Things to Do in Miami 4th of July 2016 Weekend

Visiting sunny Miami during this 4th of July weekend? If so, you’ll likely be in search of some top local activities, events, and things to do to help celebrate the occasion.

Although you’ll find plenty of fireworks, Miami has more to offer than just your traditional fireworks show – much more!

If you’re looking for things to do in Miami 4th of July 2016, check out our list of the best local activities and attractions, including…

  • Key Biscayne4th of July Parade
  • Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Cruise
  • Miami Beach Fire on the 4th Festival
  • Day Trip to Key West
  • and more…

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Please note, the special events taking place at these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Miami Card.

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4th of July Parade – Key Biscayne

July 4, 2016

A photo from last year's parade. Image copyright Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade.

A photo from last year’s parade. Image copyright Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade.

If you’re up for an all-day long celebration, you might head to Key Biscayne’s 4th of July Parade.

Now in its 57th year, the jamboree features a traditional parade complete with creative homemade floats, high school marching bands, stilt walkers, bagpipers, and more.

Following the parade, head to the Village Green to enjoy a picnic on the grass while listening to live music. Of course, the night finishes off with fireworks at 9 PM.

During the the day, we suggest you head aboard a Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Cruise. This is an an excellent thing to do if you’re looking to explore the natural beauty of the area.

America’s Birthday Bash – Bayfront Park

July 4, 2016

If your foremost goal for your 4th of July in Miami is finding the best or most iconic spot to watch the fireworks, consider joining the crowds at America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park.

This popular party features a free Kids Zone, a massive beer garden, live music, lawn games, and one of the largest fireworks displays in South Florida.

Tourists and locals alike flock to Bayfront Park for this all-day extravaganza.

Miami Beach Fire on the 4th Festival

July 4, 2016

This all-day festival is another great option for those of you looking for family entertainment.

It’s filled with live music, food trucks, DJs, and even yoga! It’s located in the North Shore Park Bandshell, and admission is totally free!

You may find trouble parking, though, so be sure to use their shuttle system to get to the event.

July 3, 2016

Image copyright LoveFest Miami.

Image copyright LoveFest Miami.

If you’re interested in enjoying some of the best contemporary hip-hop, R&B, and pop acts around, this concert is the place to be on 4th of July weekend.

Plus, this thrilling music festival is good fun and does good work – proceeds go to benefit the LoveFest HIV/AIDS Outreach Awareness Foundation. Although children are welcome, this may be best for older teens and adults. 

Outdoor Activities in Miami


A famed street sign in Key West.

It wouldn’t be a proper Miami vacation without some fun in the sun. Why not take a delightful day trip to Key West on July 3rd to get some rest and relaxation into your system before your spend July 4th partying?

Or, get off your feet and explore scenic South Beach with an informative bus tour of Miami. It’s a great, low-effort introduction to the city and it’s fun to boot! If you prefer to be more active, rent a bike and explore the Art Deco district!

Remember to Save on Attraction Admission

So there you have it. Our list of some fun and exciting things to do in the Miami area this 4th of July weekend.

Remember, many of these great attraction options are included on the Go Miami Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Please note, the 4th of July events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Miami Card.

Consider adding a few of these great attractions to your itinerary. From cruises to children’s festivals and, of course, tons of fireworks, you have plenty of options to choose from.

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