Tip Tuesday: 4th Of July In South Florida

DSC05630If you are visiting South Florida and looking for activities this 4th of July, there are plenty of things to do. We have compiled a list of just a few of the options you have.

The information under each city’s entry is taken directly from the city’s websites. There are also links to their pages if you need additional information.

Happy 4th of July!





9:00PM – 4th of July Fireworks Show. The City of Aventura proudly announces its 19th annual Independence Day fireworks celebration. This special aerial display can be viewed from any location along Country Club Drives. The fireworks will begin promptly at 9 PM on Friday, July 4th, 2014. More information: http://www.cityofaventura.com/

20130704_184053Coral Gables

5:00PM-9:00PM – The Biltmore Hotel and Coral Gables Fourth of July. 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL. Grounds open at 5 PM, live concert at 7 PM and fireworks show at 9 PM The celebration will include a special concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band, concessions, patriotic mascots, and a spectacular fireworks display. More information: http://coralgables.com/index.aspx?page=21&recordid=7451&returnURL=%2findex.aspx


6:00PM-9:20PM -The City of Doral’s Independence Day Celebration. JC Bermudez Park. 3000 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL. “The City of Doral will be hosting its  annual Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 4th at 6pm. This popular community event will be held at JC Bermudez Park. Festivities include live entertainment and the signature finale and everyone’s favorite – a spectacular fireworks show! Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to celebrate this patriotic holiday with all the family. Enjoy free pony rides and inflatable slides that open at 5pm! Come early, it is sure to be a hit! Parking and admission is FREE.” More information: https://www.cityofdoral.com/index.php?option=com_jtagcalendar&view=main&Itemid=359&eventId=725


5:00PM-10:00PM Independence Day Celebration. Milander Park, 4800 Palm Avenue, Hialeah, FL. “Celebrate with family and friends and experience our vibrant, dynamic city at its best. Join us for an evening of fireworks, live entertainment, dancing, games, food and much more.” More information: http://www.hialeahfl.gov/index.php?lang=en

Hialeah Gardens

5:00PM-9:00PM Hialeah Gardens Independence Day Celebration. 13501 NW 107 Avenue, Hialeah Gardens, FL. Games, Free Food, Free Drinks, Live Entertainment by Hansel and La Orquesta Calle Ocho. More information: http://www.cityofhialeahgardens.com


6:00PM to 10:00PM Race to the 4th! “Homestead-Miami Speedway One Speedway Blvd, Homestead, FL. “The City of Homestead’s annual Fourth of July celebration, “Race to the 4th,” will be hosted for its fifth year at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, July 4th, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature family entertainment, live music, mechanical rides for children, food and drinks, games and a magnificent Independence Day fireworks display. Admission to the “Race to the 4th” is FREE, with the display and vendor area located outside of the grandstands. Guests will be treated to music from two bands—“Mojo Scoundrels” and “Main Highway.” Viewing of the fireworks show at 9 p.m. will be from the very same grandstands where, this fall, Homestead-Miami Speedway will host the biggest names in NASCAR. Firework schedule may vary depending on weather. No backpacks or coolers will be allowed and all bags are subject to search.” More information: http://www.cityofhomestead.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=844

Key Biscayne

11:00AM Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade. “The parade will start at 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 4th, and proceed south on Crandon Boulevard from Harbor Drive to West Enid. You will see patriotically themed professional floats, other personally decorated and creative entries in the lineup and the marching groups. See and hear the bands, and special entertainment from unique performers in our hometown parade!” More information: http://www.kb4.org/


11:00AM-9:00PM America’s Birthday Bash. Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132. “Bring the whole family to celebrate the birth of our great nation!
Enjoy a free kids’ zone, food and beverages, pony rides, a petting zoo, a family contra dance, and one of the largest fireworks displays in South Florida! FREE ADMISSION
The Park is Open All Day. Fairytale Pony Rides & Petting Zoo: 11:00am-8:00pm / Free Kids’ Zone: 3:00pm-7:00pm. Miami Contradance w/ Live Music by Dirty Dollars: 5:00pm-8:00pm. Fireworks: 9:00pm. More information: http://www.bayfrontparkmiami.com/pages/fourth13.html

12:00PM-9:00PM Bayside Marketplace Independence Day Celebration
401 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL. “Bayside Marketplace is celebrating Independence Day with a weekend full of free events for the whole family. On July 4th, 5th and 6th, children and adults can enjoy free games and activities starting at 12 noon. There will also be live music performances on the Marina Stage and a dazzling fireworks show at 9pm on July 4th.  Bring the whole family to Bayside and celebrate American Independence Day all weekend long! 12pm (noon) – 3pm Free family activities at Banyan Park. 12pm (noon) – 3pm DJ at the Marina Stage – events & contests. 3:00pm – 7:00pm Sucker Punch performs on the Marina Stage. 4:30pm – 8:30pm DJ at the Marina Stage with Mechanical Bull. 8:30pm – 12:30am The Grayson Rogers Band performs on the Marina Stage. 9:00pm Free Fireworks Show.” More information: http://www.baysidemarketplace.com/events/july-4th-independence-day-celebration

