4th of July Celebration in Delray Beach!

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the City will not have it's traditional fireworks display this year. 

Decorate Delray

Adorn your businesses, homes and yards with red, white, and blue and compete for the "Most patriotic house (or business) in Delray Beach". Registration is required, free and open to City of Delray Beach residents and business only. Submit 1-3 photos of your home, front of house (or business) and front yard only no later than July 1st. Judges will award the top 3 homes and winners will be announced on July 4th. Please label each upload with your name. Photos will be placed in an online gallery for all to see.  

Registration Closed. 

Your Judges:

 (Alphabetical order)

  • Grace Gdaniec - Arts Warehouse 
  • Henry Pelissier – Haitian American Culture Collaborative
  • Amanda Perna – House of Perna
  • Arlene Ustin – Haitian American Culture Collaborative
  • Marjorie Waldo – Arts Garage

Homeowner - The Hanley Family

Susie Hanley 1


1st Place - Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce 


2nd Place - Hand's 


3rd Place - Salutations


Digital Scrapbook

Submit your favorite patriotic family or pet photos, and family recipes and we will create a digital scrapbook for all to see. Submit, up to 5 photos and/or recipes, for free no later than July 1st. The scrapbook will be available to view online on July 4th. Please label each upload with your name.

View the Scrapbook.

Virtual Parade

Take a 15 second video of your decorated wagon, wheel chair, bike or vehicle along the street or sidewalk.  Videos must be taken in the horizontal direction with “vehicle” going from left to right. Submit your video (no longer than 15 seconds, we may need to edit) no later than July 1st.  Please label each upload with your name and category (decorate, parade, etc. ). We will create our first virtual Independence Day Parade and reveal it on July 4th. Free.

Registration Closed.  

American Party Pack

Delray Beach Parks and Recreation is creating 600, FREE, activity to-go kits (which is also sensory friendly) for Delray Beach Residents. Bags will include activities and patriotic accessories to help you celebrate Independence Day.  Bags will be available for drive through only on a first come first serve basis, (up to 2 bags per car) while supplies last, on July 4th from 10:00 am until noon at the following locations:

  • Pompey Park
  • "505” Teen Center and Hobbit Skate Park
  • Barwick Park
  • Catherine Strong Park

Discover Delray Beach Scavenger Hunt

Your challenge awaits you. Download your scavenger hunt and discover Delray Beach. Visit new places and complete challenges on your own.  Please remember to keep safety as a priority and follow CDC guidelines where appropriate. Scavenger Hunt download will be available on June 29th. 

Download the Scavenger Hunt, figure out the locations, and try to find five (5) patriotic pineapples along your journey. 

July 3rd Sparktacular Summer Sidewalk Sale

Downtown. Visit  Downtown Development Authority website for more details.

July 3rd Virtual First Friday Art Walk

Friday Art Walk is a night for strolling and discovering the vibrant art scene in Downtown Delray Beach, through a self-guided tour...but due to COVID-19 the plans have changed. We still want to show our support and love to the galleries and studios that are the essence of our downtown, so this month we have several galleries who have created videos - and this is your chance to explore them from the comfort of your own home! 

Visit Delray Beach Dowtown Development Authority website for more details.

July 4th Sand Sculpting Contest - CANCELLED
(Palm Beach County ordered all public, municipal, & private beaches, including all beach parks, in the county closed as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020.)
Virtual Trivia 

Test your knowledge. Games are free to enter, open to everyone, and family friendly. Your knowledge of Delray Beach and America will be tested. Each game will consist of two rounds of questions (one round on Delray Beach and one round on America) with 20 questions in each round.  You earn more points the faster you answer correctly. The top player/household in each round will win a gift card. One player/household cannot win more than once. Enter one or both, each game is different.

  • Game 1:  2:00 pm
  • Game 2:  7:00 pm

Register Here


The City of Delray Beach reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of the photograph, video, or sand sculpture submitted.

Contact Information 

For more information or additional questions please contact the Special Events office at KrushinskiN@mydelraybeach.com or Beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com

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