Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating. While Food Trucks and vendors are available on site, guests should also consider bringing adequate hydration (alcoholic beverages are not allowed), snacks, sunscreen, and appropriate attire for warm summer weather. While the area is treated in advance for mosquitos, bug spray is also recommended.
What is not allowed?
Personal fireworks, alcoholic beverages, and pets (with the exception of service animals), are not allowed in Village Park.
Does it cost anything?
Wellington’s 4th of July Celebration is free to attend. There is no cost for admission. All activities are free, with the exception of purchases made at Food Trucks or with vendors.
Is there parking at the event?
Parking is available onsite, but is very limited. Guests are strongly encouraged to make use of the free shuttle service provided from the Mall at Wellington Green, by Nordstrom. The shuttles begin running at 5:30 pm.
Please note:Shuttles do not run during the fireworks show which begins at 9:15 pm. The show lasts approximately 30 minutes. Shuttles will resume running when the lights come back on after the show.
Do vendors / food trucks accept credit cards?
While some vendors and Food Trucks may accept credit cards, it is recommended to have cash on hand for purchases.
How do I report a lost child?
In the event of a lost child, please report immediately to the First Aid / Lost Child Tent in the middle of the field where our staff will be able to further assist you. Please be prepared to provide the child’s name, age, description, and last known location.
Where is First Aid located?
There are two locations for first aid. One will be located between the two fields closest to the gymnasium, in a clearly marked red tent. Guests can also visit the front desk inside the gymnasium for first aid assistance.
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For additional questions and concerns about Wellington's July 4th Celebration, please call us at (561) 791-4005.
What activities need a bracelet?
Participation in all activities requires the purchase of a bracelet, with the exception of purchases made with Food Trucks or vendors. Adult bracelets are only needed for the Haunted Hallways or the Hay Rides.
Bracelets will also be available for purchase at the event. Sales on the day of are CASH ONLY, and end at 9:00 p.m.
An ATM will be available on site.
Bracelet prices are $10 per child, $5 per adult on the day of the event. Children 2 and under are free. Bracelets for adults are only needed for the Haunted Hallways or Hay Rides.
Is parking available at the event?
Yes, however available parking is limited. We strongly encourage guests to take advantage of the free shuttle, located at the Palm Tran Bus Stop by Nordstrom at the Mall at Wellington Green. The shuttle runs from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Those still wishing to park at the event should try to arrive early and carpool if possible.
Is there an ATM on site?
Yes, there will be an ATM on site, near the gym main entrance.
When are the Costume & Pie Eating Contests? Do I need to sign up?
No sign ups are necessary for the costume contests, however a bracelet is required to participate.
The pie eating contests are first come, first serve. Sign up at the sound stage. A bracelet is required to participate.
See the event schedule for start times (to be posted soon!)
Are there Age Restrictions for any activities?
Children must be 12 years of age to go through the Hallways without an adult. The Haunted Hallways are not recommended for children under the age of 10.
Hay Rides: Children must be 12 years of age to ride without an adult.
Are the Haunted Hallways scary?
The Haunted Hallways are intended to be frightening, and may utilize strobe lights, extremely loud noises, fog effects, realistic props, cinematic gore, power tools, tight spaces, and low lighting.
The Haunted Hallways are not recommended for children under the age of 10.
Children must be 12 years of age to go through the Hallways without an adult.
Are pets allowed at Fall Festival?
No pets (with the exception of service animals) are allowed in the park.
Do I need to be a resident to reserve a pavilion?
No, you do NOT need to reside in Wellington in order to rent a pavilion. Pavilion rentals are available for both residents and non-residents.
How far in advance can I reserve a pavilion?
Pavilions can be reserved up to 3 months in advance.
Are Bounce Houses allowed at the pavilions?
Yes, bounce houses are allowed, but can only be placed at the following locations:
Village Park: All Pavilions – 1, 2 and 3
Tiger Shark Cove
Only Pavilion 3 (large)
IMPORTANT: The rental company providing the bounce house must provide a generator for the inflatable, and must have a certificate of liability insurance on file with the Village of Wellington Parks and Recreation Department PRIOR to the rental date. Please call (561) 791-4005 with questions or concerns.