Fourth of July

Fireworks guide

 

Here are some places to enjoy Independence Day celebrations:

MIAMI-DADE

Aventura

Country Club Drive provides vantage points for the city’s fireworks, 9 p.m.; free; www.cityofaventura.com

Bayfront Park

Kids’ Zone, music, food and beverages, 3 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m.; 301 N. Biscayne Blvd.; 305-358-7550; free; www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.

Coconut Grove

Fireworks at 9 p.m.; bring chairs and blankets; Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd.; free.

Coral Gables

Celebration starts at 4 p.m. with family activities; performance by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band, 7 p.m..; fireworks, 9 p.m.; Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave; free; VIP tickets $120-$150 adults, $40-$45 children; www.biltmorehotel.com/4thofjuly.

Cutler Bay

Whispering Pines celebration features boat parade, decorated bikes, costume show at 9 a.m.; live music, water slides, bounce houses, 10-10:30 a.m.; aircraft flyover (weather permitting), 11 a.m. Event wraps with watermelon and prizes at noon; Ridgeland Drive, one block west of Southwest 87th Avenue, Cutler Bay; free; http://cutlerbay-fl.gov

Doral

Concert by Orquesta America and Boys Night Out, 7 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m.; JC Bermudez Park, 3000 NW 87th Ave; free; www.cityofdoral.com.

Hialeah

Live entertainment featuring Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez, children’s activities, fireworks, laser light show; starts at 5:30 p.m.; Milander Park, 4700 Palm Ave.; free; www.hialeahfl.gov.

Homestead

Race to the Fourth Festival offers food, music, fireworks, 6-10 p.m.; Homestead-Miami Speedway, One Speedway Blvd.; free, VIP tickets $15; www.cityofhomestead.com

Key Biscayne

Traditional parade with homemade floats along Crandon Boulevard from Harbor Drive to West Enid starting at 11 a.m., followed by a picnic at the Village Green; fireworks, 9 p.m. at Galen Drive and Crandon; free; www.kb4.org.

Miami Beach

Fire on the Fourth beach bash includes jazz singer Nicole Henry at 7 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m.; bring blankets and chairs; free shuttles to and from North Beach to South Beach throughout the evening; Eighth Street and Ocean Drive; free; www.miamibeachfl.gov.

Miami Springs

Parade leaves the Community Center, 1401 Westward Dr., at 10 a.m. and ends at the Miami Springs Golf & Country Club; includes hot dogs, snow cones and water slides following the parade; fireworks at dusk; free; www.miamisprings-fl.gov.

North Miami

Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus offers music, food, entertainment and fireworks at sundown; bring blankets and chairs; 3000 NE 151st St.; 305-895-9840; free; www.northmiamifl.gov/northmiamifl/celebrate.

Palmetto Bay

Fireworks display at 9 p.m.; Black Point Park and Marina, 24775 SW 87th Ave.; free; www.palmettobay-fl.gov.

South Miami

Live entertainment, children’s zone, food and beverages; fireworks, 9 p.m.; alcohol and pets prohibited; Palmer Park, 6100 SW 67th Ave., 305-663-6338; free; www.southmiamifl.gov.

Surfside

Swim races, arts and crafts, and interactive games at 2 p.m.; live music by Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways, 3 p.m. at Surfside Community Center; fireworks at 9 p.m., beachside, 9301 Collins Ave., free for residents (must show ID with current address), $5 for nonresidents; 305-866-3635; www.townofsurfsidefl.gov.

—  Compiled by Amy Reyes and Michelle Tapia.

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