Fourth of July guide: Where to watch fireworks in South Florida on July 4

 

Want to catch the pyrotechnic displays? Here are the best places to park your lawn chairs in South Florida this Fourth of July.

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By Amy Reyes | areyes@MiamiHerald.com

MIAMI-DADE

Aventura
9 p.m. along Country Club Drives, Aventura; 305-466-8930.

Bayfront Park
America's Birthday Bash takes over Bayfront Park with a kids' zone, food, Samuel Adams Beer Garden, live music, lawn games, giveaways and more.
Park opens at sunrise, beer garden open 2-9 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. 301 N. Biscanyne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550 or bayfrontparkmiami.com; free.

Bal Harbour Beach
9 p.m. fireworks display at the north end of Bal Harbour Beach, which is located north of 96th Street and Collins Avenue.

Black Point Park and Marina
Spend an all-American day at the park enjoying the bike and jog trails, fishing, boating, and food at Black Point Ocean Grill and top off the day with a fireworks display.
Park opens at sunrise, fireworks at 9 p.m. 24775 SW 87th Ave., Cutler Bay; 305-258-4092; free. 

Biltmore Hotel
Celebrate the Fourth of July in style at this iconic hotel's Fireworks Spectacular with a Stars and Stripes BBQ Dinner featuring traditional favorites including all-beef hamburgers and hot dogs, St. Louis style ribs, and All-American apple pie plus an open bar until 9:45 p.m. As an added bonus, the Biltmore is offering Florida residents a special “Stately Staycation” perk featuring 20% off the best available rate as well as complimentary valet parking at the hotel.
6:30-8:45 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; Hotel guests $150 for adults and $45 for children 12 and under, members $120 for adults and $40 for children 12 and under; just fireworks viewing on golf course is free; 855-666-1727. 

Coconut Grove
Enjoy the Barnacle's Old Fashioned Picnic and CocoWalk's annual Hot Dog Eating Contest, plus free ice cream, art activities for the kids, balloon animals and more.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. picnic, 5 p.m. Hot Dog eating contest, 9 p.m. fireworks, Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove; 305-461-5506; Free.

Dilido Beach Club at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach
Enjoy $10 vodka cocktails, $4 local and craft beers plus the all-you-can-eat buffet for $35.
5-9 p.m. 1 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 786-276-4000

Fire on the Fourth Festival
This year's official City of Miami Beach Fourth of July celebration moves to North Beach for an all-day festival with food trucks, live music (Spam Allstars and Marshall Brothers Band), yoga, DJs and more. Shuttles available between North Shore Bandshell Park and 42nd Street/Sheridan Avenue.
9 a.m.-10 p.m., fireworks North Shore Park Bandshell, 73rd and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; www.miamibeachfl.gov

Hialeah
The City of Hialeah celebrates Independence Day with live entertainment, kids zone with children's activities, fireworks, games, food and more. 
5-10 p.m., Milander Park, 4700 Palm Ave., Hialeah; www.hialeahfl.gov; free.Doral
Bring blankets and chairs and picnic baskets to celebrate in the city of Doral with live entertainment and a brilliant fireworks display.
6-9 p.m. JC Bermudez Park, 3000 NW 87th Ave., Doral; www.cityofdoral.com; free.

Homestead
Homestead-Miami Speedway hosts the fifth annual "Race to the Fourth" festival and fireworks show with live music by Mojo Scoundrels and Main Highway, food vendors, kids' rides, games and a fireworks show.
6-10 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. One Speedway Blvd., Homestead; 305-224-4570; www.cityofhomestead.com; Free, Champions club access $10-$20.

Jungle Island
Spend the day line dancing, chowing on barbecue and watching country stars Casey James and Craig Campbell perform before catching a glimpse of the fireworks over Biscayne Bay.
2-9 p.m., 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; $34.95 adults, $26.95 for children, $75 VIP.

Juvia
Reserve a space atop this popular Miami Beach rooftop to catch the fireworks and enjoy the blend of the regional cuisines of Asia, the flavors of South America and classic French techniques in the form of ceviches, tiraditos, fresh seafood and prime meats.
Dinner seating begins at 6 p.m. 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; Reservations at 305-763-8272; www.juviamiami.com.

