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This year’s event will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, July 4 along the waterfront on Flagler Street between Banyan Boulevard and Fern Street.
Refreshments will be available for purchase. There will be entertainment, the inaugural Bill Bone 5K, a patriotic salute and a fireworks show.
“4th on Flagler is one of the city’s fan-favorite signature events,” West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James said in a press release announcing the return of the celebration. “I am so pleased that this event will return this year. We invite our residents and business owners to join us for the fun this Independence Day.”
Entertainment for the event is scheduled to include stilt walkers, jugglers, caricatures, a chalk drawing by The Chalk Guys and a car show featuring luxury vehicles.
The Bill Bone 5K starts in Osprey Park on North Flagler Drive at 6:30 p.m. and ends at the north end of the 4th on Flagler site.
Live music will be performed at various locations from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
James is scheduled to make remarks from the Palm Stage at 8:45 p.m., just before the 2021 Palm Beach Health Network’s Hometown Heroes will be announced.
The fireworks show is set to begin at 9:09 p.m. over the Intracoastal Waterway.
WPBF-25 will broadcast the fireworks show as part of its “WPBF-25: 4th on Flagler Live Fireworks” show.
While the return of the 4th on Flagler event does signal a step away from the limitations of the coronavirus pandemic, a press release from the city about the event noted that: “Any applicable COVID-19 restrictions will be in effect for each activity.”
Still, the return of the event is a relief to many.
“We have been looking forward to this event for more than a year,” said Mary Pinak, community events manager for the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. “We are grateful to have the opportunity to bring our community back together again. While we have adjustments in place, all of the major elements will be present to ensure a memorable experience.”