15 free Miami fireworks shows, events July 4

fireworksIn Miami, we celebrate July 4 with fireworks, and the spectaculars in the sky get grander every year. Here’s a list of Miami free fireworks shows and events for the Fourth of July:

America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami (305-358-7550). Festivities are from 2-9 p.m. Samuel Adams Beer Garden for the 21 and over set (beer for purchase), kids’ zone from 3-7 p.m. and grand finale for the day, fireworks at 9 p.m.

Independence Day Weekend at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami (305-577-3344). The three-day extravaganza runs from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6. Starting at noon each day, there’s a variety of music genre featured daily at the Marina Stage. July 4 it’s country, July 5 American Rock and July 6 it’s Jazz and Blues. There are also free daily family activities at Banyan Park. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

4th of July Picnic & Fireworks Celebration at Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove (305-461-5506). From 5-9 p.m.  kids get free ice cream provided by Pointe Group, balloon animals and face painting provided by Christ Fellowship and interactive art workshops provided by Art Box and Art Therapy Consulting Services. Fireworks display begins at 9 p.m.

Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival, North Shore Park Bandshell, Collins Ave. and 73 St., Miami Beach (305-673-7575). Plan to spend the day at this party because from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. they’ve got Green Monkey Yoga on the beach, food for purchase from local food trucks, musical entertainment from a live local DJ, the Marshall Brothers Band, the Amber Leigh Band and Miami’s own Spam All-Stars, all culminating in the fireworks display. Ride the free shuttle running every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with park and ride locations at the North Shore Bandshell and 42 St./Sheridan Ave. Fireworks are at 9 p.m.

North Miami Independence Day Celebration by the Bay, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151 St., North Miami (305-895-9840). Gates open at 7 p.m. and the event features a live performance by Karina Iglesias from NBC’s The Voice presented by NOMI Musical Nights, plus food for purchase and fireworks display at 9 p.m. Bringing blankets and lawn chairs is recommended. No coolers, alcoholic beverages or personal fireworks allowed.

4th of July Spectacular at Black Point & Marina, 24775 SW 87 Ave., Miami (305-258-4092). Spend the day enjoying the parks bike and nature trails or fish from the shore. Grab a bite at their on-site restaurant then spread a blanket and enjoy the fireworks display at 9 p.m.

City of Coral Gables Fireworks Display, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables (855-666-1727). Celebration begins at 5 p.m. and features music by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band, concessions with food for sale and patriotic mascots to entertain the kids. Fireworks display is at 9 p.m. Free parking at various locations around Coral Gables and shuttle service from various locations to and from the Biltmore.

Independence Day Celebration in Downtown Palmetto Bay, Palmetto Bay Municipal Center, 9705 E. Hibiscus St., Palmetto Bay (305-259-1234). From 5-9:30 p.m. with fun zone for kids, hot dog eating contest, beer garden (beers for purchase), chill zone, Zumbathon, music by The Fire Brigade, food for sale and a fireworks display at 9 p.m. to end the night. Lawn chairs are encouraged.

Fourth of July Festivities at CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove (305-444-0777). Kick off the festivities at 1 p.m. with live music, free face painting, a balloon twister, bounce house and concession stand items for sale for $1 for the kids, dog adoption opportunities courtesy of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, a hot dog eating contest at 5 p.m. and fireworks at Peacock Park at 9 p.m. Chili’s and Duffy’s Sports Grill will offer 2-for-1 drinks all day.

Key Biscayne Fourth of July Parade, Crandon Boulevard from Harbor Drive. to West Enid, Key Biscayne (305-361-0351). The parade features a floats, bands and other marching groups. Float makers compete for a $1,000 first prize and $500 second prize. Fireworks are at Village Green at Galen Drive and Crandon Boulvard at sunset.

Race to the 4th, Homestead-Miami Speedway, One Speedway Blvd., Homestead (305-255-4570). Event is from 6-10 p.m. Live musical entertainment by Mojo Scoundrels and Main Highway, carnival rides and games for kids, food for sale and a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

City of Doral Independence Day Celebration, JC Bermudez Park, 3000 NW 87 Ave., Doral (305-593-6600). Event is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and features pony rides, inflatable slides, live musical entertainment from Higher Ground and Lucy Grau and Orquesta America, food for sale and fireworks display at 9:20 p.m. No pets, alcoholic beverages or personal fireworks permitted. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.

City of Hialeah Independence Day Celebration, Milander Park, 4700 Palm Ave., Hialeah (305-883-5800). Event is from 5-10 p.m. and includes a kids play zone, live entertainment, games, food for purchase and a fireworks display.

19th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration, 9 p.m. in Aventura, visible from any location along Country Club Drive.

All-American Celebration, The Palms at Town & Country, 8268 Mills Dr., Miami (305-274-7982). Enter to win raffle prizes from several of the mall’s retailers and restaurants from 6-8:30 p.m. and from 6:30-8:30 p.m. a patriotic 19-piece orchestra performance and at 8:30 the raffle winners are announced followed by a fireworks display by the lake at 9 p.m. Lawn chairs are encouraged and open containers prohibited.

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