One of the perks of living in South Florida is the array of 4th of July festivities to celebrate America’s Independence Day. Whether you choose to celebrate and watch from land or sea or a high-rise condo balcony, the exploding lights in the sky of Miami are quite spectacular. In many locations in Miami, you can see upwards of 5 or 6 different firework shows at once…we definitely live in the Magic City!
Below, you will find our top 7 picks for 4th of July celebrations this year, but first, we want to say that we are eternally grateful to those men and women who have fought and sacrificed for our country and our freedom. The Miami Luxury Homes Group at Douglas Elliman Real Estate is wishing you and your family a happy, safe and peaceful Fourth of July!
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” -Abraham Lincoln
“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach | 12-4pm Kid’s Zone on the Sand & 9pm Fireworks
Miami Beach’s ‘Fire on the Fourth’ is an all-day, fun-filled event presented by Coca-Cola & Hotwire Communications offering a variety of entertainment, food, live music and, of course, fireworks. The outdoor festival will feature yummy food trucks beginning at 1pm and a cool ‘Kid’s Zone on the Sands’ from noon-4pm offering rock climbing, an inflatable slide, bungee station, corn hole, potato sack racing, soccer clinic and face painting station. Enjoy an eclectic variety of music throughout the day, kicking off at 4pm with live tunes spun by DJ Corey Chase followed by a 6:15 pm performance by the “Soul Queen” Irma Thomas and closing with a 7:30pm performance by Grammy Award Winning New Orleans Rebirth Brass Band. The celebration will conclude with a spectacular firework presentation at 9pm.
2699 SW 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove | 6pm Concert & 8:45pm Fireworks
The 5th annual 4th of July Picnic & Firework Celebration at Regatta Park is a family-friendly, fun-filled event along Biscayne Bay starting at 6pm. Pack your picnic baskets and bottles of wine and enjoy live music by a South Florida musical talent, the Spam Allstars, games, face painting, photo booths, contests and a spectacular firework presentation. The firework presentation will begin around 8:45pm and will be followed by an official afterparty at The Commodore cocktail lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove.
301 S. Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami | 3-7pm Kid’s Zone & 9 pm Fireworks
This annual downtown firework display along Biscayne Bay is the largest firework show in South Florida featuring music, food, beverages and a fun-filled kid’s zone. The kid’s zone is open from 3-7pm with fireworks beginning at 9pm.
Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne | 11am Parade & 9pm Fireworks
This Independence Day celebration in Key Biscayne is kicked off by the 59th Annual Parade on Crandon Boulevard at 11am and followed by fireworks at 9pm, which can be viewed from the Village Green.
1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach | 9pm Fireworks
This prestigious neighborhood located on the southern point of Miami Beach is cozy and surrounded by water, making it a beautiful, relaxing place to enjoy the fireworks. So, pack your favorite wine and cheese and get there early to get a premier spot on the grassy park center where you can check out firework displays from the beach all the way across the bridge to the Downtown Miami skyline. Another great option is to book reservations for an outside table at Smith and Wollensky to enjoy a great dinner while watching the firework presentation light up the SoFi sky.
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables | 5pm Grounds Open & 9pm Fireworks
This spectacular annual event at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables offers a special live concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band which begins at 7pm and is followed by a colorful firework display at 9pm. The grounds officially open at 5pm so you can get a great spot and enjoy food from the concessions before the show.
1320 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach | 9pm Fireworks
If you are a tourist or a local wanting to feel like a tourist for the night, enjoy 4th of July on Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th streets at one of the sidewalk cafes, Art Deco hotels or rooftop venues. The vibrant streets of South Beach always make for a great spot to watch the skyline light up with fireworks.