5 free and cheap things to do in Miami

Fourth of July weekend rocks Miami with numerous free and cheap events. We’ve highlighted a few here: 

Fireworks on Monday

Let’s start with the big holiday on July 4. We’ve got a list of 16 free or cheap events where one can sprawl on a blanket or (grandparents can sit on a beach chair), listen to music, eat good food, watch the exploding fireworks and play with the kids and the dog. From Hialeah to Homestead and from Miami Beach to West Kendall, America’s 240th birthday and independence parties will light your fuse. 

Music on Sunday

Spend a lazy afternoon on July 3 listening to Batuke Samba Funk in a Miami Beach courtyard, sipping on a local cocktail and let the fusion of the Brazilian sounds of funk and samba float your worries away. Then head over to Wynwood for an early evening of pre-fourth celebration with tasty barbecue and listen to blues master Zach Deputy and Robby Hunter of Magic City Hippies. 

Party in Hialeah

Close out the summer series in The Leah Arts District in Hialeah with a party on July 2. There will be music By Mr. Brown, DJ Aliyo, DJ JimboSlice and DJ Meta 4; live Street Art by Hialeah’s Original 7up Crew and local vendors. Expect complimentary beer sampling by Unbranded Brewing Co. and cocktails by Mist Twst and Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Party in Brickell 

Kick off the weekend on July 1 with a late night party with Plastic Funk in Brickell. The duo’s hit single “Dr. Who!” was especially popular in the United Kingdom. 

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