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Celebrate America’s birthday at the annual July 4th Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular at Black Point Park and Marina, 24775 SW 87 Ave., Cutler Bay. Admission is free (excludes marina).

Spend the day exploring the park’s scenic bikeways, jogging trails and 1.5-mile long jetty, which makes for a great fishing spot! The park has ample green spaces for picnicking, so be sure to pack a blanket or lawn chairs, and treats. Another great option is the park’s award-winning waterfront restaurant and bar, Black Point Ocean Grill, where you can purchase food items like fresh seafood, steaks, salads, burgers and sandwiches; as well as cocktails, so you can toast to Old Glory! The day culminates with a spectacular waterfront fireworks display, starting at 9 p.m.

The marina, ideally located near Biscayne National Park, is a popular starting point for deep sea fishing and diving expeditions. Boaters can bring a boat to launch from the marina ramps, buy basic marine supplies at the on-site store and rent wet slips. Canoe and kayak rentals are also available from the marina.

Marina boat ramps open at 6 a.m. and the park opens at sunrise. Parking will be limited, so there will be no overflow parking available for boat trailers. The marina channel will be CLOSED from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., in preparation of the fireworks and vehicles will NOT be allowed to enter or exit the park during the fireworks show.

The 2018 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show is made possible by Black Point Ocean Grill, Black Point Yacht Club, CenterState Bank, Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Southland Mall, Suntex Marina Investors LLC, Town of Cutler Bay Parks and Recreation and Waste Connections Inc.

About Miami-Dade Parks:
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

Hurricane season is here.  Miami-Dade County advises everyone to be sure to plan and prepare ahead of time. For an official 2018 Hurricane Readiness Guide visit the web page. Now is the time to sign up to receive Miami-Dade Alerts to get emergency information and marina and transit alerts by text message.