Key Biscayne
Be prepared for some awesome homemade floats in the Key Biscayne's 55th annual Fourth of July Parade which takes place along Crandon Boulevard to West Enid. Anything goes in this contest of creativity with a $1000 purse to the winning team. The fireworks will follow at sunset.  
Parade at 11 a.m., see fireworks at Galen Drive and Crandon Boulevard after sunset; www.kb4.org; free.

Miami Lakes
Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy a picnic, concert and fireworks display.
5-9 p.m. 15151 NW 82nd Ave., Miami Lakes; 305-364-6100 (ext 1132) or visit miamilakes-fl.gov.

Miami Shores
Enjoy the fireworks show from the Miami Shores Aquatic Center or from the lawn of the Miami Shores Country Club Driving Range. Bring a picnic dinner or enjoy the barbecue at the concession stands.
5-9 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores; www.miamishoresvillage.com; Free.

North Miami
Celebrate the Fourth of July at FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus on the grounds of the Koven Center with music courtesy of NoMi Musical Nights and fireworks over Biscayne Bay at sundown. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.
7 p.m., fireworks at sundown, 3000 NE 151 St., Miami; 305-895-9840 or  www.northmiamifl.gov/northmiamifl/celebrate; free.

Palmetto Bay
There will be fun for the whole family with a Zumbathon, live music, fun zone, beer garden, hot dog eating contest, vendors and a fireworks display.
5-9:30 p.m., Franjo Triangle just east of Village Hall, along Franjo Road. Palmetto Bay; 305-259-1234 or www.PalmettoBay-FL.gov; free.

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
If you were considering becoming a member of PAMM, this is the time because the gorgeous new museum's perch on Biscayne Bay is prime fireworks watching real estate. Plus the chosen few will enjoy live entertainment and have food and drinks available for purchase. The gallery will be open until 9 p.m. to keep things high brow. 
6:30-10 p.m. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.pamm.org. Membership $55-$95. 

South Beach Lady
Cruise Biscayne Bay and catch stunning views of both Miami and Miami Beach while enjoying fireworks, a live DJ, open bar and a barbecue dinner. 
Boarding 7-8 p.m. at Hyatt Hotel dock, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; www.southbeachlady.com; $90, $65, $42 children under 12.

South Miami
Live entertainment, children's zone, food and beverages and fireworks.
5-9 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. Palmer Park, 6100 SW 67th Ave., South Miami

Will Call
Head to Uncle Sam's Slam Rock & Roll Fourth of July BBQ with live music by The Coathangers, Lying Thieves, The Riot Act and many more plus food and drink specials and fireworks at 9 p.m.
2-10 p.m. 700 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; $10.

 

BROWARD

Atlantic Hotel & Spa
Treat yourself to delicious southern-style favorites with all the fixins at Beauty & the Feast Bar| Kitchen, then catch the fireworks on the fifth floor Oceanfront Terrace.
6-8 p.m. All American Barbeque, 9 p.m. fireworks; 601 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale; 954-567-8020; $29.50 per person. Alcoholic beverages are not included in ticket price.

Coral Springs
Entertainment, bounce houses, kids' crafts, food and refreshments plus fireworks.
6-9 p.m., 10000 NW 29th St., Coral Springs; Free; 954-345-2200.

Davie
Pine Island Park offers live music, rides, bounce houses and free cake (while supplies last). 
3 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. 3801 S. Pine Island Rd., Davie; Free; www.davie-fl.gov.

Fort Lauderdale
Free day-long celebration with family activities, music, beach games and contests. Enjoy live music by Relyx and The Long Run, and Eagles tribute band.
12: 30-9:30 p.m. State Road A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale; Free; 954-828-5363.

Hollywood
The Star Spangled Spectacular will feature children's activities at Charnow Park from 2-6 p.m. plus live music by The Fabulons and Making Faces.
2-10 p.m., 9 p.m. fireworks, Hollywood Beach Theatre, 200 Johnson St., Hollywood; 954-921-3404; free.

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
The fun kicks off with a parade in the morning followed by activities for families in El Prado Park. 
10 a.m. parade, 9 p.m. fireworks; El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Dr., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov.

Pembroke Pines
Enjoy rides, food trucks, live music by the Pocket Change Band and fireworks at the Pembroke Pines Recreation Center.
6-9 p.m. 7400 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; Free; 954-435-6525.

Sunrise
Enjoy children’s rides, food and beverages and music by the Jacob Jeffries Band and the Grammy Award-nominated Spin Doctors followed by a fireworks display.
5-10 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Free; www.thebbtcenter.com.


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