Town helps fund W. Palm fireworks
Palm Beach will contribute a chunk of money to its neighboring city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display.
The Town Council approved Tuesday paying of $12,000 toward the city of West Palm Beach’s 4th on Flagler waterfront celebration along Flagler Drive.
The free event features an 18-minute fireworks show, live music, games, food, drinks and other activities. The city pays about $81,500 for the event after expenses and revenue, city spokeswoman Kathleen Walter said. The fireworks cost $75,000, she said.
The town has previously paid to be an “official sponsor,” including last year.
“Since many Palm Beach residents enjoy the Fourth on Flagler fireworks, we believe this town sponsorship is fair, provides a public benefit, and is good intergovernmental relations,” Town Manager Tom Bradford wrote in a memo to the council.
The Independence Day celebration attracts more than 120,000 people. The city bills it as “South Florida’s largest and best Fourth of July celebration.”
West Palm Beach will feature fireworks and live music for Fourth of July.