4th of July in Miami Beach

Fourth of July Miami
Fourth of July Miami

The 4th of July in Miami & Miami Beach is celebrated, among other locations, at 10th Street Beach where the city hosts an evening of music followed by a dazzling fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean. Traffic along the busy Ocean Drive strip from 5-15th Street is diverted for the holiday to create a safer street party atmosphere and travelers and locals gather on the shore and at sidewalk cafes near 10th Street to get a front row seat to all of the action. A second fireworks display and pops concert on North Beach takes place at 73 Street Beach on Collins Avenue.

Meanwhile, in Downtown Miami, the City Fathers host an evening of music and fireworks just south of Bayside Marketplace (301 N. Biscayne Boulevard) in Downtown Miami at Bayfront Park where crowds bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a picnic under the stars and fireworks at 9pm over Biscayne Bay. Coconut Grove celebrates in Peacock Park and Key Biscayne residents party on the Village Green.

If you want to attend one of the city fireworks festivals, be certain to arrive early as parking is often at a premium and traffic and crowds fill the streets making it unusually difficult to get where you want to go. Beach goers should refrain – as always – from bringing glass containers onto the sand but picnics, beach chairs and towels are essential. All activities are FREE and open to the public. Start times for musical performances vary, but most fireworks start sizzling at 9pm.

Fireworks locations around town

• Bayfront Park Downtown Miami – 301 North Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL.
• Peacock Park Coconut Grove – 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove, FL.
• Village Green Park Key Biscayne – 400 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL.
• South Beach Visitors Center – 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL.

This year’s official City of Miami Beach Fourth of July celebration moves to North Beach for an all-day festival with food trucks, live music (Spam Allstars and Marshall Brothers Band) and more. Catch waterfront sparklers from the North Shore Bandshell located at 73rd and Collins Avenue promptly at 9pm. Where: North Shore Bandshell, 73rd and Collins Avenue.

Fireworks for Foodies: Juvia

Reserve a space atop this popular Miami Beach rooftop to catch the fireworks and enjoy the harmonious blend of the regional cuisines of Asia, the vibrant flavors of South America and classic French techniques in the form of ceviches, tiraditos, fresh seafood and prime meats. Lunch seating available from 12-3pm and Dinner seating begins at 6pm. For reservations call 305-763-8272.
More: http://www.juviamiami.com

National Hotel Miami Beach Celebrate 4th of July Poolside

Enjoy a 4th of July BBQ and beer specials at the beachfront National Hotel Miami Beach’s Aqua Bar & Grill, featuring live jazz and blues music by The Lenard Rutledge Band. Lounge poolside at the hotel’s 205-ft long infinity-edge or leisure pool. Menu to Include Burgers, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie

City of Miami Beach fireworks will take place nearby at 8th and Ocean Drive beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

National Hotel Miami Beach Aqua Bar & Grill
1677 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
(305) 532-2311

Pricing: $25/Adults
$15/Kids under 14 yrs of age
$5 Beer Specials
Includes BBQ and Pool Access

First Annual Bacon Beach at Nikki Beach

Nothing screams 4th of July like freedom and a celebration of America’s culinary obsession – BACON! Emi Guerra’s AMPM has joined forces with the team behind Eats & Beats to present “Bacon Beach,” a celebration of the wavy, crunchy king of comfort food on the soft sands of Nikki Beach. DJs David Tort, LA Riots, David Solano, Damaged Goods, Laurent Simeca, Paul E, F3R, Chris Valencia, and Malone will spin tunes as guests dance off their eats and make room for more grub.

Chefs will create dozens of dishes in a culinary celebration of America’s favorite sweet and salty strip of pork. Menu items range from bacon deviled eggs and beer candied bacon, to bacon crab cakes and bacon foie gras, to a bacony twist on Fourth of July favorites like smoked ribs, bacon mac and cheese, bacon BBQ chicken drumsticks and bacon beef franks, finished off with mindblowing deserts like Nutella banana and bacon crepes, bacon maple canoli’s and bacon churros with dulce de leche. And that’s just naming a few…

Tickets for Bacon Beach cost $25 before 2pm or $35 and are available at http://independance.wantickets.com/Events/161344/10th-Annual-IndepenDANCE-First-Annual-BACON-BEACH-Bash/

IndepenDANCE Music Week

Miami’s annual homegrown celebration of the red, white and cool, comes back this year with a larger-than-life DJ lineup to suit all tastes. In it’s 10th year running, IndepenDANCE Music Week has grown from one location to multiple venues, with a varied lineup to suit all tastes. Whether on the beach and under the stars at Nikki Beach, or by the pool, cabana-style at The Raleigh, your soundtrack of summer comes alive courtesy of IndepenDANCE Music Week.

Independance Music Week Pool Parties at the Raleigh Hotel

The Raleigh Hotel
12pm – 11pm – RAIN OR SHINE
1775 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

Cedric Gervais, Michael Woods, Digital Lab, Damaged Goods & Andres Fresko

Loco Dice, Stacey Pullen, Paul Ritch, Cocodrills, Louis Puig, Danyelino + Mada, ALX

Independance Music Week Pool Parties at Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach
1 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL

Steve Lawler, Boris, Oscar G, Vanjee, Patrick M., Cocodrills, Edgar V., ALX, Renato Lopez, Bark Boson

Sounds by David Tort, LA Riots, David Solano, Damaged Goods, Laurent Simeca, Paul E, F3R, Chris Valencia, Malone

The Party Crowd: 10th Annual IndepenDANCE Party

July 4th celebrations at Nikki Beach will feature some of the true legends of house music, including Steve Lawler, Boris, and Oscar G, with local support by Patrick M, Cocodrills, Edgar V, ALX, Renato Lopez, and Mark Boson. Doors Open At 12:00 pm, 21+ only.
Where: Nikki Beach Miami Beach, One Ocean Drive

More: http://www.nikkibeachmiami.com/event/independence-music-festival/

Set Sail & Sea: Independence Day Family Fireworks Dinner Cruise Aboard the South Beach Lady

Cruise Biscayne Bay and catch stunning views of both Miami and Miami Beach while enjoying fireworks, a live DJ, open bar (21+) and a full BBQ dinner. Prices begin at $90/person.
More: http://www.southbeachlady.com/july-4th-dinner-cruise.html

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