Sit back and enjoy the fireworks.
Fourth of July may commemorate the day
that delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, officially marking American independence.
But it's also about illuminating the night sky with pyrotechnics.
Following last year's lack of in-person celebrations
owing to COVID-19, Miamians are ready to get out and party. The cities of Miami, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, and Miami Beach are again abstaining from their customary grandiose displays, but many other municipalities are moving forward with their plans — albeit some with social-distancing measures in place.
Here's where to get your fireworks on in Miami-Dade this Fourth of July.
If you're looking for a great location to gaze at the fireworks with relatively few distractions, look no further than Aventura, along Country Club Drive. Park your car along the roadside and take it all in. 9 p.m. Sunday, along Country Club Drive, Aventura; cityofaventura.com.
Exclusively for Doral residents, free tickets are being offered to a 20-minute fireworks display at Trump National Hotel. Pull up with a picnic blanket and relax at a luxury hotel. Food and drink will be available for purchase from local vendors. 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, at Trump National Doral, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral; cityofdoral.com. Admission is free for Doral residents only with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Party all day with Latin Grammy winners Gente de Zona as they bring la gozadera
to Hialeah along with DJs and other performers. The event is expected to draw more than 18,000 people to Milander Park. A cool feature of this particular party: a laser display that will coincide with the 30-minute fireworks show. Food trucks will be on hand for your gustatory pleasure. 4 to 11 p.m. Sunday, at Milander Park, 4700 Palm Ave., Hialeah. Admission is free.
The City of Homestead asks families to stay in their cars for its drive-in celebration at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Guests are invited to bring their own food and tune into 100.3 FM, which will broadcast music and announcements before a special address by Homestead Mayor Steven D. Losner and the city council, followed by a fireworks display. Although cars will be parked on the racetrack, the city recommends masks and social distancing. 7 p.m. (fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.) Sunday, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, 1 Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd., Homestead; cityofhomestead.com. Admission is free.
At Calder Casino, enjoy the fireworks from the comfort of your car courtesy of the City of Miami Gardens. In addition to a fireworks display, attendees can expect raffles, live music, a DJ, and giveaways. Because everyone is required to remain in their cars, the event is perfect for unvaccinated people or those who aren't ready to brave a maskless throng. Arrive early; space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 7 p.m. Sunday, at Calder Casino 21001 NW 27th Ave., Miami Gardens. Admission is free.
This family-friendly gathering features food trucks, an LED wall screen, and something called the Sound Wave Entertainment Vehicle. There will also be fireworks, of course, guaranteeing fun for the whole family on this holiday. 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, at Miami Lakes Picnic Park West, 15151 NW 82nd Ave., Miami Lakes; miamilakes-fl.gov. Admission is free with RSVP via toml.eventbrite.com
Take in the views of the Village of Miami Shores' fireworks display from either the Miami Shores Aquatic Center or the lawn of the Miami Shores Country Club's driving range, with the pyrotechnics starting promptly at 9 p.m. The driving range will open at 6 p.m., so make sure to get there early if you want to grab a good spot. Before that, the Aquatic Center will be selling a holiday barbecue menu at the concession stand from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. And to be safe, the event is encouraging families to stay six feet apart. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, at Miami Shores Country Club; 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores; miamishoresvillage.com. Admission is free.
Miami Springs is hosting a slew of patriotic events this weekend. The proceedings kick off on Saturday with a parade through town and a car show featuring luxury vehicles. The fun continues on Sunday with a pool party at Miami Springs Aquatic Center and a fireworks display at dusk at the Miami Springs Golf and Country Club. Saturday and Sunday, at various locations; miamisprings-fl.gov. Ticket required for Saturday's pool party, all other events are free.