Celebrate an AMERICAN WEST Palm Beach this 4th of July

Mosey Down to the West Palm Beach Waterfront for the Area’s Biggest Independence Day Event

WHAT: 4th on Flagler 2011: Celebrates AMERICAN WEST Palm Beach
4th on Flagler is the area’s biggest and best Fourth of July celebration, and it’s always family-friendly and free of charge! Lasso your family and friends and come celebrate our nation’s Independence Day on the spectacular West Palm Beach waterfront.

In celebration of American goes west, there is a round up of fun including a Wild West Mini Rodeo, the Wells Fargo Kids Area, a “Ride them Hogs” motorcycle display and the Firefighter’s Silverado Splash and Dash Competition. Two stages of live entertainment, the unfurling of a 5 story American Flag, tribute to our military and South Florida’s most dazzling fireworks display at 9pm make for a bang up 4th of July.

WHEN: Monday, July 4, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida

COST: As always, FREE OF CHARGE

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Fireworks Show
This stunning fireworks display will light up the night sky over the intracoastal waterway beginning at 9:00 p.m. Tune your radios to KOOL 105.5 FM for simulcast.
NO PERSONAL FIREWORKS ARE PERMITTED. ALL PERSONAL FIREWORKS WILL BE CONFISCATED IMMEDIATELY

Mayor’s Remarks and Patriotic Program

At 7:30 p.m. on the Meyer Amphitheatre stage, Mayor Jeri Muoio will welcome and honor brave men and women who have served our nation.

Musical Entertainment

4th on Flagler will feature two stages of live entertainment and a DJ dance area.
The Palm Stage, located at “the Palm” near the fountain in Centennial Square, will feature live performances by the rock-n-roll group “Riverdown” and the country, rock and bluegrass sounds of “Taylor Road.”

The Meyer Stage will feature the rhythm and blues and Motown sounds of Pocket Change and the rock, reggae and punk blend of “Mighty Mongo,” “Jason and the Value Meal Killas” presented by WiLD 95.5; the National Anthem performed by Lou Galterio, and the WiLD 95.5 Hour featuring a national recording artist tba.

The DJ Dance area will groove to the sounds of Absolute Entertainment with DJ Sobes and DJ Chaos.

Wild West Mini WPB Rodeo

Pony up to Post Park for a sample of the Wild West’s best roping and barrel racing exhibitions, pony rides, rodeo clowns, lasso games and Urban Cowboy’s best friend, the mechanical bull.

Wells Fargo Kid’s Area

A real stage coach lands at the Beach/Landing area along the Flagler Drive seawall near the Great Lawn where lil’ cowpokes will take a hankering to American West crafts, games and free, 5 star fun.

“The Enforcers” Ride them Hogs Display of Motorcycles

Dozens of spectacular, high-end motorcycles will be setting up shop for the day as “The Enforcers” hit the 4th. The bikes will be on display in the Lake Pavilion and in Centennial Square at the foot of Clematis Street near the fountain.

Many of these bikes have a patriotic theme, and they are all sure to get you revved up.

If you have a patriotic-themed bike and want to participate, contact the Enforcers and send them a picture of your motorcycle. The address is info@enforcersmc.com
If you’d like to learn more about the Enforcers, please visit www.enforcersmc.com.

The Enforcers is a group of motorcycle enthusiasts, many of whom are law enforcement officers, who promote an enjoyable, friendly atmosphere for those who love to ride or want to learn about riding.

Unfurling of the Red, White and Blue

This special 4th on Flagler tradition takes place at approximately 8:50 p.m. at the Esplanade Grande near the Meyer Stage. Watch the unfurling of a massive, four-story high American flag from the Esplanade Grande building by the West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Department. Immediately after the unfurling, the entire crowd is invited to join in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Food and Beverages

It’s not 4th on Flagler without great food at great prices, and this year is no exception. You’ll find food and beverages readily available throughout the event. Due to safety concerns, personal grills or cooking devices of any kind are not permitted at 4th on Flagler.

Parking

Plenty of public parking is available near 4th on Flagler at City parking garages and surface lots. Rates are between $15 and $5 and area based on proximity to the event site. All 1,500 parking meters in the downtown will be free of charge.

The following are City-owned lots and garages in the downtown:

• The Evernia Garage at Evernia Street and Dixie Highway

• The Banyan Garage at Banyan Boulevard and Olive Avenue

• The City Center Garage at Banyan Boulevard and Dixie Highway

• The Clematis Garage at Clematis Street just west of Quadrille Boulevard

• The Police Department Garage at Clematis Street and Sapodilla Avenue

• The City “B” Lot on Datura Street west of Dixie Highway

• The “Old City Hall” Lot on Banyan Boulevard east of Olive Avenue

City Docks

Want to bring your boat to 4th on Flagler? No problem! The City’s three docks will be welcoming boaters to tie up for free on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is room for about 50 total vessels to tie up at the docks. To ensure public safety, there will be NO DOCKING ACTIVITY between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and the conclusion of the Fireworks. Vessels will not be able to enter or leave the docks during this time frame.

Sponsors
Wells Fargo, Budweiser, Wild 95.5, Coca-Cola, Kool 105.5, Gater 98.7, Enforcers, Mia 92.1, Chick Fil a, Newsradio 1290 WJNO, 1230 WBZT, the Palm Beach Post, WPTV News Channel 5, the West Palm Beach Marriott, Comcast, Duffy’s Sports Grill, the West Palm Beach Rodeo.

4th on Flagler is produced by the City of West Palm Beach’s Department of Parks and Recreation, Community Events Division. For more information on the event, visit wpb.org/4th or call 561-822-2222.