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4th of July Celebrations in South Florida 2017

The list below is just a small sampling of the Independence Day activities happening around South Florida. Most of the following events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Palm Beach County

4th on FlaglerTuesday, July 4, 5pm-9:30pm – Waterfront Promenade and City Commons, 101 N. Flagler Drive, Est Palm Beach

Leave it to the City of West of West Palm Beach to celebrate America’s birthday (in a BIG way) during 4th on Flagler, the largest FREE Independence Day bash in south Florida! Celebrate 4th of July along the beautiful West Palm Beach Waterfront on Tuesday, July 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m! With LIVE performances from your favorite local and regional acts on two stages, a military honor ceremony, larger-than-life versions of games like Human Foosball and bowling, FREE activities for the kids, delicious food and drink options, adults and kids alike are sure to love celebrating Fourth of July in West Palm Beach. Best of all, don’t miss the thrilling 18-minute fireworks extravaganza over the Intracoastal Waterway!

Delray Beach July 4th CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 5pm-9:30pm – A1A and Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative and the Delray Downtown Development Authority were hosting a beach side celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. From 2pm on Tuesday, July 4th, A1A will close from Thomas on the north all the way past Casuarina to Bucida on the south to allow for easier pedestrian exit after the fireworks. The main stage will be at East Atlantic Avenue. Organizers plan to have a sand castle contest, live entertainment and a fireworks display at 9 p.m. To sign up for the contest, e-mail #DelrayBeachJ4


Fabulous Fourth CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 6:30pm-9:30pm – Countess DeHoernle Park, 1000 Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton

The City of Boca Raton will present a memorable Fabulous Fourth Celebration on Tuesday, July 4 at de Hoernle Park/Spanish River Sports Complex. Activities start at 6:30 p.m. and feature a 28’ high and 110’ long State Fair style slide, a “Stars & Stripes” slide; along with many other rides; toddler center; carnival games; food trucks; and carnival food. At 6:30 p.m., the All-Star Band will take the stage, playing classic rock n’ roll tunes from the 60’s through the 80’s. A spectacular fireworks show will start at 9 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public. 

Broward County

4th of July Fireworks ExtravaganzaTuesday, July 4, 9am-9:30pm – Pompano Beach Fishing Pier, 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd, Pompano Beach

The City of Pompano Beach will be celebrating July 4th this year with a Fireworks Extravaganza at Pompano Beach at the Fishing Pier. At 5:30 p.m., we will start the night off with live music, featuring the Jamie Mitchell Band, a country band, followed by the main act “Speakerbox Band”, a top 40s band. At 9:00 p.m. direct your attention to the night sky as we set off an array of fireworks that is sure to impress. Fireworks will be launched from the end of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; however personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol, and pets are prohibited. Available parking is at Atlantic Boulevard and A1A. Street Parking will also be available as well as the new Pier Garage, located right across from the Pier.

Salute to Sports Parade & Family Fun DayTuesday, July 4, 9am-9:30pm – City Park, 6700 Sunset Strip, Sunrise

Marvel at all the colorful floats cruising down sunset Strip in the City of Sunrise, followed by a free Family Fun Day with complimentary refreshments and a Kids’ Zone. The music begins at 6:00 p.m. with Caribbean rhythms from the Baha Men, best known for the worldwide hit, “Who Let the Dogs Out.” At 7:30 p.m., it’s time for headliners The Romantics, whose ‘80s chart toppers included “Talking in Your Sleep” and “What I Like About You.” At 9:00 p.m., enjoy a spectacular fireworks display. Parking and admission are free!


Deerfield Beach 4th of July CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 12pm-9:30pm – City of Deerfield Beach, Florida – Municipal Government, 150 NE Second Avenue, Deerfield Beach

The City of Deerfield Beach’s Annual July 4th Celebration, sponsored by the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, will take place on Tuesday, July 4th at the Main Beach Parking Lot (149 SE 21st Ave). Come out and enjoy food, arts and crafts, the JM Family Kids’ Zone and free entertainment from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM with one of South Florida’s largest fireworks show beginning at 9:05 PM. A free shuttle service will be available from Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge and complimentary parking will be available at the Cove Shopping Center.


