The City of Delray Beach will celebrate Independence Day on Friday, July 4, with free events and activities on Delray's Municipal Beach at Ocean Blvd/SR A1A and Atlantic Avenue. Festivities will begin at 8:00am and include a sand sculpting exhibition, the six (6) story American Flag Raising Ceremony and live entertainment. At 9:00pm, the Zambelli fireworks grand finale will pay tribute to our country's birthday.
In observance of the holiday, please note:
•Delray Beach City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 4.
•The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will suspend all non-emergency road construction work on Friday, July 4.
STREET CLOSURES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES - On Friday, July 4, beginning at 2:00pm, east Atlantic Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from the east side of NE/SE 7th Avenue to Ocean Blvd/SR A1A, including all side roads. In addition, Ocean Blvd/SR A1A will be closed from the south side of Thomas Street to the north side of Miramar Street. Road closures will remain in effect until approximately 10:00pm.
All southbound traffic on Ocean Blvd/SR A1A will be detoured via George Bush Blvd/NE 8th Street to US1/Federal Highway. All northbound traffic on Ocean Blvd/SR A1A will be detoured via Linton Blvd to US1/Federal Highway.
BOAT TRAFFIC ADVISORY & BRIDGE CLOSURE - Atlantic Avenue Bridge will be closed to marine traffic from approximately 9:00pm until 11:30pm on Friday, July 4 to facilitate holiday celebrations. Boaters are advised to use caution during this time.
PARKING - Handicap parking will be available at the north and south ends of the SR A1A closures near Vista Del Mar and Miramar Street on a first come, first served basis. Handicap vehicles must have placards and registration when approaching checkpoints. The public is urged to park in Downtown Delray Beach and take the short walk to the beach.
PARKING GARAGES - On Friday, July 4, a flat fee of $5 per vehicle will be charged from 12:00pm (noon) to closing at the following public parking garages and locations:
• Robert Federspiel Parking Garage, 22 SE 1st Avenue
• Old School Square Parking Garage, 95 NE 1st Avenue
Parking attendants accept cash only, upon entry, and will monitor parking facilities until the posted closing times.
DOWNTOWN ROUNDABOUT MODIFIED TROLLEY SERVICE - On Friday, July 4, the Downtown Roundabout will operate its regular weekday schedule (ROUTE 1 (6am-7pm; ROUTE 2, 6:45am-11:15pm), providing free roundtrip service along Atlantic Avenue from the Tri-Rail Station on South Congress Avenue to Ocean Blvd/SR A1A.
Beginning at 2:00pm, trolleys will operate on a modified route, providing roundtrip service along Atlantic Avenue from Tri-Rail to NE/SE 7th Avenue. From 7th Avenue, trolleys will travel to SE 1st Street westbound to SE 6th Avenue. Service will continue north on SE 6th Avenue to Atlantic Avenue, and proceed west on Atlantic Avenue. NO SERVICE will be provided east of the Intracoastal until the following day. Due to anticipated traffic, please expect delays during this event.
The Downtown Roundabout is sponsored by the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.
TRI-RAIL HOLIDAY SERVICE - On July 4, please be advised that Tri-Rail trains operate on a revised schedule. For holiday service schedules and additional information, call 800-874-7245 or visit www.tri-rail.com
PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY - The City of Delray Beach wants you to have a safe and happy holiday and asks everyone to be a good neighbor and remember:
•The use of exploding fireworks is illegal, dangerous and a nuisance to your neighbors.
•Loud music at parties may be fun for you but not necessarily for your neighbors.
•Fireworks and public safety ordinances will be enforced.
•It is everyone's responsibility to safeguard our marine life, especially endangered species & critical habitats.
•Firing a gun in public is illegal and can result in an arrest. What goes up, must come down - don't fire a gun.
•Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the beach.
•Recycle! Place plastic bottles, aluminum cans, etc. in recycle bins located throughout the event area.
For information on the July 4 Celebration, including schedule of activities, events and contests, visit www.julyfourthdelraybeach.com or call (561) 278-0424.
For information on parking, road closures and/or trolley service, visit www.mydelraybeach.com and select Events Street Closures and Roadway Projects on the home page. Additional information is available by contacting the City's Public Information Office at (561) 243-7190 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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