The 4th of July in West Palm Beach has usually been celebrated with an Independence Day extravaganza full of activities for all ages along the waterfront where usually over 100,000 guests show up for the fun and looking forward to the time when the fireworks go ‘boom.’
This year, due to the current coronavirus outbreak, instead of the traditional 4th on Flagler event, the City of West Palm Beach is planning for a DIY 4th of July.
While the City’s Independence Day celebration will include fireworks, they will not be launched from near Flagler Drive but, instead, from two different undisclosed north and south locations to reach as many people as possible. While some residents will be able to see the fireworks from their home, all will be able to see them by tuning into WPBF 25.
In addition to airing the fireworks, WPBF 25 will also highlight West Palm Beach’s storied history spanning 125 years. The time of the show will be announced soon. WPBF 25 can be viewed on Comcast channel 10 and 431, Direct TV/Dish Network/AT&T U-Verse on channel 25, and over the air on channel 25-1. The broadcast will also be streamed live on wpbf.com and in the WPBF 25 News App.
To promote the public’s health and safety, waterfront festivities are canceled. Instead, residents are encouraged to have a “POP” – a party on their porch. Residents can download content from the city’s website that will include how-to videos for recipes, decorations, and games.
Throwback to 4th on Flagler in previous years