4th of July is a Wednesday

Nowhere else is the 4th celebrated as it is in Lake Worth.  A small beach side town with it’s welcome mat out.   For many this may be a long weekend.  Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur.  or  will it be Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.?The Downtown Cultural Alliance aka DCA has been busy with it’s partners to make this an awesome 4th for you and your guests.  The general events list is 3 pages long so there is lots and lots happening.  And it all starts at 10 a.m.  in Bryant Park with the 5th annual Raft Race.  What ever floats your boat.  This is a neighborhood competition not to be missed.  I’ve listed who is doing what EXCEPT Parrot Cove their entry is top secret, a  stealth boat entry.  Any one want to leak the info?

  • 12:00 PM:Costume Contest for Great American Raft Race: All rafters will be competing for the best raft. They will then come into town and compete for the best costumes. Contest will be judged at the Bee’s Knees, 704 Lake Avenue. 
  •  1:00 PM: Adult, Children and Animals are encouraged to wear Patriotic Costumes. Awards will be given for the best costumes.
  • 2:00 PM: The 3rd Annual Pie Baking Contest Judges this year are Curtis Hillard of South Shores Tavern, Pietro Priola of Pietro’s Plump Tomatoes, Joe Angelucci of Brogue’s Down Under and Rosanna Jimenez of Nature’s Way Café.  To enter the contest call Michelle Bell, 531 East Boutique, 515 Lake Avenue.561-249-2524. All pies will be brought to Michelle on July 4 by 10:00 AM. – 11 a.m.  One pie per baker!
  • 3:00 PM: Water Melon Eating Constest will be sponsored by Nature’s Way Café. It will take place if front of the Café at 513 Lake Avenue. A grand prize will be awarded for the person who can eat the most watermelon in the shortest amount of time.
  • 4:00 PM: The Patriotic Hat Contest will be held on the Patio of E-Brehm’s Hats behind Sassy Kat, 609 ½ Lake Avenue. Compete with the fanciful and Art Deco Hats in one of Lake Worth’s newest stores. The setting for this event is an arts experience in itself.
  • 5:00 PM: Bike and Stroller Contest at Bee’s Knees. Decorate bikes and strollers in in Patriotic Colors. The huge Tortoises at Bee’s Knees will be there to award the prizes. Keep the decorations on and show off your Olympic spirit for the mass bike meet-up during Lake Worth’s own Olympic opening ceremony..more on that event coming.
  • ON GOING  Petting Zoo at Paws on the Avenue, Lake and L st.  Have yourself photographed kissing a pig.
  • Cultural Plaza will have children’s events music, games, face painters, arts and crafts. 
  • Music Music Music  at or near your favorite watering hole, and on the streets throughout the city.   
  • Prizes and raffles
  • FIRE WORKS at dusk
  • For information or add an event contact: Joyce Brown 215-205-9441  

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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1 Response to 4th of July is a Wednesday

  1. Love Lake Worth Every Minute. Keep up the good work of showing the positive-side of Lake Worth


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