Top Places in Miami to Watch Fireworks on Independence Day
Independence Day! With July 4th falling on a Thursday, many of you
will be enjoying a long weekend celebrating America’s birthday. We live in one
of the most amazing places on the planet to watch Fourth of July fireworks soar
over the Atlantic by boat. So it’s no surprise that everyone wants to take to
the water to view the colorful explosions along the coastline. Inexperienced
boaters can make the waters dangerous so ensure the safety of you and your
passengers by exercising additional caution this July 4th weekend.
our list of the top destinations in Miami for boat owners to watch the
fireworks. Be sure to schedule your boat launch in advance to avoid delays
getting out on the water.
All fireworks displays begin at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Key Biscayne’s Fourth of July Parade
Runs along Crandon Boulevard from Harbor Drive to West Enid Drive
Biscayne Bay offers a front row seat to several fireworks shows from Key Biscayne, South Beach, Downtown Miami and Coconut Grove.
Parade: 11:00 a.m.
Bayfront Park: “Americas Birthday Bash”
301 N. Biscayne Blvd.; view from Biscayne Bay
One of the largest fireworks shows in South Florida
Miami Beach’s “Fire on the Fourth” Festival
Collins and 73rd St., at the North Shore Bandshell Park
Live concerts begin at 5 p.m.
Be sure to look to the south for fireworks over the Atlantic along Ocean Drive at Lummus Park, between 5th and 15th streets, on Miami Beach.
South Pointe Park
South Jetty, 1 Washington Ave.
Government Cut is one of the best spots in Miami to catch a variety of fireworks shows at once! This quiet spot at the southern tip of South Beach offers another prefect perch to watch the sky light up, with views of fireworks on the Atlantic, Downtown Miami and Coconut Grove.
Haulover Beach Sandbar
10800 Collins Ave.
The Haulover Beach Sandbar is a great place for daytime water activities. When the sun sets, catch the fireworks display on the southern jetty of Baker’s Haulover Cut.
Black Point Marina 4th of July Spectacular
24775 SW 87 Ave.
Grab a bite or beverage before the night lights up at Black Point Ocean Grill, an award-winning waterfront restaurant and bar.
North Miami Celebration by the Bay
FIU Biscayne Campus
3000 NE 151st St.
North Miami Beach
Fireworks begin at sundown
Can’t make up your mind? Then sail along the Intracoastal to catch the 9 p.m. fireworks displays in Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Downtown Miami, and Coconut Grove