Five Wildest Fourth of July Parties in Broward and Palm Beach
Fourth of July is a chronological bookmark in U.S. history, honoring the day this nation adopted the Declaration of Independence, making it special and not British. From a party standpoint, July 4 represents barbecues, fireworks, and flag-patterned bikinis and banana hammocks.
Explosives lit by drunken folks will keep skies and fingertips burning brightly all over the country. But for those of us celebrating this honorable holiday in the sweltering heat of Broward and Palm Beach counties, here are a few excellent ways to show your love for 'Murica. These events include electronic beats, opportunities to stuff face with delicious food, and even USA-themed burlesque.
Only a Swede would marry country with EDM...
5. Boomin' Beats Industry EDM Party
6 p.m. Friday, July 4. Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Visit respectablestreet.com.
The West Palm musical haven Respectable Street presents its second-annual industry EDM event. Hosted by Chris J Prizm, the blowout promises some of the biggest electronic producers locally and from around the world. The party that's noted by the promoters online as "by the people, for the people" is presented by both Millennium Recordings and Bad Ass Shit Records. Don't forget to don your favorite rainbow tutu or unicorn mask; there will be a streaming, global broadcast from the-lost-art.com. Look and feel your best -- you're representing the SoFla dance music scene to the world here.
4. Cookout for Healthy Bellies
5 p.m. Friday, July 4. Dada, 52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Donations requested. Visit sub-culture.org/dada.
Rock 'n' roll and good food will rule at Dada's do-gooder Fourth of July event benefiting the Delray org Healthy Bellies, which feeds and educates at-risk youth and their families about eating healthfully. Skinny Jimmy & the Stingrays and the Riot Act will perform for this very tasty cause.
The charity was founded by the restaurant's executive chef, Bruce Feingold, and his wife, Amanda. Healthy Bellies has a goal of providing a crock pot to each of the 700 families at Delray Beach's Achievement Center. Come out, rock out, and donate -- it's the human thing to do.