West Palm Beach Mayor urges residents to celebrate Fourth of July safely

first_imgMayor Keith James spoke Thursday morning about how Independence Day is a time to celebrate, but it’s also a time to stay safe with the spike in COVID-19 cases in Florida.Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Fourth of July celebrations will look a little different this year.West Palm Beach won’t be hosting its traditional “4th on Flagler” event. Instead, Mayor James said he’s launching a new initiative for this weekend called “DIY 4th of July,” which encourages people to enjoy and host their own celebrations this weekend in a safe manner.For those living in West Palm Beach, the the city plans to celebrate by setting off fireworks at two undisclosed locations starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday.West Palm Beach has posted several videos online which include fun, creative tutorials on how to have a safe holiday weekend at home. To watch those videos, click here.last_img

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