MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s that time of year again, America’s Birthday and that means plenty of picnics, parades, concerts and of course, fireworks! No matter what your speed, there are celebrations for you which all culminate with brilliant fireworks displays.
Here’s a list of some of the places where you can go to see the pros show light up the sky with the rocket’s red glare.
America’s Birthday Bash
Bayfront Park, Miami
One of the most known parks in Miami, Bayfront Park, is a popular destination for tourists, especially from the cruise lines. Located on the bay next to PortMiami and the AmericanAirlines Arena, it is a location of a series of free events and classes all year round. Celebrating Independence Day at the park means free admission including a free kids’ zone from 3 p,m. to 7 p.m. and the largest fireworks spectacle at 9 p.m. Just note that no cans, coolers or personal fireworks are allowed, although with such an array of restaurants and bars, libations will not be an issue.
Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival
North Shore Park Bandshell, Collins Avenue and 73 Street
An all-day festival, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., features live entertainment, food trucks, yoga, DJs, fireworks and more.Two park and ride locations where drop-off/pick-up will be taking place (North Shore Bandshell Park and 42 Street/Sheridan Ave). Free shuttles may be flagged down at any MDT stop along this route. Service will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade and Fireworks
Crandon Boulevard, from Harbor Drive to West Enid Drive
This event features jets overhead, marching bands, marching golf carts, red white and blue floats and tons of entertainment. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. 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.
4th of July at The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
Join in the festivities while celebrating the 4th of July at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Grounds open at 5 p.m. while a concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band begins at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Coconut Grove 4th of July Celebrations
The Barnacle Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic
3485 Main Highway
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! Music by the J Street Revival. From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
CocoWalk’s Annual Independence Day
3015 Grand Avenue.
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. From 3:00pm – 7:00 pm, hot dog eating contest at 6:00 pm
Picnic and Fireworks at Peacock Park
2820 McFarlane Road
Bring picnic, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the fantastic fireworks show. 6:00 pm – 9:00 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:00 p.m.
City of Homestead Celebrations “Race to the 4th” at Miami Speedway
A family event and a community tradition featuring live music, rides and rock walls for children, food trucks and drink vendors, games and of course fireworks! From 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Fireworks display is at 9 p.m. The event is free but $20 VIP tickets are available. Call 305-224-4570
Black Point Park Marina 4th Of July Spectacular
Black Point Marina, 24775 SW 87th Avenue, Miami
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 at 9:00 p.m.
City of South Miami July 4th Celebration
South Miami’s celebration, which kicks off at 5 p.m., features live bands, food vendors and a fun zone for the kids. The event will be capped off by a fireworks display at 9 p.m.
Head out to Bal Harbour for a 9 p.m. fireworks display at the jetty on the beach, located on the north end of Bal Harbour Beach at 101st Street, overlooking Haulover Inlet.
4th of July Spectacular On Fort Lauderdale Beach
Part of A1A is shut down for this beach blowout. The City of Fort Lauderdale puts on an amazing celebration which begins at 12:30 p.m. with family activities including a DJ and beach games. Music continues throughout the evening with fireworks on the beach at 9:00 p.m.
Aventura’s 4th of July Celebration
City of Aventura Government Center
Offering its July 4th celebration for the 21st consecutive year, the City of Aventura will not disappoint. It will take place at 9 pm and can be seen from any location along Country Club Drive. If it rains, the fireworks will go off on July 5.
Deerfield Beach’s 4th of July Celebration
Main Beach Parking Lot (Ocean Way and SE 1st Street)
There will be entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors as well as a Kid’s Zone. The fun starts at noon and fireworks go off at 9:00 p.m. Shuttle service from The Cove Shopping Center and the St. Ambrose Parking Lot (east side of complex) to the beach is from 11am – 5:45pm. Shuttle service will be suspended after 5:45pm, when Hillsboro Blvd. and the Hillsboro Blvd. bridge is closed to vehicular traffic, service will resume from 11pm – 12am.
Hollywood Beach July 4th Star Spangled Spectacular
Hollywood Beach & Broadwalk
There will be fun for all ages at this celebration of our nation’s 240th birthday. Start off at Charnow Park (Garfield Street and the Broadwalk) with a DJ and concerts featuring High Tolerance. At the Johnson Street Plaza, Ploomie and the Steel Harmonix perform at the Beach Theatre Stage. The offshore fireworks display starts at 9:00 p.m.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Fourth of July Party
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
Live entertainment, food trucks and fireworks show by the world-famous Grucci of New York at 7:00PM.
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 4th of July Events
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will take part in the 4th of July festivities by holding a parade on Bougainvilla Drive at 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. they will then host Family Fun on the Fourth in El Prado Park which is on the beach right across from Town Hall. Fireworks will conclude the event and will start going off at 9 p.m.
Margate’s 4th of July Celebration
Margate Municipal Complex on 58th Avenue
The celebration will begin at 9 a.m. with the City’s popular parade followed by a post-parade picnic and an evening concert. The celebration culminates with a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m. at Margate Boulevard and 441.
Miramar’s 4th of July Celebration/Fireworks
Miramar Regional Park (16801 Miramar Parkway)
Enjoy water slides, bounce houses, food trucks, novelty vendors and music while waiting for Ttucks, Novelty Vendors and Music by our DJ while we awaiting a spectacular fireworks show at 9:00 p.m.
Pembroke Pines July 4th Celebration
Pines Recreation Center (7400 Pines Blvd)
Festivities include rides and a concert; food trucks on site from 6-9 pm. Fireworks are at 9 pm.
Pompano Beach July 4th All Day Beach Bash & Fireworks Extravaganza
Pompano Beach Fishing Pier
Pompano Beach’s all day affair features plenty of activities from noon-6 pm. At 6:00 p.m., there’s live music featuring “Chain Reaction,” a Journey tribute band. Fireworks follow at 9:00 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from the end of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; however personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol, and pets are prohibited.
Sunrise July 4th Parade/”Hooray for Hollywood” Parade & Family Fun Day
City Park (6700 Sunset Strip)
From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., movie-themed floats will wind their way west along Sunset Strip from NW 12th Street to City Park, where the celebration continues with free refreshments and a children’s fun zone.
Sunrise 4th of July Celebration at the BB&T Center
Outdoors at the BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway
This free, outdoor event starts at 5:00 p.m. with a free concert by Havoc 305 at 6:00 pm and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at 7:30 p.m., followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 9 pm!
Weston 4th of July Hometown Parade/5K Race
No fireworks in Weston but there is a 5K Race at 7 am from Weston Town Center. The hometown parade lineup is 9:30 am, starting at 10:30 am and traveling from Town Center Boulevard and Three Village Road. Parade route ends on Main Street.