Local Communities Plan Fourth Of July Festivities

If you’re looking for a fun place to patriotically celebrate the Fourth of July, complete with spectacular fireworks displays, the villages of Royal Palm Beach and Wellington, as well as the City of Westlake, have large-scale events planned to honor the holiday.


The Village of Royal Palm Beach will hold its annual Fourth of July Celebration at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, located at 11600 Poinciana Blvd., on Thursday, July 4.

The village will start the holiday early with a number of pre-event competitions. This includes the annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at the Madison Green Country Club. Golfers should register online, at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center or the golf course.

Young anglers will want to participate in the 32nd annual Ed Singleton Memorial Fourth of July Family Fishing Tournament, presented by the Royal Palm Bassmasters. In-person registration will run from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the main pavilion behind the Commons Park Sporting Center. The weigh-in deadline for fish (bass and other) is 11 a.m., followed by an awards ceremony at noon.

There will also be a volleyball tournament at 9 a.m. and a cornhole tournament at 6 p.m.

The main celebration will run from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Commons Park, filled with free family-friendly fun, including a whirlwind of activities, delicious food, live music and spectacular fireworks to cap the evening.

“We look forward to again hosting a full day of fun, activities and entertainment for the entire Royal Palm Beach community,” Parks & Recreation Director Mark Pawlowski said. “The Fun Zone and kids’ activities are free for children of all ages. There will be multiple food and beverage options for purchase, or pack your own picnic basket for the day. We ask that everyone attending drive safely and enjoy this family friendly day of celebration.”

The Fun Zone with carnival rides, bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall, food vendors and more will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. Arts and crafts and other activities for kids will be held at the main pavilion behind the Sporting Center from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

There will be an array of live music on the Great Lawn from 4 to 10 p.m., including a Cher/KC and the Sunshine Band tribute band at 4 p.m., an Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band at 6 p.m. and the Celebrate Three Dog Night tribute band at 8 p.m.

The Military Branch Tribute will take place at 8:45 p.m. on the stage, followed by the national anthem and fireworks kicking off at 9 p.m. The Celebrate Three Dog Night tribute band will return to the stage at 9:30 p.m. until the event ends at 10 p.m.

Event sponsors include Floor & Decor, Waste Pro and WPBF 25. Visit www.royalpalmbeachfl.gov to learn more.


The Village of Wellington will host Fourth of July celebrations at the Wellington Aquatics Complex during the day on Thursday, July 4, culminating with the free celebration and fireworks display at Village Park in the evening.

The fun kicks off with a Patriotic Pool Party at the Wellington Aquatics Complex (12072 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The pool will be open to the public from noon to 7 p.m., and games and activities will be scheduled on the hour, between noon and 5 p.m. Admission is free for children ages two and under; $3 for juniors, ages three to 17; $5 for adults, ages 18 to 54; and $2 for seniors, ages 55 and older.

Later in the day, get dressed in your favorite red, white and blue attire, and head to Village Park (11700 Pierson Road) for Wellington’s annual Fourth of July Celebration.

From 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy free family fun and activities, including bingo, bounce houses and inflatables, crazy games, entertainers, face painting, a petting zoo, a climbing wall and more. Visit with a variety of on-site vendors and give the gift of life by donating blood at OneBlood’s Big Red Bus. Approximately 20 food trucks will be available with food and beverages for purchase.

Throughout the event, enjoy live music by Southern Blood, a “Salute to American Southern Rock,” as well as local fan favorite 56 Ace, playing a unique fusion of country, rock and dance music, mixed with infectious grooves to keep you moving.

New this year, have some high-flying fun on the aerial trapeze with the guidance of Aerial Trapeze Academy’s experienced circus arts professionals. Participation is open to attendees aged four and up (waiver required), on a first come, first served basis.

The trapeze will not be available during the band intermission, at which point Aerial Trapeze Academy’s artists will put on a captivating performance that you won’t want to miss.

At 9:15 p.m., turn your eyes to the skies beyond the stage and prepare for a fireworks extravaganza presented by Zambelli Fireworks International. Visible from miles around, the spectacular display will last approximately 20 minutes.

The music accompanying the show will be broadcast on 88.7 FM for those watching from their vehicles and areas within the immediate vicinity of Village Park.

On-site parking is limited. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the free shuttle service available from the Palm Tran bus stop near Macy’s at the Mall at Wellington Green. Shuttles begin running at 5:30 p.m. Shuttles do not run while the fireworks show is in progress.

Wellington thanks featured sponsor, the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center. Other sponsors include Everglades Equipment Group (aerial trapeze), JupiterBounce.com (inclusive inflatable), State Farm Agent Lily Vasconcelos (stage), the Mall at Wellington Green (shuttle), the Villas at Tuttle Royale (crazy games) and Wellington Regional Medical Center (bounce houses).

Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/july4th to learn more.


The City of Westlake will host its Fourth of July Festival & Fireworks FourthFest, presented by Minto Communities, on Thursday, July 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. along Kingfisher Blvd.

Festivities will include activities for kids, teens and adults; live band and musical performances; Game Go Truck, the Ultimate Foam Experience and bounce houses; a variety of great food and market vendors; and a central location for families to watch the fireworks display. Residents of Westlake, as well as neighbors from the surrounding communities, are invited to join in the celebration. Admission and parking are free.

The live music will kick off with popular local band Juna N Joey, followed by Wonderama, with special guest Gabriella DeMarco to sing the national anthem later in the evening. At 9 p.m., the day will close with a dazzling 22-minute fireworks salute to America that will light up the sky and captivate spectators joining in on the activities.

“It’s going to be as good or better than last year,” Westlake City Manager Kenneth Cassel said. “We’re going to have a bigger band. I think it’s really going to be enjoyable.”

Cassel said attendees will be able to enjoy a wide variety of culinary offerings from the 15 to 20 food trucks expected to be on hand with a variety of options throughout the day to satisfy every taste. Kids will enjoy face painting, bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides and games. A variety of local market vendors will offer baked goods, frozen treats, arts and crafts, and more.

The start of this year’s festivities has been moved from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Cassel noted. “It gives people a chance to come out, get something to eat, enjoy the band and the fireworks without it being so hot,” he said.

Sponsors include presenting sponsor Minto Communities, as well as Lewis, Longman & Walker; Game Go & Foam Experience; FPL; Beachside Golf Cars; the ER at Westlake; Konover South; Next LVL Mobile Infusion; Cotleur & Hearing; All My Sons Moving & Storage; Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath; Advanced Surgical Physicians; and Southern 441 Toyota.

Festivities will be held in the field off Seminole Pratt Whitney Road between Town Center Parkway North and Town Center Parkway South, across the street from the Adventure Park Lodge at 5490 Kingfisher Blvd.

Event access and vehicle and golf cart parking will be available off Seminole Pratt Whitney Road on both Town Center Parkway North and Town Center Parkway South. ADA-accessible parking will be available on Kingfisher Blvd. Lawn chairs, blankets and sun umbrellas are welcome. However, barbecue grills or other cooking appliances, coolers or personal fireworks are prohibited.

Cassel said that by July 4, 2025, Westlake hopes to be able to hold FourthFest in the new 50-acre regional park being developed on the west side of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road just south of Seminole Ridge High School.