The City of Lake Worth has announced the events planned for the finale of the Lake Worth Centennial Celebration, aptly named Lake Worth 100, set for Thursday, July 4.
“This will be the biggest celebration the City of Lake Worth has seen in its 100-year history,” said Lake Worth Commissioner Andy Amoroso, chair of Lake Worth 100. “We invite everyone in Palm Beach County to celebrate with us for this historical event.”
The festivities kickoff at 10 a.m. with the 11th annual Great American Raft Race sponsored by the Bryant Park Neighborhood Association.
The Parade of Rafts will run through downtown to the new Bryant Park Boat Ramp beginning at 10 a.m. The rafts, from neighborhood associations, the City of Lake Worth, businesses and local civic groups will launch at 11 a.m. in a mad dash and splash around the course laid out on the Intra-coastal Waterway with hopes to win Centennial Champion.
At noon, Bryant Park ignites with live music, arts and crafts vendors, food, drink and fun for the entire family culminating with the grand finale fireworks at 9 p.m. over the Intracoastal Waterway at Lake Avenue and Bryant Park.
All activities at Bryant Park are free. Come by boat and dock at the new pier facilities, or by car. The park is located on the corner of Golfview and Lake avenues.
The Lake Worth Beach Complex will be the place to be for the ultimate centennial experience. Enjoy a sunset celebration on the second floor of the new Lake Worth Casino building with dancing in the ballroom, gourmet food stations by Callaro’s Steak House, a cash bar and VIP viewing of the fireworks over the Intracoastal.
The cost is $35 per person and includes dinner, dessert, dancing and reserved tables for fireworks viewing. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. and run through 10 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance by calling (561) 533-7395.
The entertainment schedule at Bryant Park is as follows: 12 to 2:30 p.m., School of Rock; 3 to 3:30 p.m. Carol Gianni; 4 to 5:30 p.m., People Upstairs; 6 to 6:30 p.m., Iggy G; 7 to 8:30 p.m., Spam All Stars; 9 p.m., fireworks.
A special commemorative line of merchandise is being created to commemorate the 100-year celebration with iconic images from past and present representing everything Lake Worth. Items will be on sale the week leading up to the festivities at the Community Redevelopment Agency office (29 South J St.) and at Studio 205 (600 Lake Ave.) or onsite at Bryant Park.
Sponsors for the centennial celebration include: 97.9 WRMF, X102.3 WMBX, WIRK 103.1, the City of Lake Worth, the Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex and the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency.
For sponsorship or arts and craft vendor information, contact Emily Theodossakos at (561) 493-2550. For more information, visit www.lakewortharts.com.