Fourth of July Events Around South Florida

first_imgLooking for a place to celebrate the 4th? Here are just a “few” suggestions.PALM BEACH COUNTYWEST PALM BEACHJoin 850 WFTL at West Palm Beach Waterfront’s 4th on Flagler: 5-9 p.m. Entertainment featuring singers, dancers, bands; food options. Annual Military Honor Ceremony. Fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway. Meyer Amphitheatre, Palm Stage and Post Park, 100 S. Flagler Drive. Free admission.BOCA RATON12th Annual 4th of July Celebration: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation and the West Boca Community Council present the 12th Annual 4th of July Celebration. Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circle. Free admission.Fabulous Fourth: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Flying Beamer and Extreme Shipwreck rides, a rock climbing wall, inflatable obstacle courses, and more! Enjoy an interactive juggling ring, free face painting and glitter tattoos, as well as giant games, kids’ crafts. Food and drinks for purchase. Countess de Hoernle Park, Spanish River Athletic Facility, 1000 NW Spanish River Blvd. Free admission.BOYNTON BEACHRed, White, & Blue: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Intracoastal Park, 2240 N. Federal Highway. Enjoy a water show by Palm Beach Hydroflight. Athletes will surf the skies on water-propelled Jet boards, performing maneuvers done up to 50 feet in the air. Sub Groove Band will play original funk/pop music, food trucks; kids face painting, fishing game, giant Legos, arts & crafts, large sand pile with beach toys; and fireworks. Free admission.DELRAY BEACH4th of July Celebration: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sand castle contests and beach volleyball tournaments begin at 8 a.m.; water activities noon-5 p.m.; nonstop music 5:30-9 p.m., with fireworks. Food options for purchase. Beachside at Atlantic Avenue & A1A. Free admission.GREENACRESIgnite the Night: 5:30-10 p.m. Features brass band and food trucks, amusements, arts and crafts and business vendors, with “Most Patriotic Dressed” contest and more. Location: Samuel J. Ferreri Community Park, 2905 Jog Road. Free admission.JUPITERJimmy Buffett Tribute Band, free family entertainment and fireworks. Activities include inflatable games, carnival activities, a real-life Statue of Liberty, face painting, caricaturist, balloon artist and much more. Harbourside Place, 200 U.S. 1.9 p.m. – FireworksMega BashActivities at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium: bounce houses, inflatables and games will be set up in a Mega Kid’s Area. After the baseball games, enjoy a fireworks show presented by the Town of Jupiter and Juno Beach (time of the fireworks is dependent on when the game ends).LAKE WORTH BEACHIndependence Day CelebrationFood, fun, and fireworks at Bryant Park.11 a.m. Raft Parade (“J” St. and Lake Ave, ending at Bryant Park)1 p.m. – The Great American Raft Race at Bryant Park Boat Ramps3 p.m. – Enjoy the Next Generation Car Show and the Kid’s Area3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – July 3rd Showcase Winner4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Thirty Hertz (Rock/Pop/Reggae)6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Hot Pink (Classic Rock/Rhythm and Blues)7:30 pm. – 9 p.m. – Patrick and the Swayzees (50’s Rock/Surf and Soul)LANTANA6:30-9:30 p.m. Annual Independence Day celebration at Bicentennial Park 321 E Ocean Ave.7:30 p.m. Water Balloon, Hula Hoop & Watermelon Eating Contest (Town Tent)8:45 p.m. Welcome Introduction by Mayor, David Stewart, Most Patriotic Baby Contest9:05 p.m. Massing of the Colors Presentation, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem9:10 p.m. Countdown to FireworksFree admission, food available for purchaseFree Shuttles from K-mart parking lot starting at 6:00 p.m.NORTH PALM BEACHSchedule of Events at the Municipal Country Club located at 951 US Hwy. 15:30 p.m. – Food and drinks6:30 p.m. – Music by Eclipse7 p.m. – Games9 p.m. – FireworksFood and drink sales at 5:30 p.m.Live music by Eclipse at 6:30 p.m. (until 10 p.m.)Games on the Fairway at 7 p.m.Fireworks show at 9 p.m.PALM BEACH GARDENSFourth of July ExtravaganzaPGA National Resort and Spa400 Ave. of the ChampionsFamily barbecue buffet and private fireworks extravaganza on the Honda Pavilion of PGA National Resort & Spa.Adults $45.26, children $22.63, ages 6 and younger are free.PALM SPRINGSVillage Center Complex, 226 Cypress Lane. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. and will feature family-friendly festivities such as inflatable activities, photo booth, face painting and much more. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display beginning promptly at 9 p.m. The VFW Post 4360 will be grilling holiday favorites.RIVIERA BEACH4th Of July CelebrationRiviera Beach Marina Village190 E. 13th StreetLive entertainment and DJ, family fun kids zone, food vendors, trucks and more. The event runs from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.ROYAL PALM BEACHStar Spangled SpectacularCommons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd. from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.Schedule of Events4 p.m. – Gourmet Truck Expo5 p.m. – Free Cornhole Tournament5 p.m. – Free Ladder Golf Tournament5 p.m. – Music by Saturday Night Special (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute)7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Music by The Boss Project (Bruce Springsteen Tribute)8:30 p.m. – Mayor’s Welcome8:45 – Military Branches Tribute9 p.m. – Fireworks showWELLINGTONPatriotic Pool Party: Noon-5 p.m. Activities and contests scheduled on the hour. Wellington Aquatics Complex, 12072 Forest Hill Blvd. Admission: Free children 2 and under; $3 ages 3-17; $5 adults 18-54; $2 for ages 55 and older.4th of July Celebration: 6-9 p.m. Games, petting zoo, food trucks and entertainment. Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road. Shuttle service available. Free admission.BROWARD COUNTYCORAL SPRINGSFourth of July Festivities, 6-10 p.m. Mullins Park, 10150 Ben Geiger Drive. Free admission.DAVIEOld Fashioned Fourth: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Features old-fashioned games, activities and a barbecue, plus costumes, watermelon and pie-eating contests with prizes. DJ Digital Anarchy will be spinning 1920s and ’30s music. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. $12.95-$19.95 admission.DEERFIELD BEACH4th of July Celebration: Noon-9 p.m. Presented by the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of Deerfield Beach. Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 SE 21st Ave. Music and vendors will provide a variety of arts & crafts, local foods and beverages. Free admission.FORT LAUDERDALE4th of July at Bonnet House: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. explore the whimsical house where fish sculptures rise in the air, shells have their own museum and walkers can explore shady nature trails. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale. Admission: $10 at door; under 12 free.4th of July Spectacular, Noon-9:30 p.m., live bands, a kids zone, beach games, contests, family activities and a fireworks display. Concert by Lee Greenwood. Compete in an old-fashioned hot dog-eating contest. Fort Lauderdale Beach, State Road A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. Free admission.HOLLYWOODStar-Spangled Spectacular: 5-10 p.m. Music at the bandshell, food vendors, and fireworks. 7:45 p.m.-9 p.m. performance by 13th Army Band, Florida National Guard. Activities along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk: Johnson Street Plaza, Hollywood Beach Theater. Free admission.LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEAFourth of July Parade and Fireworks, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.. The parade will be along El Mar Drive between Pine and Hibiscus Avenues, starting on Bougainvillea Drive and ending at Hibiscus Avenue. Family activities 11 a.m.-3 p.m., include face painting, a water slide, music, food, a clown and equipment demonstrations by the Volunteer Fire Department. Fireworks after dark. El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive. Free admission.MARGATECity of Margate’s 4th of July Extravaganza: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Daylong festivities and fireworks. Includes parade at 9 a.m.; Calypso Cove Pool Party 1-5 p.m . Live band and food trucks 5-9 p.m. 5701 Margate Blvd. Free admission.MIRAMARCity of Miramar 4th of July Celebration 4 p.m. Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway. Presented by the City of Miramar. Kids zone, food and beverages for purchase, DJ music and vendor giveaways; fireworks. Free admission.PEMBROKE PINESIndependence Day Celebration: 6 p.m. Live music, rides, food trucks and fireworks. Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Blvd. Free admission.PLANTATIONIndependence Day Celebration: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Presented by the city of Plantation. Events begin with parade starting at the corner of West Broward Boulevard and Northwest 46th Avenue. The parade ends at City Hall with an awards ceremony. Kid’s Zone, concert and fireworks at the Plantation Central Park Ball Fields. Food available for purchase. Free admission.POMPANO BEACHBeach House Pompano: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Beach House Pompano, 270 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. Free admission.Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza, 5 p.m., Featuring the music of Southern Blood, and Vinyl. Pompano Beach Fishing Pier area, 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. In case of rain, fireworks will be July 5 at 9 p.m. Free admission.SUNRISEConcert & Fireworks: 5-9:30 p.m. Children’s fun zone and food and beverage vendors. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway. Free admission.TAMARACPatriotic Splash Swim Party: Noon-4 p.m. This event features a DJ, raffle prizes, games and more. Caporella Aquatic Complex, 9300 NW 58th St. Free admission.All-American Celebration: 6-9:30 p.m. Free outdoor concert by Jam Band, kid’s area with inflatables and activities, food trucks and fireworks. Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th St. Free admission.WESTONWeston’s Annual July 4th Hometown Celebration Parade: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Town Center Boulevard and Three Village Road, then winds through Weston Town Center to the heart of Main Street. Free admission.TREASURE COASTPORT ST. LUCIEFreedomfest, 4 to 10 p.m. Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 121 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd. Festivities start at 4 p.m. with Majesty of Rock (Journey tribute band) performing live, food and refreshments, games and activities for kids and families, arts and craft vendors and entertainment for the whole family. Fireworks start at 9 p.m., weather permitting.STUARTFlying over Flagler Park in Stuart, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Flagler Park, 201 SW Flagler Ave. Aerobatics performances, pilot meet-and-greet, fireworks, and much more. Free admission.Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July, from everyone at 850 WFTL!last_img read more