4th of July SpectacularTuesday, July 4, 12pm-9:30pm – Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Celebrate America’s Independence Day at the City of Fort Lauderdale’s free 4th of July Spectacular!  The Independence Day Celebration will feature a patriotic extravaganza featuring live bands, a kids zone, beach games, contests, family activities and a dazzling fireworks display. The Kids Zone will provide non-stop energy and excitement along with plenty of music and comic relief from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Highlights will include DJ, music, bounce houses, water slides, face painting, human foosball, beach games and contests. Make sure to bring your appetite so you can compete in an old-fashioned hot dog eating contest. And if that doesn’t fill you up, top it off by participating in a July 4th watermelon eating contest! As the sun goes down, the celebration heats up with live music and entertainment. Finally, as the sun goes down watch the sky light up with the City’s fireworks show at 9 p.m. This dazzling pyrotechnic display is simulcast with music on 101.5 LITE FM and is an annual favorite for all!

Fourth of July CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 12pm-9:30pm – Garfield Street and A1A, Hollywood

Join a fun and music filled day on Tuesday, July 4th from 2 – 10p.m at Hollywood Beach. The award-winning Blue Wave beach is ready to welcome you. Pick your fun along the beach at Charnow Park’s splash pad, playing beach games or relaxing under an umbrella. The celebration concludes with a star spangled offshore fireworks display at 9 p.m. There will be a social media station until 8 p.m. at the Johnson Street Plaza at 200 Johnson St. Charnow Park at 1500 N. Broadwalk will be hosting a game area and DJ Tony Mixx from 2 to 6 p.m. The city is hosting music performances at several locations including a concert by the 13th Army Band of the Florida National Guard at Charnow Park.

TheMiramarAmpTuesday, July 4, 3pm-9:30pm – Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar

Join the Miramar Independence Day Celebration and Amphitheater Grand Opening. The festivities are from 3 to 9 p.m. and include a Kids’ Zone with inflatables and face painting. There will also be Hula-Hoop, bubble-gum- and apple-pie-eating contests, as well as caricature artists. Fireworks finale will begin approximately at 9 p.m. Parking inside the park will be limited to handicap accessibility and VIPs only. Off-site parking is available on Bass Creek Road between Everglades High School and Glades Middle School. Guests will be shuttled to the park on air-conditioned charter buses beginning at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per vehicle for the service. #TheMiramarAmp

Freedom Fest at Gulfstream Park Tuesday, July 4, 5pm-9:30pm – Gulfstream Park, 901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach

Celebrate Independence Day with family-friendly activities and giveaways at Gulfstream Park! Pile the whole family in the car and come out to the races where you’ll find food, freebies, fireworks in addition to Thoroughbred racing. The Kid Fun Zone will have an airbrush tattoo artist, face painters, magicians and a coloring station. Sucker Punch will be performing. Wrap up the night with a spectacular Grucci Fireworks fireworks display in the Grandstand area next to the race track. Admission and parking are FREE!

Miami-Dade County

Freedom Festival Miccosukee Resort & GamingTuesday, July 4, 10am-4pm – Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami

Miccosukee Resort & Gaming continues a great tradition of family-oriented fun with their annual 4th of July celebration. The Freedom Festival is a FREE event open to the public of all ages at the Outside Festival Grounds located at the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming facility. The Freedom Festival continues Miccosukee Resort & Gaming’s legacy of safe and exciting family fun during the 4th of July celebrations. This year’s festival will include an incredible array of carnival rides, refreshing water slides, exhilarating airboat rides, and alligator wrestling shows. Vendors will be onsite with delicious food and beverage options as well as specially-selected Native American arts and crafts displaying the unique talents of the Miccosukee Tribe. With abundant parking and South Florida’s clearest skies, the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming’s Freedom Festival is a guaranteed good time for all. Admission and parking are FREE!

Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth FestivalTuesday, July 4, 11am-9:30pm – North Shore Park Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Coca-Cola Presents Miami Beach: Fire on the Fourth Festival. There will be food trucks and plenty of music from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Spam Allstars, Inner Circle and the Wailers are the featured performers. Fireworks display takes off at 9 p.m. Free shuttle info: two park and ride locations where drop-off/pick-up will be taking place (North Shore Bandshell Park and 41 Street/Royal Palm Ave). Free shuttles may be flagged down at any MDT bus stop along this route. Service will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Headways will be 30 minutes.


Key Biscayne’s 4th Of July Parade And FireworksTuesday, July 4, 11am-9:30pm – Crandon Blvd, between Harbor Drive and West Enid Drive, Village Green, Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne’s 4th of July parade will begin at 11 a.m. and will be followed by festivities at the Village Green. The parade will feature floats, marching bands, jets flying overhead, and lots more. The Kiwanis Club will be sponsoring the picnic that will take place on the Village Green. Visitors can leave and come back for the fireworks show or make it a full day by going to the beach and enjoying the sunshine. But if you leave, make sure to come back early enough to get a good seat for the fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Team Nikki Beach 4th of JulyTuesday, July 4, 12pm-11pm – Nikki Beach Miami, 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Nikki Beach Miami, the quintessential South of France style beach club known for it’s joie de vivre and larger than life celebrations does 4th of July the good, old American way – with explosive beats, over-the-top Burgers, and a massive fireworks display across the South Beach sky. Celebrated at each of the twelve Nikki Beach locations across the world, Fourth of July Nikki Beach-style has become legendary. Beachside, guests can feast on the ultimate burger selection including the Donut Burger featuring American cheese and pork belly bacon smashed between two glazed donuts – and many more. The night is complete with a massive fireworks show – one of only two that take place directly on South Beach – exclusively for Nikki Beach guests who can recline on the beach club’s luxurious day beds or sit with their toes in the sand teepee-side while watching the night sky. Join Nikki Beach Miami July 4th with doors staring at noon till 11pm. Tickets are $20.00 and Burger features start at $10 each.

America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront ParkTuesday, July 4, 2pm-11pm – Bayfront Park, 301 N Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Once again, Bayfront Park will be the site of one of Florida’s most picturesque fireworks displays. This free event will feature live music and a family fun zone full of activities for kids and adults alike. Although no coolers, bottles, cans, large purses, or personal fireworks are allowed at the park, food vendors will be at the park to quench the thirst of attendees. The Budweiser Beer Garden is also opening at 2 p.m. for the enjoyment of the adults in attendance. The fireworks will begin promptly at 9 p.m. so be sure to bring a chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy the colorful display.

The Palms Town & Country All-American CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 4:30pm-9:30pm – The Palms at Town & Country, 8268 Mills Drive, Miami

Celebrate July 4th at The Palms Town & Country! Join for an All-American Celebration and enjoy kids activities/Arts and Crafts from 4:30pm-7:30pm, Live Band from 6:30pm-8:45pm, Fireworks Show from 9:15pm-9:30pm, plus food trucks. There will be a variety of great events leading up to the fireworks show, with the celebration kicking off at 4:30 p.m. and running through 9:30 p.m. Show up before dusk to see the fireworks display. The fireworks show is scheduled to start at 9:15, and attendance is completely free.


City of Doral Independence Day CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 5pm-10pm – Doral Central Park, 3000 NW 87 Avenue, Doral

Independence Day Celebration in the City of Doral begins at 5:00pm with amazing live band performances and activities throughout our Doral Central Park. The event will include entertainment for the entire family which includes; free inflatable rides, pony rides, face painters, picture opportunity with a living Statue of Liberty, stilt walker balloon makers, and much more! The spectacular custom Fireworks Show will commence at 9:20pm and will last 20 minutes.


