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4th of July Events

By on May 31, 2016

We’re giving you a heads-up on 4th of July events so you can plan ahead. Get your picnic ready & watch the sky light up! (Events are subject to change & may be cancelled or postponed due to weather.)

East of the Mall » All-American July 4th
The City of Aventura will host a Fireworks Show beginning promptly at 9pm which can be viewed from anywhere along Country Club Dr. or from the Mall site. Free. 19200 W Country Club Dr. 305-466-8930.

The Barnacle Historic State Park » Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic
Celebrate Independence Day the good old fashioned way with music, food, games & crafts for the whole family. Bring your own or buy burgers, hot dogs, & veggie dogs. 11am–4pm. Adult/$5, Child(6–12)/$3, Under 6/Free. Park closes at 5pm. Blankets, lawn chairs, picnics & coolers are welcome, but alcohol & fireworks are not permitted. 3485 Main Hwy. (across from the Coconut Grove Playhouse). 305-442-6866.

Biltmore Hotel » Independence Day Celebration
Join the celebration! Live music & spectacular fireworks at 9pm. Valet your bike or, take a free shuttle from 3 locations: UofM Ponce Garage, Coral Gables Youth Center, & Garage 4 @ 345 Andalusia Ave. 5–11pm. Free. NOT permitted: Fireworks(including sparklers), smoking, grills, pets, tents, glass containers & weapons. Exclusive center stage seating for the fireworks display with a lavish Stars & Stripes BBQ dinner & open bar 6:30–8:45pm. The Club at The Biltmore. $170/pp, Members/$135. Res. req: 305-445-8066×2374. 1200 Anastasia Ave. 855-454-0196.

Doral Central Park » Independence Day Celebration
Festivities include live entertainment 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. Event begins @ 7pm. Free parking & admission. Doral Central Park, 3000 NW 87 Ave. 305-593-6600.

Bayfront Park » America’s Birthday Bash
Celebrate the birth of our great nation with one of the largest fireworks displays in SoFla! This spectacular display can be seen from anywhere in the Park. Enjoy food & beverages, Samuel Adams Beer Garden, music & a free Kids’ Zone w/rides, face painting & more. 2–7pm. Free admission. Fireworks: 9pm. No bottles, cans, coolers, or personal fireworks allowed. 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. 305-358-7550. or

Hyatt Hotel Dock » July 4th Dinner Cruise
Party with family & friends on the 125’ ft yacht decorated in red, white & blue to celebrate the birth of our nation. Enjoy delectable salads & entrees & delicious desserts prepared by world class resident chefs. 7–10pm. Boarding at 6:30pm. Adult/$79, Child(under 12)/$35. 400 SE 2 Ave. 305-609-5185.

Milander Park » Independence Day Celebration
Festivities begin at 5pm. Live entertainment, dancing, games & food for the entire family as well as SoFla’s best fireworks & laser show at 9pm. FREE. 6–10pm. Ted Hendricks Stadium, 4800 Palm Ave. (NW 103 St). 305-889-5701.

Speedway » Race to the 4th Of July Fireworks
Celebrate the 4th with a patriotic concert, children’s rides, great food & fireworks @ 9pm. 6–10pm. Free. Homestead Miami Speedway, 1 Speedway Blvd. 305-224-4580.

Village Green » July 4th Celebration
One of the highlights of summer on Key Biscayne, the daylong events: 11am: traditional parade along Crandon Blvd. followed by the Kiwanis Picnic on the Village Green & concludes at sunset with the fireworks display. Free. 400 Crandon Blvd. 305-365-5511.

North Shore Park Bandshell » Fire on the 4th Festival
9am: Yoga, 11am: Food Trucks, 2–7pm: Live musical entertainment, 9pm: Fireworks. Free & open to the public. Arrive early, bring beach chairs & towels. No coolers or bottles will be permitted on the beach. Two park & ride locations where drop-off/pick-up: (N. Shore Bandshell Park & 42 St./Sheridan Ave). Free shuttles may be flagged down at any MDT stop along this route. Service from 11am–10pm. 7275 Collins Ave. 305-673-7575.

