Mom and Apple Pie, Barbecues and Fireworks signal the celebration of the greatest invention in world history — representative democracy. The 4th of July is a day where every person, regardless of their party affiliations and opinions, can find it in their hearts to celebrate the nation’s birthday in the same way. Showing love of country with others listening to great music at outdoor celebrations, singing the national anthem or any other patriotic songs in remembrance of that day where the Declaration was ratified in Congress and made a reality. Before and after that day, it was treasonous to even think of or gather with others to talk of a new country. July 4th made it a reality and gave the tiny population of the thirteen colonies the confidence to openly believe it was a reality and not only talk, but shout about this idea without fear.


City Of Doral Fireworks/4th Of July celebration
Doral Central Park (formerly J.C. Bermudez Park)
3000 S.W. 87th Ave.
Doral, FL 33178
(305) 593-6600

Date: July 4, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The youngest city among these five, hosts its ongoing 4th of July celebration at the aptly (newly) named, Doral Central Park. Up to 25,000 people attend the event which ends in a fantastic 20 minute fireworks show at 9:00 pm. There are bands which perform, kids can get their faces painted and enjoy a beautiful day. Do not bring fireworks with you, as the display will be more than enough.


City Of Coral Gables 4th Of July Fireworks Celebration
Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(855) 626-1727

Date: July 4, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Watch a fireworks display from the beautiful, historic Biltmore Hotel. Listen to a performance from the Greater Miami Symphonic Band and enjoy barbecued treats from the hotel. Reservations are required and there is shuttle service to the hotel from the University of Miami Ponce garage, the Coral Gables Youth Center and parking garage #4 on Andalusia Avenue.

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Independence Day Fireworks And Family Fun Day
Pine Island Park
3801 S. Pine Island Road
Davie, FL

Date: July 4, 2015, from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Come out and sponsor the local troops of the Boys and Girl scouts by buying snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy. Let the kids tire themselves out by using the inflatables and bounce houses or watching the arts & craft displays and enjoy the live music at the Pine Island Park Multipurpose Center. There’s no need to bring fireworks (including sparklers) as at 9:00 p.m., the self-proclaimed Best Fireworks Display in Broward County takes to the skies. It behooves everyone to see if that claim holds true.

Related: 4th Of July Party Ideas


July 4th Spectacular
149 S.E. 21st Ave.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
(954) 480-4429

Date: July 4, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

There’s nothing like watching fireworks light up the sky over the ocean, and in South Florida residents can take advantage of that opportunity from South Miami-Dade to Northeast Broward. The Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency sponsors this great event and there is plenty of live music, kid activities, surf and sand to last the day and cap it off with a great fireworks display at night.

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4th Of July Celebration
Key Biscayne Village Green
10 Village Green Way
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 365-8900

Date: July 4, 2015, from 11:00 am to 1 hour past sunset

It begins with a parade along Crandon Blvd to the Village Green where a picnic takes place throughout the day, and a fireworks display after sunset. The sun shines differently on Key Biscayne, and as you travel along the Rickenbacker Causeway you will feel as if you’re leaving the concrete of the freeways to a tropical island.

Related: Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th of July

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