Have a Blast this July 4: Fireworks in Palm Beach County

No one does July 4 better than Palm Beach County. And many of the area’s fireworks displays are viewable by boat. This year July 4 falls on a Tuesday, so many of the area’s activities take place the weekend beforehand.

Take a look at our list of boat-friendly fireworks and parties from Boca to West Palm Beach, then book a boat at the Gulfstream Boat Club location that works for you. Pack a picnic and some cold drinks and let the celebration begin!

Sandcastle Building Contest

Delray Beach

The City of Delray Beach has activities planned all day on Tuesday, July 4; don’t miss a second! Located beachfront at Atlantic Avenue, this annual event will feature live music beginning at 5:30pm. The sand sculpting contest is from 8am-noon (don’t forget to sign up in advance!). Try your hand at Soccer Darts and Mini-Putt (5-9pm), or try your mouth at the BurgerFi Burger and Custard Eating Contests. At 9PM, the fireworks show launches from the north end of the beach.

Check the website for more info on activities, street closures, beach access, and showers and facilities. Want to leave the car at home? Ride your bicycle to the event. Free Bicycle Valet bike racks will be available at no charge and Human Powered Delray staff will watch your bike.

Boats and bridges note: Atlantic Avenue Bridge will be closed to marine traffic from approximately 8pm to 10pm on Monday, July 4 to facilitate holiday celebrations. Boaters are advised to use caution. In addition, George Bush Blvd and Linton Blvd bridges will also be closed to marine traffic.

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Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach’s free Fourth of July activities take place on Saturday, July 1, from 6PM to 10:30PM. Live music, kids’ activities, and a fireworks show at 9PM are just some of the fun festivities planned. Free shuttle service is available from Hester Center, 1901 N. Seacrest Blvd and City Hall 100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd to the site at 2240 N. Federal Highway. Learn more here.

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Lake Worth

Lake Worth’s July 4 Celebration takes place on Tuesday at Bryant Park at the Intracoastal from 11am to 9:30pm. Bands, a water sports show, a car show, a kids’ area and bounce house, and a 9PM fireworks show will draw the crowds. For more information visit their Facebook event page.

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West Palm Beach

More than 100,000 guests are expected to attend 4th on Flagler, West Palm Beach’s popular July 4 activities held from 5PM-10PM. Enjoy classic Americana bites and craft brews while taking in the sounds of live music on three stages of entertainment. There will be a military honor ceremony, larger-than-life versions of games like Human Foosball and bowling, and fun activities for the kids. Check the website for more information. Their 18-minute fireworks display features pyrotechnics synced to music over the Intracoastal.

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Boca Raton

Boca’s Fabulous Fourth celebration takes place on Tuesday, July 4. The party kicks off at Spanish River Athletic Facility at deHoernle Park at 6:30 PM. Free family activities, food for purchase, and a classic rock band. The fireworks display is at 9:00PM.

Only a few boats left in our Delray GBC location for fireworks viewing; call 561.865.7797 to book. Happy Fourth!

Meet our New Arrival at Gulfstream Boat Club

Try GBC’s new Key West 24-footer!

The Key West 24-foot center console is one of our favorite boats—so that’s why we have added a new one to the Gulfstream Boat Club fleet!

Boattest.com says, “The Key West 239FS is the answer to the question of whether a boat can fish hard on Saturday and then capture family fun on the water on Sunday.”

The latest introduction to Key West’s Family Sportsman series, the roomy 239FS offers the largest cockpit in its class and loaded with features for both cruising comfort and serious fishing for South Florida anglers!

The 24-foot Key West is a roomy, versatile boat.
The 24-foot Key West is a roomy, versatile boat.

If you’re interested in docking at lunch at the Old Key Lime House or a fishing charter on the Intracoastal up to Lake Worth, this boat is for you.

The full-width bench seat in the rear is great for a relaxing day on the water with family and friends; it seats up to five comfortably, and a molded swim platform with a stainless-steel ladder makes a quick dip in the water simple.

A stereo, depth finder, and partial shade add extra ease as well.

Fishing features include a live well, rod storage racks, trolling rod holders, and even an insulated, macerated under-floor fish box up front.

The sturdy Key West guarantees a comfortable ride whether you’re cruising or out on the seas.

Boating is our passion; make it yours.

Consult our Excursion Guide, or call us to custom design your perfect day on the water.

Gulfstream Boat Club’s fleet is the newest and best maintained in Palm Beach County, and our licensed captains can show you the best fishing spots or create a fun day on the water for boaters of all ages.

