get you anywhere – you’d still be standing up and singing.
Of course, a further investigation of rua reveals that the word has a myriad of Gaelic connections and certainly the band have Irish blood flowing through their collective veins. Having said that, The Rua all live in the same house near Windsor, England and yes, you guessed it, they’ve spent most New Year and Xmas holidays back in the Emerald Isle. And, no, they’re not the new Monkees.
PALM STAGE: Liddy Clark at 5:45 p.m.
Liddy Clark is a singer/songwriter from Parkland, Florida forging a new path in country music. The starlet captivates her audience with keep-it-real lyrics and her “favorite cup of hot cocoa” rich, smooth voice. Clark has previously opened for country music stars such as Joe Nichols, Eric Paslay, Chase Bryant, Scotty McCreery, and Taylor Hicks. Her full-length debut album is set to release in first quarter 2016, all this while attending high school at a challenging preparatory school.
PALM STAGE: County Line Road at 8:00 p.m.
Voted South Florida’s Best Country Band in 2015-2016, County Line Road also known as CLR is a contemporary country Rock group playing today’s hottest hit cover tunes with a splash of yesterday’s classic country favorites and good ole’ country infused Rock & Roll Anthem originals with a fiery twist and bluesy undertone. They deliver sizzling, high-energy performances that rival a night at the CMAs; engaging audiences of all ages and musical tastes leaving them in a tizzy.
GLOW FORE IT Mini Golf
A part of our SUMMER IN PARADISE fun: June 2 – August 28 (daily) at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, Waterfront Landing
Tee it up along the Intracoastal Waterway with 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Putt around during the day or wait until the course lights up at night with neon balls, holes and clubs. Cost: $2.50 per person per round.
Take a spin on “Los Trompos”, an interactive art installation on the Great Lawn presented by the city’s Art in Public Places Program.
Let the games begin! Play large scale versions of your favorite games like human foosball, bowling, and Jenga. There will also be a Velcro climbing wall, sumo wrestling and inflatable games. All ages are welcome to participate with purchase of $5.00 wrist band for unlimited play.
4th of July Fun Run with Run and Roll
Tour de Monde
Join Pistache French Bistro, located at 101 N. Clematis St., on Monday, July 4th for Tour du Monde: American Independence Day. In celebration of the Fourth of July, Pistache will host the Great American BBQ with a menu of backyard favorites and the best views of the annual fireworks display in all of West Palm Beach.
Celebrate 4th of July weekend at the Hilton
We’re ready to celebrate America with a line up of fantastic events at Hilton West Palm Beach!
- Friday, July 1- Live music at Galley starting at 7pm and grill specials off from #ChristineTheGrill
- Saturday, July 2- #ItsOnlySaturday 10am Vinyasa Yoga with Jennifer Martin, 11:30am a la carte brunch, 12pm music, 8pm dive in movie. Reserve a cabana by calling us at 561.302.9896.
- Sunday, July 3- Cookout from 11:30am-5pm with grill specials from #ChristineTheGrill and domestic beer specials with DJ Skribble. Reserve a cabana by calling us at 561.231.6085.
- Monday, July 4- Happy Hour at Galley from 4-7pm and domestic beer specials