If you’re going to the city’s Fabulous Fourth or the county’s celebration in west Boca’s Sunset Cove, here’s some tips.
City of Boca Raton Fabulous Fourth Celebration, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Spanish River Athletic Facility/Countess de Hoernle Park, NW 1000 Spanish River Blvd., just east of Military Trail. Fireworks begin 9 p.m.
Rides, rock-climbing wall, free face painting and glitter tattoos, food trucks and food vendors. Live music and deejay on two stages, dance-off, games for kids
· All parking free and off-site. Free shuttle runs from Boca Raton Innovation campus on Broken Sound Boulevard 5:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
· City recommends arriving early to avoid long shuttle lines
· Bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. Many attendees set up camp around lake.
· Strictly prohibited: Personal fireworks, sparklers, alcohol, family pets
Palm Beach County & West Boca Community Council 12th annual 4th of July Celebration, Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, gates open 5:30 p.m., event 6 to 9 p.m. Fireworks 9 p.m. [Best amphitheater entrance at 12551 W. Glades Road just past fire station]
Kids interactive fun zone with games, welcome booth with prize wheel, live music starts 7 p.m. on stage, food concessions for purchase including wine and beer
Tips provided by Don Perez, amphitheater manager:
· On premise free parking. Disabled parking set aside close by.
· Must bring own seating. No umbrellas with stakes in ground permitted
· No personal fireworks
· No pets but service animals allowed in amphitheater. Pets on leashes welcome outside amphitheater gates. Dog park adjacent but closes at sunset
· Rain or shine. Weather monitored and event paused if showers or if lightning 6 miles away. Attendees can take shelter in their car.
· Picnic tables and small pavilions outside amphitheater first come, first service No cooking
· Police will stop access to event prior to fireworks. Request not to park on side of road outside venue to watch fireworks.