4 Different Ideas for a Miami-Style 4th of July

The day is finally here, and many of us are excited to hit the beach, the pool, or a parade!  (and yes, there will be BBQ free-loading)  It is Independence Day.  While you are contemplating the remainder of the weekend, the following events will be taking place in the area:  Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade, City of Miami Beach 4th of July Celebration, America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park, and an Old Fashioned 4th of July at the Barnacle, among many other festivities!

The 4th of July Parade in Key Biscayne is a traditional parade featuring music, decked-out floats and of course, fireworks.  This traditional parade is a fun event ideal for families and friends.  It will begin along Crandon Boulevard around 11 a.m. and conclude following the fireworks at dusk.

The City of Miami Beach Fourth of July Celebration is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. with music by DJ Irie.  This celebration is known for its South Florida appeal, and for being both entertaining and unique every year.  The festivities will be located on the beach at A1A and 8th Street, arrive early for optimal parking.

America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park will feature an eclectic multicultural blend of cuisine within its expanse of booths.  This festivity is set to start around 3 p.m. and carry on into dusk with the fireworks.  The amphitheatre will serve as the central area, located at 301 Biscayne Blvd in downtown Miami.

The Old Fashioned July Fourth at the Barnacle is an interactive and old-fashioned way to celebrate Independence Day, featuring activities for the kids such as kite-making, knot-demonstrations and other pieces of colonial American history.  This workshop-inspired 4th of July is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but if you are interested in seeing the rocket’s red glare, note that this event does not have fireworks.  It will be held at the Barnacle State Historic Site at 3485 Main Highway.