One of America’s most popular and most patriotic holidays is nearing: Independence Day. This federal holiday commemorates the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, on July 4th, 1776. Since the holiday lands in the middle of the summer, most Americans like to spend the day outside. For instance, they like to host or attend a barbecue decorated in America’s flag’s red, white, and blue colors.
Fireworks have become an essential part of the celebration. Because what better way than to end that day than with a bang? Most cities host various big celebrations on that day However, last year most fireworks and bigger gatherings were canceled due to the pandemic. But with numbers drastically improving, things are looking up for this year’s 4th of July extravaganza. Here is our guide on what to do and where to see fireworks for the 4th of July in Miami.
Let me rip off the bandaid and give you the bad news first. The popular celebration at the historic Biltmore hotel has been canceled again this year. But the good news is, there are plenty of other celebrations to choose from.
The City of Doral will be hosting an Independence Day Celebration exclusively for its residents at Trump National Doral. This event starts at 7 pm and ends with a spectacular 20-minute firework display.
Unfortunately, the famous fireworks show at Bayfront Park next to Bayside won’t be happening this year. Commissioners of the City of Miami are still not comfortable hosting big gatherings. However, you can expect a smaller neighborhood show at Jose Marti Park by the Miami River. The smaller fireworks display will be visible to residents of Downtown Miami and Little Havana.
If you are into fireworks, Cuban Reggaeton, and food trucks, then the City of Hialeah has the perfect 4th of July celebration for you! La Gozadera’s lineup will include Gente de Zona and Amaury Gutierrez. There will be a 30-minute firework and laser display as well as food and drinks.
The Homestead-Miami Speedway will host a downsized celebration this year with doors opening at 7 pm and the fireworks show starting at 9 pm. Guests are encouraged to take their own food and drinks for a picnic. The Mayor of Homestead will make an appearance and there will be plenty of music for a festive atmosphere.
Key Biscayne will be hosting their famous annual 4th of July parade. The parade starts at 11 am–rain or shine–and will go down Crandon Blvd from Harbor Drive to West Wood Drive. While you will get to see a full-fledged parade this year, unfortunately, the fireworks will be canceled.
Miami on the Water
What could be more Miami than celebrating on a yacht? If you are into cruising, join Miami’s 4th of July Fireworks Cruise taking off at Downtown Miami. An open bar, music, and plenty of Miami ocean air to SEAS the day!
I hope these recommendations have been helpful. Let us know in the comments how you are spending the 4th of July this year.