Miami Springs Golf Course » 4th of July Festivities
Parade begins at Community Center at 10am & ends at the Country Club. Cool off on giant water slides, sit & relax while listening to DJ. Food & drinks available. Full schedule online. Fireworks display on the golf course at dusk. 10am–9pm. 650 Curtis Pkwy. 305-805-5075.

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus » July 4th Celebration by the Bay
Enjoy a fun-filled evening with music, entertainment & spectacular Zambelli fireworks over Biscayne Bay! Featuring special NoMi Musical Night   performances, food & beverage concessions. Bring a blanket or lawn chair & bug spray. Rain or shine. No personal fireworks, coolers, or alcoholic beverages allowed. Free. 7pm. Kovens Center, 3000 NE 151 St. 305-895-9840.

Municipal Center » Independence Day Celebration
Free Fun Zone for Kids, Street entertainment, craft vendors, Zumba demo, face painting, balloon artists, food & beverage vendors. Don’t miss the interactive LED Robot performance! Bring your blankets & lawn chairs. No BBQ grills allowed. 5–10pm. Fireworks extravaganza at 9:30pm. 9705 E. Hibiscus St. 305-259-1234.

Palmer Park » July 4th Celebration
Begins at 5pm. Live band, entertainment, food available. Kids’ Zone w/bounce house & face painting. Fireworks begin at 9pm. 6100 SW 67 Ave. 305-663-6338.

Surfside Community Center & Aquatic Facility
Independence Day Celebration
Fun begins with swim races & children’s activities at 2pm. Live music, Shaka Jons Surfside Cafe w/food & beverages. Fireworks at 9pm. Free to Surfside residents with ID. 9301 Collins Ave. 305-866-3635 x577.

Mullins Park » 4th of July Celebration
Celebrate the holiday safely by enjoying a grand fireworks display which begins promptly at 9pm. The event is free, but there will be fees for food, bounce houses & games. Parking: $3. 6–10pm. Mullins Park, 10150 Ben Geiger Dr. Coral Springs. 954-345-2200.

Pine Island Park » Independence Fireworks & Family Fun Day
Join at the Pine Island Pool for fun activities, FREE SWIM, Inner Tube Water Polo & more! 11am: Fun Foam Spray with the Davie Fire Department, 1pm: Dive in Treasure Hunt, 3pm: Watermelon Eating Contest. 954-327-3927. After the pool, head to Bamford Sports Complex in Pine Island Park for kids arts & crafts, food trucks, youth section, face painting, bounce houses, train rides, & craft vendors. 4:30pm: Kids Interactive games, 6:30pm: Cake cutting–FREE cake while supplies last, 7pm: Live music by Paul Revere & the Raiders, 9pm: FIREWORKS! 3801 So. Pine Island Rd. Davie. 954-797-1163 or 954-797-1181.

Flamingo Gardens » Old Fashioned 4th of July
Celebrate Independence Day with a bit of Old Florida! Enjoy a beautiful day at the historic Botanical Gardens. Challenge your friends to a watermelon eating contest, dance to your favorite 50’s music, play old fashioned games with the kids, activities & crafts for the whole family. Wear your best 50’s costume & win prizes. Explore the 1930s history of the Wray Home. Lunch on BBQ & hot
dogs at the Flamingo Cafe. July 4th is HALF-PRICE DAY! 9:30am–4:30pm. Adult/$9.95, Child(3–11)/$6.45, (2&Under)/Member/Free. 3750 S. Flamingo Rd. Davie. 954-473-2955.

