We’ve put together our ‘bang’ up list again this year to help you decide where to celebrate and watch fireworks from Palm Beach to Key West this 4th of July. Have fun, party safe and Happy 4th of July! Check out our book, Food Lovers’ Guide to Miami & Fort Lauderdale (Globe Pequot Press, $14.95) so you know just where to eat and drink all holiday long and for some good lifestyle reading here’s a link to our new digital magazine, South Florida Lifestyle Guide
Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in The Keys and Key West
Fireworks in Key West will be launched off the White Street pier.
Fireworks at Blackwater Sound will take place on the bayfront in Key Largo at 10 pm on July 4. The best seating can be found at Sundowners and Senior Frijoles restaurants, Caribbean Club and Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort, all located around mile marker (MM) 104 bayside. Reservations are suggested because seating is limited
Fireworks and Family Fun at Founders Park MM 87 on Plantation Key, is the site of “Spirit of Islamorada,” an old-fashioned annual Fourth of July celebration hosted by the Village of Islamorada and the Upper Keys Rotary Club. Fireworks show begins at 9pm. Guests staying at participating resorts are to receive admission-free wristbands to enter the event at 6 p.m. A $10 admission fee for non-residents not staying at a participating hotel applies.
The Big Pine & Lower Keys Rotary Club’s annual 4th of July fireworks are to take place at Sugarloaf Airport, MM 17 bayside on Sugarloaf Key, adjacent to the Bat Tower. Live music, food and ice-cold beverages are to be accompanied by games and activities for both adults and kids. A “longer and larger” fireworks show is set to go off at nightfall, 9 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is free
Marathon Beach Party & Fireworks Show Enjoy Independence Day at Marathon’s Sombrero Beach. Attractions include a 10:30 a.m. parade from Marathon High School to the beach, live music all day, food, fun, sun and a fireworks extravaganza at night
Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Miami
Bal Harbour Beach 4th of July fireworks display will go off at 9:00pm, the display will launch from the north end of Bal Harbour Beach
Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables Fireworks start at 9 p.m. A concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band performs at 7 p.m. Admission is free, concessions are available for purchase. The City will offer free parking and continuous shuttle service throughout the evening to and from the Biltmore Hotel. Shuttle service begins at 5 p.m. from the following locations. The last shuttle will depart for the fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
• University of Miami – Ponce garage and BankUnited Center surface lot
• Coral Gables Youth Center – 405 University Drive
• Garage 4 – 345 Andalusia Avenue
Key Biscayne Fourth of July Parade: The 4th of July Key Biscayne traditional parade features floats, music and fireworks. The parade runs along Crandon Boulevard starting at 11am fireworks shoot off at sunset.
Bayfront Park: 4th of July festival day with activities, food and drink, the festival begins at 3pm and concludes with fireworks at 9pm. Bayfront Park 301 Biscayne Blvd. downtown Miami.
City of Homestead Miami Speedway is hosting an Independence Day festival and fireworks show 6-10pm. The festival will feature entertainment, food and music with a fireworks show at 9pm.
Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Fort Lauderdale/Broward County
The City of Fort Lauderdale celebrates the 4th of July with a free all-day celebration on Fort Lauderdale Beach beginning at 1:00am with live music, family beach games, activities and ending with City of Fort Lauderdale’s annual fireworks show at 9pm off A1A and Las Olas Blvd.
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea kicks off the 4th of July with its annual Independence Day parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. from behind the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Town Hall. From 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., there’ll be food, music, games and more all over town. The night ends with a large fireworks display at 9:00 p.m at Anglin’s Pier.
Pompano Beach The City of Pompano Beach will be celebrating July 4th this year with an all day Beach Bash and Fireworks Extravaganza along Pompano Beach, from the Fishing Pier to the Great Lawn. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Please refrain from bringing personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol and pets.
Deerfield Beach 4th of July Celebration takes place at the Main Beach Parking, Ocean Way & SE1st St. Free concerts all day with food vendors. Fireworks Display from the International Fishing Pier at 9pm This is a free event with complimentary shuttle service from the Cove Shopping Center.
City of Coral Springs 4th of July at Mullins Park the family event is free, but there will be fees for food, bounce houses and games. Parking will be available for $3 fee at the Coral Springs Gymnasium and at the main Mullins Park/Center for the Arts parking lot. No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park. Personal fireworks will be confiscated by Coral Springs Police. firework display at 9pm
City of Margate Firework Display begins at 9 pm at Margate Blvd and 441
City of Sunrise & BB&T Center 4th of July Celebration.The event is free and open to the public and will include food and beverage vendors, a family fun zone beginning at 5pm and a fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m. BankAtlanic Center 1 Panther Pkwy Sunrise, FL 33323
The City of Tamarac will sponsor an All American Celebration at the city’s sports complex at Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th Street beginning at 6pm. The festivities include music, dancing, prizes, and a fireworks display that begins at 9:00 p.m. Continuous free round-trip shuttle transportation at Community Center, 8601 Commercial Blvd., and City Hall, 7525 NW 88th Ave
City of Plantation 4th of July Concert and Firework Display is free and open to the public 7:30 pm
Festivities begin with live music at the North end of Central Park Ball Field. Fireworks at 9pm.
City of Miramar July 4th Firework Display Festivities begin at 7pm, fireworks begin at 9pm. Located at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway.
Pembroke Pines Independence Day Celebration 6-9 pm Family activities start at 6 p.m; Fireworks at 9pm. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. NO Alcohol or Glass Containers/NO Pet/NO Coolers. Located at Pembroke Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Boulevard
Town of Davie Annual 4th of July Celebration begins at 3:00p.m on the ball fields at Pine Island Park located at 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie. Free family activities including bounce houses, rides, a climbing wall, arts and crafts, youth entertainment, swimming and games around the park all day along with Food Trucks with a variety of food available for sale. Fireworks begin at 9:00p.m.
City of Hollywood annual 4th of July celebration with an offshore fireworks display beginning at 9pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood celebrates the Independence Day with exciting activities; a Zip line, a Rock Climbing Wall, Football Toss Contest, Live Entertainment, Interactive Games, FOOD TRUCKS and Fireworks at 9pm. Event begins at 6pm. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton
Village of Royal Palm Beach Celebrates the 4th of July at New Commons Park with all day activities beginning at 1pm; the day will feature activities including Kids Fun zone with carnival style rides, slides, games, and fun. The Kids Fun zone will run from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and will require an advance wristband purchase. Fireworks begin at 9pm.
July 4th at Jupiter, Abacoa Town Center & Roger Dean Stadium, celebration begins at 4pm; fireworks at 9pm
Fourth on Flagler starts the annual 4th of July celebration begins at 10:00am Downtown West Palm Beach featuring entertainment, a kids area, activities; begins at 5pm at the waterfront commons location with live music, food and fireworks at 9pm
Village Park in Wellington celebrates the 4th of July beginning at 6pm with games, live music, and food for purchase; fireworks go off at 9:15 pm
Boynton Beach 4th of July Fireworks Show between 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Northwest corner of Ocean Inlet Park on the Intercostal Waterway.
Delray Beach’s 4th of July Fireworks Show. Free and open to the public, 8:30 am to 9:30 pm A1A & Atlantic Avenue
Boca Raton Countess deHoernle Park, 1000 NW Spanish River Blvd., 33432 Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs. For the concern and safety of all,personal fireworks, alcoholic beverages and bringing along the family pet are absolutely prohibited.
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