Ross Perot Dead at 89

first_imgHe ran as an independent for President in 1992 and was beaten by Bill Clinton. Many pundits argue Perot cost George H.W. Bush that election and allowed Clinton to win. He ran again in 1996. Two time presidential candidate Ross Perot has died at the age of 89 after a battle with cancer.Perot died after a five-month battle with leukemia.Perot made his fortune as the founder of Electronic Data Systems Corp.JUST IN: Businessman and former presidential candidate Ross Perot has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 89 years old.— ABC News (@ABC) July 9, 2019last_img read more

Queen Approves Bo-Jo’s Request to Suspend Parliament Ahead of Brexit

first_imgIn a letter to the Queen, the Prime Minister wrote that the current legislative session is too long and proroguing the parliament would help him pursue his “bold and ambitious domestic legislative agenda…” namely the “no-deal” Brexit.Opponents see the move as an attempt to make it harder for lawmakers to counter Johnson’s plans to exit to European Union before October 31st deadline.A man in a giant Boris Johnson ‘head’ digs a grave at the foot of a pretend tombstone outside Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has approved the U.K. government’s request to suspend Parliament amid a growing crisis over Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to the queen on Wednesday to request an end to the current Parliament session in September.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)The Queen’s approval was confirmed in a statement to the Privy Council, a group of royal advisers that includes government ministers. Queen Elizabeth is approving Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to suspend the United Kingdom’s parliament for five weeks. Queen Elizabeth approves British parliament suspension— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 28, 2019last_img read more

Hundreds Expected to Attend Funeral of Florida Veteran with No Family

first_imgA big turnout is expected today in Sarasota for the funeral of a Florida veteran who had no family.Army veteran Edward Pearson died last month and his obituary said he would be buried at Sarasota National Cemetery, that he had no immediate family, and “all are welcome to attend.”Please don’t forget tomorrow if you live in the #Sarasota, FL area- Public invited to Sarasota funeral of #veteran with no family. Edward Pearson’s service- 12:30pm Tuesday Oct. 1. Interment, w military honors: Sarasota National Cemetery 9810 State Road 72— Heather Childers (@HeatherChilders) September 30, 2019 The obituary went viral and hundreds of people who never even knew Pearson have pledged to attend his funeral today at 12:30.last_img read more

Hunter Biden Stepping Down from Board of Chinese Equity Firm

first_imgHunter Biden joined the board of BHR in 2013. He plans to give up his board seat by October 31. Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of directors of a Chinese-supported private equity firm, according to his attorney, George Mesires.According to reports, Hunter Biden’s business dealings in both China and Ukraine are becoming an issue in the 2020 presidential race, as President Trump and his allies continue to accuse Hunter and his father, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, of corruption.In an effort to avoid further issues or conflicts of interest, Hunter Biden is vacating his seat on the board of directors of BHR Equity Investment Fund Management Co.In a statement, Mesires explains, “Hunter makes the following commitment: Under a Biden Administration, Hunter will readily comply with any and all guidelines or standards a President Biden may issue to address purported conflicts of interest, or the appearance of such conflicts, including any restrictions related to overseas business interests. In any event, Hunter will agree not to serve on boards of, or work on behalf of, foreign owned companies.”last_img read more

