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:
Shopping centers and malls
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:
America's Birthday Bash 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
Budweiser 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 free Metromover Inner Loop to Bayfront Park. You can also watch the Fireworks from Bayside or Museum Park
No bottles, cans, coolers or personal fireworks are allowed at the park.
South Beach Ocean Drive 4th Of July Fireworks and Weekend Celebrations
What?: If you are in South Beach, you can enjoy a fantastic display from the sidewalk cafes or rooftop venues. The best way to celebrate Independence Day is with a full 50 piece orchestra by Miami Classical Music Festival on Ocean Drive playing the 1812 Overture during the annual Fireworks display!
This year, family-friendly activities are being added with face painting, stilt walkers, art painting of the flag, ice cream and much more! The Artisan and Farmers Market start off the day with activities in the afternoon and the orchestra at 8:30 p.m. just before the 9 p.m. fireworks get started.
The fun keeps going on Friday the 5th during the Red White and Blues celebration as Rachel Coba Blues Guitarist and Singer brings her band to Lummus Park on July 5th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, with a second set immediately following at The Clevelander.
When?: Fun activities start Thursday July 4th at 3:00 pm, Fireworks at 9:00 pm, run through Sunday July 7, 5:00 pm
Where?: Ocean Drive in Lummus Park between 5th and 15th Streets
How Much?: FREE with registration
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.
Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival
What?: An all-day beachfront extravaganza with live entertainment, food trucks, DJs, kids zone, hot dog contesnt and of course fireworks!
When?: 12:00 - 10:00 pm Fireworks at 9:00 pm
Kids Zone: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Ocean Terrace: Bounce House, Rock Wall, Bungee Station
Beach Bowl: Water Slide, Obstacle Course, Face Painting Station, Free Soccer Clinic, Crafts and more
Food and Entertainment: 12:00 - 9:00 pm
Food Trucks & Roving Gelato - 12:00 pm
National Anthem Performance - 2:00 pm
Top Dog Culinary Hot Dog Contest - 2:00 pm
DJ Joey Brooks 93.9MIA/iHeartRadio - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ReMix Band - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where?: North Beach Bandshell on Collins Avenue and 73 Street
How Much?: FREE
Free Shuttles: A free, dedicated shuttle service will operate from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm between the 42 Street garage (stop located along southbound Sheridan Avenue north of 41 Street) and the North Beach Bandshell (stop located at Collins Avenue and 73 Street), departing every 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.
City of Aventura
What?: A spectacular aerial display will illuminate the skies above the City of Excellence and can be viewed from any location along Country Club Drives. Join us for a patriotic and memorable evening!
When?: Fireworks at 9:00 pm
Where?: Watch along Country Club Drives
How Much?: FREE
- More info: City of Aventura
- Traveling with kids? Stay at the newly-redone JW Marriott Turnberry Hotel & Spa, with its new water park, Tidal Cove, including lots of fun and exciting water ammenities and slides: Aqua Drop, Boomeragno, Constrictor, Master Blaster, Whizzard, FlowRider Triple, Lazy River, Laguna Pool, Oasis Pool and the Kids Cove for small children. There is also an adults-only pool.
Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade and Fireworks
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 Westwood Drive. See Parade Route here (longer line, the shorter line is where parade participants line up.
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
What?: 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 Golf Course, 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
- Coral Gables City Hall - 405 Biltmore Way
Last shuttle departs for the fireworks at 8:15 p.m.
FREE Bike Valet: From 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, provided by Green Mobility Network
City of Doral Independence Day Celebrations at Doral Central Park
What?: A family celebration! Activities will include inflatables, live entertainment, a sensational concert and more. Remember to bring your blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets to enjoy this patriotic holiday along with your family and friends. Sorry no personal fireworks, alcohol, pets, large coolers and personal tents.
When?: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, live concert starts at 5 p.m. and fireworks show at 9:20 p.m.
Where?: Doral Central Park at 3000 NW 87th Avenue, Doral
How Much?: FREE! Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from a variety of vendors throughout the park.
Where to Park?: On-site parking available for $5.00 (pre-sale) $10 on day of event. For a list of free off-site parking locations, please visit the City website. You can also ride the FREE Trolleys which will be running different routes this day.
Coconut Grove 4th of July Celebrations
The Barnacle Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic
What?: Bring a picnic or purchase burgers and hot dogs from The Barnacle Society, live music, traditional lawn, table and board games, kids' crafts, music by Ken & Summer Gill
When?: 10:00 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
Blankets, chairs and coolers welcome, no alcohol please
4th of July Picnic and Fireworks at Regatta Park
What?: Enjoy live music, contests, games, face painting, and photo booth fun followed by a spectacular fireworks presentation!
Pack a picnic, bring your blankets and chairs for a spectacular evening along the waterfront in Coconut Grove.
Live music by the indie rock band, Soulixer warms up the fun. For the family there will be patio games and kids activities, as well as artisanal pop-ups.
When?: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where?: Regatta Park at 2699 SW 27th Ave, Coconut Grove
How Much?: FREE with RSVP. All ages and dogs welcome.