Miami Beach

9:00am – 9:30PM Fourth of July – Independence Day Celebration. 73rd Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141. “The event takes place at the North Beach Bandshell located at 73rd Street and Collins Avenue; it is open to the general public at no charge. This year’s program entitled “Coca-Cola Presents Fire on the Fourth, Brought to you by the City of Miami Beach, Miami Beach Medical Group, and Classical South Florida Radio” features the following: Friday, July 4, 2014 9:00 am: FREE Yoga provided by Green Monkey Yoga 11:00 am: Food Trucks 12:00 PM (noon): Live Radio Remote 93.9MIA Radio 2:00 PM: Amber Leigh 4:00 PM: The Marshall Brothers Band (Allman Brother’s Tribute Band) 7:00 PM: Spam Allstars 7:55 PM: Closing Remarks by the Mayor and City Commission 9:00 PM: Fireworks.” More information: http://www.miamibeachfl.gov/calendar/cmbcalendar.aspx

North Bay Village

1:00PM-4:00PM 4th of July Celebration. Treasure Island Elementary School Field
7540 East Treasure Drive, North Bay Village, FL. Dink, tank, roller coaster, swing rides, music and free hot dogs and hamburgers. More information: http://www.nbvillage.com


Fort Lauderdale

12:30PM-9:00PM 4th of July Spectacular. “A1A and Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL. 12:30-4:30 Kids zone: DJ, Music, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Beach Games & Contests. 4:30-5:45 Relyx (Rock ‘n’ Roll). 6:15-9:00 The Long Run “Eagles Tribute Band”. 9:00 Fireworks Show over Atlantic Ocean Simulcast with Music on 101.5 LITE FM. More” information: www.fortlauderdale.gov/july4.



7:00PM-9:00PM Fireworks Show at 9 PM (weather permitting). Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Parkway. “There will be free inflatable rides for children of all ages.
The Miramar Regional Park Aquatic Water Park will be open for all children. Must be 50” tall to go on the water slide. Please remember to bring bathing suits, towels and a change of clothes. AND DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERAS. Tailgating is allowed, but food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your blankets and chairs for your comfort.” More information: http://www.ci.miramar.fl.us/parks-recreation/events/

Pembroke Pines

6:00PM-9:00PM Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Show. “Pines Recreation Center Festival Grounds, 7400 Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines. Admission and Parking are FREE! Food Truck Roundups, FREE rides for children, a children’s area, the fabulous Pocket Change Band and a spectacular Fireworks Show begins at 9:00PM.” More information: http://www.ppines.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=801


Key Largo

5:00-8:00PM – “July 4 “American Heroes” Parade and Picnic Now in its 38th year, this colorful parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at Anthony’s Women’s Apparel, mile marker (MM) 98, and finishes at Waldorf Plaza, MM 100. Later, revelers can come out for an old-fashioned community picnic 5-8 PM on the grounds of the Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center at 102050 Overseas Highway, MM 102. Sponsored by the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and The Reporter, these events are a Key Largo institution. For information, call the Key Largo Chamber at 1-800-822-1088.”

10:00PM – “Key Largo / July 4 Fireworks Show on Blackwater Sound Spectacular fireworks become even more dazzling when reflected in the calm surface of Blackwater Sound. The show is to take place on the bayfront in Key Largo at 10 PM For the best views, try Sundowners, Senior Frijoles, Caribbean Club or Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort, all located near MM 104 bayside. Because seating is limited, reservations are suggested. For information, call 305-451-4502. ”


6:00PM-9:30PM – “July 4 Fireworks and Family Fun at Founders Park The popular “Spirit of Islamorada” July 4 celebration is to be held at Founders Park, MM 87 on Plantation Key. Hosted by the Village of Islamorada and the Upper Keys Rotary Club, the event features entertainment and activities for kids, teens, adults — and even dogs. The party is to run 6-9:30 PM, followed by the fireworks show. Guests staying at participating resorts receive admission-free wristbands. An admission fee will be charged for nonresidents not staying at a participating hotel. For information, call 305-853-1685. ”


10:30AM-All Day – “July 4 Marathon Beach Party & Fireworks Show One of the Keys’ largest and longest fireworks displays is the highlight of this traditional event. Crowds gather in Marathon for a patriotic parade that begins around 10:30 a.m. and proceeds from Marathon High School on Sombrero Beach Road, MM 50 oceanside, to Sombrero Beach. There, an all-day celebration featuring food, drink, and family-friendly entertainment is to conclude with a fireworks show. For information, call 305-743-5417. ”

Big Pine & the Lower Keys

9:00PM – “July 4 Celebrate Fourth of July Fireworks The Big Pine & Lower Keys Rotary Club’s annual July 4 fireworks are to take place at Big Pine Park, MM 30 bayside, at the end of Sands Road. Live music, food and drink are to be accompanied by games and activities for adults and kids alike. The fireworks show is planned to begin at nightfall or about 9 PM Admission is free and gates open at 5 PM For information, call 305-872-0106.”

Key West

5:00PM-9:00PM – “July 4 29th Annual Hospice/Visiting Nurses Association July 4 Picnic This longtime favorite is set to take place at Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, located at 1500 Reynolds St. overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Guests are to enjoy live music, a silent auction, children’s activities and free watermelon, popcorn and cold drinks. Meal tickets are to be sold for a buffet featuring hamburgers, hot dogs and traditional fixings. Scheduled to start at 5 PM, the event concludes with a fireworks show sponsored by the Key West Rotary Club. For information, call 305-294-4310, ext. 20.”

12:00PM-onward – “July 4-6 Key Lime Festival An All-American celebration of Florida’s official pie is to be staged in Key West over the July 4 weekend. Scheduled Independence Day highlights include a Key lime pie-eating contest at noon and the 2 PM unveiling of what might be the world’s largest Key lime pie. Visitors can savor the fun and slices of the giant pie on Greene Street just off Duval Street. For information, call 305-923-7822.” More information: http://www.fla-keys.com/news/news.cfm?sid=8717

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