Things to Do in Miami on 4th of July Weekend

If you’re visiting sunny Miami during this 4th of July weekend, 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! So check out our suggestions when planning your vacation for insider info on the hottest holiday events this 4th of July.

If you’re planning on seeing a lot of Miami attractions while you’re in town, consider an all-inclusive Go Miami® Card, which can save you up to 55% on combined admission to tours, museums, cruises, and more. Or, customize your own pass and save a guaranteed 20% on admission.

LoveFest Miami – Coral Gables

July 3, 2015

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. 

Miami Children’s Museum 4th of July

July 4, 2015

For an educational yet undeniably festive daytime activity, head to the Miami Children’s Museum for their annual Fourth of July Celebration. This home-style backyard event is complete with summer staples like watermelon and lawn games, but it also includes unique opportunities like the chance to sign the Declaration of Independence like the Founding Fathers.

Fourth of July Parade – Key Biscayne

July 4, 2015

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 Fourth of July Parade. Now in its 56th 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.

To fill time during the day, a voyage aboard the Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Cruise is an excellent way to see the natural beauty of the area.

Island Queen Cruises 4th of July Cruise

July 4, 2015

Looking for a really exciting way to see the fireworks? Hop on board the Biscayne Lady Luxury Yacht for a special Fourth of July with Island Queen Cruises.

Two hours on the water will be spend enjoying an all-you-can-eat Independence Day buffet, a full open bar (for the 21+ crowd), and a professional DJ spinning pop hits for the dance floor. Of course, you’ll also have the best seat in the house for the Downtown Miami fireworks.

America’s Birthday Bash – Bayfront Park

July 4, 2015

If your foremost goal for your Fourth 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.

Outdoor Activities

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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 active, rent a bike and explore the Art Deco district!

If you’re headed to Miami this 4th of July weekend, consider adding one 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.

Remember, if you’re thinking about doing a lot on your vacation, pick up a Go Miami® Card to save up to 55% on admission!

While there’s no shortage of things to do in Miami during 4th of July weekend, visitors may be wondering what fun activities will be most suitable for the whole family.

Yes, the nightlife will be at the top of it’s game, but there are also a number of daytime Fourth of July activities that will delight both kids and adults.

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