A1A & Atlantic Ave. » July 4th Celebration
Celebrate your All-American spirit with a day on the beach & a wide array of entertaining activities for families from morning til’ night! Activities include sandcastle contest, live music, custard eating contest for kids & a burger eating contest for adults, water slides & games, face painting, sidewalk chalk & more. Adults can cool down at the Beer Garden. Fireworks begin at 9pm & launch from the N. end of the beach. 8am–10pm. 561-279-1380.

A1A & LasOlas Blvd. » Fourth of July Spectacular
The City of Fort Lauderdale invites you to a Free all day celebration of America’s Independence on Fort Lauderdale Beach! The celebration will include family activities on the beach. Then, as the sun goes down, watch the sky light up with the city’s annual fireworks presentation at 9pm from a barge in the Ocean off A1A & Las Olas Blvd. 954-828-5363.

Hollywood Beach » Star Spangled 4th of July Celebration
This day-long celebration of Our Nation’s birthday will feature afternoon fun near Charnow Park & music along the Broadwalk in the Central Beach area. 2–10pm. Fireworks offshore @ 9pm. Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut St. 954-921-3404.

Recreation Center » Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Show
Celebrate 4th of July with rides & children’s area, live entertainment, food truck roundup & a phenomenal fireworks show at 9pm on the Pines Recreation Festival Grounds. 6–9pm. Bring your blankets & lawn chairs. No coolers, pets or fireworks permitted. Free. 7400 Pines Blvd. 954-435-6525.

Central Park » Salute to Freedom
The parade begins at 9am at the intersection of Broward Blvd. & NW 46 Ave, heads West to 69 Ave, turns right on 4th St. & ends at City Hall. Concert takes place at Central Park Ball Field @ 7pm. Bring along a picnic dinner, lawn chairs or blanket. Food for purchase available. Fireworks at 9pm. Personal fireworks, sparklers & alcoholic beverages are not permitted within the park. Parking is limited, so come out early. 9151 NW 2 St. (Central Park Dr.). 954-452-2510.

Fishing Pier » Fireworks Extravaganza
Celebrate the 4th with live music & fireworks. 6–9pm. At 9pm the night sky will become alive with fireworks launched from the end of the Pier. Blankets & lawn chairs are welcome, however, personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol & pets are prohibited. 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. 954-786-4111 or 954-786-4073.

City Park & BB&T Center » Hooray for Hollywood Parade & Family Fun Day
9am–Noon: Movie-themed floats will wind their way west along Sunset Strip from NW 12 St. to City Park, where the fun continues w/ free refreshments & a children’s fun zone. City Park, 6700 Sunset Strip. 5–9:30pm: Outdoor concert features local favorites Havoc 305 & Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Children’s rides & activities, food&beverage vendors & fantastic fireworks display. Free admission & parking. BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway. Sunrise. 954-747-4600.

Tamarac Sports Complex » Celebrate July 4th in Tamarac
Noon–4pm: Celebrate with some fun in the sun with music, raffles, games & more. Adult/$4, (17&under)/$3.50. Caporella Aquatic Complex, 9300 NW 58 St. 6–9:30pm: Celebrate our country’s birthday with an outdoor concert featuring Free Radicals. Bring your lawn chairs. There’ll be food trucks & an entertainment area with Free rides, arts & crafts, & games for the children. Promptly at 9 pm: Choreographed fireworks display. Shuttles will be available from Tamarac City Hall, 7525 NW 88 Ave. or the Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W. Commercial Blvd. Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77 St. 954-597-3620.

Town Center & Weston Regional Park » 5K Run/Walk & 4th of July Parade & Celebration
7am: 5K Run/Walk begins at the Weston Regional Park. Visit the web for registration forms. Packet pickup starts at 5:30am. Early regis. thru June 13/$15, After/$20. Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Rd. 10:30am: enjoy a parade celebration themed “A Weston 4th-Celebrating 20 Years” beginning at Town Center Blvd. & Three Village Rd & concluding on Main Street. Grand Marshal: Rick Folbaum of CBS-4 Miami. 954-389-4321.

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