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
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.

Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival

4th of July Fireworks Miami Beach

What?: An all-day beachfront extravaganza with live entertainment, food trucks, yoga, DJs, kids zone, a Junkanoo parade, and of course fireworks!
When?: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 am: FREE Nobe Yoga on the Beach
12:00 noon to 4:00 pm: Kids Zone: Rock climbing wall, bungee station, inflatable slides, face painting, soccer clinic, corn hole contest, potato sack racing, crafts and more
1:00 pm: Food Trucks

  • DJ Corey Chase 12:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Suenalo - 4:00 pm
  • Junkanoo Parade - 5:30 pm
  • Irma Thomas & the Professionals - 6:15 pm
  • Rebirth Brass Band - 7:30 pm

9:00 pm: Fireworks

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.

South Beach 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.

City of Aventura

4th of July Fireworks in South Beach

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

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 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

The Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables

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 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 8:15 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

City of Doral July 4th

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. For a list of free off-site parking locations, please visit the City website.

Coconut Grove 4th of July Celebrations

4th of July Pic Nic at the Barnacle

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?: 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

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 one of South Florida's best musical talents – Spam Allstars and an enhanced family fun zone done in partnership with Miami Kids Magazine.

When?: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where?: Regatta Park at 2699 SW 27th Ave, Coconut Grove

How Much?: FREE

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

4th of July Fireworks at Homestead 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.

Thousands of guests will enjoy rocking out to Hangar 5, a thrilling Miami rock cover band, ready to bring back rock n' roll in a big way. 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 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.

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.

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 Family Fireworks Cruise Aboard the Musette Yacht

4th of July Fireworks Cruise

What?: This Independence Day, climb aboard the Musette Yacht at Miami's Sea Isle Marina for a fireworks cruise fit for the entire family. As you take in a 4th of July fireworks spectacular, you can also enjoy complimentary hot buffet bites and pizza, plus music provided by DJ Diamond Sunshine.

When?: July 4th, 2018 - 7:30 pm, boarding starts at 6:30 pm

Where?: Sea Isle Marina at 1635 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami

How Much?: $124.99, $74.99 at Goldstar, you have to be a Goldstar Member but membership is FREE, just sign up, definitely worth the savings!

Miami 4th of July Fireworks Cruise Aboard the MT Celebration

MT Celebration 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

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 wine, beer and soft drinks. Two drink tickets are included.

When?: July 4th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Where?: Departs from Dinner Key Marina - MT Celebration at 3400 Pan American Drive, Slip 1

How Much?: $119.99 More Info and Booking

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

Hard Rock Cafe 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

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!

Miami Independence Day Fireworks Cruise Aboard the South Beach Lady SOLD OUT

4th of July Fireworks Cruise South Beach Lady

What?: Spend your 4th of July on the Atlantic Ocean. The water practically glows in Miami Beach, so seize the opportunity by joining this fireworks cruise aboard The South Beach Lady, which takes off from the Hyatt Regency Hotel Dock. A dinner buffet is included, and it's also a family friendly event.

When?: July 4th, 2018 - 8:00 pm, boarding starts at 7:00 pm

Where?: Dock at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 400 SE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33131, parking garage (self-parking) available at the hotel

How Much?: $125, $75 at Goldstar, you have to be a Goldstar Member but membership is FREE, just sign up, definitely worth the savings!

Miami's 4th Annual Bacon and Beer July 4th Bar Crawl SOLD OUT

Bacon and Beer 4th of July Bar Crawl

The occasion: Hosted on Independence Day, this bar crawl celebrates America's birthday in style. That is, with tons of bacon, beer, and red, white, and blue. What to expect: Participants spend six hours crawling through some of Miami's most popular bars, including El Patio, Dirty Rabbit, and after party location TBA, enjoying food and drink samples along the way, all while donning the event's festive, commemorative top hats. What's Included: General Admission entry and one food sample or beer (of the location's choice) at each stop

When?: July 4th, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where?: Bar Crawl Schedule: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.: El Patio, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Shots Miami, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: La Poderosa, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Dirty Rabbit, 9 p.m. - 10 p.m.: After Party Location TBA

How Much?: $33.67 $15, VIP $54.77 $25, More details at Groupon

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