Where to Watch July 4th 2016 Fireworks in West Palm Beach, Florida

Independence Day just wouldn't be the same without seeing a beautiful fireworks display that night. The July 4th fireworks help to remind us how this country had to fight for its independence and freedom. As families in West Palm Beach gather together on under the night sky the 4th of July 2016, here are the best spots to watch the glorious light and sound fireworks show in West Palm Beach.

West Palm Beach Waterfront

Park in the garage on 215 N. Olive Street at Banyan, or along the street at meters, and stroll on down to the waterfront for the 4th on Flagler fireworks event in West Palm Beach. The evening's festivities start at 5:00 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. It's an outdoor extravaganza that is free to attend. Food and beverage vendors will be on site to offer classic American food and a selection of craft beers. There will be three stages with live music, as well as a special military salute to honor those who have fought for our freedom. An 18-minute pyrotechnic display over the Intracoastal and synced to inspiring music will round out the night. Try to get there early, because over 100,000 attendees are expected, based on previous years.

Catamaran Cruise Aboard the Hakuna Matata

Set sail from Sailfish Marina on Singer Island on July 4th 2016. Travel in style on an intimate, 50-foot catamaran from Singer Island to Downtown West Palm Beach, where your captain will drop anchor. From your front row seat far from the madding crowd, enjoy the July 4th fireworks display as it lights up West Palm Beach's beautiful coastline. The catamaran seats only 40, so tickets are always in high demand. If you miss out this year, be sure to put it on your calendar for next year, as it is an annual event. You and your posse of partyers can bring your own beverages or purchase snacks and drinks on board. Fun runs from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Greenacres Community Park

For a decidedly family-friendly, less crowded 4th of July 2016 atmosphere, join the "Ignite the Night" Independence Day celebration at Greenacres Community Park on Jog Road in Greenacres. From 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., there will be live bands, patriotic costume contests, kids' rides and activities, and of course a splendid fireworks display, all with compliments of the City of Greenacres, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Admission is free for everyone, and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Kate Supino writes from sunny South Florida, and is happy to share insider tips for enjoying this tropical paradise.