Miami 4th of July Celebrations 2018

Picnics, Fairs, Live Entertainment, Cruises, Parades...
...and of course Fireworks!
4th of July Fireworks explode over Downtown Miami

It's America's Birthday! Join in the parties and the celebrations, the 4th of July has long been a family tradition...

...The hot dogs and barbeques, outdoor concerts, fairs, parades, cruises and a myriad of activities which all culminate with a brilliant splash over the city skies.

The 4th of July fireworks in Miami are spectacular, watching the sky lit up above the water in a stunning array of colors and sparks is a mind-blowing and affecting way to end the day, a stirring reflection of what our country stands for.

Independence Day is of course a public holiday.

Federal government offices are closed on the 4th of July, National parks remain open.

You can expect the following to be open and closed during the holiday:


Government Offices
Post Offices
Public Libraries


Shopping centers and malls
Grocery Stores
Federal, State, Regional Parks
Public Transportation, check for special holiday schedules

4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks

We are celebrating the 4th of July with an array of family fun bashes througout the city going on all day way before the first fireworks lit the skies. Here are some great spots to come celebrate Independence Day this year:

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America's Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park

4th of July Fireworks at Bayfront Park

What?: Music, Food and Drink, Kids' Zone, and one of the largest fireworks displays in the city overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay.

When?: Park opens at 10:00 a.m.
Live music begins at 2:00 pm
Sam Adams Beer Garden opens at 2:00 pm
Kids Zone (ages 2-16): 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Fireworks: 9:00 pm (approx. 30 minutes)

Where?: Bayfront Park 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

How Much?: FREE

Where to Park?: There is limited, paid parking at Bayfront Park. You can also park at Bayside Marketplace nextdoor or take the Metrorail to the Government Center Station then transfer to the Metromover Inner Loop to Bayfront Park. You can watch the Fireworks from Bayside.

No bottles, cans, coolers or personal fireworks are allowed at the park.

Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival

4th of July Fireworks Miami Beach

What?: 2018 TBA, last year: An all-day festival with live entertainment, food trucks, yoga, DJs, fireworks and more.
When?: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 am: Food Trucks
4:00 pm: Spam Allstars
6:00 pm: Inner Circle
7:30 pm: The Wailers
9:00 pm: Fireworks

Where?: North Shore Park Bandshell, Collins Avenue and 73 Street.

How Much?: FREE

Free Shuttles: Two park and ride locations where drop-off/pick-up will be taking place (North Shore Bandshell Park and 41st Street/Royal Palm Avenue). Free shuttles may be flagged down at any MDT stop along this route. Service will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Headways will be 30 minutes.

Free Trolleys: There is a fleet of Trolleys covering four different routes: North Beach Loop, Collins Link, Middle Beach Loop and Alton/West Loop. They run continuously every 10 to 15 minutes until midnight.

Ocean Drive 4th Of July Fireworks

4th of July Fireworks in South Beach

What?: If you are in South Beach, you can enjoy a fantastic display from the sidewalk cafes or rooftop venues.

When?: Fireworks at 9:00 pm

Where?: Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th Streets

How Much?: FREE

Getting There?: Uber and Lyft are your best bets. If you must drive, dowload the ParkMe App. If you are nearby, ride free with Swoop or Freebee.

Open containers of alcoholic beverages and styrofoam are NOT allowed.

Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

4th of July Parade in Key Biscayne

What?: Jets flying over, marching bands, marching golf carts.. red-white-and-blue floats and tons of special entertainment!

When?: Parade starts at 11:00 am

Where?: Crandon Boulevard, from Harbor Drive to West Enid Drive.

Kiwanis Picnic on the Village Green following the parade.

Fireworks: 9:00 pm, watch from the Village Green or anywhere with a view of the Atlantic Ocean.

How Much?: FREE

Where to Park?: Key Biscayne is a small community, there are many shopping centers, grocery stores, etc along Crandon Blvd. Make sure you arrive early as the streets might be blocked. OR, make it a day outing. Park at Crandon Park Beach, it's only a half-mile from the southern end of the beach to the start of the parade, then spend the rest of the day relaxing at the park, bring a picnic, have a bar-b-que... After sundown the city of Key Biscayne puts on a spectacular fireworks display.

City of Coral Gables July 4th Fireworks Celebration at the Biltmore Hotel

The Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables

What?: TBA, Last year: Special concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band, concessions and a spectacular fireworks display.

