4th of July Miami

June 10, 2022

Miami may be known as the land of palm trees, parties, and poolside pleasure, but come America’s Birthday, the 305 trades sizzling nightlife for patriotic passion. 

Follow along as we dive into every last celebration for the 4th of July in Miami.

From stars and stripes-themed concerts in South Beach to bustling parades in Biscayne Bay, Miami brings the heat to independence day all weekend long.

Grab a blanket and cozy up for 4th of July fireworks, or rep the red, white, and blue at a beachside festival. Whether you want to dance all night to DJs or soak in the tunes of John Philip Souza, the Greater Miami area is full of Uncle Sam appreciation.

Read on to discover the best 4th of July events in Miami. 

Miami Attractions

White sugar sand beaches, awesome art deco architecture, and breezy boat cruises make Miami an eternally alluring locale. So why not take advantage of your time in Florida's hottest city with a jam-packed fourth of July weekend itinerary? Explore the Everglades, work on your salsa skills, or get wild at the Zoo.

Ready to conquer the Magic City? Spend 1-5 days touring Miami's top attractions with your Go Miami All-Inclusive Pass. Gaze upon Killer Whales at Seaquarium, check out Millionaire's Row, or keep your eyes peeled for gators on an authentic Miami airboat tour

Miami Florida Skyline

Are you dying to relive the glory days of Miami Vice? Hold tight for high-speed thrills, spills, and splashes with Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures. Choose between a flashy jet boat or catamaran, and prime yourself for a cruise through PortMiami into Biscayne Bay, continuing to Star Island. 

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Inject your sightseeing with some H20 fueled adventure with a Miami 60-Minute Jet Ski Rental. Revel in the opulence of Millionaire's Row, the Miami skyline, and the Venetian Islands as you power through on a Yamaha VX Deluxe Jet Ski. 

Spend Sunday, the third of July, with the animals when you hightail it to Zoo Miami. Experience Zookeeper talks, endangered species, and over 3,00 animals. Coo over the cuddly painted dog puppies, angle your necks to see the giraffes, and snap endless photos of orangutans.

*Zoo Miami will be open on the fourth of July as well.

White family with two kids on a carousel of zoo animals at Zoo Miami in Miami, FloridaFourth of July Events

America's Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park - the fourth of July, 2022

Our forefathers may not have made it to Miami, but that's no reason to not celebrate our Nation's birth. America's Birthday Bash is a prominent fete hosted yearly at Bayfront Park. Patriots of all shapes and sizes head here for loads of live music, food trucks, and kids' activities.

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Amusements will begin in the afternoon, and the lively festivities will culminate with a breathtaking fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. Make sure to bring a chair or picnic blanket, as you won't want to miss the electrifying explosions overlooking Biscayne Bay. 

photo credit: SFL Date Ideas via Facebook

City of Hialeah Celebrations and Fireworks at Milander Park - the fourth of July, 2022

Grab your favorite flag-themed apparel and get ready to party! From 4 to 11 p.m. Milander Park will be alive with the hypnotic beats of Miami's best DJs. Then, get down with excellent live entertainment, local food trucks, and laser displays.

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This year's lineup is still TBD, but past performers have included Latin Grammy Award winners Gente De Zona and Amaury Gutierrez. Finish your night with a fiery finale of fireworks. 

South Beach Ocean Drive Independence Day Celebration - the fourth of July, 2022

Combine your love of Hugh Jackman with a love of country when you post up in glamorous South Beach for their annual extravaganza. Enjoy the lush scenery of Lummus Park as you sway in tune to the fantastic Miami Beach Music Festival Orchestra and Loren Allred.

Loren Allred is the famous American singer behind platinum hits like 'Never Enough' from the Greatest Showman. A family-friendly affair, adults, teenagers, and toddlers alike will relish patriotic favorites like America the Beautiful, as well as hits from the movie musical "The Greatest Showman."

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Please feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic supper. 

photo credit: Ocean Drive, South Beach via Facebook

Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival - the fourth of July, 2022

Craving a little sun and sand to accompany your 4th of July celebration? Honor our Nation's 246th birthday in the most Miami way. The Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival is a yearly all-day bonanza featuring live entertainment, DJs, activities, and fireworks.

Bring the whole family to Miami Beach for outdoor roller disco action, live musical performances, and lots of star-spangled fun. Then, wrap up the night of American nirvana with a dazzling show of multi-colored fireworks at 9:00 p.m. 

photo credit: Isaac Rodriguez via Facebook

Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade and Fireworks - the fourth of July, 2022

Marching bands, flying jets, and floats, oh my! It isn't Independence Day without a proper parade. Head to tropical Key Biscayne at 11 a.m. to kick your patriotism into high gear. Soak in the epic sight of red, white, and blue golf carts, cars, and more as you witness this traditional patriotic procession.

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Follow along as the parade runs along Crandon Boulevard, from Harbor Drive to West Enid Drive. Please note that this year's parade will be performing rain or shine. Come nightfall, stay put as The Village Green will be hosting picnics and fireworks. 

photo credit: Key Biscayne Parade via Facebook

City of Coral Gables Fireworks Celebration at the Biltmore Hotel

Luxurious, stately, and historic. The Biltmore Hotel is an iconic Miami resort that borrows equal influence from Italian, Moorish, and Spanish architecture. Celebrate the majesty of this almost century-old building as you congratulate Uncle Sam on another year well spent.

Fourth of July festivities at the Biltmore are especially grand and include a special concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band, concessions, and a spectacular fireworks display. Grounds open to the public at 5 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Free viewing of the evening's attractions can be found on the golf course. 

photo credit: City of Coral Gables - Government via Facebook

Ocean breezes, Cuban sandwiches, and world-class nightlife have put Miami on the map. However, the Magic City is more than capable of delivering a diverse array of celebrations for America.

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Spend an afternoon making waves with a jet ski, strutting with majestic Flamingos, or getting up close to lions and elephants at Zoo Miami. Then, don your red, white, and blue to cheer on the marching bands in Key Biscayne, or jam out to The Greatest Showman on Ocean Drive.

Let your liberty loose in Milander Park, or experience professional-level fireworks with the whole family at Miami Beach.

Miami is a magnificent choice wherever you decide to commemorate our National Birthday.

Tell us, What's Your Favorite Way to Spend the 4th of July in Miami?

Leave us a comment below!


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Written By Isis Maya

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central America and her love o ...

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