Palm Beach Florida Weekly

West Palm Beach hosts Summer in Paradise

4th on Flagler is scheduled to return to the West Palm Beach Waterfront this Independence Day with fireworks and music. COURTESY PHOTO / SCOTT WISEMAN

4th on Flagler is scheduled to return to the West Palm Beach Waterfront this Independence Day with fireworks and music. COURTESY PHOTO / SCOTT WISEMAN

The city of West Palm Beach has raised a glass to Summer in Paradise.

The multimonth campaign, which began June 1, continues through Aug. 31 with free concerts, movies, fireworks and more.

In addition to the special events, the Great Lawn (100 Clematis St.) also will offer pop-up photo opportunities. The three-dimensional, one-of-a-kind backdrops will include a fun, social media promotion, where winners will be selected to win goodies and gift cards from local merchants.

“Summer in Paradise is all about enjoying our many events on the waterfront,” Mary Pinak, community events manager for the city of West Palm Beach, said in a statement. “With kids out of school, and the sun shining into the evening, the Great Lawn is the perfect place to relax and make memories. We hope to see everyone there!”

The big event is 4th on Flagler, the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration. The event is South Florida’s largest, free outdoor Independence Day celebration, with an 18-minute fireworks show over the Intracoastal Waterway. The event is on the waterfront from 6 to 10 p.m. (along Flagler Drive between Banyan Boulevard and Fern Street). Activities will include live entertainment with Reverend Barry and the Funk on the NewDay USA stage, two DJs, the Bill Bone 5K, Palm Beach Health Network’s Family Chill Zone featuring a hands-on kids’ area, Military Honor Salute, and refreshments for purchase. Fireworks are scheduled to ignite around 9 p.m., weather permitting.

Riverdown will play rock June 16 as part of Clematis by Night. COURTESY PHOTO

Riverdown will play rock June 16 as part of Clematis by Night. COURTESY PHOTO

Other Summer in Paradise events include:

¦ June 9: GoovinSoul (Dance/Top 40/ Party)

¦ June 16: Riverdown (Rock)

¦ June 23: Big Al & the Heavyweights (Gumbo/Blues/Zydeco)

¦ June 30: Marijah & The Reggae Allstars

¦ July 7: NO CBN

¦ July 14: Sierra Lane (Pop/R&B)

¦ July 21: Quick Fix Band (Pop/Rock)

¦ July 28: PRATO (Reggae/Rock)

¦ Aug. 4: On the Roxx (80s Tribute)

¦ Aug. 11: The Samantha Russell Band (Country)

¦ Aug. 18: The Holidazed (Reggae/ Rock)

¦ Aug. 25: CoverUp (Rock)

Sunday on the Waterfront

Every third Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St.

¦ June 19: Motown and More (Motown/ R&B)

¦ July 17: Tribute to Bob Marley (Reggae)

¦ Aug. 21: Sacred Union feat. The B-Side Horns (Classic Funk, Rock)

Screen on the Green

Every second Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., Great Lawn, 100 Clematis St.

¦ June 10: “Clifford the Big Red Dog” (PG)

¦ July 8: “Raya and the Last Dragon” (PG)

¦ Aug. 12: “Ratatouille” (PG)

Blankets and chairs are recommended. Parking is available in city of West Palm Beach public parking garages. The Banyan and Evernia garages are closest to these events.

For more information about Summer in Paradise, visit www.wpb.org/events or call 561-822-1515 (TTY: 800-955-8771. ¦

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