On the 4th of July, Miami cordons off scenic Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th Street for a block party honoring America on her birthday. The 10th Street Beach is the focal point for a day of food, music and a fireworks display. Waterfront cafes and the beach will overflow with people who want to celebrate. Musicians perform jazz, R&B, reggae and other genres. There are activities and entertainment for the entire family. The city hosts another waterfront celebration with live music and a fireworks display on North Beach.
Revelers can also enjoy entertainment and fireworks in Downtown Miami at the Bayfront Park, Peacock Park in historic Coconut Grove, Village Green in Key Biscayne and the South Beach Visitors Center. The downtown location will have the largest pyrotechnic display in south Florida.
The Key Biscayne parade follows a route along Crandon Boulevard and features marching bands, stilt performers, bagpipers, trail riders and dazzling floats. Revelers can experience a unique Independence Day celebration at the 19thcentury Barnacle House and grounds in Coconut Grove. You can spread a blanket beneath leafy trees; enjoy a picnic, live music and the ocean views. Children will enjoy making kites, playing lawn games and participating in a scavenger hunt. Peacock Park is nearby for guests who want to watch fireworks.
Jungle Island salutes the Armed Forces with a barbeque buffet, family entertainment and a fireworks display. Miami Beach will mark the occasion by recognizing individuals who received their citizenship on America’s birthday.