A Freebee shuttle service will also be provided before and after the event to and from neighboring parking lots and garages. Bicycle valet will also be available provided by Bike Coconut Grove.
City of Homestead Celebrations "Race to the 4th" at Miami Speedway
What?: A family event and a community tradition featuring live music, rides and games for children, foodtrucks and drink vendors and of course fireworks! The Homestead-Miami Speedway will be awash in a sea of reds, whites, and blues for the annual "Race to the 4th!" Independence Day Bash.
Food trucks will offer a variety of summer treats along with refreshing beverages to wash it all down and kids will have plenty to occupy themselves with midway style amusement rides and games.
When?: 6:00 pm to 10:00 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.
Please note that security checkpoints will be in use at this year's event. All bags are subject to search and all guests must pass through a metal detector.
Black Point Park Marina 4th Of July Spectacular
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 4th of July Weekend Parties, Cruises and Events
Miami 4th of July Fireworks Cruise Aboard the MT Celebration
What?: Private July 4th Fireworks Cruise Celebration aboard the MT Celebration with views of South Beach, Miami Beach, and Coconut Grove Fireworks.
Don't miss this incredible July 4th Celebration with a DJ and with a BBQ style buffet. Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks.
When?: July 4th, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Where?: Departs from Dinner Key Marina - MT Celebration at 3400 Pan American Drive, Slip 1
How Much?: $239.99 More Info and Booking
Miami 4th of July at Jungle Island
What?: Jungle Island is gearing up for a star-spangled Independence Day celebration where animals and families are the stars! Be sure to stop by South Florida's popular eco-adventure attraction for patriotic animal parades with dancing flamingos and slithering reptiles, plus meet Jungle Island's newest baby lemur, and much more.
Kids who dress up as their favorite animal will receive free park admission with an adult ticket purchase and be invited to participate in the parade on July 4th.
Festivities will also include face painting, a DJ, kids entertainment and games, and contest giveaways.
When?: July 4th, 2019 - Park hours 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Animal Parade at noon and 2:30 pm
Where?: Jungle Island at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail Miami, Florida 33132
How Much? $49.49 Adults - $37.34 Children (3-10 years old) plus taxes
More Info, tickets: 4th of July at Jungle Island
4th of July Celebration at Rusty Pelican
What?: DJ, Dancing and Party Favors with The Most Outstanding Views of Miami's Fireworks!
Price Includes 1 Welcome Drink (Beer and Wine) For 21 And Above
Dinner Includes: St. Louis BBQ Ribs, Garlic Crusted Prime Rib, Grilled Mahi-Mahi, BBQ Chicken, Homemade Mac & Cheese, Sweets and More!
When?: July 4th, 2019 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where?: Rusty Pelican Miami at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
How Much? $65 Adults, $25 children and youth (4-20), Window Seating $75. All prices plus fees
More Info, tickets: 4th of July Celebration at the Rusty Pelican
Star Spangled Sunset Session at Novotel Miami Brickell
What?: A 4th of July Sunset Session featuring DJ Bryan Peroni at the Vista Rooftop Bar. Enjoy live music by the pool, signature bites, drink specials and spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and the Brickell Skyline.
Specials include: $18 Beer buckets, $12 Rose Squirt Guns, Special BBQ Menu
When?: July 4th, 2019 - 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where?: Novotel Miami Brickell (formerly the Atton Brickell) at 1500 Southwest 1st Avenue, Brickell, Miami, FL 33129
How Much? General Admission FREE
More Info and registration: Star Spangled Sunset Session at Novotel Miami Brickell
Nikki Beach University: 4th of July Celebration
What?: School's out for summer, but Nikki Beach is celebrating the Fourth of July with a college-style ode to football games, cheerleaders and higher learning.
Enjoy a build-your-own burger bar, hot dog stand, live music, baton twirlers and of course a fireworks show. 21+ only
When?: July 4th, 2019 - 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where?: Nikki Beach Miami at 1 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139
How Much? General Admission FREE, private daybed packages for up to 4 and All-Star VIP packages available
More Info and registration: NB University 4th of July Celebration
July 4th BBQ and Grand Opening of Smoke'd at The Lincoln Eatery
What?: Visit The Lincoln Eatery on July 4th for a patriotic celebration spreading among the food hall's 13 global culinary concepts, including the grand opening of Smoke'd, a barbecue and brisket purveyor offering sandwiches, hamburgers, chicken wings, fried chicken, fries and a slew of sides. The Smoke'd team will host a 4th of July picnic on the Eatery's backyard area for an outdoor Independence Day extravaganza.
The concept surrounds cooking high-quality meats in a smoker. In barbecue, smoking is cooking food "low and slow," for an extended period of time. The burger and barbecue concept is one of the first kosher barbecue establishments on Miami Beach, helmed by Chef and Rabbi Adam Gindea.
When?: July 4th, 2019 - starts at 11:00 am
Where?: Lincoln Eatery at 723 Lincoln Lane North, Miami Beach, FL 33139
How Much? General Admission FREE, food available for purchase
More Info and registration: July 4th BBQ picnic at Smoke'd at The Lincoln Eatery
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