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Baby You’re a Firework! 2018 4th Of July South Florida Events

Happy summer Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended kids activities & 2018 4th of July events in South Florida! Take a look at what’s coming up…


2018 4th of July Events in South Florida

Fabulous Fourth in Boca Raton

4th of July events in South Florida

DATE: Wednesday, July 4th

TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 


Celebrate the 4th of July with live music and performances, carnival rides, games and crafts, food and drinks, and of course, fabulous fireworks to end the night!

Free parking will be plentiful with several nearby public parking lots including Boca Corporate Center with complimentary shuttle service will begin at 5:30 p.m. and run continuously until 10:15 p.m. Blankets & lawn chairs permitted. Personal fireworks, sparklers, alcohol, and family pets are absolutely prohibited.

Admission is FREE.
For more information, please call 561.393.7807

de Hoernie Park

1000 NW Spanish River Blvd

Boca Raton

West Boca 4th of July Celebration

4th of July events in South Florida

DATE: Wednesday, July 4th

TIME: 5:30 p.m. Fireworks @ 9:00 p.m.

The 11th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, west of Boca Raton. This FREE family fun event will have a kids fun zone, concessions on site, a welcome booth and interactive prize wheel, live music by The Fabulous

Fleetwoods and fireworks! Gates open at 5:30 pm. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Kids Fun Zone is from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Fabulous Fleetwoods play at 7:00 p.m. The fireworks start at 9:00 p.m.

20405 Amphitheater Circle.

Boca Raton

Freedom Fest at Gulfstream Park

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 4th


901 S. Federal Highway

Hallandale Beach

4TH on Flagler 30th Anniversary  in West Palm Beach

DATE: Wednesday, July 4th

TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 


With flags and fireworks at the center of the show, West Palm Beach’s 4th on Flagler is one of South Florida’s largest free outdoor Independence Day events. In addition to the annual Military Honor Ceremony, a performance by the Air National Guard Band of the South, larger-than-life games, live music and impressive 18-minute firework display the event has become known for, this year’s celebration is sure to have extra special elements in honor of its 30th anniversary. For three decades, and with fun at the center of the celebration, 4th on Flagler has delighted generations. Be sure not to miss this year’s festivities, which just might pay tribute to the years before.

401 Clematis Street

West Palm Beach

Delray Beach’s July 4th Celebration

4th of July events in South Florida

DATE: Wednesday, July 4th
TIME: 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Fireworks @ 9:00 p.m.

Live music, Splash Zone, Kid’s Corner, craft activities, custard eating contest for kids and a burger eating contest for adults, and more. 4-8 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. A1A & E. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. 

A1A & E. Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach

Lantana July 4th Celebration!

DATE: Wednesday, July 4th
TIME: 6:30 p.m.

Bicentennial Park

321 E. Ocean Avenue


Boynton Beach 4th of July Festivities

 DATE: Wednesday, July 4th

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

For more information, call 561-742-6246 or  visit

Intracoastal Park

2240 N. Federal Highway

Boynton Beach

Deerfield Beach 4th of July Celebration

 DATE: Wednesday, July 4th

TIME: 12:00 p.m. start time; Fireworks @ 9:00 p.m.


The City of Deerfield Beach’s 4th of July Celebration will feature music and vendors providing a variety of arts & crafts, local foods and ice cold beverages.

Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21st Avenue

Deerfield Beach

Pompano Beach 4th of July Extravaganza

DATE: Wednesday, July 4th

TIME: 5:00 p.m. Fireworks @ 9:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

The City of Pompano Beach will be celebrating July 4th this year with a Fireworks Extravaganza at Pompano Beach at the beach, near the Fishing Pier. At 5:00 p.m., they will start the night off with live music, featuring the “Nostaljah,” a reggae band, followed by the main act “L Tribe”, an R&B band.

At 9:00 p.m. direct your attention to the night sky as we set off an array of fireworks that is sure to impress. Fireworks will be launched from a floating barge in the ocean off of the end of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; however personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol, and pets are prohibited. In case of inclement weather, there will be a rain date for the fireworks show of Thursday, July 5th.

Available parking is at Atlantic Boulevard and A1A. Street Parking will also be available as well as the new Pier Garage, located right across from the Pier.

Pompano Beach Pier

Atlantic & A1A

Pompano Beach

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 4th of July Celebration

DATE: Wednesday, July 4th

TIME: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Join the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea on our nation’s birthday for a fun-filled extravaganza the whole family will enjoy! At 10 a.m., the parade will launch on El Mar Drive, full of BSO vehicles, fire trucks, and of course, Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam! Make sure to bring bags to catch candy along the route. Family Fun Day happens from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at El Prado Park complete with a DJ, face painting, a giant water slide, and more!

El Prado Park

4500 El Mar Drive


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How to Become a Boca Raton Wing Woman in 3 Easy Steps

I’ve never had an overwhelming urge to be a “lady who lunches.” Every once in a while it’s fun, don’t get me wrong (cheers!) But, I’d much rather be a successful #momboss. I have found that the only way to really stay motivated as a MOMpreneur is to surround yourself with other successful women. And, becoming a Wing Woman in Boca Raton is one of the best ways to accomplish that goal!

Wing Woman in Boca Raton

So, what exactly is a “Wing Woman”? A Wing Woman is a person that always has your back and “that will support you when your wings are tired and celebrate you when you want to fly,” according to President Mary Wong of the non-profit Listen Learn Care Foundation (formerly known as the Office Depot Foundation).

