Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebrations in Miami

By Kara Franker | May 23, 2017
Fourth of July Firework display from SeaFair yacht.
Fourth of July Firework display from SeaFair yacht.

Where to watch fireworks in Miami

In Miami, we know how to put on a show, and this year’s Fourth of July events promise to deliver all the patriotism and excitement you would expect from the Magic City. This year marks America’s 241st birthday, so get ready to celebrate with parades, barbecues and fireworks displays.

Check out these Fourth of July fireworks celebrations in Miami:

Downtown

Bayfront Park and Bayside Marketplace team up to host “America’s Birthday Bash,” one of South Florida’s largest fireworks displays. Bayfront Park will have a free all-day event from 10 a.m. until midnight featuring a kid's play zone, food and beverages, giveaways and, of course, live music. To check out the amazing fireworks display, come to the park early, or claim a spot at one of the rooftops in downtown. The best way to enjoy the festivities and avoid traffic is to ride the Metrorail or Metromover.

Miami Beach

Every year, the City of Miami Beach hosts an annual Fire on the Fourth Festival from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the North Shore Park Bandshell at 73rd Street and Collins Avenue. Expect food trucks serving tasty eats and plenty of live music. If you plan to watch fireworks from the beach, get there early and bring a blanket or chair to claim your spot.

North Miami

Enjoy an Independence Day Celebration by the Bay. Fun for the family will include a kidz corner, live musical entertainment, food, giveaways and a 25-minute firework extravaganza over Biscayne Bay. It's all happening at the Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus from 7-10 p.m., rain or shine. Admission and parking are free, so just bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a great evening.

Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne hosts an annual Fourth of July Parade every year at 11 a.m. along Crandon Boulevard from Harbor Drive to West Enid. Bring the kids along to see traditional floats, bands and decorated golf carts. Fuel up with the whole family after the parade at the Kiwanis Picnic on the Village Green. Later in the evening a spectacular offshore fireworks display kicks off at 9 p.m. Tune into 88.9 FM WDNA to hear the fireworks music simulcast.

Coconut Grove

Spend Independence Day in Coconut Grove at The Barnacle Historic State Park where you can partake in an old-fashioned family picnic for $5 per person. Head to CocoWalk for their annual hot dog eating competition. And walk over to Peacock Park for free activities for the kids and a fabulous fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Coral Gables

The historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables hosts a stunning fireworks celebration every year. Enjoy live music, food and drink and lots of entertainment. Grounds open at 5 p.m. and fireworks start at 9 p.m., so get there early to claim your spot for the big show.

Bal Harbour

For a gorgeous fireworks display overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, head to the north end of Bal Harbour at 101st Street, overlooking the Houlover Inlet. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. at the jetty on the beach. Bring your beach chairs and get ready to ooh and ahh as fireworks explode over the ocean.

Hialeah

The City of Hialeah puts on quite the show every year for Independence Day. Come to Milander Park and check out the live entertainment, children’s games and activities, lots of food and more. There’s even a 20-foot video screen that projects music, lasers and light during a spectacular fireworks celebration. Bring your own blanket to kick back and enjoy the show.

Cutler Bay

Spend the day out on the water and launch your boat from Black Point Park & Marina, the largest marina in Miami-Dade County. Explore Biscayne National Park, then join the residents of Cutler Bay for a special neighborhood fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Homestead

Each year the City of Homestead hosts an exciting event at the Homestead Miami Speedway featuring live music, food trucks and activities for the kids. Sit in the grandstand to watch the fireworks at 9 p.m.

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