Coral Gables Fourth of July CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 5pm-9:30pm – Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables

This year’s Coral Gables Fourth of July Celebration will include patriotic music by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band at 7 p.m. Grounds will be open to the public at 5 p.m., and complimentary shuttle service will start at that time. Free parking is at: BankUnited Center Surface Lot, 1245 Dauer Drive; Youth Center Parking Lot, 405 University Drive; Garage 4, 385 Andalusia Ave. The last shuttle will depart for the fireworks at 8:15 p.m. Free bike valet parking is at William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center next to the Biltmore. Hours of operation are 5 to 11 p.m. The fireworks display launches at 9 p.m.


Frost Museum Independence Day CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 6pm-9:30pm – Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Frost Science is kicking off 4th of July with a (big) bang! Put on something red, white and blue and join them on Tuesday, July 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the Independence Day celebration. They’ll bring the DJ and the lip-smacking barbecue, you bring the patriotic party. All of exhibitions will be open throughout the night, with Frost Planetarium laser light shows running every 15 minutes. Nearby fireworks displays start at 9:00 p.m. with some of the best views in the city. This is a party our Founding Fathers wouldn’t have missed. Admission: $21 per adult; $15 per youth (ages 3-11); Members FREE.


4th of July Picnic & Fireworks CelebrationTuesday, July 4, 6pm-9:30pm – Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd, Coconut Grove

Join us for the annual Coconut Grove 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks at Peacock Park. This is a free community event with music, family fun and fireworks! The annual Old-fashioned Picnic is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barnacle Historic State Park and features music, food, games and crafts. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older, $3 for ages 6-12. CocoWalk has patriotic activities planned for 3 to 7 p.m. as well as the traditional Hot Dog Eating Competition at 6 p.m. The celebration then heads to Peacock Park from 6 to 9 p.m., when there will be music, games and face painting. Fireworks show is at 9 p.m. 

Village of Palmetto Bay Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 6pm-9pm – Village Of Palmetto Bay Village Hall, 9705 E Hibiscus St, Miami

Palmetto Bay residents, friends and neighbors come together to celebrate America’s 241st Birthday on a grand scale from 6 pm-9 pm at Village Hall. The Village will ring in Independence Day with patriotic spirit and pride in a day filled with wholesome, all-American fun for the entire family! The big moment, an explosive 15-minute fireworks show, launched from Palmetto Bay Park, happens at 8:45 pm. This event is FREE to the public.


North Miami Independence Day Celebration by the BayTuesday, July 4, 7pm-12am – Biscayne Bay Campus, on the grounds of the Kovens Center, 3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami

Celebrate Independence Day with the city of North Miami. Enjoy fireworks at sundown, a kids’ corner and live musical entertainment. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and lawn chairs. This event will take place rain or shine. No personal fireworks, coolers, or alcoholic beverages allowed. For more information, call the North Miami Parks and Recreation office at 305-895-9840. FREE admission and parking.


4th of July Celebration at Rusty PelicanTuesday, July 4, 7pm-10pm – The Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne

Rusty Pelican, known for its dazzling waterfront views, is inviting diners to join them for their top floor Fourth of July celebration. For $55 per adult (including two drink tickets for beer or wine), and $25 per child, enjoy an evening of live entertainment, dancing, dining and party favors with the most outstanding views of Miami’s fireworks over Biscayne Bay. Indulge in a lavish dinner buffet including A1 Potato Salad with garlic aioli, cilantro and onion; Grilled Mahi-Mahi with mango and papaya salsa; St. Louis BBQ Ribs with whiskey barbecue sauce; Garlic Crusted Prime Rib with balsamic chimichurri; Grilled Yellow Corn with Parmesan chili butter and Cotija cheese; Homemade Mac & Cheese with aged cheddar, smoked gouda and grated parmesan; and decadent desserts including a Homemade Mini Apple Pie made with Granny Smith apples and brandy and Key Biscayne Pie with a graham cracker crumb crust and key lime curd. For reservations, please call 305-361-3818 or email