Wing Woman in Boca Raton
Mary Wong, President of the Listen, Learn, Care Foundation
So, How Does One Become a Wing Woman in Boca Raton? It’s as Easy as 1-2-3
  1. Attend a Wing Woman Wednesday event. “Wing Woman Wednesday” is an initiative created and supported by the Listen Learn Care Foundation. Launched one year ago, Wing Woman Wednesday was created due to demand following the foundation’s annual Women’s Symposium. Hundreds of women, who had come together seeking out both personal and professional growth, requested an opportunity to continue to connect, network and learn from one another after the conference was over. This is the result of that request.
  2. Set goals. On the second Wednesday of every month at “Wing Woman Wednesday”, both non-profit and for-profit business leaders are hosted at various locations across Palm Beach County. At the event, attendees are asked to set goals that will help them achieve their dreams
  3. Learn how to support each other during times of struggle. This is a key component to having a successful business and being a Wing Woman! The Wing Woman events typically require a nominal fee and offer attendees a speaker, dinner, networking, prizes and much more.

Join the next Wing Woman Wednesday

Theme: Experience the Power of Sound Healing

Who: Sunny Arfa, Empowerment Meditation Coach and the Founder of Feel Great Meditate

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton

Details: Sunny Arfa is an Empowerment Meditation coach and the Founder of Feel Great Meditate. She teaches many styles of meditation. Sunny offers tools and techniques to reduce stress, quiet the mind, balance emotions and manifest with greater ease. She will be guiding attendees through an EMPOWERING Meditation to quiet the mind, balance emotions and set our intention from a peaceful mind and heart.

Sunny will guide you on a mind journey of inner peace by using FREQUENCY INFUSED MUSIC along with pranayama (breathing techniques). That will allow you to experience the power of Sound Healing. She will guide you through two effective tools to access Sound Codes that unlock gates of consciousness. Get ready to consciously create your magical life so you MANIFEST with greater ease! 

  • Discover the powerful benefits of conscious breathing
  • Experience 3 different ways that music and sound are healing
  • Raise the vibration of energy in your body with sound
  • Unblock worries, doubts and fears so you can manifest with greater ease
The best part? June 2018’s Wing Woman Wednesday event is FREE! Just be sure to register here.

Sponsored: This Wing Woman in Boca Raton post was sponsored by BlueIvy PR. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

The Wizard of Oz is Blew into Boca this June (2018) at the Willow Theatre

This summer, escape the heat and take in some cool (pun intended) family-friendly LIVE performances at the Sugar Sand Park Community Center. The Willow Theatre’s 2018 Summer Children’s Series is sure to entertain the entire family and it kicks off on Sunday June 10th (2018) with one of my personal favorites…The Wizard of Oz!

The Willow Theatre's 2018 Summer Children’s Series

THE WIZARD OF OZ  (presented by Curtain Call Playhouse and adapted from L. Frank Baum’s tale) is a timeless classic story that brings to life all the wonderful characters you’ve grown to love…Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, the Good Witch, and of course, the Wicked Witch. I’ll get you my pretty!

After Dorothy blows through Boca Raton (maybe?) and lands in Oz, she looks for a way to get back home to Kansas. Through some favorite songs, we follow Dorothy’s adventure as she seeks help from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!  This production is Rated G.

Get more information about all of the other shows this summer on the Willow Theatre’s website!

Wizard of Oz at the Willow Theatre

DATE/SHOWTIMES: Sunday, June 10 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

COST: Adults $8; Children 12 & under $6*

*Family Shows include juice & cookies with each child’s ticket after the show. Attendees of all ages must have a ticket.

Tickets for all Willow Theatre performances can be purchased online or in person during Box Office hours at the Willow Theatre Box Office.

Methods of payment accepted are cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. If using a check, please make the check out to: The City of Boca Raton.

Box Office hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Willow Theatre's 2018 Summer Children’s Series

Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park. All opinions expressed in this blog post about a Sugar Sand Park fairy tale are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Addams Family Musical Came to Delray’s Crest Theatre for 2 Nights Only (May 2018)

Spring musicals weren’t really “a thing” when I was in high school. Boca High didn’t have the auditorium facilities it does now, so it was pretty much cheerleading and football and basketball games for me! Now working with (and at) Grandview Preparatory School, it has given me a second chance to be a part of a springtime musical…as a parent spectator of course. 😉 This year, Grandview is putting on The Addams Family musical in Delray Beach at the Crest Theatre May 18-19 (2018)…and it’s a must-see!

The Addams Family Musical in Delray Beach

#dailybocaavery is beside herself with excitement waiting to see The Addams Family musical in Delray Beach!

SynopsisIn the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family. The spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up.

The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years. Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family. It’s the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

The Addams Family Musical in Delray Beach
Rehearsal in Spring 2018
The Addams Family Musical in Delray Beach at the Crest Theatre DATES/TIMES: 7:00 p.m. on May 18th and 19th
COST: Tickets are $15-$20 each. Tickets can be purchased at Grandview’s front office (336 Spanish River Blvd. NW in Boca Raton) or by calling 561-416-9737.

We hear that they’re already 2/3 sold out, so be sure to get them quickly!

Sponsored: This Addams Family Musical in Delray Beach blog post was sponsored by Grandview Preparatory School. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.