4 Fourth of July Hometown Celebration Parade, featuring elected leaders, local businesses, civic groups, schools, bands, organizations and residents. 10:30 a.m. at Weston Town Center (and surrounding area). Free. 954-385-2000, westonfl.org.
4 Old Fashioned Fourth at Flamingo Gardens, Davie. Celebrate Independence Day 1930s style. Barbecue and picnic lunches at the Flamingo cafe, jazz and swing music, vintage Model A cars. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 954-473-2955, flamingogardens.org.
4 Tenth Annual 4th of July Celebration, including a kids’ fun zone, concessions, live music and fireworks. 5:30 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton. Free.
4 Salute to Independence, Boynton Beach. The city’s celebration includes food, concerts, fireworks and more along the city’s waterfront. At Intracoastal Park, 2240 N. Federal Highway. Free.
4 July Fourth Celebration, Delray Beach. Family-friendly celebration featuring a sand-sculpture contest, music, children’s activities, live entertainment on the beach, food and a fireworks display. Events start at 8 a.m. and last all day, culminating in fireworks at 9 p.m. On the beach at the intersection of A1A and Atlantic Avenue. downtowndelraybeach.com.
4 Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Picnic at The Barnacle Historic State Park, Coconut Grove. Celebrate Independence Day with hot food, live music, games, crafts and fun for the whole family. Admission $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12, children under 6 are free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. miamiandbeaches.com.
7, 14, 21 and 28 Friday Night Sound Waves, a free live music series on Fort Lauderdale Beach, featuring the Fabulons (7), Goodnicks (14), Othello Molineux Quintet (21) and Shauna Sweeney (28). 6-9 p.m. on the sand at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, Fort Lauderdale. fridaynightsoundwaves.com.
11 Pinion Passion Hour, benefiting Special Olympics Broward County and its athletes. 5:30 p.m. at Café Vico, 1125 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. $10, members; $15, non-members (includes one cocktail and light bites). 954-614-6795, pinioninc.com.
11, 12 and 13 Moonlight Turtle Walks, an evening of sea turtle exploration. Nature permitting, participants will see a 300-pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs. The adventure begins at 9 p.m. at the Museum of Discovery and Science with an informative session about turtles and continues to Fort Lauderdale beach, where Museum guides will lead guests to the turtles’ nesting grounds. Participants must be 9 or older. Advance reservations are required. $19, members; $21, non-members. 954-713-0930, mods.org.
14 Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk, an opportunity to explore Japanese gardens, sip craft sake, indulge in Pan-Asian cuisine and enjoy a roaring taiko drum performance. 5:30 p.m. at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Tickets start at $5 (food, drink and drum performance not included in admission price). 561-495-0233, morikami.org.
15 Cruisin’ Down the River, a boat ride with Bonnet House down the New River on the Carrie B paddlewheel boat. Hear tales about the river while enjoying wine and treats from Kelly’s Landing Seafood Restaurant. 5 p.m. at 3440 N. New River Drive East, Fort Lauderdale. $45, members; $55, non-members (includes two glasses of wine and a boxed lunch). 954-653-1554, bonnethouse.org.
15 Watch local pit masters compete at Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast and Competition, an event for the whole family, with barbecue items starting at $5, live music, beer and fun activities for everyone. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Free. 954-468-1541, goriverwalk.com.
19 Symphony of the Americas, under the baton of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, will be joined by international musicians for an evening of music at Summerfest 2017. 6:30 p.m., dessert reception; 7:30 p.m., concert, at Temple Dor Dorim, 2360 Glades Circle, Weston. $10, students; $30, general; $50, Virtuoso Society preferred seating. 954-900-2286, westonphilharmonic.org.
21-23 Margaritaville Sports & Recreation’s Yoga In Margaritaville, its first yoga retreat, which includes indoor and outdoor yoga instruction, workshops on wellness topics, healthy cuisine and more, all taking place at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. Melanie Buffett, niece of Jimmy Buffett, will be a guest speaker. margaritavillesports.com/
25-30 BugFest-By-The-Sea, Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Kick off the lobster mini season with a party, a lobster hunting class and a workshop before The Great Florida Bug Hunt Contest. Prizes will be given in several categories, including biggest lobster. $20 registration includes a BugFest T-shirt and goody bag. bugfestbythesea.com.
28 Movie Night: Moana, a free movie under the moonlight, preceded by a Polynesian dance pre-show. 7:30 p.m. (pre-show), 8 p.m. (movie) at Mizner Park Amphitheater in downtown Boca Raton. Free. Food and beverages available to purchase. 561-393-7890, myboca.us/826/Mizner-Park-Amphitheater.
28 A Jerry Garcia Historical Retrospective, a performance by Unlimited Devotion, a Grateful Dead tribute band, which will offer its own musical interpretation of the Grateful Dead with strong funk and jazz influences. 8 p.m. at Arts Garage, 94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org.
—Robyn A. Friedman and wire services