Plan your next adventure on the water today!

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Top 10 Waterfront Restaurants for Dockside Dining in Palm Beach

Pulling up your boat to a lovely waterside restaurant after a day of boating or fishing: that is truly living the South Florida dream.

And if you haven’t experienced a post-boating stop along the Intracoastal Waterway for a piña colada or smoked fish dip, Gulfstream Boat Club is happy to be your guide!

GBC can suggest restaurants from Boca Raton to Jupiter that will make your boat rental that much better. Have you organized a GBC fishing charter or cruise?

Let your captain do the docking!

Below are some of GBC’s favorite waterside restaurants within day-boating distance of our Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lantana, and South Palm Beach locations, from south to north.

Dockside Dining Restaurants

Boca Raton

Waterfront Restaurants Near Boca Raton, FL
Boca’s Waterstone Resort offers both casual and fine dining.
  1. Waterstone Resort & Marina, Boca Raton

Located at the Boca Inlet, a nice cruise from GBC’s Delray location, Waterstone Resort & Marina offers guests and locals Boca’s only “on-the-water” dining experience.

Choose from two restaurant options: casual poolside dining at Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill; or Boca Landing Restaurant, an upscale “on-the water” dining experience, highlighting prime seafood and crafted cocktails.

Delray Beach

Delray Beach’s public dock at 802 NE First Street can accommodate a few smaller boats and is easy walking distance from Atlantic Avenue’s shops and restaurants.

The dock is currently closed due to damage from last year’s king tides, but for the moment, these two restaurants are more than happy to accommodate you and your GBC boat.

2. Deck 84

840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach

One of Delray’s most popular restaurants, offering casual fare, a hopping bar scene, and live music.

3. Che!!! 900 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
An elegant but friendly Argentine steakhouse with a can’t-miss Sunday brunch buffet.

Boynton Beach

3. Prime Catch, Boynton Beach

Prime Catch is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and features fresh fish, lobster, seafood, and steak. With a wine cellar of more than 3,000 bottles, you’ll certainly find a wine (or two) with which to toast your fellow boaters!

Gulfstream Boat Club is located nearby Two George's Restaurant
Visit Two Georges Restaurant before or after your boating experience!

4. Two Georges, Boynton Beach

We’re partial to Two Georges, as GBC’s Boynton location is adjacent to the restaurant. Take a fishing charter out in the morning and return to a fun and relaxing meal at this waterfront restaurant, lounge, and sports bar.

5. Banana Boat, Boynton Beach

With 250 feet of boat dockage, Banana Boat is a perfect spot to dock, enjoy a rumrunner and a burger on the covered patio, and watch the boats go by.

Lantana

6. Old Key Lime House, Lantana

With the “largest tiki bar in South Florida,” this historic spot is popular for seafood, an award-winning key lime pie, and killer sunsets.

Palm Beach Shores

Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The restaurant at Sailfish Marina is a great family cruise destination.

7. Sailfish Marina, Palm Beach Shores

Just over the Blue Heron Bridge that leads to Singer Island, Sailfish Marina is a Florida favorite. On Thursdays, the restaurant attracts crowds along the nearby docks with live music, food, arts and crafts, and a beautiful view.

Palm Beach Gardens

8. Waterway Café, Palm Beach Gardens

The Waterway has been a South Florida tradition since 1986. The whole family will enjoy the fresh seafood, steak, chicken, pasta, custom-made pizza entrees and desserts.

Lighted dockside dining at Seasons 52
Seasons52 in Palm Beach Gardens offers light dockside dining.

9. Seasons52, Palm Beach Gardens

Keep it healthy with Seasons52’s fresh, seasonal, calorie-conscious menu. (Don’t worry, there’s a bar!) Generous patio seating and great for larger parties.

Jupiter

U-Tiki Beach at the Jupiter Inlet Marina
U-Tiki Beach at the Jupiter Inlet Marina is a perfect destination from our Lantana location.

10. U-Tiki Beach, Jupiter Inlet Marina

Leave from GBC’s Lantana location for a cruise up to Jupiter. The Jupiter Inlet Marina offers several slips for parking, and U-Tiki offers delicious food, a sushi menu, and memorable views of the Jupiter Lighthouse.

Boating is our passion. Make it yours. Call Gulfstream Boat Club at 561.865.7797 to schedule a boat; we’ll even make your dining reservation!

 

 

 

 

 

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