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Happy 242nd Birthday, America: Where to Celebrate the 4th of July in South Florida

America turns 242 this year and cities all over South Florida are celebrating!

Miami Beach

Celebrate Independence Day at Miami Beach's "Fire on the Fourth." The party starts at 9 a.m. with free yoga on the beach, followed by food trucks, live music from D.J. Corey Chase, Rebirth Brass Band and many others. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

COST: Free

PARKING: Free shuttle service available between 42 Street and North Beach Bandshell; Free citywide trolley service.

ADDRESS: 73rd Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Coconut Grove

Spend your Fourth of July at Regatta Park in Coconut Grove where they will host live music from the local South Florida band, Spam Allstars, and fun family-friendly activities. The celebration starts at 6:00 p.m. and concludes with a 9:00 p.m. fireworks presentation.

COST: Free

PARKING: Shuttle Service provided by Freebee; Paid parking; Free Bicycle Valet

ADDRESS: 2699 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL

Bayfront Park

Bayfront Park will be hosting "America's Birthday Bash" on July 4, featuring a free kids zone, beer garden, live music and fireworks. The Budweiser Beer Garden & Stage opens at 2 p.m and the kids zone opens at 3 p.m. A thirty-minute fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m.

COST: Kids zone and fireworks show are free

ADDRESS: 301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132


Black Point Park & Marina is set to host the annual Fourth of July Spectacular. Visitors can explore the park's bikeways, jogging trails and dine at the Ocean Grill Restaurant leading up to the waterfront fireworks show that is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. Both the park and marina are open 24 hours.

COST: Free

PARKING: Free, excluding the marina

ADDRESS: 24775 SW 87th Avenue, Miami

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale's July 4th Spectacular will feature a patriotic extravaganza featuring live bands, a kids zone, beach games, contests, live music and fireworks display. The event goes from noon to 9:30 p.m.

COST: Free

PARKING: Free bike valet at Las Olas Bridge; Water transportation; Sun Trolley Service; Flat rate parking at city garages

ADDRESS: Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, Fort Lauderdale


Have a picnic in the park before Doral's annual fireworks display. The park opens at 5 p.m. and will have activities for families, a variety of food and beverages available and live entertainment. The fireworks are scheduled to begin around 9:20 p.m.

COST: Free

PARKING: On-site $5.00

ADDRESS: 3000 NW 87th Avenue, Doral

Miami River

Join The Wharf Miami with your Friends and family for their first ever “Star-Spangeled Awesome” Independence day by the Miami River beginning at noon. Enjoy the live DJ, food and free beer with the purchase of a whisky shot. Stick around for fireworks after sundown.

Cost: Free

Parking: Paid Parking

Address: 114 SW North River Drive


Beginning at 4 p.m., celebrate Independence Day at Ted Hendricks Stadium in Hialeah. The event will have more than 10 food trucks, games for kids and will have a performance by Jacob Forever, followed by a laser light show and a fireworks display.

COST: Free

ADDRESS: 4800 Palm Ave., Hialeah

Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne will be throwing a Fourth of July parade on Crandon Boulevard starting at 11 a.m., rain or shine and will feature floats, marching bands and music. The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Fireworks can be observed from the Village Green or any nearby spot with a view of the water.

COST: Free

ADDRESS: Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne


Miramar will be kicking off their Independence Day Celebration at Miramar Regional Park starting at 4 p.m. with a live DJ, activities for kids and an assortment of food for sale. The fireworks presentation will be from 9 p.m. to 9:20 p.m.

COST: Free


ADDRESS: 16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar


Sunrise canceled its Fourth of July event at the BB&T Center due to lightning.

COST: Free


ADDRESS: Parade - 6700 Sunset Strip

Concert and fireworks - One Panther Parkway, Sunrise

Pembroke Pines

The city of Pembroke Pines' event was canceled due to weather.

West Palm Beach

Experience the Fourth of July along West Palm Beach Waterfront. The "Independence Day Extravaganza" will feature a Military Honor Ceremony, family-friendly activities, art installations, food, local craft beer, live music and a fireworks presentation at 9:00 p.m. over the Intracoastal Waterway.

COST: Free


ADDRESS: 101 S Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach

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