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Make Your Fourth of July Fabulous
Fill your July 4th celebration with fireworks, food and festivities

Fill your Independence Day with fireworks and fun at the City's Fabulous Fourth Celebration on Thursday, July 4 at Countess de Hoernle Park / Spanish River Athletic Facility (1000 NW Spanish River Blvd). Festivities start at 6:30pm and a spectacular fireworks show begins at 9pm.

This free event will feature free rides and activities for children, and a wide array of food options for purchase. The Adam Jason Band will play a variety of music at 6:30pm, from classic rock to today's hits. Check out our Fabulous Fourth newsflash for more information on what to expect and parking instructions.
Want the perfect playlist for your July 4th BBQ? Check out the City's ultimate Fourth of July playlist on Spotify! Celebrate with songs from Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Voctave, Ray Charles, Zac Brown Band, Whitney Houston and more!

Just search for "City of Boca Raton" and you'll find our Fourth of July playlist (or click the link above).
Rise to the Challenge of Plastic Free July
Use the pledge to make small changes

Plastic Free July is an international campaign to raise awareness about the abundance of single-use plastics in our everyday lives and challenge individuals to make small changes to reduce their use. Commit to one or more changes and take the pledge to go disposable plastic-free.

Learn more on our Plastic Free July 2019 page, or visit our Sustainability page to see how Boca Raton continues to be a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship.
As part of Plastic Free July and Park & Recreation Month, join us for an Intracoastal Kayak/Canoe Cleanup on Saturday, July 27 from 9am to 12pm at Spanish River Park. You can bring your own canoe or kayak, borrow one (supply is limited, RSVP), or join on land for a beach cleanup.

Register online at Gumbo Limbo. If you have any questions, contact Lindsey Roland Nieratka at or 561-393-7997.
Finally, check out our latest episode ( Episode 26 - Take the Pledge to go Plastic Free) of our Boca Behind the Scenes podcast where we chat with Sustainability Manager Lindsey Nieratka about Plastic Free July and what you can do to reduce the use of single-use plastics.

Are you subscribed to our podcast? You can now find us wherever you listen! Search for Boca Behind the Scenes on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Google Podcasts and our City website. Visit our Podcasts page to learn more about Boca Behind the Scenes.
Swim and Racquet Center rendering
Take a Dip at the New Swim & Racquet Center
Celebrate Park and Recreation Month

July is Park and Recreation Month. The City of Boca Raton Recreation Services in partnership with the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District invite you to celebrate the opening of the NEW Swim & Racquet Center (21618 St. Andrews Blvd).
Game on! NRPA's Park and Recreation Month - July 2019
Kick the day off with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on July 20 at 9:30am, and then have some fun at a FREE Open House event at 10am, featuring activities and demos, DJ music, food trucks, bounce houses, life-size games, arts & crafts and FREE pool admission.

View the City Calendar for more information.
The Rankings Keep Coming for Boca Raton
Best Beach Town ✔️ We agree!
Best City to Live In ✔️ We agree!
WalletHub recently ranked Boca Raton #5 in their 2019 Best Beach Town to Live In list out of 146 cities (ocean). To compile this list, WalletHub compared cities across 62 key indicators of livability, including weather, affordability, safety, economy, quality of life, education and health. Boca Raton is the only city in Palm Beach County to make it into the Top 10, and the #5 rank is two spots higher than where Boca Raton ranked in 2018 (#7).

In another list compiled by Chamber of Commerce, Boca Raton was ranked #19 in Florida's Best Cities to Live In for 2019. Boca Raton was one of 9 Palm Beach County municipalities that ranked among the Top 100.

Learn more about Boca Raton beaches in our News Flash or view more of Boca Raton's accomplishments at Awards and Recognition.
See How Easy the NEW Over-the-Counter Permit Process Is

Over-the-Counter permits are now available for homeowners looking to replace windows, doors, garage doors, or install hurricane shutters. Provided there are no changes to exterior walls, same-day permits can be issued and you can get to work.

Visit the City of Boca Raton YouTube channel for a quick video showing and explaining the over-the-counter permit process or visit our Newsflash for more information on the over-the-counter permit review process.
Someone's hand pressing buttons on new parking meter
Existing Parking Meters to be Replaced July 12-19

All the parking meters in the City, including in and around Mizner Park, the South Beach Pavilion, West Red Reef Park, and along Spanish River Boulevard, will be replaced beginning July 12. The meters will be shut off the morning of July 12 and reactivated on July 19. During this time period, metered parking spaces will be free for all patrons.

Once the meter replacement program is complete, Parking Services will begin work on adding new metered spaces in Downtown from Palmetto Park Road to SE 11 Street as well as a new mobile application to pay for parking spaces. Both programs are expected to go live before the end of the year.
Each month we bring you a curated list of the Top Things to Do & Know in Boca Raton. July keeps the action going with Plastic Free July, Park and Recreation Month, a Fabulous Fourth celebration with a spectacular fireworks show, and so much more!
NOTE: There will be one City Council Meeting per month for July and August. The regular schedule for City Council Meetings will resume in September.
City Offices Closed & Sanitation Changes
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Summer in the City Keeps Bringing the Fun

The City of Boca Raton's Summer in the City series is in full swing with a line-up of FREE tribute concerts, fun and games and ticketed events at Downtown Boca's Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real) running through August 11.

The remaining free lineup for Summer in the City includes:

Ticketed Concerts include:

Trending Videos

Our hometown is getting a lot of mentions lately! While we can count on a handful of celebrities to get the pronunciation right, others may need a friendly reminder. From movies and Saturday Night Live to music and advertisements, here are some examples of the right and wrong way to say Boca Raton.

The Spanish River Park Beach Tunnel murals have been completed after the Art in Public Places Board received 20 qualified applicants and selected 6 artists to participate in the project. The murals were unveiled by location from April 2019 - May 2019.
The "Dog Days of Summer"
are here!

Take advantage of the cooler morning and afternoon hours on the weekends for playtime with your favorite pooch. The Bark Beach at Spanish River Park is open Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Check website for more info.

Or head over to Mizner Bark Dog Park . daily 7am - dusk; Wednesdays Noon-dusk.

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