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The beaches may be closed for the Fourth of July weekend but that doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun and celebrate the holiday weekend here in Palm Beach County. Whether you hop ona boat and get out on the water or just enjoy being in the nice Florida sun, here are some things to do this weekend while remaining socially distant.

Fair Eats Drive Thru- West Palm Beach

Fair Eats is bringing back all the delicious fair foods to the South Florida Fairgrounds this weekend. The drive thru event will be filled with deep fried Oreos, corn dogs, funnel cakes, turkey legs and much more. The process is simple, just head to the South Florida Fairgrounds and drive in and order your fair food and drive out, you don’t even need to get out of your car. The event

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This year, West Palm Beach is continuing their traditional 4th on Flagler event but this year, the firework display will be taking place virtually.  Instead of spectators lining Flagler Drive and the waterfront in West Palm Beach, spectators can enjoy the celebration from the comfort of their own homes.

The event will be televised due to social distancing and recommendations from the CDC and county. The 4th on Flagler will not only be celebrating America’s independence but also this year, the city of West Palm Beach is turning 125 years old. West Palm Beach became a city on July 21st, 1903.

The fireworks will be televised live on WPBF 25 News channel as part of their WPBF 25’S Project CommUNITY: Fireworks From Home. Fireworks will begin at 9 pm on

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This summer, the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is hosting a virtual summer camp for kids interested in nature and science.

The summer camp consists of five sessions once a week and campers will get a chance to create activities through their interactive camp sessions. The campers must have access to a computer of mobile device and most of the activities will take place outside in your own backyard.

The sessions include topics such as conservation, cool science facts, and South Florida’s eco-system. Those who register for the virtual camp will receive a camp box filled with supplies for crafts, exploration, and activities.

The camp dates will be based on grade level each child will be entering in the fall.

1st- 2nd Grade: Every Monday: July 6th,

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Things are starting to get back to normal here in Jupiter and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum has added a calendar of events for the month of July. Due to safety guidelines and restrictions, the events and tours are limited to a certain number of people so be sure to reserve your space and visitors are required to please wear a mask or facial covering.

July Events at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

Lighthouse Sunset Tour: July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, and July 29th

Climb to the Top of the Lighthouse and take in the credible view of Jupiter and watch the sunset. The tours last approximately an hour and visitors will get a change to see inside the lighthouse watch room and watch the light illuminate the sky. Tickets are

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Many Fourth of July celebrations across South Florida and the country have been adjusting their firework shows to keep everyone safe and healthy. Many fireworks to celebrate America’s independence will still be going and some will be virtual for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Here is a list of 4th of July Firework Celebrations happening in Florida this upcoming weekend.

Palm Beach County:

Boca Raton Fabulous Fourth: is a week-long virtual celebration starting June 27th through Saturday, July 4th. The fireworks will be shown on the Boca Raton Recreation social media pages and the City of Boca Raton’s YouTube channel.

North Palm Beach: The firework display is cancelled at the Country Club, but the Village of North Palm Beach is

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The Town of Jupiter is thinking of fun and entertaining ways to keep kids thinking and active this summer. The town recently announced their newest program called “Camp in a Box”.

Every month during the summer, the town hosts a summer camp filled with activities and projects that all match that week’s theme. Each week has a different thing and each box includes activities such as cooking projects, socially distinct games, arts and crafts, virtual tours, and much more. Tour counselors will create videos and post them each week for guidance and directions.

The “Camp in a Box” boxes will include materials for each week’s theme. Boxes can be picked up the Friday before the activity week at Jupiter’s Community Center. “Camp in a Box” costs $20 dollars

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Downtown Palm Beach Gardens, formally known as Downtown at the Gardens is back open and ready for you to come to dine and shop at one of several shops, boutiques, hair salons, movie theater, and restaurants.

The outdoor shopping and lifestyle center underwent a name change in the beginning of the year. In addition to the name change more stores and restaurants will be coming to the Downtown. Currently under construction is the new Lifetime Athletic Center, a resort style fitness center that will feature 3-stories of fitness classes, a rooftop bistro, and a spa.

The Downtown at the Gardens opened in 2005 with Whole Foods and Cobb Theaters as its anchor stores. The name change comes as an opportunity to celebrate the city. Downtown Palm Beach Gardens

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The “River of Grass” is one of America’s great natural wonders. If you live in Florida and have yet to visit, this summer is the perfect time. Here are a few of the best entry points.

Big Cypress

Along the Tamiami Trail in the 720,000-acre wilderness of Big Cypress National Preserve, alligators line the canal banks like scaly, cold-blooded Lincoln logs. The reptiles reign in the swamp, particularly along the 25-mile Loop Road that leads off the main highway into the deep Everglades.

Fakahatchee Strand

Venture into Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and you could see an elusive Florida panther, or a black bear, or the famous ghost orchid, which was featured in Susan Orlean’s best-selling book “The Orchid Thief” (which was made into a

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The following Emergency Order 2020-012 issued June 25, 2020 has been re-posted verbatim to prevent misinterpretation.

“Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-012 has been issued requiring face coverings in Palm Beach County. This order applies in all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County and will be effective Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:01 A.M.

Facial coverings must be worn by all persons, other than those specifically exempted, while obtaining any good or service or otherwise visiting or wfaceall persons in public places where social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines is not possible or not being practiced. 

All persons utilizing the County's Palm Tran transit services including fixed route, Palm Tran

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Four South Florida attractions have come together again for the 10th year in a row to offer unlimited admission as part of their Summer Savings Pass. The pass gives tickets holders unlimited access to four area attractions throughout the summer and fall until October 31st.

The four attractions participating include Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Discovery and Science and Zoo Miami.

Passes are $59.99 for adults and $49.99 for children ages 3 to 12 years old. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the passes usually last the summer months but have been extended for the time the attractions have been closed.

The passes are currently on sale now and can be purchased online. The attractions recommend that you check their website before you

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