Fun Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Miami

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By: Chrysa Harmsen

This year, Greater Miami is celebrating America's birthday with plenty of local events and festivities.

Several of Miami's popular annual July 4th celebrations will not take place this year due to concerns about crowding. These cancellations include: 

  • The Bayfront Park fireworks display in Downtown Miami has been canceled. The City of Miami will host a smaller firework display at Jose Marti Park on the Miami River. 
  • Miami Beach has also cancelled their annual large-scale fireworks for 2021.
  • The City of Coral Gables' has canceled their Fourth of July celebration, typically hosted at the Biltmore Hotel.

To help plan your best Fourth of July yet, we’ve compiled a list of some great ways to commemorate Independence Day, Miami-style, from fireworks shows to weekend-long celebrations.

$4 Admission at Deering Estate Over the Fourth of July Weekend

Located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, the 444-acre Deering Estate is offering reduced-cost general admission over the Fourth of July weekend. Tickets for any day between July 3rd and 5th are only $4 per person for ages 4 and up (ages 3 and under are free). Enjoy Independence Day on the bay by packing a tasty picnic basket, touring the Historic Museum Homes and taking one of several walking tours of the estate.

City of Hialeah La Gozadera Independence Day Celebration

From 4 to 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 4th, LA GOZADERA comes to Milander Park in Hialeah for the ultimate Independence Day celebration. This free event features multiple DJ performances, tasty drinks, local food trucks and a great firework and laser display.

City of Miami Lakes Hosts 18th Annual Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks Show

Starting at 7 p.m. on July 4th, the town of Miami Lakes will hold the 18th Annual Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks Show at Miami Lakes Picnic Park West. This exciting event for the entire family includes food trucks and live music followed by an amazing firework display to end the evening.

Cutler Bay’s 53rd Annual Fourth of July Celebration and Parade Event

This year, the annual Cutler Bay Independence Day festival returns to Whispering Pines Park. This celebration is kicked-off with a one-hour parade that begins at 9 a.m. filled with walkers, golf carts, vehicles and parade floats. Following the parade, the event's traditional picnic in the park will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Additional activities for this event include the singing of the national anthem, lively music, face painting, interactive arts & crafts and much more.

The Annual Miccosukee Gaming Freedom Festival

If you’re looking to have an action-packed Fourth of July, this is the festival to attend. The Miccosukee Gaming Freedom Festival is a free celebration that starts at 10 a.m. and includes airboat rides, carnival rides, water slides, bounce houses and alligator wrestling shows. To top it all off, the entertainment dome will host a unique concert featuring Miami-based folk singer Keith Johns and Grammy Award-winning artist LeAnn Rimes. Fireworks provide a spectacular end to the day at 9 p.m.

Star-Spangled Awesome Event on the River at The Wharf Miami

Situated on the historic Miami River, The Wharf Miami invites you to party like it’s 1776 on July 4th with your friends and family. This premier, Star-Spangled open-air event will offer live music, delicious local eats, colorful cocktails and good vibes. After 6 p.m., this event will be strictly 21+ only. Be sure to review the proper dress attire required and reserve a table before attending.

Miami Marlins vs. LA Dodgers

See major League baseball live when the Miami Marlins face the Los Angeles Dodgers July 5-8th at 6:40 pm at loanDepot park.

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