July 4 Festivities: Where to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July in Miami, Miami Beach and South Florida
The nation's celebrating its bday. Where should we celebrate in South Florida? We've got it scoped out for you.
Want to know where to park your folding chair, boat or behind to enjoy the festivities this July 4? We've got it mapped out for you.
FOR THE LAND LOVERS
Here are some of the favorite places to bring the whole family for a day-long celebration. Don't forget your folding chairs.
Miami throws America's Birthday Bash every year starting at 3 p.m. with fun for the kids, music, food and beverage. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
301 North Biscayne Boulevard Miami; 305-358-7550.
Miami Beach celebrates Independence Day with Fire on the Fourth which includes live performances from Fred Thomas, South Florida Symphony Orchestra Quartet and DJ Maximus3000 and a great view of the fireworks display which starts at 9 p.m.
Noon-10 p.m. 8 Street & Ocean Drive Beach, Miami Beach.
Fireworks will return to the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables thanks to an infusion of cash from a multitude of sponsors. This year’s event starts at 5 p.m. and also includes a concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band at 7 p.m., along with concessions and patriotic mascots. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
Coral Gables fireworks, 5 to 9 p.m. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave.; Free
Enjoy live music, food, kidz zone and fireworks at Peacock Park.
4-9 p.m., 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove; 305-444-7270.
Miami Speedway hosts an Independence Day festival and fireworks show with entertainment, food and music with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
5-10 p.m. at One Speedway Blvd., Homestead; 305-224-4570
Key Biscayne's Fourth of July includes a traditional parade, music and fireworks. The parade runs along Crandon Boulevard starting at 11am fireworks shoot off at sunset.
There will be waterfront fireworks at 9 p.m. at Black Point Park & Marina, 24775 SW 87th Ave. For more information visit www.palmettobay-fl.gov.
There will be live bands, face painting, food and beverages and a fireworks display.
5-10 p.m. at Palmer Park, 6120 SW 67th Ave. For more information call 305-663-6338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a fireworks display following live music and children’s entertainment starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the FIU Biscayne Bay campus, 300 NE 151st St. For more information visit www.northmiamifl.gov.
At 9 p.m. Wednesday there will be a fireworks display visible from any point of Country Club Drive. For more information call 305-466-8930 or visit www.cityofaventura.com.
North Bay Village
There will be entertainment from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dr. Paul Vogel Community Park, 7920 West Drive. For more information visit www.nbvillage.com.
From 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. there will be children’s activities and live entertainment. At 9 p.m. there will be fireworks and a laser display at Milander Park, 4700 Palm Ave.
There will be an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration starting at 10 a.m. until the fireworks display. At noon there will be a parade starting at the Community Center. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. there will be food, entertainment, water slides and beverages at the Country Club, 650 Curtiss Parkway.
The Village at Gulfstream Park
Enjoy activities for the entire family, including a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, arts and crafts and live music. Later, grab a spot anywhere in the scenic Village of shops and restaurants to catch an elaborate firework display by The City of Hallandale Beach. 4 p.m. The Village at Gulfstream Park, 501 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach
The good people at Florida by Water have a few suggestions for boaters who want to watch the fireworks on deck. Navigate your vessel to Fourth of July fun from the Keys north to West Palm Beach.
The action takes place around Sombrero Beach at MM50 oceanside and starts off at 10:30 p.m. with a parade, then a day filled with food, family fun and entertainment. More info at 305-743-5417.
Miami (Bayfront Park)
Around 200 spectator boats gather to watch the action from the waters of Biscayne Bay by Bayfront Park.
Miami (Bal Harbour)
Village of Bal Harbour is a great spot to watch fireworks, which are launched from the south jetty of Bakers Haulover Inlet. For more information at 305-535-8724.
See the display in Fort Lauderdale Beach, which launches its show by A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.
The City of Hollywood 4th of July Celebration Fireworks is launched offshore of Hollywood Beach.
The City will be doing a firework show off the pier beginning at 9 p.m. The fun starts early with family fun activities.
West Palm Beach
The waterfront in West Palm Beach hosts a day of festivities leading up to the 9 p.m. fireworks display. Info at wpb.org/4th or call 561-822-2222.
CELEBRATE IN COMFORT
If you don't want to fight for a plot of land to throw down your picnic blanket or a space to anchor your boat, head to these events at local venues that all have a great view of the action.
Bianca at Delano
Enjoy an all-American Backyard barbecue at Bianca at the tony Delano hotel. Gobble ribs, seafood, White Truffle ice cream and other treats while the kids enjoy activities and the Joshua Stedman band performs. $75 per person.
4-10 p.m. 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; www.delano-hotel.com
One of the most enviable views of Biscayne Bay, this will be a great perch to check out the fireworks as you get a mouthful of American favorites at their all-you-can-eat Barbecue Buffet. Priced at $65 per adult, $25 per child (12 years and under),
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. and dinner from 5 –11 p.m. 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne; 305-361-3818.
Lincoln Road hotspot Juvia is offering two seatings on the Fourth of July. Get there at or before 7:30 p.m. and you can enjoy their menu which features an array of crudo, delectable entrees and craft cocktails along with a nice view of Miami Beach's fireworks display. Or reserve for 10 p.m. for post-fireworks dining.
1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305-763-8272.
Hang out by Mondrian’s picturesque pool while enjoying barbecue snacks and festive drinks. Asia de Cuba offers a special, Independence Day menu of American favorites with a Latin twist.Open to the public, $50 minimum food and beverage consumption per person.
Starting noon at Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-514-1500.
Get suited up for the One Natin Pool Party at the Shore Club complete with a selection of barbecue items, frozen drinks and beer along with beats by DJ Triarchy and RS^2. Open to the public, $20 cover charge.
Noon at Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-3226
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