When?: Grounds open at 5 p.m., live concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Where?: Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue

How Much?: FREE fireworks viewing on golf course

Where to Park?: The City will offer free parking and continuous shuttle service throughout the evening to and from the Biltmore Hotel. Shuttle service begins at 5 p.m. from the following locations:

  • University of Miami – Ponce garage and BankUnited Center surface lot
  • Coral Gables Youth Center – 405 University Drive
  • Garage 4 - 345 Andalusia Avenue

Last shuttle departs for the fireworks at 8:30 p.m.

FREE Bike Valet: From 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, provided by Green Mobility Network

Coconut Grove 4th of July Celebrations

4th of July Pic Nic at the Barnacle

The Barnacle Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic

What?: 2018 TBA, last year: Bring a picnic or purchase burgers and hot dogs from The Barnacle Society, live music, lawn, table and board games, kids' crafts, a scavenger hunt, make and fly a kite and more!

When?: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where?: The Barnacle Historic State Park at 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove

How Much?: Adults $5, children 6-11 $3, under 6 free

CocoWalk's Annual Independence Day

What?: Live music and fun activities for the entire family, face painting, appearance by Lady Liberty, and of course, the annual hot dog eating competition. Bring picnic, lawn chairs and blankets, coolers, no alcohol please.

When?: 3:00pm - 7:00 pm, hot dog eating contest at 6:00 pm

Where?: CocoWalk at 3015 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove

How Much?: FREE

Picnic and Fireworks at Peacock Park

What?: Bring picnic, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the fantastic fireworks show

When?: 6:00 to 9:00 pm Fireworks at 9:00 pm

Where?: Peacock Park at 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove

How Much?: FREE

Where to Park?: Street parking will be tight. There are a couple of City Lots nearby on Bayshore Drive, otherwise try the Parking Garages on Oak Ave. or Coco Walk.

City of Homestead Celebrations "Race to the 4th" at Miami Speedway

4th of July Fireworks at Homestead Miami Speedway

What?: A family event and a community tradition featuring live music, rides and rock walls for children, foodtrucks and drink vendors, games and of course fireworks! Live entertainment line up TBA. Last year: local staple, Main Highway, covering everything from The Animals to ZZ Top and up and coming country artist Ricky Valido along with his band "The Hialeah Hillbillies."

When?: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Fireworks at 9:00 pm

Where?: Homestead Miami Speedway, One Speedway Blvd, Homestead FL

How Much?: FREE

Limited number of VIP "4th of July Champions Club" tickets which include food and drinks, VIP parking at the stadium and preferred viewing for the fireworks, adults $20, children 7-12 $10, call the Parks and Recreations Department at (305) 224-4570.

Where to Park?: Parking on Homestead-Miami Speedway property is free of charge. For inbound directions to general parking click here.

Black Point Park Marina 4th Of July Spectacular

4th of July Fireworks at Black Point Park

What?: All-day family fun! Enjoy the great outdoors while exploring the park's bikeways, scenic jogging trails, or 1.5 mile long jetty into the Bay. Grab a delicious bite to eat and raise a glass to Old Glory at Black Point Ocean Grill, the dockside restaurant and bar; or bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a family picnic. End the day with the spectacular fireworks display!

When?: Park and Marina Hours - Open 24 hours

Fireworks: 9:00 pm

Where?: Black Point Park and Marina at 24775 SW 87th Avenue Miami

More Info: Black Point Marina

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4th of July in South Beach

Miami 4th of July Fireworks Cruise Plus Dinner at Hard Rock

What?: Why choose when you can enjoy all the 4th of July fireworks from aboard a Catamaran cruise, offering front-row views of the displays in Miami Beach, Aventura and Downtown Miami?

After filling up on a delicious VIP dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe in Miami featuring a two-course meal with dessert and unlimited nonalcoholic beverages, you'll step right outside to the marina and onto a Catamaran to cruise the coast enjoying one fireworks display after another.

During the three-hour extravaganza, you'll be treated to snacks and an open bar stocked with beer and wine, soft drinks and water.

When?: July 4th, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Where?: Hard Rock Cafe Miami at Bayside

How Much?: $299 $135 at Goldstar, you have to be a Goldstar Member but membership is FREE, just sign up, definitely worth the savings!

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