Miami celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks shows, pool parties, and music
Although Greater Miami & Miami Beach is famous for year-round pool parties, beach days, and barbecues, the air is entirely different during the 4th of July. Granted, you can witness fireworks on Biscayne Bay through all seasons, but the Fourth of July celebrations turn up the region regardless of what week the Independence Day falls on.
Here are 3 fireworks shows to celebrate Independence Day in Miami this year:
July 4 – Fireworks
On the main holiday, South Beach will become home to firework shows for Miami Beach Classical Music Festival. The symphonic accompaniments will allow attendees to enjoy Independence Day Fireworks & Patriotic Concert in Ocean Drive’s Lummus Park. The concert will start at 8:30 pm whereas the firework show will take place at 9 pm.
The symphony will move to classical music once the firework show starts. Expect Starts and Stripes Forever by Sousa and 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. Some Broadway classics can also be expected. The Alumni Division Singers of the festival will accompany the orchestra.
Luckily, the fireworks and concert events are free, but it’s better to reserve an online ticket.
July 4 – Bayfront Park
Another grand firework show will light up the Downtown Miami waters at the iconic Bayfront Park. These annual Independence Day celebrations start at 4 pm, but attendees are urged to fill up spaces as early as possible. At 9 pm, the sky will light up in vibrant colors for 30 minutes to reflect the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay.
Other places to hit up
Catch a bay cruise on the 4th of July at Bayside Marketplace at 8 pm to watch the fireworks from the water. The Star-Spangled Awesome 4th of July Celebrations by The Wharf Miami is a must. For a poolside party, hit up Ritz-Carlton and enjoy a NY-inspired menu to elevate celebrations.
For those looking for family-friendly celebrations, South Miami is the place to be. The City of South Miami hosts live music, children’s activities, and food trucks starting at 5 pm. North Bay Village doesn’t lag behind when it comes to community celebrations featuring face painting, live music, barbecues, a bounce house, and a dessert truck. The event kicks off at 6 pm.
The Biltimore Hotel hosts a grand firework show that guests can witness over the golf course. Finally, Hialeah hosts the biggest parties in the Sunshine State, with 18,000 attendees every year. The event takes place at Milander Park for a stellar lineup of food, music, and fireworks.