Trump issues pardons for service members accused of war crimes

first_imgMaher Legal Services PC(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has intervened in the cases of three American service members convicted or accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq by issuing two pardons and maintaining the rank of one of the service members who’d been demoted. A White House statement issued Friday night announced Trump’s actions in the cases of Army Lt. Clint Lorance, Army Green Beret Maj. Matt Golsteyn and Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.Lorance is serving 19 years in prison, convicted on two counts of second-degree murder for ordering a soldier to fire on unarmed Afghan motorcyclists in 2012. Golsteyn is charged with the murder of an alleged Afghan bomb-maker in 2010. And Gallagher, while acquitted of killing a wounded Islamic State captive earlier this year, was sentenced to four months of time served and a reduction in rank for posing with a corpse during a 2017 deployment to Iraq.“Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, and an order directing the promotion of Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward R. Gallagher to the grade of E-7, the rank he held before he was tried and found not guilty of nearly all of the charges against him,” the statement read.“The President, as Commander-in-Chief, is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is granted,” the statement continued. “For more than two hundred years, presidents have used their authority to offer second chances to deserving individuals, including those in uniform who have served our country.”Speculation that Trump might intervene in the three cases began last week after Fox News contributor Pete Hegseth said the president could take “imminent action” in the form of pardons, commutations or dismissals of charges.“Our family is profoundly grateful for the President’s action,” Golsteyn said in a statement. “We have lived in constant fear of this runaway prosecution.”“Thanks to President Trump, we now have a chance to rebuild our family and lives,” he added. “With time, I hope to regain my immense pride in having served in our military. In the meantime, we are so thankful for the support of family members, friends and supporters from around the nation, and our legal team.”John Maher, Lorance’s attorney, told ABC News that earlier in the day that Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had called Lorance to tell him he had been pardoned.Maher said the staff at the U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth had not yet received a release order for Lorance, but a release could occur as soon as it was received. Lorance’s family members have been gathered at Fort Leavenworth for more than a week once speculation began that Trump might intervene in his case.The possibility of pardons has been controversial within the ranks of active-duty and retired service members because of the belief that such actions could undermine the military justice system.“This is so dangerous, nothing pisses me off more than these pardons,” a retired general officer fumed to ABC News after they were announced. “This undermines everything we have stood for — all my years of service goes up in smoke because we have a dictator who has no respect for the rule of law nor what we stand for.”Reports last week that sparked speculation of potential pardons led Defense Secretary Mark Esper to convene a meeting with Army and Navy leadership to review the war crimes cases, two defense officials told ABC News.According to one official, the meeting was to compile information packets about their cases that Esper could provide to the president.Esper later confirmed that on Tuesday he had “a robust discussion” with Trump about letting the cases play out in the military justice system.Both Esper and General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, later said that they favored letting the military justice system “play out.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Car crashes into home in Port St. Lucie

first_imgThe St. Lucie Fire District responded to an incident that involved a car that ran a stop sign and crashed into a home on Tulip Boulevard.Authorities say two people were inside the home at the time of the incident, but none of them were hurt.Port St LucieAt 7:51 am units were dispatched to a MVC. One of the vehicles plunged into the side of a nearby home. Squad 17 is securing the house & Red Cross will assist the family of 5. Two people were transported from the vehicles with non-life-threatening injuries.— StLucieFire (@StLucieFireDist) February 5, 2020 Police did not make an arrest, they only cited the driver.last_img read more

Florida Man Charged with Arson for Setting His Hospital Bed on Fire

first_imgAs nurses were distracted by the fire, King allegedly tried to make his escape, but he was stopped before he could make it to the elevator. No one was hurt, but the $4000 bed was destroyed. King gave authorities the silver and red Bic lighter he used to start the fire and was arrested on a felony charge of arson, according to the police report.King was originally admitted to the hospital for respiratory failure and admitted he had no intention of harming himself or anyone else, records show. A Florida hospital patient is accused of going to extremes to get his nurse’s attention. Police say John King set his own bed on fire this weekend at Advent Health New Smyrna Beach. King allegedly set the fire because he wanted to go home, but his nurses were ignoring him. #FloridaMan sets hospital bed on fire to get nurse’s attention— Only_in_Florida (@0nlyInFlorida) February 25, 2020last_img read more

Treasure Hunters find Ancient Coins on Treasure Coast

first_imgTwo Florida residents armed with metal detectors made an amazing discovery on the state’s Treasure Coast.The men were searching for treasure on a public beach when they discovered 22 Spanish coins believed to be from a shipwreck more than 300 years old.The silver is estimated to be worth about $6,000 in all and, because they were found on land and not in the ocean, they can keep their prize and don’t need a permit.last_img

Report: Dashboard Designer Had Affair with FSU Student

first_imgThe designer of Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard is facing additional questions about her professional history.According to the Daily Mail, 30-year-old Rebekah Jones, who was recently removed from her state job for alleged insubordination, also lost her job at Florida State University three years ago as a doctoral student and teacher after reportedly having an affair with a student.That student ultimately filed a restraining order against Jones, who is charged with sexual cyber-harassment and cyber stalking. Authorities say that while Jones was a health department employee, she created a website and posted information about her affair with the student. Jones also claimed that the relationship led to the birth of a girl in 2018.The @CDCgov has developed a #COVID19 Self-Checker. The online guide helps individuals make decisions and seek appropriate medical care regarding #COVID19. Visit or the @HealthyFla #COVID19 site at to use the Self-Checker.— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) May 23, 2020 Jones, who is now married, recently told CNN that she has emails proving that Florida health officials asked her to change data on the dashboard, in order to increase support for Florida’s reopening plan.Gov. DeSantis says Jones was fired for insubordination, in that she refused to change the data.Former Coronavirus Dashboard Designer Says Emails Prove State Asked to Change Datalast_img read more