Celebrate America’s Birthday In Delray Beach

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Staff report

Put on your red, white and blue patriotic garb and head to Delray Beach on July 4.

The day will begin beachside at 8 a.m. with a sand castle contest. After catching some rays, head to the flag raising ceremony at Gleason and Atlantic Ave. at 5 p.m. where a 60 foot American flag will wave high.

Family friendly activities will include Putt’n Around mini-golf, crafts, face painting and other activities. There will be a toddler play area, rock climbing wall, giant games, corn hole and a video game contest.

Entertainment will take the main stage at 5:15 p.m. with Solid Brass kicking off the musical acts. They will be followed by Logan Henderson, Max, Echosmith and then the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors. The 19-member ensemble has selected Delray Beach as their season finale stop. They will take the stage at 8:15 p.m.

And the night will end with fireworks of course. This year, the display will be launched from a barge off of A1A and Atlantic Avenue, which will allow the show to be bigger and better.

If you get hungry, there will be food trucks on North A1A and outdoor dining at Caffe Luna Rosa and Boston’s on the Beach.

All Fourth of July events are free and open to the public.