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

Miami-Dade


Aventura

9 pm along Country Club Drive, Aventura; 305-466-8930.

 

Bayfront Park
America’s Birthday Bash takes over Bayfront Park with a kids’ zone, food, beer garden, live music, lawn games, giveaways and more.
Beer garden open noon-10 pm, Kids’ Zone open 3-7 pm fireworks at 9 pm 301 N. Biscanyne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550;  www.bayfrontparkmiami.com; free.   

 

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 pm 24775 SW 87th Ave., Cutler Bay; 305-258-4092; www.miamidade.gov; 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 and All-American apple pie plus an open bar until 9:45 p.m.
6:30-8:45 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 855-666 1727; www.biltmorehotel.comHotel guests $170 for adults and $45 for children 12 and under, members $135 for adults and $40 for children 12 and under; just fireworks viewing on golf course is free.  

 

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.
3-7 pm picnic, 5 p.m. Hot Dog eating contest, 9 p.m. fireworks, Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove; 305-461-5506;  www.facebook.com; free.

 

Doral
Bring blankets and chairs and picnic baskets to celebrate in the city of Doral with live entertainment and a brilliant fireworks display.
5 pm, fireworks at 9:20 pm Doral Central Park, 3000 NW 87th Ave., Doral; www.cityofdoral.com; free.

 

Hialeah
The City of Hialeah celebrates Independence Day with live entertainment, kids’ zone with children’s activities, fireworks, games, food and more.
6-10 pm, Ted Hendricks Stadium at Milander Park, 4700 Palm Ave., Hialeah; www.hialeahfl.gov; free.

 

Homestead
Homestead-Miami Speedway hosts the annual “Race to the Fourth” festival and fireworks show with live music, food vendors, kids’ rides, games and a fireworks show.
6-10 pm, fireworks at 9 p.m. One Speedway Blvd., Homestead; 305-224-4570; www.cityofhomestead.com; Free, Champions club access $10-$20.

 

Key Biscayne
Marvel at some awesome homemade floats in the Key Biscayne’s 56th annual Fourth of July Parade which takes place along Crandon Boulevard to West Enid. The fireworks will follow at 9 pm. 
Parade at 11 am, see fireworks at 9 pm on the Village Green or anywhere with a view of the Atlantic Ocean; www.kb4.org; free.

 

 

Miami Beach

There may not be a better combination of hospitality and viewing of fireworks on Miami Beach than at the various party decks at the Clevelander South Beach. On the SPF4 Rooftop (4th floor) enjoy an open bar from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. for $100 (plus tax). On the C-LEVEL Rooftop (6th floor) $25 (plus tax) gets you into a private general admission area with cash bars and an option for bottle service. Doors open for both rooftops at 6 p.m. Not to be missed is “The Patriot” an $8 frozen drink that combines Mickey’s Rum Runner, a Clevelander Colada and SOBE Lemonade. Tickets can be purchased at Clevelander.wantickets.com  
Clevelander Hotel, 1020 Ocean Drive., Miami Beach.


The City of Miami Beach Fourth of July celebration “Fire on the Fourth” is an all-day festival with food trucks, live music by Family Stone and Grand Funk Railroad, kids’ activities, DJs and more. Shuttles available between North Shore Bandshell Park and 42nd Street/Sheridan Avenue.
9 am-9 pm, fireworks North Shore Park Bandshell, 73rd and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; www.miamibeachfl.gov; free.

 

Party on the sands of Nikki Beach on South Beach during their 12th Annual beach party and barbecue plus 17 hours of non-stop dance music. Nearly a dozen DJs will trade off manning the decks while you feast on burgers, baby back ribs, mac ‘n cheese balls and truffle fries.Fireworks after sunset.

Noon, One Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; tickets start at $15, barbecue items at $9; 305-538-1111 or www.nikkibeach.com.

 

They’re partying a day early at the Delano Hotel with their first Night Swim Pool Party on July 3. The Fourth of July Weekend BBQ will be served all day, even during the Privileged Sundays Pool Party which kicks off at 2 pm. Knock around a few beach balls, relax on colorful floaties and cool off with ice cream. DJs Tito, Nate Ryan and Dave Sol take turns at the booth. 

2 p.m. Sunday, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-672-2000; https://www.facebook.com/DelanoSouthBeach/?fref=ts

 

Party on The Gale rooftop and get the best view of fireworks. From 3-10 pm enjoy a decadent BBQ, Jack Daniels and Tito’s Vodka cocktails and Budweiser brews along with live music by Patrick & The Swayzees and DJ Tom Tuna. Tickets start at $15, buy them at www.mixstir.com.

3-10 p.m.,1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0199; https://www.facebook.com/GaleSouthBeach/?fref=ts

 

Miami Lakes
Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy a picnic, concert, food trucks and fireworks display. Shuttle service from Town Hall at 6601 Main St. and Royal Oaks Park at 16500 NW 87th Ave. beginning at 5:30 pm.
6 pm, 15151 NW 82nd Ave., Miami Lakes; 305-364-6100 (ext 1132) or visit www.miamilakes-fl.gov; free.

 

Miami Springs
Kick off the celebration with an Independence Day parade followed by family fun with water slides, music with DJ Frankie and the annual Baby Contest for “Most Patriotic Baby.” The day concludes with a fireworks display.

10 am, Miami Springs Country Club, 650 Curtiss Pkwy., Miami Springs; 305-805-5000 or http://www.miamisprings-fl.gov; 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 pm., fireworks at sundown, 3000 NE 151 St., Miami; 305-895-9840 or  www.northmiamifl.gov; 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., 9705 E. Hibiscus St., Palmetto Bay; 305-259-1234 or www.PalmettoBay-FL.gov; free.

 

South Beach Lady
Cruise Biscayne Bay and catch stunning views of both Miami and Miami Beach while enjoying fireworks, a live DJ and a barbecue dinner. Cash bar available.
Boarding 7-8 pm at Hyatt Hotel dock, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; www.southbeachlady.com; $79, $35 for children under 12.

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Coral Springs
Entertainment, bounce houses, kids’ crafts, food and refreshments for sale plus fireworks.
6-9 pm, 10000 Ben Geiger Dr., Coral Springs; 954-345-2200 or www.coralsprings.org; free.

 

Davie
Pine Island Park offers live music, rides and bounce houses. 
4 pm, fireworks at 9 pm at 3801 S. Pine Island Rd., Davie; www.davie-fl.gov; free.

 

Fort Lauderdale
Free day-long celebration with family activities, music, beach games and contests. Enjoy live music by Crystal Visions of Fleetwood Mac and Brass Evolution.

Noon-9:30 pm State Road A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale; 954-828-5363 or www.fortlauderdale.gov; free.

 

Hollywood
The Star-Spangled Spectacular will feature children’s activities at Charnow Park from 2-6 p.m. plus live music along the Broadwalk.
2-9:30 pm, 9 pm fireworks, Hollywood Beach, 300 Connecticut St., Hollywood; 954-921-3404 or www.hollywoodfl.org; 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 am parade, 11:30 a.-4 pm activities, 9 pm fireworks; El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Dr., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov; free.

 

Pembroke Pines
Enjoy rides, food trucks, live music and fireworks at the Pembroke Pines Recreation Center.
6-9 p.m. 7400 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; 954-435-6525 or www.ppines.com; free.

 

Sunrise
Enjoy children’s rides, food and beverages and music by local favorites Havoc 305 and headliners Big Bad Voodoo Daddy followed by a fireworks display.
5-10 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; www.thebbtcenter.com; free.

 

 

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