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Greater Miami 4th of July Events

By on June 28, 2012

Find the perfect 4th of July celebration near you. Get your family together and watch the sky light up!

AVENTURA
East of the Mall
The City of Aventura will host a Fireworks show which can be viewed from anywhere along Country Club Dr. (just E. of Aventura Mall) or from the Mall site. 9pm. Free. Country Club Dr. Aventura. 305-466-8930
COCONUT GROVE
Peacock Park
Celebrate the Nation’s Birthday with live music with a headliner, culinary treats, kidz zone &, of course, a Fireworks Grand Finale Extravaganza @ 9:00pm! 5-10pm. Free admission. Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd. Coconut Grove. 305-444-7270
COCONUT GROVE
Barnacle
Kids can make their own kites, toy boats, & paper dolls in order to understand how different children’s lives were a hundred years ago. Prizes are awarded kids that complete a historical scavenger hunt. Bring your own picnic or buy burgers, hot dogs, & veggie dogs there. Live music 11:30am to 3pm. After the event here, cap off your ‘Fourth’ with fireworks at nearby Peacock Park. Celebration from 11am–4pm.
$5/pp; Ages 6–11/$3; Under 6/free. Park closes at 5pm. Blankets or lawn chairs & picnics are welcome, but alcohol & fireworks are not permitted. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, across the street from the Coconut Grove Playhouse.
305-442-6866. www.TheBarnacle.org
CORAL GABLES
Biltmore Hotel
This popular 4th of July celebration is back after a 5-year hiatus. The grounds will open @ 5 pm and the Greater Miami Symphonic Band will hold a special concert @ 7 pm. City of Coral Gables’ signature fireworks spectacular will begin @ 9pm. The City of Coral Gables offers free parking & continuous shuttle service throughout the
evening to and from the Biltmore Hotel beginning @ 5pm at the following locations: University of Miami’s Ponce Garage & BankUnited Center lot, Coral Gables Youth Center @ 405 University Drive, and 385 Andalusia Avenue @ Garage
4. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Fireworks(including sparklers), smoking, grills, tents, glass containers and weapons are not allowed. 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables. 305-460-5205 www.coralgables.com
DOWNTOWN
Bayfront Park
Celebrate the birth of our great nation with one of the largest fireworks displays in So. Fla! This spectacular display can be seen from anywhere in the Park. Enjoy food & beverages, & a free Kids’ Zone 3–7pm. Rides, face painting & more. Free admission. Park is open all day. Fireworks: 9pm. No Bottles, Cans, Coolers, or personal fireworks allowed. Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. Miami. 305-358-7550.
DORAL
JC Bermudez Park
Festivities include a concert featuring live music played by local musicians as well as the signature finale – a spectacular 30 minute fireworks show @ 9pm. Bring your blankets, chairs & picnic baskets & come early. Personal fireworks,
alcohol & pets are not permitted. Begins @ 7pm. Free parking & admission. J.C. Bermudez Park, 3000 NW 87 Ave, Doral. 305-593-6600.
HIALEAH
Milander Park
Festivities begin at 6pm. There will be entertainment & food for the entire family as well as So. Fla’s best fireworks & laser show at 9pm. Entrance & parking free. Milander Park -Hendrick Stadium, 4700 Palm Ave. (NW 103 St), Hialeah.
305-889-5701. www.hialeahfl.gov
HOMESTEAD
Homestead Speedway
Show Gates open at 7:30pm Fireworks Show Starts at 8:30pm. Homestead Sports Complex 1601 SE 28th Ave. Homestead. 305-224-4580.
KEY BISCAYNE
Village Green
One of the highlights of summer on Key Biscayne, the day-long schedule of events includes a traditional parade, a picnic and, of course, fireworks. Activities begin at 11am with the parade along Crandon Blvd and conclude at sunset with the fireworks display. For Island residents only. Admission is free. The Community
Center will be closed on July 4. The Village Green, 400 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne.
MIAMI BEACH
8th Street & Ocean Drive
The City of Miami Beach proudly presents its annual Fourth of July patriotic celebration of music & fireworks. Free & open to the public. Everyone is
encouraged to arrive early, bring beach chairs & towels. No coolers or bottles will be permitted on the beach. 7:30pm. 8th St & Ocean Dr. 305-673-7400.
NORTH MIAMI
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
The City of North Miami beach presents fireworks over the gorgeous Biscayne Bay sunset. Enjoy food, live music, & more. Gates open @ 7pm. Fireworks @ sundown. Free admission. 300 NE 151 St. North Miami. 305-673-7400.
SOUTH MIAMI
Palmer Park
Join the city of South Miami’s annual 4th of July celebration at Palmer Park. The event is free & open to the public, & will feature family activities, games, food, & live music. 5–10pm. Fireworks @ 9pm. 6120 SW 67 Ave. South Miami. 305-663-6338.
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