It’s America’s 239th birthday, and whether you're planning an early night in or looking to get star spangled hammered, we believe this occasion should be celebrated in style. By style, we mean indulging in the fact that we live in the land of the free and the brave, and that Fourth of July 2015 happens to fall on a Saturday. So, let’s celebrate the American flag and continue to dismiss the confederate colors with this list for all of your partying needs.
Blue Martini 4th of July Party
2 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale, 2432 E Sunrise Blvd. Suite 1008, Fort Lauderdale. Visit facebook.com/bluemartinifortlauderdale.
Just because National Martini Day passed doesn’t mean you have to stop drinking like James Bond. Get your “shaken, not stirred” fix at Fort Lauderdale’s Blue Martini with happy hour for a whopping six hours, starting at 2 p.m. There will be a complimentary specialty martini tasting and music by Mr. NYC. Want to keep the party going, ladies (and, yeah, dudes)? Anyone without a Y chromosome drinks free from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m.
11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach. Tickets are $38.50; visit vanswarpedtour.com/dates/miami-fl-3.
Embrace your inner emo, high school self by attending Warped Tour this Fourth of July, because nothing screams “America” like the freedom to rock. This year's lineup includes August Burns Red, Escape the Fate, Pierce the Veil, Family Force 5 and more. Even if you don’t know the bands, the festival has been at this for a while (see feature nearby) and knows how to put on a party. You'll find something you like. Just don’t try to crowd surf this time – you’re not as young as you used to be. Yes, this show will be over before it gets dark, so you'll have plenty of time to get to the fireworks.
Propaganda’s Fourth of July After Party
8 p.m. Saturday, July 4 at Propaganda, 6 S. J St., Lake Worth. Visit facebook.com/events/847229542040768/
Lake Worth’s Propaganda always knows how to have a good time. At their USA birthday celebration, they're bringing music, art, vendors and other distractions. Music is provided by electro group Greenhouse Lounge as well as rock band Heavy Pets’s side project DuBBle James, a dubstep electro concern. There will also be a jam session with members of The Tribe.
Parties at America’s Backyard
7 p.m. Friday, July 3, and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at America’s Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Visit facebook.com/MyAmericasBackyard.
America’s Backyard has not one, but two patriotic parties for you. The fun starts Friday with the bar’s Red, White, & Sailor Blue Independence Day Party. Yes, those who wear red, white, and blue will be served a free Sailor Jerry cocktail. There will also be live music by TJ Cronin. As for Saturday, the same dress code applies and there will be a Mr. & Miss Independence Day contest. The best costumers will win a pair of Mad Decent Block Party tickets. Good luck!
Red, White and Violet Party
11 p.m. Saturday, July 4 at the Manor, 2345 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors. No cover before midnight, $15 for 21 and under. Call 954-626-0082 or visit facebook.com/ManorComplex.
At the Manor's red, white and Violet party, attendees get to see Violet the drag queen do her thang. Yeah, she's a better dancer than you are. Enjoy it.
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.