Fireworks in Miami, FL
Head to Bayfront Park in downtown Miami for a front-row seat to the best and largest Fourth of July fireworks displays in town. Watch the celebratory lights sparkle over Biscayne Bay from any spot in the park while you enjoy food, drinks and live music. A Kids Zone from 3 to 7 p.m. features games, face painting and inflatable slides where your kids can enjoy the outdoors before the fireworks show kicks off at 9 p.m. Keep in mind that no coolers, cans or bottles are allowed into the park. Admission is free.
Head out to the ballgame. A few times per month, the Miami Marlins host a party at their new ball park during Saturday Spectaculars. The events, which begin two hours before first pitch, feature live music from local bands, food and drinks and entertainment. Then, following the game, you’ll be treated to a fireworks display and light show to close off the night. Saturday Spectaculars take place anywhere from one to three times per month. Make sure to check the Marlins schedule for specific dates.
Celebrate Independence Day in style at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Festivities are held in conjunction with the City of Coral Gables and include a performance by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band. While the fireworks and concert are free, the hotel throws an All-American Cookout dinner party featuring an open bar and tasty American foods. Cost for the dinner is $115 for adults and $40 for children. You can also choose to rent a cabana and watch the fireworks with a group of friends. Grounds open at 5 p.m., with the concert following at 7 p.m. and the fireworks at 9 p.m.
For the past three years, the city of Homestead has celebrated Fourth of July with an afternoon of live music, food and drink, games and kids’ activities at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Admission to the event is free but for those who want a better view of the fireworks, you can buy VIP tickets to watch the lights from the Champions Club. Tickets include food and refreshments and VIP parking. The event takes place from 5 to 10 p.m.
Whether for Fourth of July or New Year’s, the fireworks shows in downtown Miami are some of the best. Why not get off dry land and watch the impressive displays aboard a boat? Island Queen Cruises offers two-hour fireworks cruises on Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve where you can enjoy the beautiful view of an illuminated Biscayne Bay. You can choose to have a buffet dinner aboard the cruise or go on a fireworks-viewing cruise only. Cruises depart from Bayside Marketplace. Prices start at $79 for adults and $35 for children.